Full Name
Chasity Wilson Henry
Job Title
Senior Vice President, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary
Company
CECO Environmental Corporation
Speaker Bio
Chasity Henry is Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of CECO Environmental Corporation, a global leader in air quality and fluid handling serving the energy, industrial and other niche markets. CECO helps companies grow their business with safe, clean and more efficient solutions that help protect our shared environment. As a key member of CECO’s senior leadership team, Chasity leads the legal department and helps drive the formulation and execution of the company’s corporate strategy.
Prior to joining CECO, Chasity was an Assistant General Counsel at Kimberly-Clark Corporation in the company’s Dallas World Headquarters. She was the lead attorney globally for strategic transactions, including mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, and joint ventures. In addition, Chasity assisted with corporate governance and a number of strategic and operational initiatives.
Chasity is a 2006 graduate of The University of Texas School of Law. Upon graduation, she practiced in the M&A and Securities group at Vinson & Elkins in Dallas and then transitioned in-house to Vizient, Inc. and, subsequently, to Dr Pepper Snapple Group prior to joining Kimberly-Clark.
Chasity is a zealous advocate for diversity and inclusion, particularly in the legal profession. To that end, Chasity is the founder and President of The NEW Roundtable, Inc., a nonprofit organization that drives the inclusion and advancement of African-American women attorneys through targeted relationship-building, professional development initiatives, and mentoring. The group is currently comprised of over 100 African-American women practicing in Dallas in-house, at law firms, in academia and in government. Chasity also serves on the Board of Directors of The Diverse Attorney Pipeline Program (DAPP) and helped launch the DAPP Direct job placement program in 2018. The program seeks to connect law firms and corporations with talented, client-ready women of color who have excelled during their first year of law school.
Chasity was awarded the 2019 Outstanding Corporate Counsel of the Year for Diversity by the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) DFW Chapter and Texas Lawbook. In 2018, Chasity was recognized as Corporate Counsel of the Year by the TMCP Committee at the Texas Minority Counsel Program, as a Rising Star by D CEO Magazine at the Women Leaders in the Law Breakfast Roundtable, and one of the National Bar Association's (NBA) "40 Under 40 Nation's Best Advocates." In 2017, The Texas Diversity Council named Chasity a Texas Top 50 Multicultural Lawyer and Dallas Top 50 Women Lawyer. She was named a Finalist for Outstanding Corporate Counsel of the Year for 2017 and Diversity of the Year for 2018 by the ACC DFW Chapter and Texas Lawbook. Chasity was recognized as the Outstanding In-House Counsel for 2016 by D Magazine and the ACC, and she was a finalist for the award in 2015.
Chasity is also deeply committed to non-profit board service. In addition to the DAPP and NEW Roundtable boards, Chasity serves on the Board of Directors for the AT&T Performing Arts Center in Dallas, Texas.
Chasity Wilson Henry