Meet the New Vice President and General Counsel of Mitsubishi
Katherine Knight recently became Vice President and General Counsel of Mitsubishi Motors North America. She will be supervising all of the legal services and act as a leader within the new U.S. headquarters.
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Katherine Knight’s role in the company
Mitsubishi is in the process of moving its U.S. headquarters to Franklin, Tennessee. Katherine Knight will be working at the new headquarters’ offices and will be reporting to MMNA’s president and CEO, Fred Diaz. She’s happy to be moving to Tennessee since she is originally from Nashville.
As Vice President and General Counsel, Knight will be responsible for providing counsel on different business, legal, risk, and operational situations. Some of these matters consist of class action litigation, product liability, labor and employment, regulatory affairs, and dealer franchise agreements.
Knight received her J.D. from Vanderbilt University Law School as well as her B.A. from the College of William and Mary. After graduating, she became a law clerk to a federal district judge and then went into private practice.
In 2010, she worked for Dollar General Corporation. In 2016, she joined Nissan North America, Inc. These positions allowed her to gain the skills needed to streamline processes, reduce costs, give strategic guidance, optimize litigation management, and improve enterprise risk mitigation.
Knight’s most recent role was Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of USA Truck, Inc. With her diversity of thought and broad experiences, she will be a welcomed member of the Executive Committee and leadership team at Mitsubishi.
“Katherine is exactly the type of leader we are looking for as we reinvent every aspect of our business at Mitsubishi Motors,” Diaz said in regards to Knight’s appointment.
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Katherine Knight’s appointment is one of the many changes, like the headquarters’ relocation, that Mitsubishi is making to evolve within the U.S.