Jan 13, 2021

Ingevity names Stacy Lancaster Cozad as executive vice president, general counsel and secretary


NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C., January 13, 2021 – Ingevity Corporation (NYSE:NGVT) today announced that it has named Stacy Lancaster Cozad as executive vice president, general counsel and secretary, effective Feb. 1, 2021. The general counsel role became vacant with the retirement of Katherine C. Burgeson on Aug. 1, 2020.

“Stacy brings a wealth of legal experience to Ingevity that will support our already adept and accomplished legal team,” said Fortson. “Her seasoned career has encompassed a broad range of legal experience, from litigation, transactions, compliance and corporate governance. We are excited and honored to have Stacy join Ingevity’s leadership team as general counsel.”

Cozad joins Ingevity from Spirit AeroSystems Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: SPR), where she served as senior vice president, general counsel, chief compliance officer and corporate secretary since January 2016. Her responsibilities included the company’s ethics and compliance program, contracts management, export compliance, business continuity and corporate governance. Prior to joining Spirit, Cozad was with Southwest Airlines Co., first as senior attorney from 2006 to 2009 and then as associate general counsel – litigation from 2009 to 2015. During her time at Southwest, Cozad oversaw diverse legal issues including litigation, and government and regulatory investigations. Prior to joining Southwest, Cozad worked in private practice at Cash Klemchuk Powers Taylor LLP and at Carrington, Coleman, Sloman & Blumenthal, LLP, where she practiced as a litigation associate and then as a partner of the firm. Cozad also served as a briefing attorney for one year at the Supreme Court of Texas for former Associate Justice John Cornyn (now a U.S. Senator).

Cozad holds a bachelor’s degree in behavioral science from Concordia University Texas and a juris doctor from Pepperdine University.

Ingevity: Purify, Protect and Enhance

Ingevity provides specialty chemicals, high-performance carbon materials and engineered polymers that purify, protect and enhance the world around us. Through a team of talented and experienced people, Ingevity develops, manufactures, and brings to market products and processes that help customers solve complex problems. These products are used in a variety of demanding applications, including asphalt paving, oil exploration and production, agrochemicals, adhesives, lubricants, publication inks, coatings, elastomers, bio-plastics and automotive components that reduce gasoline vapor emissions. Headquartered in North Charleston, South Carolina, Ingevity operates from 25 locations around the world and employs approximately 1,850 people. The company is traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: NGVT). For more information, visit

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