Mary L. Garceau
Director, Atlantic Legal Foundation
Mary L. Garceau Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of The Sherwin-Williams Company, a global leader in the manufacture, development, distribution, and sale of paints, coatings and related products. Garceau oversees delivery of domestic and global legal services, advising management on all aspects of legal matters including corporate governance, litigation and regulatory matters. She joined the company as Associate General Counsel – The Americas Group in February 2014 and played a lead role in managing the legal affairs related to the multi-billion dollar acquisition of The Valspar Corporation, completed in June 2017.
Before joining The Sherwin-Williams Company, Garceau spent two years as General Counsel of Thirty-One Gifts LLC, one of America’s fastest growing direct sales companies, and five years as Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of Bob Evans Farms Inc., a publicly held restaurant and food products company.
Before beginning her in-house legal career, Garceau served as a partner at the Columbus office of Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP, concentrating her practice in securities, mergers and acquisitions, and general Corporate matters. She is a 1994 graduate of the University of New Hampshire, where she received her Bachelor of Arts degree in political Science (summa cum laude) and a 1997 graduate of the Vanderbilt School of Law. Garceau resides in Cleveland Heights, Ohio, with her husband, Derek, and two sons, William and Andrew.