Event Title:

Magna Stella Awards Dinner


Sponsored By:


Event Date/Time:

Start: 11/8/2012 6:00:00 PM
End: 11/8/2012 9:30:00 PM




JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa


10-Nov-11 6:30 PM

Event Deadline:

11/10/2011 18:30

Event Notes:

The General Counsel Forum is pleased to announce the finalists for the 2012 Magna Stella Awards for in-house excellence in leadership and management.  The 25 nominees will be honored and the winners will be announced at the awards dinner on November 8. The dinner will be held in conjunction with the Forum's 14th Annual Conference of General Counsel at the JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa.
The Forum is a community of 600+ general counsel and selected senior managing counsel representing 350 companies. It provides its members with networking and information exchange on best practices, leadership and management. More than 100 meetings and events are held each year through chapters in Atlanta, Austin, Chicago, Dallas, Houston and San Antonio, including the annual conference in November, and the Forum Institute for Leadership in the Law (a six-day management program offered each spring in conjunction with the business school at SMU).
The Forum is privileged to have had a distinguished judging panel that selected this year's finalist and winners. Our judges are Charlie Lotter (retired GC, J.C. Penney), John Glancy (retired GC, Holly Corp), Mike Godfrey (GC, Texas A&M University Health Services Center), Mike Nichols (retired GC, Sysco Inc.) and Elaine Whitbeck (SVP, CLO, GC & Corp Secretary, Alcon Laboratories, Inc.).
This year's finalists are:
Lifetime Achievement Award
Elaine E. Whitbeck
Alcon Laboratories, Inc.
Major Litigation
Mary B. Nichols
Texas Mutual Insurance Company
John E. Tschirhart
ATP Oil & Gas Corporation
Christopher S. Willis
 Interstate Battery System International
Major Transaction
Bryan C. Barksdale
Bazaarvoice Inc.
Stuart J. Chasanoff
The Weir Group PLC
Mark Kleinman & David Simpson
Pioneer Natural Resources USA, Inc
Thomas P. Mason
Energy Transfer Partners, L.P.
Christopher D. Bowers
City of Dallas
Dona Cornell
University of Houston
Outstanding AGC
Jack Lewis
Chevron North America
Richard J. Walsh
Valero Energy
Solo General Counsel
Mark S. Antonvich
Vinmar International, LTD

Lisa Tomiko Blackburn
 Cypress Equities

Gregory Brown
Beusa Energy, LLC

Jason P. Maxwell
Hines Advisors
Small Legal Department
E.V. ("Chip") Bonner, Jr.
Susser Holdings Corp.
Roberta Lang
Whole Foods Market Inc.
Kathleen H. Rowley
e-Rewards, Inc.
Large Legal Department
Stephanie C. Hildebrandt
Enterprise Products Partners L.P.
Steven J. Kemps
Dean Foods Company
Jack Lewis
 Chevron North America
*Pro Bono
* This category was judged separately by the Texas Access for
Justice Commissin and awarded to the entire legal department

(Click on the image for the list of previous winners)

Reception (6-7:30pm)

 Dinner (7:30-9:30pm)

Attire: Black-tie optional

Table Sales
Prestige $3,000
Elite $2,500
Premier $2,000
General $1,500
Individual ticket $150
For table or ticket sales information, contact the Forum office at 214.999.4317

Event Comments:


Speaker Information:


Contact Name:

  Ashleigh Waggoner

Contact Phone:

  (214) 999-4317

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