Hanover, MD (April 15, 2020) — Major, Lindsey & Africa (MLA), the world’s leading legal search firm, today announced the placement of Chasity Wilson Henry as senior vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary at CECO Environmental Corporation in Dallas. The search was conducted by Dimitri Mastrocola, partner in New York, and Amber Shockey, managing director in Dallas, both of MLA’s In-House Counsel Recruiting group.
Founded in 1966 and headquartered in Dallas, Texas, CECO (Nasdaq: CECE) is a global leader in industrial air quality and fluid handling, providing innovative technology and application expertise to customers across the automotive, chemical, electronics, refining, pharmaceutical and textile industries, among others.
In her new role as general counsel, Chasity will serve as a key member of the senior leadership team and lead all aspects of the legal department, including corporate governance, strategic transactions, litigation and compliance. She will also provide strategic leadership support to the company as it continues to implement transformative initiatives to position itself as the go-to resource for sustainable solutions.
“Chasity is smart, strategic and mission-driven and will quickly become an invaluable valuable member of the CECO leadership team, providing sound advice and thoughtful counsel on many important issues affecting the company,” said Dimitri Mastrocola. ”I expect her to play a critical role in formulating and executing effective strategies to help CECO leverage opportunities, improve results and drive growth.”
“Dimitri and I enjoyed working on this search for CECO Environmental. CECO was committed to identifying a leader who was both commercially-minded and a strategic advisor,” added Amber Shockey. “Chasity has impressive skills as a global M&A lawyer and I have been impressed with her leadership skills through NEW Roundtable. We look forward to supporting CECO and Chasity’s continued successes.”
Prior to joining CECO, Chasity was assistant general counsel for Kimberly-Clark Corporation, serving as lead counsel for strategic transactions globally, including mergers, acquisitions, divestitures and joint ventures. She also held corporate counsel and senior counsel positions with Keurig Dr Pepper, Inc. and Vizient, Inc., respectively. Chasity started her career as a M&A, securities and litigation associate with Vinson & Elkins, LLP.
Chasity earned her J.D. from The University of Texas School of Law and her B.A. from Wheaton College.
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