O.C. Tanner’s Beatryx Washington and Kyle Petersen Recognized on Utah Business’ Legal Elite 2021 List

Salt Lake City - March 31, 2021 - O.C. Tanner, the global leader in employee recognition and workplace culture, today announced that Beatryx (Bea) Washington, Senior Vice President, General Counsel, and Kyle Petersen, Senior Counsel for Data Privacy and Product, have been named to Utah Business’ Legal Elite 2021 list.  

Bea was honored in the in-house counsel category, and Kyle was honored as a promising up-and-comer. In his first year of work at O.C. Tanner, Kyle has already made a name for himself for his work on many of the company’s software-as-a-service (SaaS) accounts, including some of O.C. Tanner’s largest customers. His supervisor and head of counsel at O.C. Tanner, Bea, shared “Kyle hit the ground running when he joined O.C. Tanner. He implemented processes and contract changes that made us better, and he always takes the right tone when explaining our data practices to various clients. We are fortunate to have him on our team.”

In addition to leading O.C. Tanner’s larger legal team, in the last year, Bea has overseen the information security challenges of working from home, COVID-19 safety guidelines and has participated in a number of corporate strategic initiatives.

“It is incredible to see the work of two of law’s brightest minds in Utah be honored and represent O.C. Tanner on this list,” said Dave Petersen, President and CEO of O.C. Tanner. “Bea and her team of legal experts are integral to our work with some of the world’s largest and most noteworthy companies, including many Fortune 500 organizations, and Kyle is a key player helping to drive not only that success but also our data practices. Having witnessed their hard work and dedication first-hand day in and day out, and we’re thrilled to see them receive this additional validation from their peers outside of the organization.”

Each year, Utah Business surveys attorneys throughout the state of Utah for peer nominations for those working within the legal field. Nominated attorneys are then ranked according to their practice category and only those who earn enough votes to place them in the top 10% of nominations within their category are selected as finalists for the Legal Elite list. Those finalists are then verified by a panel of 15 attorneys selected by the Utah State Bar to eliminate bias and provide an objective, third-party verification of the results.

You can view Utah Business Magazine’s complete Legal Elite Utah 2021 list here: https://www.utahbusiness.com/archives/legal-elite-2021/

About O.C. Tanner

O.C. Tanner is the global leader in software and services that improve workplace culture by creating powerful employee experiences. Its Culture Cloud suite of applications and solutions —  including recognition, service awards, wellbeing, leadership and celebrations — helps people thrive at work. O.C. Tanner provides these and other services for thousands of the most respected companies in the world. For more information visit octanner.com.

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