— WWE sent out the following press release, naming Elisebeth Collins their new General Counsel & Corporate Secretary. She replaces Samira Shah, who is leaving the company.
WWE® Names Elisebeth Collins General Counsel & Corporate Secretary
STAMFORD, Conn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– WWE® (NYSE: WWE) today announced that Elisebeth Collins has been named General Counsel & Corporate Secretary, reporting to Chairman & CEO Vince McMahon. She succeeds Samira Shah, who is departing the company.
Collins joins WWE from Caterpillar Inc, the publicly traded manufacturer, where she served as a Deputy General Counsel. At Caterpillar, she led a global team of legal professionals providing commercial, regional, employment, governance and other legal support, following time as the company’s Chief Compliance Officer.
“I am thrilled to be joining this iconic company at such an exciting time and working with the team to help implement the organization’s strategy,” said Collins.
“Elisebeth’s experience providing counsel on a wide variety of legal and business matters will help us execute our company’s ambitious plans to continue to grow global revenue and drive shareholder value,” said McMahon. “I would like to thank Samira for her time at WWE and wish her well in future pursuits.”
As General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, Collins will oversee WWE’s legal affairs and serve as principal legal adviser for the company. Her oversight will include litigation, intellectual property, corporate governance, government relations, risk management, talent contracts and compliance.
Earlier work in Collins’ career includes senior roles with The Boeing Company and serving on the Privacy & Civil Liberties Oversight Board. A recipient of the Edward J. Randolph Award for service to the Department of Justice and named Legal Times’ “Top 40 Lawyers Under 40” in Washington D.C., Collins is a graduate of Harvard Law School and the University of Chicago.
WWE, a publicly traded company (NYSE: WWE), is an integrated media organization and recognized leader in global entertainment. The Company consists of a portfolio of businesses that create and deliver original content 52 weeks a year to a global audience. WWE is committed to family-friendly entertainment on its television programming, premium live event, digital media and publishing platforms. WWE’s TV-PG programming can be seen in more than 1 billion homes worldwide in 30 languages through world-class distribution partners including NBCUniversal, FOX Sports, BT Sport, Sony India and Rogers. The award-winning WWE Network includes all premium live events, scheduled programming and a massive video-on-demand library and is currently available in more than 180 countries. In the United States, NBCUniversal’s streaming service, Peacock, is the exclusive home to WWE Network.
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