Andréa M. Wilson is the General Counsel and VP, Compliance for Corus International. Prior to her role at Corus, she served as Americas General Counsel, VP Compliance, and Corporate Secretary for Smiths Detection, a leading multinational defense and security equipment manufacturer. She has held several senior level positions in legal, contracts and compliance in the aerospace, education, defense, health, manufacturing and technology industries in private sector and non-profit organizations.
After working full-time as a director of government contracts while completing law school, Andréa started her legal career at Johns Hopkins University, where she combined her many years of business experience with her newly acquired law license to support health and humanitarian programs in developing countries. Over the past 20 years, Andréa has been traveling domestically and globally, honing her legal skills, and growing her expertise while working for Fortune 500 companies such as Honeywell, Raytheon, IBM, and UnitedHealth Group.
Andréa is a graduate of the University of Maryland School of Law where she was president of her law school class and volunteered as a mediator for the District Court of Maryland’s Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Office. She has provided pro bono services to the Maryland Foreclosure Prevention Program, offering legal support to homeowners in danger of losing their residence through foreclosure, worked with Habitat for Humanity to build homes for those in need, and volunteered with St. Frances Academy, helping students in underserved communities explore untraditional careers in law. Andréa loves to spend her free time with her husband of 17 years and 10-year-old son, roller skating, bike riding and completing DIY projects.