Chief Legal Officer, General Counsel, and Corporate Secretary
As chief legal officer, general counsel, and corporate secretary of Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP), Dawn Boland leads the legal team while supporting the efforts of the executive team and the WWP board of directors. She oversees all legal affairs, including corporate transactions, governance and regulatory compliance, enterprise risk management, and trademark protection.
Before joining WWP, Dawn was vice president, corporate (general) counsel, and secretary for the Actuant Corporation, a diversified industrial company providing goods and services to customers in the industrial, marine, agricultural, defense, aerospace, construction, oil and gas, medical, and automotive industries. She served as the first in-house attorney for the company in its 100-year history — developing corporate policies, procedures, and programs to drive legal compliance, reduce risk, and maximize corporate-wide profitability. Prior to this, she focused on corporate risk management as well as standardization and simplification of processes for the Boland Law Office.
Dawn served as assistant brigade logistical officer, supply platoon leader, and hazardous materials officer in the U.S. Army. She earned her bachelor’s degree from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and her law degree from Marquette University Law School.