Divins Named VP and Associate General Counsel
ANN ARBOR, Mich. - April 8, 2002 - Domino's Pizza has announced the promotion of Edwina Wilson Divins to Vice President and Associate General Counsel, reporting to Elisa Garcia, General Counsel.
Divins has been with Domino's since August 2001, and most recently served as Associate General Counsel. Her responsibilities include Labor and Employment (EEO issues, ) litigation and issue management), general PeopleFirst (human resources) legal support, advertising review and legal support to the Build the Brand (marketing) team and international contracts, among other duties.
"Edwina has become a respected counselor to the Domino's team by providing legal advice on policy matters, handling employment-related lawsuits expeditiously and in a cost-effective manner," said Ms. Garcia. "Edwina is a full-service lawyer whose influence will continue to grow as she expands her areas of support to Domino's Build the Brand and International. As Vice President, she will provide stellar legal advice to Domino's, as well as help us educate the Domino's organization about legal issues and when to seek legal support."
Before joining the Domino's Pizza legal team, Divins worked as associate general counsel at the Kellogg Company in Battle Creek, MI. At Kellogg, she managed attorneys, paralegals and legal support personnel supporting the Company's domestic and international growth goals and business operations in the Labor, Employment, Litigation, Compliance & Ethics; Food Law; Global Regulatory Law; and Advertising & Promotions areas. She has also held previous in-house legal counsel positions at General Electric Company – Medical Systems in Milwaukee, WI; The Boeing Company in Seattle, WA; an associate position at the national law firm of Baker & Hostetler in Cleveland, OH; and an intern position at the NAACP Legal and Educational Defense Fund in New York, NY.
Divins graduated from the University of Iowa College of Law in 1987, where she received her J.D. and was awarded a fellowship in comparative international law and completed internships in Europe and South America. She graduated from Spelman College in Atlanta, GA magna cum laude in 1983, with a Bachelor or Arts degree in English.
Her educational and legal career experience have included work in France, Senegal, Ivory Coast, Portugal and Brazil, where she worked for the accounting firm Deloitte & Touche – Tomatsu. Her global and domestic legal and business experience provides a unique perspective and appreciation for diversity among the Company's stakeholders, customers, organizations and suppliers.
Divins authored a law review article that was published shortly after Congress passed the Americans with Disabilities ("ADA") Act into law, and it remains a leading resource for other lawyers and judges interpreting the ADA Act. She is a nationally recognized speaker on employment law issues and has addressed judges, lawyers, business executives and human resource professionals on topics such as "Employment Class Actions Institute—Ways to Protect/Defend Your Company;" and "Workplace Violence Prevention Issues and Policies" and "Preventing and Resolving Harassment Claims in Your Workplace."
Originally from Canton, OH, Divins and her husband, David, currently reside in Jackson, MI. Away from work she golfs, gardens, serves on the Jackson/Lenawee/Hillsdale Foster Care Review Board for the Michigan Supreme Court Administrator's Office and serves as an officer in an investment club started 15 years ago with high school friends.
About Domino's Pizza
Founded in 1960, Domino's Pizza, the recognized world leader in pizza delivery, operates a network of 7,112 owned and franchised stores in the United States and more than 60 international markets. Domino's is committed to leading the industry in product quality and operational excellence.