Business Services Provider CBIZ Appoints New Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary
Cleveland-based CBIZ Inc. has recently announced the appointment of Jaileah Huddleston as its new Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary, effective December 11, 2020. She will be succeeding Mike Gleespen, CBIZ’s long-time General Counsel and Secretary, who retired a few months ago in August.
Jaileah Huddleston’s Career Background
Prior to joining CBIZ, Huddleston worked for distilleries giant Brown-Forman Corp. based in Louisville, Kentucky, where she held the position of Vice President, Regional, Securities and Governance, and Corporate Secretary. Brown-Forman Corp. is considered a Fortune 1000 company. Huddleston has over 20 years of legal and business experience in advising and governance, complex M&A, international law, debt and equity financings, public company securities law, ESG, executive compensation, real estate, and compliance, according to CBIZ’s announcement.
Before joining Brown-Forman, Huddleston worked for more than seven years as Assistant Secretary and Corporate Counsel, Securities and Finance at Evergy Inc., an energy company based in Kansas City, Missouri. Huddleston graduated with a bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Michigan, obtained her Juris Doctor degree from Vanderbilt University School of Law, and earned an MBA from the University of Missouri.
Responsibilities as CBIZ’s CLO and Corporate Secretary
As the newly appointed Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary of CBIZ, Huddleston will be responsible for all the company’s legal affairs, as well as managing all day-to-day legal operations, supporting the board of directors, and safeguarding the best interests of the company.
The appointment of CBIZ’s new Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary is a vital step in the firm’s long-term strategic planning. With Huddleston’s extensive legal background and expertise in corporate governance, her role will undoubtedly play a significant impact in the firm’s continued growth and expansion into the future.
CBIZ Inc. (NYSE: CBZ)
Jaileah Huddleston as CBIZ’s new Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary
Mike Gleespen long-time General Counsel and Secretary to CBIZ who retired lately
Brown-Forman Corp. (NYSE: BFA, BFB) based in Louisville, Kentucky, where Huddleston had served as Vice President, Regional, Securities and Governance, and Corporate Secretary
Jaileah Huddleston’s prior experience as Assistant Secretary and Corporate Counsel, Securities and Finance at Evergy Inc. (Nasdaq: EVRG)
Responsibilities of CBIZ’s new Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary
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