Petco, a pet specialty retail company, has appointed Genevieve Kelly as chief legal officer and corporate secretary overseeing all legal, corporate governance, and regulatory affairs for the company.

Kelly brings more than 25 years of leadership experience in legal practice for multinational corporations from around the globe. Prior to joining Petco, she served as vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary for Dole Food Company, where she was promoted five times to roles of increasing scope and responsibility during her 14 years there.

Previously, Kelly also worked as a corporate attorney for the international law firms Sidley Austin and McDermott Will & Emery, and as legal counsel for multinational corporations Occidental Petroleum Corporation and Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide and for the global investment bank Houlihan Lokey.