Senior Vice President, Eastman Kodak Company
Roger Byrd was appointed General Counsel, Secretary and Senior Vice President of Kodak in January 2019. He is responsible for leading the company's global legal function and for providing legal guidance to senior leadership and the Board of Directors. Byrd reports to Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Jim Continenza.
Byrd joined Kodak in 2015 as Assistant General Counsel and Vice President, Legal Department and while at Kodak has focused on M&A and financing transactions, joint ventures, and other strategic initiatives. Byrd has also been active in providing credit agreement compliance, securities reporting and corporate governance support to the Company. The Board of Directors elected him to Senior Vice President and Secretary in January 2019.
Prior to joining Kodak, Byrd was a Partner at Nixon Peabody LLP. During his 23-year career at Nixon Peabody, he represented a broad range of clients in connection with a variety of M&A, financing and other corporate transactions. From 2005-2006, Byrd also served as General Counsel at Choice One Communications, Inc., a competitive local exchange carrier.
Byrd received a B.S. degree in accounting from Bob Jones University and a J.D. from Duke University School of Law.