ADESA, a business unit of KAR Auction Services, announced that Heather Greenawald has been named vice president of legal for ADESA. She will report to KAR Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary Becca Polak and to ADESA President and CEO Stéphane St-Hilaire.
In her new role, Greenawald will lead ADESA’s legal team and manage relationships with outside counsel. In addition, she will partner with members of ADESA’s senior management to lead and implement the company’s strategic vision and oversee its numerous legal functions.
“We are pleased to welcome Heather to our leadership team,” said St-Hilaire. “She has a diverse background with several large companies and extensive experience in areas such as financial services, technology and manufacturing. She will be a great asset to our organization.”
Greenawald brings more than 18 years of experience to ADESA. She served as vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary for hhgregg, a large publicly traded retail company based in Indianapolis. While at hhgregg, she managed litigation, developed and implemented policies and served as a key advisor to senior management. Her career also includes time with Ingersoll Rand as assistant general counsel and 10 years as vice president and associate general counsel for Sallie Mae.
Greenawald has a bachelor’s degree from Texas A&M University and a juris doctor degree from Harvard Law School.