Roseborough joins Home Depot’s senior leadership team
The Home Depot named Teresa Wynn Roseborough executive VP, general counsel and corporate secretary. She will join the company’s senior leadership team and report to Frank Blake, chairman and CEO.
Roseborough will be responsible for leading The Home Depot’s legal department, as well as its government relations and corporate security services functions. She will assume her new role Nov. 7.
With more than 25 years of legal experience, Roseborough joins The Home Depot from MetLife, where she most recently served as deputy general counsel. Prior to joining MetLife, Roseborough was a partner at Sutherland, Asbill & Brennan LLP, where she focused on complex litigation matters at both the trial and appellate level, including before the U.S. Supreme Court.
Roseborough also served as deputy assistant attorney general for the United States Department of Justice, where she provided legal counsel to the White House and all executive branch agencies. Earlier in her career, she served as a law clerk for United States Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens.
She replaces Jack VanWoerkom, who retired as EVP, general counsel and corporate secretary.
WaterSense honors Delta Faucet, Home Depot and others
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has recognized five organizations and one individual as the 2011 WaterSense Partners of the Year. The "Retailer Partner" is The Home Depot, and the "Manufacturer Partner" is Delta Faucet Co.
“WaterSense helps marshal the forces of the consumer marketplace and the innovative capacity of the private sector,” said Nancy Stoner, EPA’s Acting Assistant Administrator for Water. “Since 2006, WaterSense and our many partners have helped Americans save 125 billion gallons of water and more than $2 billion in water and energy bills.”
More than 2,200 partners make WaterSense-labeled products and new homes more affordable and easy to find, including the six Partners of the Year that have shown what the EPA called "outstanding contributions to water-efficiency."
About Delta, the EPA said: "A significant portion of the company’s product line has earned the WaterSense label. They have conducted widespread promotional activities and led a coalition of stakeholders in developing a performance test for showerheads."
About The Home Depot, the EPA said: "The retail chain sells only WaterSense-labeled lavatory faucets in its 2,000 locations across the country and calculates that customers saved roughly 27 billion gallons of water and $174 million on water utility bills in 2010."
Other partners of the year were KB Home, Energy Inspectors Corp. and Christopher Curry of the San Diego Parks Department.
WaterSense also recognized Excellence Award winners, which honor additional partners whose WaterSense support stood out in one or more of the evaluation categories. Lowe’s received an Excellence Award.
Sears officials scout sites for headquarters
An article in the Cleveland Plain Dealer reported that Sears officials were scouting sites in Ohio for a possible headquarters move.
Although the Hoffman Estates, Ill.-based retailer is considering a headquarters move, no decision to move has been made. Candidates are sites in Ohio and Texas.