Valley View, Ohio-based Safeguard Properties has announced several changes in its executive and management teams.
Linda Erkkila (pictured left) has joined the company as general counsel. In this position, she will manage all aspects of Safeguard's legal department, including client contracts, claims, litigation, settlements, insurance matters, and activity related to mergers, acquisition and joint ventures, as well as addressing regulatory issues that impact Safeguard's operations. Most recently, Erkkila served as securities and corporate governance counsel for Agilysys Inc.
John Gonos was hired as director of training. Gonos is responsible for all training initiatives for new and existing employees, including all production and operational training and supervisory and leadership development. He was previoulsy director of training and development at OfficeMax.
Jennifer Jozity was promoted from director of inspections operations to assistant vice president of inspections operations. Jozity is responsible for all aspects of the inspections service line, including order entry, client relations, regional coordination and operations.