Katherine (Kathy) Burgeson
Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary
Kathy is executive vice president, general counsel and secretary at Ingevity. From 2000 to 2015, Kathy served as deputy general counsel at MeadWestvaco Corporation (MWV), joining the law department of WestRock Company following the merger of MWV and RockTenn Company in July 2015. Before joining MWV, she was a partner in the corporate group of Cummings and Lockwood, LLC, for 10 years, representing public companies and private equity clients on transactional and securities matters. Prior to that, she was a corporate associate at Shearman & Sterling, LLC, responsible for securities and mergers and acquisitions matters. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in history from Trinity College, and a Juris Doctor degree from Fordham University School of Law.