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Atlanta attorney Beth Chandler named as new general counsel of Rollins Inc.

By Maria Saporta

Rollins Inc. has named Elizabeth “Beth” Chandler as its new vice president and general counsel, replacing recently retired Kathleen Mayton.

Rollins, a nationwide consumer services company, is best known for signature brand — Orkin pest control.

Chandler has had a long tenure in Atlanta. Before joining Rollins, Chandler was vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary for Asbury Automotive. Prior to working with Asbury, Chandler served as city attorney for the City of Atlanta; and she served as vice president, assistant general counsel and corporate secretary for Mirant Corp.

Beth Chandler

Beth Chandler

Chandler started her career with Troutman Sanders, where she rose to partner in its corporate practice.

“Beth brings many years of valuable experience and knowledge to Rollins,” said John Wilson, president and chief operating officer of Rollins. “She is a great addition to our leadership team, and we are pleased to welcome her to Rollins.”

Chandler graduated magna cum laude from the University of Georgia Law School and the University of Georgia’s Terry College of Business. She served in a variety of leadership roles in the Atlanta community, including chair of the board of Atlanta Beltline Inc., where she currently continues to serve as vice chair. She also serves on the Board of Visitors of the UGA Law School.

“As a long time Atlantan, I’m extremely pleased to join a company that is so highly regarded in the community and is committed to outstanding customer service, employee development and professionalism,” Chandler said.

Rollins provides pest control services and protection against termite damage, rodents and insects to more than two million customers in the United States, Canada, Europe, South America, Central America, the Middle East the Caribbean, Asia, Africa and Mexico through its wholly-owned subsidiaries.

Chandler is replacing Mayton, who received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Massachusetts. Mayton then received her law degree from the Emory School of Law. She began her career with Rollins in 1990 as a staff attorney, later becoming assistant vice president of the human resources department. In 1995, Mayton was named general counsel.

Maria Saporta

Maria Saporta, Editor, is a longtime Atlanta business, civic and urban affairs journalist with a deep knowledge of our city, our region and state.  Since 2008, she has written a weekly column and news stories for the Atlanta Business Chronicle. Prior to that, she spent 27 years with The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, becoming its business columnist in 1991. Maria received her Master’s degree in urban studies from Georgia State and her Bachelor’s degree in journalism from Boston University. Maria was born in Atlanta to European parents and has two young adult children.


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