General Counsel and Corporate Secretary
Kristen joined Lykes in 2018. As General Counsel, she advises senior management on a range of legal and business matters, including contracts and leases, litigation, selection and supervision of outside counsel, employment matters, corporate initiatives, company policies, regulatory and compliance issues, risk management, tax and economic incentives, and acquisitions and expansions. She serves as Corporate Secretary for all the various Lykes corporate entities.
Kristen was formally Associate General Counsel for Hendry Marine Industries, Inc. She is a member of the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC), serving as Chair for the ACC Small Law Department Committee, and a member of the Hillsborough County Bar Association (HCBA) and Cheatwood Inn of Court.
Kristen earned her bachelor's degree in History from the University of South Florida and received her law degree from Stetson University. Kristen also earned a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Tampa.