Hertz Names New Executive Counsel

By Staff Writer April 18, 2022

Colleen Batcheler will join Hertz as executive vice president, general counsel and secretary, effective May 20. Batcheler will lead global governance for Hertz, which encompasses legal, compliance and government affairs. Batcheler’s appointment will follow the retirement of Dave Galainena, who has served as executive vice president, general counsel and secretary for the past three years and has practiced law for nearly 40 years. Galainena will continue with the company through June 30 to facilitate a transition.

“We are excited to have Colleen join our leadership team,” said Hertz CEO Stephen Scherr. “Colleen’s strategic thinking and deep experience with formidable consumer brands will better position Hertz to execute on its core priorities of electrification, shared mobility and the delivery of a digital-first customer experience.”

“I also want to congratulate Dave on his retirement and thank him for his many contributions to Hertz, which includes helping the company complete its successful restructuring last year,” said Scherr.

Batcheler has more than 15 years of experience as a business-oriented general counsel and senior leader and more than 20 years of experience advising public companies. Since 2009, Batcheler has served as executive vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary at Conagra Brands, where she has spent the past 16 years, overseeing all legal and governmental affairs for the company. Prior to joining Conagra, Batcheler was vice president and corporate secretary at Albertson’s, associate counsel with The Cleveland Clinic Foundation and an associate with the law firm of Jones Day.

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