BRANDT Promotes Cour to Associate General Counsel
Cour also named as Assistant Corporate Secretary to multiple BRANDT, Inc. subsidiaries
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois (20 May 2020) – BRANDT, a leading agriculture retailer and manufacturer of specialty agriculture products, has promoted Emily Cour to Associate General Counsel. In addition, Cour has been named to be assistant corporate secretary to a number of the recently created BRANDT subsidiaries.
In her new role, Cour will assist in protecting BRANDT's legal interests across all BRANDT companies and will provide hands-on counsel to BRANDT’s leaders and management staff, including drafting key legal documents, providing HR counsel and legal support and developing and assuring legal compliance.
“I am excited to work more directly with the amazing management teams that BRANDT has in place for all of our subsidiaries and affiliated companies,” said Cour. “It is often said, but so true: BRANDT is truly a great place to work because of the people that are Team BRANDT and I look forward to continuing to be part of that team.”
Cour started her new role on March 1. She will continue to report to R. Lee Allen, BRANDT Chief Legal Officer.
“I have worked with Emily for 14 years, first in private legal practice and now here at BRANDT,” said Allen. “She is an incredibly bright, strategic and hardworking lawyer and has adapted well to the variety of different legal and business challenges presented to in-house legal counselors. She has proven herself to be a strong, yet empathetic young leader at BRANDT.”
In addition to the associate general counsel role, at its last regularly scheduled meeting, the BRANDT Board of Directors appointed Cour as Assistant Corporate Secretary for multiple BRANDT, Inc. subsidiaries, including Team BRANDT, BRANDT Agronomic Services, BRANDT Dealer Support, BRANDT Discovery & Innovation, and BRANDT International.
Cour joined BRANDT as corporate counsel in February 2016, after being in private practice for 10 years at Sorling Northrup in Springfield, IL. She holds a B.A in Business Administration from Illinois Wesleyan University; she earned her J.D. from St. Louis University School of Law.
A leading agricultural company, BRANDT serves growers around the globe. Founded in 1953 by Glen Brandt and his sister Evelyn Brandt Thomas to help Illinois farmers adopt new and profitable technologies, the company has experienced aggressive growth under the leadership of President and CEO Rick Brandt. Innovation, technology and strong customer service are a few of the core beliefs that drive BRANDT today. BRANDT’s focus is providing the products and services that give growers the best opportunity for return while building a stronger, healthier and more abundant food supply.