Page appointed to Tuskegee University Board of Trustees


TUSKEGEE, Alabama (March 29, 2012) —  John E. Page, the vice president and general counsel of Golden State Foods Corporation, has been chosen to serve on the Tuskegee University Board of Trustees. The corporation is a privately held food processing and distribution company.  It employs more than 3,000 employees worldwide.  Page is responsible for all legal, governance and compliance matters.

Before working at Golden State Foods, Page practiced as a commercial litigator for over eight years before joining the in-house team at Lucent Technologies and Avaya Inc., a spin-off of Lucent.

He has litigated and tried numerous cases, and has argued before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit. His clients have included national real estate developers, global financial services companies and national franchisors. While at Avaya, he served as principal legal counsel to the Worldwide Operations and Services Group, which generated more than $1.7 billion in revenue for Avaya.

Page  is  president-elect  of  the National Bar Association,  a member  of  its board  of governors, and  has served on the executive budget, long range planning, finance, fundraising and membership  committees.  Also, he serves on the board of directors of the Association of Corporate Counsel, and has been nominated as 2011-2012 secretary. He is a member of the California Association of Black Lawyers (chair of the judicial evaluations committee) and has served on the board of the Education Law Center (nominating and finance committees).  

Page has served on the New Jersey Commission on the Discrimination in State Government Contracting, the New Jersey Attorney General's task force on the use of deadly force, served two terms as president of the Garden State Bar Association and as a board member of the New Jersey Corporate Counsel Association.  He also served on the New Jersey District Ethics Committee for three years.

In 2010, Page received the National Bar Association’s highest award, the C. Francis Stradford Award, for his service to the association and to the legal profession.   Additionally in 2010, he was the recipient of the Orange County Business Journal General Counsel of the Year Award and the Metropolitan Black Bar Association Rising Icon Award.  In 2011, the African American Managing Partner Network honored him with the Corporate Counsel Pathfinder Award.

Page has provided training to sales and finance teams on topics such as revenue recognition, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and the gathering and use of competitive information. Also, Page has served as a moderator or speaker on issues such as: corporate investigations, enterprise risk management, ethics and Sarbanes Oxley compliance, outsourcing and diversity.

Throughout his career, Page has demonstrated a continuous pattern of advocacy and support for a diverse legal profession and a diverse corporate America.   He is an advocate and practitioner of enhancing business development and legal training for minority attorneys.

A native of Brooklyn, N.Y., Page holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from Pace University. He earned his law degree from the University of Pennsylvania Law School where he was an editor of the University of Pennsylvania Law Review.

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