YRC Worldwide Inc. has named Michelle Russell as its top lawyer, effective Feb. 13.
The Overland Park-based trucking giant (Nasdaq: YRCW) said Thursday that Russell, 42, had been appointed as general counsel, executive vice president and secretary.
She takes over for Jeff Bennett, who had filled the position on an interim basis.
Former Embarq Corp. CEO Tom Gerke previously had held the position, starting in December 2010. Early this month, Kansas City-based H&R Block Inc. (NYSE: HRB) announced that Gerke had taken the general counsel role there...