Features Region: Southwest

Chelsea Wardrop – Arcadia Management Group

It almost never happens, but for Chelsea Wardrop it did: She made the University of Utah’s women’s basketball team as a walk-on. Nothing was guaranteed save for hard work, summer camps, endless drills and doing whatever was needed for the team—even if it meant riding the bench during her freshman year and exuding a positive […]

Suzanne Spradley – NFP

Taking shortcuts and fudging the numbers will only get you so far. For a business to have stable and secure growth, it needs to be ethical from the start, Suzanne Spradley says. As chief compliance officer at NFP, she knows ethical leadership is good for business. And if someone has a concern about unethical behavior, […]

Andrew Lombardi – Crescent Real Estate

Sometimes in life and the business world, you find yourself back where you started. Such was the case when, earlier this year, Crescent Real Estate re-acquired the landmark property and its namesake: The Crescent, a 1.3 million-square-foot mixed-use property in Dallas. According to General Counsel Andrew Lombardi, the re-acquisition was one of the largest single […]

Randall V. Macchi – U.S. LawShield

He can be one for understatements, the mild-mannered Randall V. Macchi, who applies his legal and business reasoning to one of the most emotional of contemporary issues. But he’s not tub-thumping for the Second Amendment so much as he is trying to help Americans understand and stay on the right side of the law. And […]

Eric S. Eissenstat – Continental Resources

Though oil and natural gas companies had been mired in the Great Recession, along with so many other industries, an energy renaissance of sorts seemed to be dawning when Eric S. Eissenstat was approached by his friend and longtime client, Harold Hamm, in late 2010. A self-made billionaire and executive chairman and founder of Oklahoma […]

Marc Spezzano – Citi

Upon being recruited by Citi last summer, one of the first challenges Marc Spezzano faced was confidential concern about a senior employee’s activities. This matter had gone unnoticed by senior management and as the new senior vice president of risk and compliance, it was Spezzano’s job to isolate the risk and prevent it from festering. […]

Barry Shulock – TechSource

Even in the white sands and sagebrush of New Mexico, there are times when the coal fields of southwestern Pennsylvania remain vividly in mind for Barry Shulock. Those fields are where he gained his appreciation and respect for people—and the dignity of a job. As vice president, general counsel and director of human resources for […]

Richard A. Firehammer Jr. – Universal Electronics Inc.

At about 6 inches long and maybe 1 1/2 inches wide, it gets lost behind seat cushions, and whoever controls it can disrupt household harmony. It’s the portal to a weekend of binge-watching on Netflix or the big game you’ve been waiting for all week. Richard A. Firehammer Jr. can’t resolve disputes about who controls […]

Mark Schell – Firehawk Aerospace Inc.

After 34 years as Unit Corp. general counsel, Mark Schell was accustomed to riding the ebbs and flows of the oil and gas industry.  He weathered the OPEC crisis and rode high in an industry often depicted as something akin to J.R. Ewing’s “Dallas.” But after years of adaptation and survival, Schell says the COVID-19 […]

Anne Brooksher-Yen – Celanese

“Be careful of what you wish for,” the saying goes. But for Anne Brooksher-Yen, who’d spent 10 years in New York City firms after earning her J.D. in 2006, the only hazard in taking a job at Celanese, a Fortune 500 chemical company in Dallas, was the role would deliver growth opportunities beyond her expectations. […]

Testimonials

As promised in advance, my feature in Vanguard has increased my visibility within the profession and prompted more than a few people I have not communicated with recently to reconnect. One of the Italian law firms I have used in the past is now in the process of interviewing me for an article on their website and tweeting out the feature story. Activity and the number of people connecting with me on LinkedIn has soared, which is great. The Vanguard writers and editorial staff were great to work with—highly professional and made the effort to make the experience both fun and rewarding (they were also respectful of the time pressures and demands all lawyers face). I was very pleased with the experience and the final outcome. Needless to say, I have been very pleased. All in all working with Vanguard has been a very positive experience which generated good publicity for both Shawcor and myself. My sincere thanks.
– Tim Hutzul, General Counsel, ShawCor Ltd.
The piece highlighting my company, Bob Baker Enterprises, Inc., came out fabulous. Our company is in the new and used car sales and service industry. Everyone was great to work with and extremely professional. They produced a high-quality product and have provided expert assistance and guidance post-production of the article.
– Wade Poulson, General Counsel, Bob Baker Enterprises Inc.
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– Henry Marquard, in-house counsel, Stanley Consultants Inc.
It was a great honor to be featured in Vanguard Law. Working with every member of the team, from the initial interview with Erin Clark, through production with Victor Martins, writing the article with Taryn Plumb and creating the final content with Dave Gushee, was a true pleasure. Everyone was very professional, enthusiastic and supportive, and their creative approach and positive attitude clearly came through in the final product.
– Kevin C. Rakowski, Senior Vice President, Deputy General Counsel, Compliance with Radian Group Inc.

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