Central Garden & Pet Company Names Joyce McCarthy General Counsel – Press Release

McCarthy replaces George Yuhas who is retiring from the role

Central Garden & Pet Company (NASDAQ:CENT) (NASDAQ:CENTA) (“Central”), a market leader in the garden and pet industries, announced today that Joyce McCarthy will become General Counsel of Central effective April 4, 2022. Joyce succeeds George Yuhas, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary, who has elected to retire from the position after eleven years of service.

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Joyce McCarthy, General Counsel for Central Garden & Pet (Photo: Business Wire)

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“Joyce McCarthy is a highly skilled attorney who brings incredible experience to her new role as General Counsel to Central Garden & Pet,” said Tim Cofer, CEO of Central Garden & Pet. “As we continue to execute against our long-term Central to Home strategy, we need a strong leader to help us navigate key elements of our growth plans, both organic and via acquisitions. I’m thrilled to have a leader like Joyce as a trusted partner on our journey.”

In her role as General Counsel, Joyce will be responsible for all legal affairs of Central, including litigation, enterprise risk management, corporate and commercial transactions, compliance and governance.

Most recently, Joyce served as General Counsel & Secretary for Ferrara Candy Company where she oversaw all legal and compliance matters for the company. Prior to her latest role, Joyce held multiple key roles at Colgate-Palmolive Company, including four years as General Counsel of Hill’s Pet Nutrition, Inc., Colgate’s global pet food division. She also brings substantial transactional experience, having advised on multiple acquisitions and divestitures both at Ferrara and Colgate. Prior to joining Colgate Joyce was an associate at Davis Polk & Wardwell and served as a law clerk to a U.S. District Court judge in the Southern District of New York.

Joyce graduated from…