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Julie Jacobs

Julie Jacobs is General Counsel of Verizon Media, a global technology and digital media company with a dynamic house of brands that reach over one billion people around the world. Yahoo (Yahoo Mail, Yahoo.com, Yahoo Finance, Yahoo News and Yahoo Sports), AOL (AOL Mail and AOL.com), TechCrunch and MAKERS are … Read more

Simone Wu

Simone Wu serves as senior vice president, general counsel, corporate secretary and external affairs for Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH), one of the world’s largest and most successful lodging franchisors, with more than 7,000 hotels in the United States and over 40 other countries and territories.

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Loria B. Yeadon

Loria is President & CEO of the YMCA of Greater Seattle. She serves on the Board of Directors of Laird Norton Company and its Nominating Committee.  She served on the Board of TiVo Corporation, as First Vice Chair of Legal Momentum (Women’s Legal Defense and Education Fund), Chair of the … Read more

Alice Young

Summary of Key Contributions

  • 40+ years of business and legal experience in diverse industries advising multinationals and entrepreneurs in a global economy.
  • Extensive knowledge of cross-cultural and international business and geopolitical relations, with a particular focus on Asia.
  • Strong relationships with decision-makers, especially in China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore and
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Linda A. Willett

Linda A. Willett is Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary for Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield, the largest health insurance company in New Jersey with almost $12B in revenue in 2020. She works with the Company’s CEO and management team to set strategy and drive business outcomes including transforming … Read more

The Hon. Elisse B. Walter

Elisse B. Walter was appointed Commissioner of the Securities and Exchange Commission by President George W. Bush and served beginning in July 2008. She was designated the 30th Chairman of the SEC by President Barack Obama, and she served as the agency’s leader from December 2012 to April 2013. She … Read more

Sari Ann Strasburg

Sari Ann Strasburg often describes herself as a “businessperson who happens to be a lawyer and a CPA.” Her financial, legal and management experience is extensive, current, and active. To understand the inner workings of a business, she will walk a production floor, handle product, and look for client and … Read more

Andrea E. Utecht

Andrea E. Utecht is the former Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of FMC Corporation, an S&P 500 multinational agrochemical manufacturing company.   She is currently a Director of Livent Corporation, an NYSE-listed global producer of lithium for electric vehicle batteries and other technologies, where she has served as Chair … Read more

Linda J. Vilardo

Linda J. Vilardo is the Founder of MPowerment Consulting LLC, a firm dedicated to identifying practical solutions to business and legal issues faced by small to mid-size businesses.  Her primary focus is on transactions, operational efficiencies, project management and effective communication.

Prior to launching MPowerment Consulting, Linda was Executive Vice … Read more

Kellye L. Walker

Kellye Walker, Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Officer of Eastman Chemical Company (NYSE: EMN), is a seasoned senior executive with over 25 years of experience helping publicly traded companies increase value through forward thinking, strategic discipline and a focus on continuous improvement.

Ms. Walker is a member of the

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