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Morton Salt appoints new chief legal counsel

Morton Salt, Inc has announced the appointment of Chad Walker as vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary. In this role, Walker serves as chief legal counsel responsible for leading Morton Salt's legal function across all businesses and operations in the US, Canada and The Bahamas. 

Tuesday, May 12, 2015
Tuesday, May 12, 2015

CHICAGO, May 11, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Morton Salt, Inc. today announced the appointment of Chad E. Walker as Vice President, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary.  He succeeds Mary Doohan, who retired on December 31, 2014 after a successful 23-year career with Morton Salt.

In this role, Walker serves as chief legal counsel responsible for leading Morton Salt’s Legal function across all businesses and operations in the U.S., Canada and The Bahamas.  He reports to Chief Executive Officer Christian Herrmann and is a member of the company’s executive leadership team.

“We are delighted to welcome Chad to the Morton Salt team,” said Christian Herrmann, chief executive officer of Morton Salt, Inc. “His extensive experience practicing corporate and commercial law is a great match for our organization.  We believe he will make significant contributions at Morton Salt as we continue to transform our business and brand for future generations.”

Walker joins Morton Salt from McDonald’s Corporation, where he most recently served as Assistant U.S. General Counsel.  In this role, he oversaw the negotiation of leases and the acquisition of real estate for the construction and rebuilding of new McDonald’s restaurants across the U.S. He also served as primary counsel to regional leadership for all legal matters relating to franchising, operations, real estate development, compliance, contracts and many other areas that impact the McDonald’s business.

His career with McDonald’s Corporation spanned nearly a decade and included various roles of increasing responsibility across the Legal function from 2006-2015.

Prior to joining McDonald’s Corporation, he was Deputy General Counsel for the State of Illinois Department of Central Management Services from 2003-2006.

Walker’s professional career began in 1999 as an associate with the law firm of Arnstein & Lehr.  He also served as an associate with Michael Best & Friedrich.

Walker holds a juris doctor from the University of Wisconsin-Madison Law School and a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Louisville, where he was a member of the football team.

Walker has been actively involved in the community over the years as a mentor and board member in various civic, cultural and non-profit organizations.  In 2008, he was selected as a Leadership Greater Chicago Fellow and was also selected as a Leadership Council on Legal Diversity Fellow in 2012.

About Morton Salt, Inc.
Morton Salt, Inc., part of the K+S Group, is the trusted authority in salt in North America. Our iconic Morton® brand, coupled with the broadest footprint in the industry has made us a leader since 1848. We produce salt for culinary, water softening, household and road deicing, food processing, chemical, pharmaceutical, and numerous industrial uses. Our more than 2,900 employees are committed to safety, quality, service and the communities in which we operate. For more information, visit MortonSalt.com.

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