Coty announced in July that it was
implementing a turnaround plan focused
on growth and “regaining operational
leadership” by creating regional commercial teams in the Americas, Asia-Pacific,
Europe, Middle East and Africa. The
company stated at the time that McMul-len would remain in his CLO role.
The company also made recent headlines when it announced in November
it was entering into a strategic partnership with celebrity beauty maven Kylie
Jenner to continue building her global
Kylie Cosmetics and Kylie Skin brands.
The partnership was finalized earlier
Blazewicz began her law career in
2006 as a corporate associate at Gibson,
Dunn & Crutcher in San Francisco and
Los Angeles. In 2013, she went in-house
as a corporate counsel for global beverage
giant Keurig Dr. Pepper Inc.
She was promoted in 2017 to senior
counsel and assistant secretary and elevated a year later to vice president and
assistant general counsel. In that role, she
has been responsible for the company’s
Securities and Exchange Commission filings, corporate governance, mergers and
acquisitions, executive compensation and
subsidiary management matters, according to her LinkedIn profile.
CON EDISON GAINS NEW
THE FORMER GENERAL COUNSEL OF THE
United Services Automobile Association
has been named the
senior vice president
and general counsel of
the energy utility Con-
solidated Edison Com-
pany of New York.
DENEEN DONNLEY began
her role as general
counsel and senior vice
president on Jan. 22.
She is based in the company’s offices in
New York City. She replaces longtime
general counsel Elizabeth Moore, who
retired from the company after serving as
general counsel for 10 years.
“Deneen brings a wealth of experience
as a general counsel and as a thought-leading attorney, helping to manage
dynamic businesses through a period of
fast-paced marketplace change,” John
McAvoy, CEO and chairman of Con
Edison, said in the press release. “The
challenges Con Edison faces as we move
to a renewable, low-carbon energy future
where customer needs drive our strategic
actions will leverage off her strengths and
resourcefulness. Her steadfast community
involvement also reflects our corporate
values and our concern with the wellbeing of the communities we serve.”
Most recently, Donnley served as the
executive vice president, general counsel
and secretary of USAA in San Antonio.
She has also served in general counsel
positions at USAA Bank and ING Direct.
Donnley previously served as an associate
at Pepper Hamilton and as a staff attorney at the Federal Reserve Board. Donnley graduated from Fordham University
School of Law in 1992.
Con Edison is a subsidiary of Consolidated Edison Inc., which is one of the
largest investor-owned energy companies
in the country with approximately $12
billion in annual revenues and $56 billion
in assets. Con Edison delivers electricity,
natural gas and steam to 3. 5 million customers in New York City and Westchester County, New York.
APRIL MILLER BOISE, AN IN-HOUSE LEADER
who co-founded the Black General Counsel 2025 Initiative, has joined Eaton Corp.
as its general counsel and executive vice
Boise arrived at the global power management company in the wake of its $920
million acquisition of the Souriau-Sun-bank Connection Technologies business
of TransDigm Group Inc. The French
company makes electrical products for
the aerospace, defense, industrial, energy
and transport industries.
She succeeds Heath Monesmith, who
took the reins of Eaton’s multinational
legal department about two years ago.
He was promoted to president and chief
operating officer in July 2019, according
to his LinkedIn profile.
As the company’s
new top lawyer, Boise
will advise Eaton’s
team and board of
directors while leading
the firm’s legal department from her base in
Cleveland. The company announced her
hiring on Jan. 7.
Based in Dublin, Eaton has more than
100,000 employees globally and reported
$21.6 billion in sales in 2018.
Boise most recently served as senior
vice president, chief legal officer and corporate secretary for Meritor Inc. in Troy,
Michigan. The company is a global supplier of axles, brakes, suspension parts and
other products for the commercial vehicle
and industrial markets.
As a member of Meritor’s executive
leadership team, Boise was “a trusted
advisor actively engaged in all aspects of
the company’s business including developing and implementing strategic initiatives through investment in emerging
technologies, mergers, acquisitions, joint
ventures and other adjacencies,” according to her LinkedIn profile.
She and former AkzoNobel GC Ernest
Tuckett, now senior counsel at Thompson Hine, created Black GC 2025 in 2017
to increase the number of black general
counsel in Fortune 1000 companies.
As an in-house counsel, Boise also has
served as head of global mergers and acquisitions and corporate secretary at Avintiv,
which makes infection-prevention materials; and as general counsel, corporate secretary and chief privacy officer at Veyance
Technologies Inc., which makes hydraulic
hoses and other industrial products.
After graduating from the University
of Chicago Law School in 1994, Boise
began her legal career as an associate at
Blackwell Sanders. She later joined Cleary
Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton as a corporate transactions lawyer before moving to
Thompson Hine, where she served as a
April Miller Boise