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Paper company executive , chief legal officer

Maura Abeln Smith, American chief legal officer, paper company executive. Bar: Florida 1982, Tennessee 2007. Rhodes scholar, Oxford, England, 1977-1979; John M. Olin fellow in law and economics, Olin Foundation, 1979-1982. Member of Phi Beta Kappa.

Background

Smith, Maura Abeln was born on October 3, 1955 in Reading, Pennsylvania, United States. Daughter of Henry Joseph and Lynn (Blashe) Abeln.

Education

AB, Vassar College, 1977. Master Philosophy, Oxford University, 1979. Juris Doctor, University Miami, 1982.

Career

Associate Steel, Hector & Davis, Miami, 1982—1987. Partner Baker & McKenzie, 1987-1991. General counsel General Electric Company/Plastics, Pittsfield, Massachusetts, 1991—1993, vice president, general counsel, 1993—1998.

Senior vice president, general counsel, secretary Owens Corning, Toledo, 1998-2000, chief restructuring officer, senior vice president, general counsel, secretary, 2000—2003, board directors. Senior vice president, general counsel, secretary, global government relations International Paper, Memphis, since 2003. Commissioner Tennessee Access Justice Commission.

Achievements

  • Bar: Florida 1982, Tennessee 2007.

Membership

Member of Phi Beta Kappa.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Tennis, golf, horseback riding.

Connections

Children: Gwendolyn Casebeer, Karl Casebeer. Married Steven A. Smith, December 18, 1999.

father:
Henry Joseph Abeln

mother:
Lynn (Blashe) Abeln

spouse:
Steven A. Smith

child:
Gwendolyn Casebeer Smith

child:
Karl Casebeer Smith