Noni Ellison succeeds Ben Parrish as Tractor Supply’s general counsel
Tractor Supply Company, operating in rural lifestyle retail chain in the United States, announced that Noni Ellison (pictured) has been named Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary and will join the Company’s Executive Committee, effective January 11, 2021. Ellison succeeds Ben Parrish, who previously announced his plans to retire from the Company following the appointment of a successor and a transition period.
Ellison will report directly to Hal Lawton, President and CEO of Tractor Supply. In addition to managing the legal department, Ellison will also lead the Company’s risk management, government relations, licensing and quality assurance/customs compliance, as well as the Company’s environmental, social and governance efforts.
Noni Ellison brings over two decades of legal and business experience in global corporations and private practice to her new role. Most recently, Ellison served as Carestream Dental’s General Counsel, Chief Compliance Officer and Corporate Secretary and a member of the Executive Leadership Team. In this capacity, she managed legal and business professionals based in North and South America, Asia and Europe. In addition, Ellison oversaw regulatory affairs, quality assurance, environment, health and safety, facilities, security and real estate worldwide.
Prior to joining Carestream Dental, Ellison served as Associate General Counsel and Assistant Corporate Secretary at Grainger, where she was responsible for leading the support on finance, treasury and governance issues globally. Before Grainger, Ellison held roles of increasing responsibility at Turner Broadcasting Systems, Inc., where she managed licensing, marketing, intellectual property and international matters. Earlier in her career, Ellison worked at Scripps Networks as Director of Legal Affairs and practiced law with two prominent national law firms as a corporate finance and securities associate