Alexandria, Virginia-based VSE Corporation has hired Farinaz Tehrani as senior vice president, chief legal officer (CLO) and corporate secretary, effective August 16.
In her new role, Tehrani will report to president and CEO John Cuomo and will head up the Nasdaq-listed company’s legal, compliance and regulatory functions.
Tehrani joins VSE having previously been CLO at private equity-backed Advantia Health. In that role she has managed areas such as board governance, M&A, equity and debt offerings, regulatory matters, intellectual property, litigation, risk management, privacy and employment matters.
Earlier in her career she was associate general counsel for North America at Australian transportation and infrastructure company Transurban Group, executive vice president for legal and compliance at commercial real estate investment trust Washington Prime Group and general counsel, chief compliance officer and corporate secretary at Sunrise Senior Living. She began her legal career at Hogan Lovells, where she focused on corporate and securities matters.
VSE provides distribution and maintenance, repair and overhaul services for land, sea and air transportation assets.
‘We are pleased to welcome Farinaz to VSE’s executive leadership team,’ John Cuomo, president and CEO, says in a statement. ‘Farinaz is a proven public company executive whose business-minded approach, legal acumen and depth of insight around a wide range of governance and compliance-related matters will be significant assets to our organization. She will play an integral role in driving long-term value creation for our stakeholders.’