ESSROC Vice President and General Counsel Placed by Major, Lindsey & Africa

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Major, Lindsey & Africa (MLA), the world’s leading legal search firm, announced today the placement of Sherry Holland as Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of ESSROC Corp.

Major, Lindsey & Africa (MLA), the world’s leading legal search firm, announced today the placement of Sherry Holland as Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of ESSROC Corp. Reporting directly to the President and CEO, Holland will provide counsel to the management of ESSROC and its subsidiaries, on all legal matters including the development of contracts and agreements, corporate policies and procedures and management of external counsel. She will also serve as Secretary of the Board of Directors. The search was led by Deborah Thompson, Managing Director in MLA’s Philadelphia office and by Julie Bonasso, a former Managing Director at MLA.

“The ability to recognize the business consequences of legal advice are crucial for ESSROC,” says Deborah Thompson, Managing Director at MLA. “Sherry’s pragmatic business sense and her ability to move easily between an operations-focused view and a strategic outlook will serve the company well.”

Holland joins ESSROC having held General Counsel and Secretarial positions in both public and private sector companies with North American and global operations. She served as Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary for the Research Foundation of SUNY, a private, not-for-profit educational corporation responsible for $1 billion of the sponsored research programs and fiscal administration of those programs for the state of New York’s university system. Prior to that, she served as Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary for A.M. Castle & Co., a $2.5 billion public specialty metals company with a global presence. She also served as Associate General Counsel and Assistant Secretary for Kimball Hill, Inc., a $2 billion private company engaged in land acquisition and development in twelve states.

Holland holds a J.D. from DePaul University Law College, and an M.A. from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. She earned a B.A., summa cum laude, from the University of Illinois, Champaign.

ESSROC is a leading North American cement producer with over 6.5 million metric tons of annual capacity. With headquarters in Nazareth, Pennsylvania, ESSROC operates production facilities strategically located throughout the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico. ESSROC is a member of the Italcementi Group of companies. Italcementi Group is a world leader in cement production with annual sales topping 4.5 billion Euros and operations located on 4 continents.

About Major, Lindsey & Africa
Founded in 1982, Major, Lindsey & Africa is the world’s largest and most experienced legal search firm. Combining local market knowledge and a global recruiting network, MLA has earned recognition for its track record of successful General Counsel, Corporate Counsel, Partner, Associate and Law Firm Management placements. With offices throughout the U.S., Hong Kong, London and Tokyo, MLA recruiters are dedicated to understanding and meeting clients’ and candidates’ needs while maintaining the highest degree of professionalism and confidentiality. MLA considers every search a diversity search and has been committed to diversity in the law since its inception. For these reasons, MLA has been voted “Best Legal Search Firm in the U.S.” in a recent national survey of America’s top law firms. To learn more about MLA, please visit our website at

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