Winnebago Industries Inc. announced that it has hired Stacy Bogart to assume the role of vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary, effective Jan. 2, 2018. In addition, Bogart will also become president of the Winnebago Industries Foundation, the company’s philanthropic entity.
According to a press release, Bogart will report directly to president and CEO Michael Happe and be based in the company’s Eden Prairie, Minn., office. She will be responsible for providing strategic leadership and direction for all corporate legal, governance, ethics, compliance, government relations, and giving activities. As an officer, Bogart will also be a member of the executive leadership team and contribute fully to the formation of Winnebago Industries’ future goals and business strategies.
Bogart most recently served as senior vice president, general counsel and compliance officer, corporate secretary at Polaris Industries which she joined in November of 2009. Previously, Bogart was general counsel of Liberty Diversified International, assistant general counsel and assistant secretary at The Toro Co., and a senior attorney for Honeywell Inc. Bogart received both her undergraduate and Juris Doctorate degrees from the University of Iowa in Iowa City.
“As we continue to transform Winnebago Industries into a stronger player within the outdoor lifestyle arena, I am thrilled to welcome Stacy to our executive leadership team,” said Happe. “Stacy has a tremendous track record in leading legal teams within diversified, growing durable goods public companies and has played a critical role in helping to create scalable, profitable strategies at the enterprise level.
“Her strong experience in the areas of corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions, ethics, and compliance are especially notable and will be key as we achieve our future growth and profit objectives. We also very much look forward to Stacy leading our Winnebago Industries Foundation as the company makes giving overall, financially and through employee volunteerism, a higher cultural priority. We welcome Stacy to the Winnebago Industries team.”
Bogart will succeed previous Winnebago Industries General Counsel Scott Folkers, who has agreed to stay within the company’s legal department in a new role.