MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – AmeriPride Services, today announced the retirement of Rojean Rada, Vice President, Secretary and General Counsel, and appointed Theresa Schulz to assume the role, effective September 2nd.
“Rojean has been an essential component of our executive team for nearly 20 years and has made many valuable contributions to the organization,” says Bill Evans, president and CEO of AmeriPride. “She is an outstanding professional and legal mind and we will miss her.”
Rada joined AmeriPride in August of 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.
Theresa Schulz has been promoted and will assume Rada’s responsibilities in the company. Schulz has been with AmeriPride for five years as Director of US Labor Relations and HR and has led the company’s corporate labor relations strategy in the US. She 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.
“I am very confident in Theresa’s abilities and I know she will do well in her new position,” says Evans. “Her exceptional legal background, experience in the company and industry knowledge makes her a great successor for Rojean.”
Schulz has been practicing law for more than 20 years and has vast expertise in corporate law. Prior to AmeriPride, she served as Senior Corporate Counsel for five years at Cosentino North America, a nationwide distributor, fabricator and installer of stone surfacing products. She also ran her own legal practice for more than ten years and served as a litigation attorney with a law firm in San Jose, California for several years. She has a J.D. from the University of Minnesota Law School and a B.A. from Indiana University.