NEW YORK, Aug. 30, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- S&P Global (NYSE: SPGI) today announced that Steve Kemps has joined the Company as Executive Vice President, General Counsel. He will report to Douglas L. Peterson, President and CEO of S&P Global and serve on the Company's Operating Committee.
"As we continue to uphold the high standards set for our company, Steve's 25 years of corporate legal expertise make him an essential addition to the team," said Mr. Peterson. "Additionally, his extensive experience practicing law across both the public and private sector will bring valuable perspective as we continue to transform our business."
"I am extremely excited to join S&P Global to lead our world class legal teams and support our strategies for growth," said Mr. Kemps. "It's an honor to be part of this iconic brand and part of an organization with an unparalleled reputation in the global financial and business markets."
Mr. Kemps will be responsible for overseeing the legal operations and advising on the impact of changing laws in the way the Company conducts business.
Previously, Mr. Kemps served as Executive Vice President and General Counsel at Quanta Services, where he oversaw all legal affairs and advised the business on regulatory, ethical and compliance matters. Prior to joining Quanta, he served as General Counsel of Hess Retail Corporation and Dean Foods Company. Mr. Kemps has also held various senior legal positions with Kimberly-Clark Corporation and law firm Dorsey & Whitney, and served as a federal law clerk to Judge Paul A. Magnuson of the United States District Court, Minnesota.
Mr. Kemps earned a Juris Doctorate degree from University of Wisconsin Law School and a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Accounting from University of Wisconsin School of Business. He also holds a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) certificate.
About S&P Global
S&P Global is a leading provider of transparent and independent ratings, benchmarks, analytics and data to the capital and commodity markets worldwide. The Company's divisions include S&P Global Ratings, S&P Global Market Intelligence, S&P Dow Jones Indices and S&P Global Platts. S&P Global has approximately 20,000 employees in 31 countries. For more information, visit www.spglobal.com.
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