Board ProfileMs. Whaley's demonstrated leadership, strategic insight and business acumen as an executive leader and legal counsel of a global manufacturing publicly traded company make her particularly suited to serve on the board of either a public or private company. Her extensive experience in the areas of strategic planning, global operations, risk assessment and management, corporate governance, executive compensation, equity programs, data privacy and cyber security will allow her to make valuable contributions as a director and committee member. Ms. Whaley regularly presents to Rexnord's Board and its Audit, Compensation, Nominating and Corporate Governance Committees on topics including enterprise risk management, data privacy, corporate governance, litigation and international trade matters.
Ms. Whaley has held positions with various non-profit organizations including United Community Center, Rexnord Foundation, Advocates for Education Inc, and Milwaukee Women Inc.
United Community Center – Director and Member of Fund Development Committee; 2012 – present
Milwaukee Women Inc. – Steering Committee and Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee member; 2013 – present
Rexnord Foundation – Director; 2012 – present
Advocates for Education – Program Committee Co-Chair; 2009 – 2012
Ms. Whaley also participates at all of Rexnord Corporation’s board and committee meetings and also serves as a director for numerous global subsidiaries of Rexnord Corporation.
Ms. Whaley has been the Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of Rexnord Corporation since 2012. In that position, she is responsible for all legal, corporate governance and compliance affairs including foreign and domestic mergers and acquisition, securities, commercial transactions, international trade, intellectual property, real estate, labor and other global legal strategies. She also serves as the Chair of Rexnord’s Benefits and Enterprise Risk Management Committees.
Prior to that, she held various corporate legal positions with Rexnord Corporation, Invensys plc and BTR Inc. Her legal career began as a litigation associate at the law firm of Wildman, Harrold, Allen and Dixon in Chicago, Illinois.
Ms. Whaley received her undergraduate degree from Yale University and her law degree from the University of Wisconsin Law School.
Recognition & Awards
Recipient of the Milwaukee Business Journal – Top Corporate Counsel-Community Champion award in 2013