Edgewell Personal Care Company announced the appointment of Marisa Iasenza as chief legal officer (CLO). Iasenza joins Edgewell from Harman International Industries, Incorporated where she served as senior vice president, general counsel and secretary. Beginning on June 4, 2018, Iasenza will be based in the company’s Shelton, Conn. office reporting to David Hatfield, chief executive officer, president and chairman of the board of directors.
“Marisa is a pragmatic, results-oriented General Counsel and I am excited that she will be joining our team,” said Hatfield. “During this transformational time at Edgewell, I look forward to having Marisa as a trusted advisor and key member of my leadership team while partnering with her on legal and strategic initiatives moving forward.”
Most recently, as senior vice president, general counsel and secretary at Harman, Iasenza was responsible for all legal matters related to mergers and acquisitions, including negotiating and drafting agreements and managing the diligence team; financings; contracts; regulatory filings with the SEC and NYSE; compliance; executive compensation; employee benefit programs; and employment matters. She was with the company for 10 years, maintaining roles of increasing levels of responsibility throughout her tenure.
Prior to that, she served as Assistant General Counsel with United Agri Products, Inc. where she acted as lead attorney for all mergers and acquisitions activity, including drafting and negotiating agreements, and supervised and managed outside counsel relating to acquisition and litigation activity, among other responsibilities.
Iasenza holds a Master of Laws from the University of Miami, and a Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Civil Laws from the University of Ottawa.