Food & Beverage

Carolyn J. Johnsen

Carolyn Johnsen is a member of Dickinson Wright PLLC, a 350-person national firm. Ms. Johnsen previously chaired the Business Restructuring & Reorganization Section of Jennings, Strouss & Salmon, a 75-person law firm in Phoenix, Arizona. Her 23-year law practice has encompassed every aspect of commercial reorganization and bankruptcy, representing both … Read more

Denise F. Keane

Denise Keane is the principal of D. Keane LLC, and is a public speaker and advisor on risk, litigation and regulatory management, governance, and a broad range of diversity and leadership topics. Until July 2017, she was Executive Vice President and General Counsel for Altria Group, Inc., where she led … Read more

Elisa D. Garcia

Elisa D. Garcia is an accomplished corporate executive and attorney with over 30 years of experience advising management and boards of directors on strategy, legal, business, structuring, activism, capital markets and government relations matters. Since 2016, Ms. Garcia has served as the Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary of Macy’s, … Read more

Cynthia Gibson

Cynthia Gibson is an experienced C-suite executive, independent director and an audit committee financial expert. Her M&A background includes global acquisitions, joint ventures and divestitures. She also has deep experience in human capital, executive compensation, sustainability/ESG, regulatory and governance matters.

Cynthia is currently General Counsel at Bush Brothers & Company, … Read more

Lena Goldberg

Professional Positions:

Harvard Business School                       September 2008 to Present

Position: Senior Lecturer 

  • Courses: Leadership and Corporate Accountability; Law, Management, and Entrepreneurship; Owner President Manager Executive Education Program
  • Publications list available here.

FMR LLC /Fidelity Investments                       March 1996 to June 2008

Positions:

  • Executive Vice President-Strategic Corporate Initiatives —
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Ann Harlan

Ann Harlan has extensive business and legal experience in consumer products and manufacturing business segments and has a reputation as a trusted advisor in the Boardroom. In her board appointments on both public and private company boards, she has led strategic planning initiatives and c-suite succession planning.

Since 2009, Ann … Read more

Emily D. Dickinson

Emily D. Dickinson is the Retired Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of PetSmart, Inc. She was a member of PetSmart’s senior management team, reporting directly to the CEO and participating in the development and support of the company’s strategic initiatives. The over $5 billion publicly traded company is … Read more

Meena L. Elliott

Meena Elliott is a C-suite executive with an expansive and deep breadth and depth of experience. As President of Kiverdi, Inc. she leads the company with overall profit and loss accountability, in addition to her scaling and fundraising work. Kiverdi, Inc. is a mid-stage biotech company and parent company of … Read more

Janet L. Carrig

Janet Carrig served as Senior Vice President, Legal, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of ConocoPhillips from August 2007 through September 2018. She is an experienced executive who has worked extensively in both the energy and consumer products industries, and managed every staff function except finance.

As General Counsel, Carrig had … Read more

Linda L. Addison

Linda Addison is an experienced independent director and chief executive. She is Lead Independent Director of Globe Life Inc. (NYSE: GL), an S&P 500 company. She is also an independent board member of KPMG LLP, the Big 4 US audit, tax and advisory firm, a privately-owned partnership with annual revenues … Read more