Jamey Seely is one of today’s singular corporate executives who simultaneously hold business and legal roles, currently serving as General Counsel & Secretary at Covetrus, a global animal-health technology and services company. Her breadth of executive and industry experience reflects her high-level positions in multiple global, publicly traded companies across the energy, technology, and industrial sectors. A deep background in the energy sector includes oil and gas services, manufacturing, IP development and management, retail energy, electricity and power, coal, nuclear, solar, wind, and electric vehicle projects. Jamey’s expertise in the industrial sector is in manufacturing, sales, and IP development and management across the heavy industrial, robotics, construction, agriculture, energy, automotive, and transportation industries.
Serving as Executive Vice President and General Counsel of the Gates Industrial Corporation PLC (NYSE: GTES), a global leader in power transmission and fluid power products and services, she led a successful IPO. While Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary at ION Geophysical, Inc. (NYSE: IO), a global technology company, Jamey managed all financing arrangements, mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures, partnerships and strategic alliances, and the bond restructuring of the company’s debt.
Jamey also served as Senior Vice President of Alternative Energy for NRG Energy, Inc. (NYSE: NRG), with management and legal oversight of multiple new business and startup ventures related to enhanced oil recovery, solar power, and nuclear project development. She was previously Vice President and General Counsel at Direct Energy, and a corporate and securities partner in the international law firm of Thompson & Knight LLP.
A recipient of numerous honors, Jamey received the “2019 Outstanding Women in Business Awards, Large Corporation” from the Denver Business Journal, the “2019 Trailblazer in Business” by Aspioneer, and was named “One of the 25 Most Powerful Women” by the Denver Chamber of Commerce. She was cited as a “Trailblazer in Energy Law” by the National Law Journal in 2017, one of the “Top 50 Women in Energy” by the Texas Diversity Council, and one of the “Top Women in Energy for 2016” by Texas Lawyer. Recognized by Diversity Magazine as one of the “Most Powerful & Influential Women in Texas” in 2008, she was also awarded the “Champion of Diversity Award” in 2007 by the Houston Business Journal.
Currently serving on the boards of the Women’s Foundation of Colorado and the Butterfly Foundation, Jamey leads the General Counsel Mentoring Program in Colorado. She also serves as an advisor to the Colorado Women’s Chamber of Commerce and is a member of the Women’s General Counsel Network, Women of M&A, and LaddHer Up.
Jamey graduated from Southern Methodist University’s Dedman School of Law and received a B.A., magna cum laude, from Baylor University. She holds a Professional Certificate in Energy Innovation & Emerging Technologies from Stanford University, and is licensed to practice law in Texas and New York.
Business and Strategic Leadership
Strategic Mergers and Acquisitions
Working with Boards During Difficult Litigation, Proxy Contests, And Financial Restructurings
Business Alignment and Cultural Transformation
Building High Performance Teams
Effective Reporting to CEO And Board
Governance and Corporate Secretary
Leadership for Women and Diverse Talent
Executive Coaching and Mentoring
Speaking Engagements on Diversity, Corporate Governance and Building