Chemistry company Chemours announced the promotion of Vice President of Strategic Planning Kristine Wellman to senior vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary, effective Oct. 1.

Wellman will succeed the retiring David Shelton, who will serve as special counsel to Chief Executive Mark Newman until year’s end.

Wellman will lead all nonlegacy aspects of the legal function, in addition to government affairs, ethics and compliance, corporate remediation, and security. She brings 20 years of legal experience to the role, including stints at Capital One and DuPont, according to her LinkedIn profile.

During her tenure with Chemours, Wellman served as plant manager at Chemours’ Chambers Works manufacturing site, where she led the operations team safely through the initial phase of the pandemic.

She also contributed to the global organizational design of the new advanced performance materials unit and went on to lead its sustainability strategy, overseeing strategic analysis and planning related to the regulatory environment.