National Diversity Council is Proud to Announce the 2017 Top 50 General Counsels in Dallas


Dallas, Texas – National Diversity Council is proud to announce the 2017 Top 50 General Counsels in Dallas, a definitive list of executives, influencers and achievers impacting the legal industry.

“The 2017 Top 50 General Counsel award list highlights some of the most extraordinary legal professionals in the Dallas area,” said Dennis Kennedy, Founder and Chair of the National Diversity Council. “We are honored to recognize such a distinguished group of leaders dedicated to continuous success in their workplaces and communities.”

The 2017 Top 50 General Counsel selection was based on the following criteria:

  • Must be General Counsel or Chief Legal Officer
  • Demonstrates achievements across the full spectrum of in house responsibility
  • Performs above and beyond the usual requirements of his or her professional capability
  • Shows commitment to diversity and community well-being
  • Displays high integrity and ethical behavior

All awardees will be honored during Dallas Legal Diversity Week November 7-9, 2017. Registration is currently ongoing and can be completed at www.legaldiversityweek.org. For more information, please contact Laura Alvarado at laura.alvarado@nationaldiversitycouncil.org.

The 2017 Top 50 General Counsels in Dallas

  • Audrey Andrews, Senior VP & General Counsel, Tenet Health
  • Barbara Pollack, General Counsel, Space & Airborn Systems, Raytheon Company
  • Bipasha Mukherjee, VP & Associate General Counsel, Cinemark Holdings, Inc.
  • Bob Robinson, Senior VP & General Counsel, RMG Networks
  • Burton Brillhart, Chief Legal Officer, General Counsel & Chief of Staff, Varsity Brands
  • Carey O’Connor, Senior VP, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary, Flowserve
  • Chris Luna , Chief Counsel, MetroPCS
  • Cynthia Hoff Trochu, Senior Vice President, Secretary & General Counsel, Texas Instruments
  • David O’Hara, General Counsel, Half Price Books
  • David Deck, VP, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary, Peter Piper Pizza
  • David Davenport, Assistant General Counsel, JPMorgan Chase & Co.
  • David Poole, General Counsel, Range Resource Corporation
  • Dena DeNooyer Stroh, General Counsel & Ethics Officer, North Texas Tollway Authority
  • Denise McWatters, Senior VP & General Counsel, The HollyFrontier Corporation
  • Elaine Rodriguez, General Counsel, DFW International Airport
  • Elizabeth Ryder, Executive VP & General Counsel, Nexstar Media Group, Inc
  • Fayiaz Chaudhri, General Counsel, Atos
  • Howard S. Slobodin, General Counsel, Trinity River Authority of Texas
  • Horacio Garcia Masi, Corporate VP, International General Counsel, CHRISTUS HEALTH
  • Ingrid Keiser, Executive VP. General Counsel, & Secretary, ClubCorp
  • Jason Clark, Senior VP & Associate General Counsel, Santander Consumer USA Inc.
  • Jeff Erler, General Counsel , Cotton Holdings
  • John Gessner, General Counsel, Twin Peaks Restaurants
  • John Sterling, Executive VP, General Counsel, & Secretary, Darling Ingredients
  • Joseph Motes, Senior VP, General Counsel & Secretary, Alliance Data
  • Julia Simon, Chief Legal Officer & Corporate Secretary, Mary Kay, Inc.
  • Kelly Rentzel, General Counsel, Texas Capital Bank
  • Kelvin F. Sellers, General Counsel & Director of Internal Audit, Interstate Batteries
  • Lana Reagor, Senior VP & Assistant General Counsel, Citi
  • Leanne Oliver, General Counsel, Frito Lay
  • Marc Kesselman, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary & Government Affairs, Yum! Brands
  • Marisa McGaughey, General Counsel, RSF Partners
  • Matt Haltom, Senior VP & General Counsel, Sally Beauty Holdings, Inc.
  • Noor Jiddou, JD, General Counsel & Head of Corporate and Investor Compliance, US Freedom Capital
  • Paul Kirkpatrick, VP, General Counsel & Secretary, Commercial Metals Company
  • R.B. Ramsey, Senior VP, General Counsel, Chief Compliance Officer & Secretary, ACE Cash Express
  • Randy Hyne, VP, General Counsel & Secretary, Fossil Group, Inc.
  • Rankin Gasaway, Senior VP, General Counsel & Secretary, 7-Eleven
  • Rob Wendland, General Counsel, Dallas County Community
  • Robin Everly, VP & Associate General Counsel, Sabre Corporation
  • Roger Nober, Executive VP, Law & Corporate Affairs, & Chief General Counsel, BNSF Railway
  • Rudy Rodriguez, Senior VP, General Counsel, and Corporate Secretary, CEC Entertainment, Inc.
  • Russell Coleman, Executive VP, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary & Government Affairs, Dean Foods
  • Scarlett May, Senior Vice President & General Counsel, Brinker International
  • Stephanie Zapata Moore, Executive VP & General Counsel, Vistra Energy
  • Terrance Henderson, Senior VP & Divisional General Counsel, Comerica Bank
  • Thomas Mielke, Senior VP & General Counsel, Kimberly-Clark
  • Tina Green, Senior VP & Assistant General Counsel, Bank of America
  • Tonya Johannsen, General Counsel, The Beck Group
  • Tracy Berry, Deputy General Counsel, Grant Thornton
  • Tracy Preston, Senior VP & General Counsel, Neiman Marcus Group