ATLANTA, Sept. 17, 2015 – PulteGroup announced today that Steven M. Cook has been promoted to Executive Vice President, Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary. Mr. Cook is a member of the Company’s senior leadership team and reports directly to Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer Richard J. Dugas, Jr.
"Throughout his time at the Company, Steve has provided his technical expertise, mentoring and counsel to the senior leadership team and Board of Directors on matters ranging from government regulations and corporate governance to compliance and risk. He was a vital participant in structuring the Company's merger with Centex in 2009 and subsequent integration of the two organizations," said Dugas.
Mr. Cook joined PulteGroup in February 2006 after nearly 10 years with Sears, Roebuck and Co. and its successor, Sears Holdings Corporation, where he held various legal positions including Vice President and Deputy General Counsel – Corporate. Prior to joining Sears, Mr. Cook spent 11 years with the Chicago office of the law firm of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher and Flom where he focused on corporate securities, merger and acquisition transactions, joint ventures and corporate governance. He currently serves on the executive committee of the board of Junior Achievement of Georgia and the boards of Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta and the Chastain Park Conservancy.
Mr. Cook received his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Illinois and his Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Northern Illinois University, graduating magna cum laude from both institutions.
About PulteGroup, Inc.
PulteGroup, Inc. (NYSE: PHM), based in Atlanta, Georgia, is one of America’s largest homebuilding companies with operations in approximately 50 markets throughout the country. Through its brand portfolio that includes Centex, Pulte Homes, Del Webb and DiVosta Homes, the company is one of the industry’s most versatile homebuilders able to meet the needs of multiple buyer groups and respond to changing consumer demand. PulteGroup conducts extensive research to provide homebuyers with innovative solutions and consumer inspired homes and communities to make lives better.
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