On Nov. 26, Petco announced the appointment of Genevieve Kelly as the company’s Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary overseeing all legal, corporate governance and regulatory affairs.
“Genevieve is a proven leader with an impressive scope of experience as a corporate attorney,” said Petco CEO Ron Coughlin. “I’m thrilled to welcome her to Petco’s leadership team and confident her unique perspective and counsel will serve as tremendous assets for our business as we continue transforming the company for both pet parents and our own Petco partners,” Coughlin said.
As Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary, Kelly will be responsible for leading Petco’s legal affairs department in support of Petco’s strategic plans, growth objectives and broader vision for healthier pets, happier people and a better world across the company’s locations across the US, Mexico and Puerto Rico.
“It’s an honor to join a company with such a strong corporate reputation and the opportunity to make a tremendous impact in the lives of pets and pet parents every day,” said Kelly. “I’m excited to continue strengthening and protecting Petco’s brand, and to be part of the company’s ongoing growth and evolution,” she added.
Kelly has more than 25 years of leadership experience in legal practice for multinational corporations from around the globe. She previously served as VP, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary for Dole Food Company. Kelly will be based at Petco’s national support center in San Diego.