Hanover, MD (June 21, 2018) — Major, Lindsey & Africa (MLA), the world’s leading legal search firm, today announced the placement of Gail Sharps Myers as general counsel, chief compliance officer and secretary at American Tire Distributors in Charlotte, NC. The search was led by Melba Hughes and Ben Lawrence of Major, Lindsey & Africa’s In-House Practice group in Atlanta and Charlotte.
American Tire Distributors is one of the largest independent suppliers of tires to the replacement tire market. It operates more than 140 distribution centers, including 25 distribution centers in Canada, serving approximately 70,000 customers across the U.S. and Canada.
Myers succeeds J. Michael Gaither, who has announced his retirement after serving as general counsel, chief compliance officer and secretary since 1991. In her new role, Myers is responsible for the implementation of strategy, managing the legal team and outside counsel and negotiation of business transactions.
“Gail brings a wealth of SEC, governance, and strong public company experience and possesses the operational and distribution background that will support ADT as the company continues its growth from a regional family-owned business to North America’s largest independent supplier of tires to the replacement tire market,” said Melba Hughes.
Most recently, Myers served as senior vice president, general counsel and secretary for Snyder’s-Lance, Inc. of Charlotte. Prior to that, she was senior vice president, deputy general counsel, chief compliance counsel and assistant secretary at US Foods, Inc. in Chicago. She began her career at Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer in New York, and was also an associate at Loeb & Loeb LLP in New York, and Blackwell Igbanugo, P.A. in Washington, D.C.
Myers has a Bachelor of Arts from Howard University, an MBA from W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University and a J.D. from Washington College of Law at The American University.
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