Features Region: Southwest

Tiffany Sams – IHI E&C International

The energy industry being cyclical, demand has been down for liquid natural gas, but the brass at Kinder Morgan Inc. figures it will rebound. When it does, the Houston energy infrastructure company is positioned to take advantage with the newly completed retrofit of its LNG import facility near Savannah, Georgia. It’s called the Elba Liquefaction […]

David Gonzales – Supermercado El Rancho

There’s a special feeling when you walk into a Supermercado El Rancho, the rapidly expanding Mexican supermarket chain with a growing presence in Texas and likely soon elsewhere. Call it a vibe that transcends the festive décor and eclectic product lines. Clearly, this isn’t your parents’ standard Kroger or Publix, says Chief Legal Counsel and […]

Mona Stone – Goodwill of Central and Northern Arizona & Goodwill Industries of Monocacy Valley

Asked how she became the capable and determined attorney she is today, Mona Stone’s response is quick and unequivocal. “I’m a product of great mentorship,” she says. Without those early mentors, Stone says she likely wouldn’t have become the first Indian American attorney to scale the ranks at Locke Lord, a nationally recognized firm with […]

Francine Breckenridge – U.S. Money Reserve

In the retirement business, trust is key. For U.S. Money Reserve, a precious metals distributor headquartered in Austin, Texas, building trust is as valuable a commodity as the gold on which the company built its business. Having served more than 550,000 customers since its founding, and with millions of baby boomers poised to retire, USMR […]

Christopher M. Norton – World Oil Corp.

If Rome wasn’t built in a day, neither will the Bakersfield Commons. But from the get-go, the incremental redevelopment of 260 acres in the northwest corner of this iconic city, 90 miles north of Los Angeles, figured to be done in stages over 20 years. For the last three, Christopher M. Norton has been painstakingly […]

Michael DiMaggio – Nutrabolt

It’s an industry that’s every bit as competitive and hard-nosed as some of its consumers. Among those who down energy drinks are mixed martial artists, as well as folks in more mainstream pursuits that also require strength and stamina: police officers, firefighters, EMTs, construction workers et al. Then there are lawyers such as Michael DiMaggio, […]

Darin Reber – Forever

If in every crisis there’s opportunity, the reverse may also hold true. Thus, the need to minimize crises and maximize opportunities. Darin Reber aims to do just that while overseeing legal and compliance at Forever, a very bifurcated company based in Scottsdale, Arizona. Its divisions: Forever Living Products International LLC, a multi-level international marketing operation, […]

Kathryn Williams – Siddons Martin Emergency Group LLC

No one ambles into a showroom to casually buy a firetruck or ambulance. No one takes it out for a test spin and then sits down at a desk with a sales rep to pencil out a deal, talk about a trade-in and set up the financing.  But there still needs to be a bridge between municipalities and agencies needing firetrucks and rescue units and the companies making […]

Kindel Nuno – Mattress Firm

Kindel Nuno vividly remembers the day she interviewed for the general counsel role at Mattress Firm in 2012. Despite her extensive legal background, former CEO Steve Stagner worried that she lacked the needed business experience. Still, as Nuno walked out the door of his office, Stagner told her, “We’ll take a chance on you.” By […]

Kevin Cunningham ‒ Cabot Oil & Gas

Simply stated, Cabot Oil & Gas develops and exports natural gas from the bountiful Marcellus Shale deposits in northeastern Pennsylvania. A Texan through and through and vice president and general counsel for the company, Kevin Cunningham knows the history and current state of the energy industry like the back of his hand. “Ancient people started […]

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– Wade Poulson, General Counsel, Bob Baker Enterprises Inc.
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– Kevin C. Rakowski, Senior Vice President, Deputy General Counsel, Compliance with Radian Group Inc.
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– Tim Hutzul, General Counsel, ShawCor Ltd.
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