Seko Logistics promotes Char Dalton as Chief Legal Officer & Chief of Staff

Published: Tuesday, February 1, 2022

ITASCA, Illinois: SEKO Logistics has promoted Char L. Dalton to Chief Legal Officer & Chief of Staff to focus on the realization of the company’s long-term growth objectives.

Dalton will report directly to SEKO’s President & CEO James Gagne with her new role supporting the CEO with execution of strategic initiatives across all portfolio companies.

Dalton joined SEKO Logistics in 2014 as Director, Legal after five years as Corporate Legal Counsel at NNR Global Logistics. She has held the post of General Counsel, Vice President at SEKO for the past seven years, managing legal issues for the company’s worldwide entities, as well as maintaining responsibilities for the Human Resources and Compliance teams. Her global legal work for SEKO incorporates corporate governance, commercial transactions, litigation management, contracts, and other legal affairs for the organization, with a core focus on business facilitation and risk mitigation.

She also serves as Corporate Secretary for the Board of Directors and is an active participant in the legal community, including her role as President (Elect) for the Association of Corporate Counsel, Chicago, as well as her participation and leadership in a variety of other community and volunteer initiatives.

“SEKO is entering a new phase of growth which will be greater than any time in our history. Our Chief of Staff and Chief Legal Officer is going to play a pivotal role in enabling us to implement our vision and achieve our annual goals, and I couldn’t be happier that Char has accepted this responsibility,” said Gagne.

As Chief of Staff, Dalton’s responsibilities include building and leading the daily operations of the Executive office and working collaboratively with the C-suite team to ensure goals are met. She will lead cross-functional strategic initiatives, facilitate special projects, and ensure action items are executed on behalf of the CEO – acting as an information funnel, filter, and facilitator with internal and external stakeholders, and ensuring alignment with the priorities of the organization.

She will also manage key relationships and build a process to track and nurture key stakeholders, investors, and clients, while serving as a thought partner and strategic advisor to the CEO.

“I could not be more excited for this opportunity, and to be a part of the future growth strategy at SEKO,” said Dalton. “It is a really exciting environment to be a part of, and I am honored to step into the new leadership role of Chief Legal Officer and Chief of Staff. The future is bright for SEKO and I am confident we will continue to exceed expectations for our clients, our employees and our shareholders.”