MCCA Names Four Members to its Board of Directors: Kelly Services’ Hannah Lim-Johnson, VMware’s Amy Fliegelman Olli, Microsoft’s Tom Robertson and Discover’s Wanji Walcott
Washington, D.C. – The Minority Corporate Counsel Association (MCCA) announced today the appointment of Hannah Lim-Johnson, Senior Vice President and Chief Legal Officer, Kelly Services; Amy Fliegelman Olli, Senior Vice President and General Counsel, VMware; Tom Robertson, Corporate Vice President and Deputy General Counsel, Microsoft, and Wanji Walcott, Executive Vice President, Chief Legal Officer and General Counsel at Discover Financial Services, to its board of directors.
“We are excited to have Hannah, Amy, Tom and Wanji join the Board. As prominent leaders in the legal profession, they have demonstrated their commitment to diversity and inclusion,” said Stuart Alderoty, Chairman of the MCCA Board and General Counsel at Ripple. “Their combined experience will advance MCCA’s efforts to drive fundamental changes in corporate legal departments and outside law firms to ensure the success of underrepresented lawyers. I look forward to working with them to continue our progress of changing the face of the legal industry.”
Hannah Lim-Johnson is Senior Vice President and Chief Legal Officer of Kelly Service. She is responsible for leading the strategic direction of Kelly’s legal and corporate security organizations. Lim-Johnson also oversees Kelly’s global in-house legal team. Before joining Kelly, she served as Deputy General Counsel, Chief Litigation Counsel and Assistant Corporate Secretary for Public Service Enterprise Group (PSEG); Vice President, Chief Litigation Counsel and Chief Compliance Counsel for The ADT Corporation, and was a Senior Litigation Counsel at Tyco International. Prior to Lim-Johnson’s in-house tenure, she practiced at a New York City law firm and at the New Jersey Attorney General’s Office.
As the Senior Vice President and General Counsel of VMware, Amy Fliegelman Olli is responsible for VMware’s Global Legal Team and champions the company’s commitment to integrity, ethics, compliance and risk management practices. Olli previously served as Senior Vice President and General Counsel at Avaya, General Counsel at CA Technologies and General Counsel of the Americas at IBM. With more than 25 years of legal experience, Olli has participated in and led organizations responsible for corporate philanthropy; corporate security and business continuity planning; corporate social responsibility; environmental, health and safety; ethics and compliance; global trade compliance; government affairs; and government solutions.
Tom Robertson is Corporate Vice President and Deputy General Counsel at Microsoft. Robertson leads the Corporate, External & Legal Affairs team that supports the Experiences and Devices Group, which is responsible for Office, Windows, Office 365, Microsoft Surface devices, Skype, Teams and many other products and services. Before Microsoft, Robertson was Associate General Counsel in the Office of the United States Trade Representative within the Executive Office of the President. Before that, Robertson practiced law at Covington and Burling in Washington, D.C., and London, England, and was a law clerk to the Honorable Albert Bryan, Jr., then Chief Judge in the U.S. Federal Court for the Eastern District of Virginia in Alexandria, Virginia.
Wanji Walcott is Executive Vice President, Chief Legal Officer and General Counsel at Discover Financial Services and is a member of the company’s Executive Committee. She helps to set strategy and leads the corporate legal function, which plays a critical role advising on corporate and product strategies and services and managing litigation, legislative and regulatory affairs. Prior to joining Discover, Walcott served as Senior Vice President and General Counsel at PayPal since 2017, responsible for their legal affairs, as well as managing their global legal organization. She also previously served as Vice President and Managing Counsel at American Express, where she managed a team that provided global legal support in several areas, including payments, ecommerce/social media initiatives, and data security.
“We are thrilled to have Hannah, Amy, Tom and Wanji join as Directors of the MCCA Board at this critical time as we push for more sustainable changes in our work culture, processes and structures to drive progress. We look forward to leveraging their leadership as we continue to break barriers to entry and work together to #RiseUnited,” said Jean Lee, President & CEO of MCCA.
With the appointment of Lim-Johnson, Olli, Robertson and Walcott, MCCA’s Board of Directors consists of 19 members: Stuart Alderoty, General Counsel, Ripple Labs, MCCA Board Chair; Jean Lee, President and CEO, MCCA; Ricardo Anzaldua, Executive Vice President, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary, Freddie Mac; Damien Atkins, Senior Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary, Hershey; Craig B. Glidden, Executive Vice President & General Counsel, General Motors; Kirkland Hicks, Former Executive Vice President & General Counsel, Lincoln Financial Group; Duane Holloway, Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Chief Ethics & Compliance Officer and Corporate Secretary, United States Steel Corporation; Sandra Leung, Executive Vice President & General Counsel, Bristol Meyers Squibb; Hannah Lim-Johnson, Senior Vice President and Chief Legal Officer, Kelly Services; Linda Lu, Senior Vice President & Deputy General Counsel – Litigation, Enforcement & Strategy, TransUnion; Suzan A. Miller, Former Corporate Vice President, Deputy General Counsel & Corporate Secretary, Intel Corporation; Lanesha Minnix, Senior Vice President, Chief Legal Officer & Corporate Secretary, Flowserve; Amy Fliegelman Olli, Senior Vice President & General Counsel, VMware; Tom Robertson, Corporate Vice President & Deputy General Counsel, Microsoft; Robin Sangston, Vice President, Chief Compliance & Privacy Officer, Cox Communications; Dawn Smith, President & Chief Operating Officer, Wanji Walcott, Executive Vice President, Chief Legal Officer and General Counsel at Discover Financial Services; Neil Wilcox, Senior Vice President & General Counsel, Enterprise Shared Services, USAA; and Simone Wu, Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary & External Affairs, Choice Hotels.
The Minority Corporate Counsel Association (MCCA) is the preeminent voice on diversity, inclusion and equity in the legal industry. It was founded in 1997 with a mission to recruit, retain and promote diverse attorneys by publishing research to providing professional development opportunities to offering advisory services. Today, MCCA empowers members with the tools needed to disrupt business as usual – and to blaze a path forward for their company, industry and corporate America.