Sears Holdings Names Kristin Coleman As General Counsel

Sears Holdings announced that Kristin Coleman will join the company as svp, general counsel and corporate secretary. Coleman most recently served as Brunswick Corp.’s vp, general counsel and corporate secretary.

According to the announcement, Coleman will be responsible for the oversight and leadership of Sears Holdings’ Legal business unit that includes a team of attorneys and paralegals as well as Corporate Communications, Environmental Services, Global Compliance, Government Affairs, Internal Audit and Product Safety. Prior to Brunswick, Coleman served as a vp and associate general counsel at Mead Johnson Nutrition Co, and as an attorney with Sidley Austin LLP in Chicago.

“I am pleased Kristin is joining our leadership team,” said Edward Lampert, Sears Holdings Chairman and CEO. “She is a proven leader with experience managing legal, compliance and corporate governance issues.Having started her career as a litigator and transitioning into corporate law, she brings a breadth and depth of experience to Sears Holdings in litigation and governance, including mergers and acquisitions and securities, which will serve us well as we continue on our path to transform the company.”

Coleman received a bachelor’s degree from Duke University in Durham, NC, and a Juris Doctor from the University of Michigan Law School in Ann Arbor.