Debra Schroeder Appointed General Counsel of RAND Corporation

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November 8, 2010

Debra Schroeder has been appointed to the newly created position of vice president and general counsel of the RAND Corporation, organization officials announced today.

"Debra Schroeder's broad experience as a corporate counsel will help advance RAND's research agenda, and she will provide important leadership on many other issues we take on as a nonprofit organization providing research and analysis to decisionmakers around the world," said RAND President and CEO said James A. Thomson. RAND is a nonprofit research organization.

Schroeder, who served as senior counsel at the Aerospace Corporation before joining RAND, has special expertise in the areas of labor and employment, intellectual property, health care, risk management, and compliance and training. Schroeder's experience also includes time spent with private law firms, as deputy general counsel of a medical and dental financial services and consulting firm, as corporate counsel and director of risk management at Parkview Health, the largest health care delivery system in northeastern Indiana, and as manager of industrial relations with the Essex Group of manufacturing concerns.

Schroeder also will serve as RAND's corporate ethics officer, overseeing the corporate integrity program.

Schroeder earned her law degree from Indiana University, Bloomington.

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