Suzanne E. Turcotte
SuzanneTurcottejoined Alex and Anion June 19, 2013 as General Counsel&SVP of Human Resources reporting to Carolyn Rafaelian, Creative Director and CEO. Ms. Turcotte brings a rare combination of depth and breadth of professional accomplishment to her position.She leads corporate strategic and tactical legal and human resource initiatives by applying more than 17 years of experience in regulatory compliance, new product and business initiative development, business and financial transactions, risk management, corporate governance, employment law, intellectual property, national and international litigation and a host of related endeavors.
Ms. Turcotte has extensive experience in the jewelry and precious metals industries as Corporate Counsel for Cookson where she worked on the sale of its precious metal and jewelry division to the Richline Group, A Berkshire Hathaway Company. She has also overseen the creation and launch of a gourmet food and cooking lifestyle line sold in, among other retail channels, Neiman Marcus, Bloomingdale’s, Marshall Fields and Target.
Ms. Turcotte previously held the position of Corporate Counsel and President for OGC/KAP, Inc.She has been involved with the execution of media and merchandising ventures with Tory Burch, Philippe Stark and Michael Graves. Ms. Turcotte served as Assistant General Counsel for A.T. Cross Company and as Corporate Counsel and President for Ming East-West, LLC, where she produced and provided legal counsel to television productions:“Simply Ming” (PBS) and “East Meets West”, an Emmy Award winning show on the Food Network. Ms. Turcotte holds a J.D. from Northeastern University School of Law and a B.A. in International Political Economies from the University of California, Berkeley, and is a member of the Rhode Island, Massachusetts and Federal Bar.