GM Announces Jill Sutton as Corporate Secretary and Deputy General Counsel
General Motors announced Thursday that it has appointed Jill Sutton as its Corporate Secretary and Deputy General Counsel for Corporate, Finance, and Strategic Transactions. Sutton’s appointment is effective immediately, and she will report to executive vice president and general counsel Craig Glidden.
Prior to taking the position with GM, Sutton was the vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary of Tim Hortons, Inc. Prior to that, she served as corporate counsel at Wendy’s International, Inc. and practiced corporate and health care law for both Squire Sanders LLP and Eastman & Smith Ltd.
“Jill is a highly accomplished executive, having served as the general counsel and corporate secretary of a publicly traded company, and she has helped lead significant corporate transactions, including the Tim Hortons IPO and its eventual sale to Burger King,” said Glidden.
Sutton holds a Juris Doctorate, a Masters in Health Administration, and a Bachelor of Arts degree, all of which she earned at Ohio State University. She is also registered as a barrister and solicitor in Canada in addition to her ability to practice law in the United States.