AmeriPride Names New VP/General Counsel

Posted September 8, 2016 at 7:26 pm

AmeriPride Services Inc. recently announced a changing of the legal guard, so to speak, at the company.

AmeriPride, Minnetonka, MN, recently revealed that veteran Vice President, Secretary and General Counsel Rojean Rada had retired, according to a news release. The company also named Rada’s successor, Theresa Schulz, who assumed her new role on Sept. 2.

“I am very confident in Theresa’s ability and I know she will do well in her new position,” said President and CEO Bill Evans. “Her exceptional legal background, experience in the company and industry knowledge makes her a great successor for Rojean.”

Schulz was promoted and is assuming Rada’s duties with the company, the release said. Schulz previously had served for five years as AmeriPride’s director of U.S. labor relations and HR. She has led the company’s corporate labor relations strategy in the U.S. Schulz also has counseled the company on a variety of labor and employment issues and worked cross-functionally throughout the organization with a focus on compliance, workers’ compensation, safety and employment law. A practicing attorney for more than 20 years, Schulz previously served as corporate counsel for Cosentino America, a national distributor, fabricator and installer of stone surfacing products; and as a lawyer in private practice in California.

Evans also commended Rada’s service to the company. “Rojean has been an essential component of our executive team for nearly 20 years and has made many valuable contributions to the organization,” he said. “She is an outstanding professional and legal mind, and we will miss her.”

Rada joined AmeriPride in August 1996 and took over as general counsel when her predecessor retired at the end of that year. During her tenure, she supported many important projects and company transformations, including the consolidation of all subsidiaries under the AmeriPride name.