Kimball International, Inc. (NASDAQ: KBALB) today announced the promotion and appointment of Julia Heitz-Cassidy to the position of Vice President, Deputy General Counsel. The appointment reflects Kimball International’s ongoing process of leadership development within the company’s ranks and reflects the Company’s commitment to provide career growth opportunities and recognition of personal achievements.
Julia Heitz-Cassidy Vice President, Deputy General Counsel (Photo: Business Wire)As Vice President, Deputy General Counsel, Heitz-Cassidy will continue with her responsibility for the overall operations of Kimball’s legal group, as well as providing strategic thought leadership, advice and counseling to Kimball International’s executive management. John Kahle, Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary for Kimball International, announced the appointment, stating, “Julie has earned this opportunity through her personal education, work experiences and track record of performance. She is not only an outstanding attorney but will also bring a deep understanding of our business, a sharp analytical mind and a personal commitment to excellence to this position.” Commending Heitz-Cassidy on her appointment, Jim Thyen, President and CEO of Kimball International, stated, “The importance of experienced legal counsel combined with business acumen and understanding in the fast-paced global business environment cannot be overstated.” Heitz-Cassidy, joined Kimball’s corporate legal department in 1996 as an associate corporate counsel and has served in various roles of increasing responsibilities during her career with Kimball. Heitz-Cassidy earned bachelor’s degrees in economics and political science from the University of Kentucky in 1988. She obtained her JD from Indiana University School of Law in 1991. She has completed post graduate work in executive education and M.B.A. courses through Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business. She, her husband Chris and their family reside in Jasper, Indiana.