Stacy Cozad

Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary

Stacy is executive vice president, general counsel and secretary at Ingevity and leads Ingevity’s law & compliance, government affairs, sustainability and communications teams.

Stacy joined Ingevity in 2021 from Spirit AeroSystems Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: SPR), where she served as senior vice president, general counsel, chief compliance officer and corporate secretary from 2016 to 2021. At Spirit, she led the company’s legal, ethics and compliance, contracts management, export compliance and crisis response and business continuity functions. Prior to joining Spirit, Stacy was a leader in the legal department at Southwest Airlines Co., first as senior attorney from 2006 to 2009 and then as associate general counsel for litigation from 2009 to 2015. During her time at Southwest, she oversaw diverse legal issues including government and regulatory investigations. Prior to going in house, Stacy worked in private practice at Cash Klemchuk Powers Taylor, LLP, and at Carrington, Coleman, Sloman & Blumenthal, LLP, where she was a partner of the firm. Stacy served as a briefing attorney at the Supreme Court of Texas for former Associate Justice John Cornyn (now a U.S. Senator). She holds a bachelor’s degree in behavioral science from Concordia University Texas and a juris doctor from Pepperdine University.

Stacy serves the Charleston community as a member of the board of directors of the Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce, Palmetto Goodwill and Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Lowcountry.