CHS has named Brandon Smith general counsel
CHS, one of the main agribusiness cooperative, announced it has named Brandon Smith (pictured) executive vice president and general counsel. Smith will join CHS in late March 2021. He succeeds James Zappa, the company’s executive vice president and general counsel since 2015. As part of his career transition plan, Zappa will assume another leadership role in the company.
Smith brings more than 15 years of experience as a global leader and business partner focused on driving compliant and profitable growth, achieving continuous improvement and developing diverse teams. Most recently, Smith served as senior vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary at Tenneco, a multinational industrial company based in Lake Forest, Ill. Prior to joining Tenneco in 2008, Smith was an attorney with Kirkland & Ellis LLP in Chicago, Ill.
As reported by inhousecommunityus.com, Thomas J. Sabatino will take Smith’s place in Tenneco.