|Patricia A. Beithon|
General Counsel and Secretary (Ethics Officer)
Pat came to Apogee in September 1999, and as general counsel and secretary serves as the company’s corporate governance compliance officer and has played a key role in transactions such as the sale of Harmon AutoGlass. She has provided leadership in developing and implementing the company’s corporate governance guidelines as well as its code of business conduct. She also manages the annual code of conduct recertification of all employees throughout Apogee’s operating units.
Prior to joining Apogee, Pat spent eight years as divisional legal counsel for two Minneapolis, Minnesota-based medical device subsidiaries of Pfizer, Inc., a multinational pharmaceutical company. In her position with American Medical Systems, Inc. and Schneider (USA), Inc., she led numerous new product and technology acquisitions, provided general corporate and compliance counsel, and managed commercial and employment litigation.
Previously Pat was with the Minneapolis law firm of Fredrickson and Byron for nine years, the last three as a partner. She practiced in the corporate finance and general corporate areas.
Pat earned her law degree from the University of Minnesota Law School, Minneapolis, and a bachelor’s degree in marketing from the University of North Dakota, Grand Forks.