Staples Inc. Appoints Cynthia Pevehouse Senior Vice President, General Counsel
Staples Inc., Framingham, Mass., parent company to distributor Staples Promotional Products, announced Monday the appointment of Cynthia Pevehouse to senior vice president, general counsel, effective Jan. 3, 2012. Pevehouse will have global management responsibility for the company's legal team and report to Ron Sargent, Staples' chairman and chief executive officer.
"Cynthia brings a wealth of knowledge and skills to Staples," said Sargent. "With her extensive legal management experience and proven leadership, Cynthia will play an important part in supporting the company's growth."
Pevehouse joins Staples Inc. from international law firm Steptoe & Johnson LLP, where she served as senior counsel advising senior management and boards of directors. Previously, she served as executive vice president and general counsel at Allianz of America Corporation. Prior to Allianz of America, Pevehouse served in senior legal positions in the technology industry, including general counsel at Polycom Inc. and Ask Jeeves Inc. and a senior role at Compaq Computer Corporation. She holds a J.D. from Williamette University School of Law.