SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., March 4, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Universal Technical Institute, Inc.(NYSE: UTI), today announced that Christopher Kevane has joined the company as senior vice president, chief legal officer.
Kevane will have oversight of all UTI's legal, compliance and regulatory functions. As the newest member of the senior leadership team, he will help guide the company's work to develop new organic and inorganic growth opportunities, optimize its real estate footprint and transform the student experience. He will report to Jerome Grant, chief executive officer.
"In addition to having a sharp legal mind, Chris is a business strategist with a wealth of experience advising leadership on strategy and growth," Grant said. "As we explore organic growth initiatives, as well as opportunities to enable growth through acquisition and build business-to-business programs and services, his leadership and counsel will be invaluable. Chris will also support the team in maintaining UTI's track record of strong regulatory compliance and delivering for our students and industry customers."
Kevane has more than 20 years of legal experience, with expertise in legal strategy, corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions, regulatory compliance and risk management. For nearly a decade, he served as senior vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary for Rural Metro Corporation, a leading national provider of first responder services. He held a similar leadership role with Nuverra Environmental Solutions, Inc., one of the largest environmental solutions companies in the oil industry. Most recently, he was Chief Legal Officer for Legal+Risk Solutions, LLC, where he advised clients' executive management and boards of directors on strategic initiatives. Kevane started his career in Squire Patton Boggs's U.S. Corporate, Finance & Securities Group.
He earned a Juris Doctor and a Bachelor of Science degree in finance from Arizona State University. Kevane has been named Arizona's "Large Company In-House Counsel of the Year" by the Association of Corporate Counsels.
About Universal Technical Institute, Inc.
With more than 220,000 graduates in its 54-year history, Universal Technical Institute, Inc. (NYSE: UTI) is the nation's leading provider of technical training for automotive, diesel, collision repair, motorcycle and marine technicians, and offers welding technology and computer numerical control (CNC) machining programs. The company has built partnerships with industry leaders, outfits its state-of-the-industry facilities with current technology, and delivers training that is aligned with employer needs. Through its network of 13 campuses nationwide, UTI offers post-secondary programs under the banner of several well-known brands, including Universal Technical Institute (UTI), Motorcycle Mechanics Institute and Marine Mechanics Institute (MMI) and NASCAR Technical Institute (NASCAR Tech). The company is headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona. For more information, visit uti.edu.
Company Contact: Jody Kent Vice President, Communications and Public Affairs Universal Technical Institute, Inc. (623) 445-0872 [email protected]