Jennifer L. Peterson

Jennifer L. Peterson, Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary

Jennifer L. Peterson has served as Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary since August 2022.

Prior to her current role, Ms. Peterson served as Interim General Counsel and Assistant Secretary since May 2022, Vice President and Associate General Counsel since April 2021, and Associate General Counsel – Litigation and Product Safety since January 2018.  Ms. Peterson has been responsible for overseeing Manitowoc’s legal matters, including commercial contracts, litigation, product safety, and global risk management.

Prior to 2018, Ms. Peterson served as Director of Litigation, Americas for Adient plc and Senior Group Counsel for Johnson Controls, Inc. In those roles, Ms. Peterson set the strategy for complex commercial and product liability litigation and product safety. In 2009 Ms. Peterson was Deputy General Counsel for Journal Communications, Inc., responsible for advising the diversified media company on litigation, intellectual property, commercial contracts, and digital growth strategies. Prior to joining Journal Communications, Ms. Peterson was with the law firm Godfrey & Kahn, S.C. and Law Clerk to the Honorable N. Patrick Crooks on the Wisconsin Supreme Court.

Ms. Peterson is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin Law School and the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire.