Kent B. Magill is executive vice president, general counsel & corporate secretary for The Hillshire Brands Company (NYSE: HSH). Magill is responsible for the company’s legal activities, risk management and global business practices.
Magill joined the company in June 2012. Prior to Hillshire Brands, he served as executive vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary for Hostess Brands, Inc., one of the nation’s largest wholesale bakers and distributors of fresh-baked bread and sweet goods, for more than 10 years. Prior to Hostess, he was vice president, general counsel and secretary at Layne Christensen Company, commencing with its initial public offering in 1992. Before that, Magill spent more than a decade at The Marley Company in a variety of legal positions with increasing responsibilities, culminating with his appointment as vice president and associate general counsel. Magill began his law career in a large general practice law firm.
Magill received his bachelor’s degree from Kansas State University and his Juris Doctor from the University of Iowa. He also completed an executive business program at the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University.