Tina Benik is Vice President, General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer at the A.W. Chesterton Company in Groveland, MA. Chesterton is a 130 year old, privately held international manufacturing and engineering company focused on providing products and services to companies dealing with process flows. In this role, she is responsible for providing strategic and tactical legal guidance to the Company on a worldwide basis. Tina provides counsel to all areas of the organization on a wide variety of legal matters including commercial contracts, intellectual property, corporate and governance matters, compliance issues, mergers and acquisitions, litigation and employment matters.
Tina was previously the Vice President of Legal and Human Resources and Corporate Secretary for the A. T. Cross Company, a publicly traded, global manufacturer and distributor of writing instruments and personal accessories. During her almost 25 years at Cross, she was responsible for a broad array of legal matters including public company compliance and disclosure, international and domestic supply and distribution, intellectual property, mergers and acquisitions, employment matters and corporate governance.
Throughout my professional career, I have always been involved with not for profit organizations. I have had a strong interest in organizations that work to not only advocate for issues particularly affecting women but that also provide tangible value add skills and competencies to help women make real their potential. I have known about and supported CWE for some time and I am thrilled to be directly involved with its work. It is an organization with strong leadership and an excellent reputation in the communities in which it operates. Seeing the measureable impact that it has made and continues to make in people’s lives is powerful. I am proud to be part of CWE.