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Gary P. Schmidt, Esq. (‘76)

Gary P. Schmidt, Esq. (‘76)

Title: Retired Senior VP, General Counsel, Secretary
Phone: 847.370.9776


Gary P. Schmidt earned a bachelor of arts in economics and business administration from Miami University of Ohio in 1973.  He earned a Juris Doctor from The University of Akron School of Law in 1976.

Mr. Schmidt has been the Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary with Alberto-Culver in Melrose Park, Illinois since 2005.  He had served as Vice President, General Counsel, and Assistant Secretary with the company since 1997.  He is listed in the Law & Business Directory of Corporate Counsel.  Before coming to Alberto- Culver,  Mr. Schmidt was Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary for Lyphomed, Inc. from 1987 – 1990 when the company was  acquired by Fujisawa USA Inc.   He served as Vice President, General Counsel, and Secretary for Fujisawa USA, Inc. until 1997.  Prior to that, he was General Counsel for Dean Foods from 1980-1986.  Mr. Schmidt moved to Chicago in 1977 to take a job with Alberto Culver Co. as Senior Attorney and stayed with the company until 1980.  In his early career,  Mr. Schmidt served as General Counsel for Climaco Corporation from 1976-1977. 

Mr. Schmidt is a native of Youngstown, Ohio.

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