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Missouri Lawyers Media presents the 2019 In-House Counsel Award winners

2019 In-House Counsel Awards
2019 In-House Counsel Awards

Winners of the 2019 In-House Counsel awards gather at the Saint Louis Club on Nov. 8, 2019. Photo by T.L. Witt

2019 In-House Counsel Award winners
2019 In-House Counsel Awards
2019 In-House Counsel Awards

Keith Williamson speaks after receiving the Lifetime Achievement award at the 2019 In-House Counsel Awards on Nov. 8, 2019, at the Saint Louis Club in Clayton. Photo by T.L. Witt

Keith Williamson
2019 In-House Counsel Awards
2019 In-House Counsel Awards

Corey Henson (from left), Michael Riechers and Dorronica Rodgers share a moment together before 2019 In-House Counsel Awards. Photo by T.L. Witt

Corey Henson, Michael Riechers, Dorronica Rodgers
2019 In-House Counsel Awards
2019 In-House Counsel Awards

Liz Blackwell (left) and Meredith Perkins enjoy a few minutes together at the start of breakfast at the 2019 In-House Counsel Awards. Photo by T.L. Witt

Liz Blackwell, Meredith Perkins
2019 In-House Counsel Awards
2019 In-House Counsel Awards

Robert Kaiser (from left), Michael Kass and Robert Klahr chat briefly before breakfast at the 2019 In-House Counsel Awards. Photo by T.L. Witt

Robert Kaiser, Michael Kass, Robert Klahr
2019 In-House Counsel Awards
2019 In-House Counsel Awards

Matt Schelp (left) and Brad Hiles stop and chat after checking in to the award breakfast. Photo by T.L. Witt

Matt Schelp, Brad Hiles
2019 In-House Counsel Awards
2019 In-House Counsel Awards

Robert Budenholzer (left) and Erv Switzer talk together before the 2019 In-House Counsel Awards. Photo by T.L. Witt

Robert Budenholzer, Erv Switzer
2019 In-House Counsel Awards
2019 In-House Counsel Awards

Marsha Fuchs (left) and Darlene Elder spend some time together before the breakfast at the 2019 In-House Counsel Awards. Photo by T.L. Witt

Marsha Fuchs and Darlene Elder
2019 In-House Counsel Awards
2019 In-House Counsel Awards

Alfred Henneboehle (left) and David McCune have a conversation after checking in at the 2019 In-House Counsel Awards. Photo by T.L. Witt

Alfred Henneboehle and David McCune
2019 In-House Counsel Awards
2019 In-House Counsel Awards

Amy Blaisdell checks her phone before the start of the 2019 In-House Counsel Awards. Photo by T.L. Witt

Amy Blaisdell
2019 In-House Counsel Awards
2019 In-House Counsel Awards

Dave Aplington grabs a cup of coffee after arriving at the 2019 In-House Counsel Awards. Photo by T.L. Witt

Dave Aplington

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More than 200 attorneys, legal professionals and others joined Missouri Lawyers Media to celebrate winners of its 2019 In-House Counsel awards, which recognize their successes in navigating complicated contract negotiations, steering high-stakes litigation and defending their companies’ assets.

Missouri Lawyers media honored 22 attorneys from a broad range of industries and organizations operating throughout the state and beyond during a breakfast event Nov. 8 at the Saint Louis Club in Clayton. Keith Williamson, executive vice president, secretary and general counsel of Centene Corporation, received the 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award.

“[These honorees] are more than good attorneys,” said Missouri Lawyers Media Publisher Liz Irwin. “They play a critical role as business leaders. They participate in the vision that helps guide their companies to new heights of success.”

Honorees included:

Health care organization

Sean Murphy, vice president, advocacy and general counsel, American Association of Orthodontists

Christine M. Ramatowski, vice president, employment and benefits law, BJC HealthCare

Nonprofit or government organization

Monica J. Allen, vice chancellor and general counsel, Washington University in St. Louis

Courtney Hayes, attorney, AG Financial Solutions

Private company with annual revenues up to $500 million

Robert Budenholzer, vice president & general counsel, North America, Curium

Wendy Knudsen, executive vice president, chief legal officer and secretary, TierPoint

Donovan Olliff, assistant general counsel, HOK

Private company with annual revenues over $500 million

Ryan Fehlig, assistant general counsel, Bunzl Distribution NA

Nick Kriegel, senior vice president & general counsel, Safety National

Meredith Perkins, vice president, associate general counsel, secretary, Enterprise Holdings

Erika Schenk, general counsel & vice president of compliance, World Wide Technology

Ryan Turnage, litigation counsel, Schnuck Markets Inc.

Public company

Brian E. Anderson, senior vice president-legal, general counsel and corporate secretary, Belden Inc.

Matthew Aplington, associate general counsel, Spire Energy

Reachel Beichley, vice president and general counsel, MRIGlobal

Gregory Billhartz, vice president, legal, human resources and communications for North American region, Bunge

Michael J. Keating, vice president of litigation and arbitration, Emerson

Rebecca Kujawa, general counsel, Huttig Building Products

Mary Ann Mackey, assistant general counsel bearrister, Build-A-Bear Workshop

Kathleen “Katie” Ryan, senior corporate counsel, H&R Block

Mary M. “Molly” Shaffer, head of HSE & real estate law for crop science, Bayer Crop Science

Rising star

Michelle Myers, general counsel and chief compliance officer, Cultivation Capital

Lifetime achievement

Keith Williamson, executive vice president, secretary and general counsel, Centene

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