Accomplished C-suite leader in Fortune®500/S&P 500 companies with 24 years of cross-industry experience including retail and consumer, business-to-business building and construction materials, and medical and industrial manufacturing sectors. An expert in creating and driving ESG strategy in public companies. Has led people, operations, legal, compliance, government affairs, and communications functions in Fortune®500 companies. Proven to drive transformative acquisitions, build culture, and lead with purpose.
A trusted executive leader and board advisor, Gina Beredo currently serves as Chief Legal Officer for the world’s largest manufacturer of fiberglass composites, used in roofing, insulation, and other building and construction materials, with $10B in revenue, operations in 35+ countries, and 19,000 employees. She manages an international team of approximately 100 members and oversees legal, compliance, government affairs, community affairs, and corporate communications.
Gina brings over a decade of public company board experience, with her first Audit Committee appearance occurring while she was at American Greetings in 2010. Since that time, she has guided boards on critical strategic, operational matters and risk management, while also serving as Corporate Secretary for Nordson Corporation and Owens Corning. She advised the Audit, Governance and Nominating, and Compensation committees, and through that work, developed deep expertise in corporate governance, audit and financial matters, executive compensation, and board risk oversight and enterprise risk, with a particular emphasis on ESG. Her experience includes supporting the board through director, CEO, and CFO searches and onboarding and crisis management. Gina advises on a variety of sensitive and complex topics, including geopolitical impact on global operations, shareholder activism, cybersecurity risk, and best-in-class corporate governance policies to assist the board in carrying out its fiduciary duties. Due to her exemplary board work, she was nominated by directors and recognized with two Modern Governance awards.
In addition to board service at various nonprofit organizations, Gina has focused her career on empowering young women to pursue STEM careers through innovative and engaging programming and has been recognized as a STEM leader by multiple organizations for her work in this space. She also served as Board President of a Montessori school, leading it through a capital campaign, head of school search (filling the position held by the founder of the school and who served for 40 years), and COVID.
Gina drives corporate strategy and leads global legal, government affairs, community affairs, and corporate communication teams for Owens Corning (NYSE: OC) since 2021. She serves as a key member of the executive team, developing and executing long-term strategic plans, overseeing government lobbying efforts, and driving change. She champions cross-culture communication and collaboration through her management of 100 global team members. Implementing her passion for coaching youth sports, Gina has focused on talent development and ensuring a culture committed to supporting each team member reach their highest potential. Gina’s strength in human capital has resulted in numerous employees following her to her new companies.
Before she joined Owens Corning, Gina served as Executive Vice President and General Counsel at Nordson Corporation from 2018-2021 and as Deputy General Counsel from 2013-2018. She served as a member of the executive team since 2013 and assisted the company in completing over 20 acquisitions, including a transformative step-out acquisition, and supported a reverse integration. With the executive team, she led the company to consistently outperform the S&P each year during her time at Nordson.
Gina spent nearly seven years at American Greetings (formerly NYSE: AG), where she held several roles of increasing responsibility, including litigation, product compliance, and ethics. Prior to American Greetings, Gina practiced business and corporate litigation at a national law firm.
Gina earned her Bachelor of Arts degree at Saint Louis University and her Juris Doctor at Indiana University.