Tish L. Berard
Velcro Group Corporation
Tish L. Berard is currently Legal Counsel, North America at Velcro Group Corporation (United States). Previously, she was the Vice President and General Counsel for Hearts On Fire Company and served as Hearts On Fire’s INTA designee. Ms. Berard was responsible for all legal matters for Hearts On Fire, including maintaining Hearts On Fire’s extensive international trademark portfolio and enforcing Hearts On Fire’s intellectual property rights. In 2011 and 2014, Ms. Berard received Hearts On Fire’s Most Valuable Person award as determined by the company’s CEO, CFO, and President.
Prior to joining Hearts On Fire in 2006, Ms. Berard practiced complex civil litigation and bankruptcy law with Boston firm Bodoff & Slavitt, before which she engaged in intellectual property law and litigation with international law firm Squire, Sanders & Dempsey, based in Phoenix, Arizona.
Ms. Berard earned her J.D. from the University of Utah College of Law and her B.S., magna cum laude, in pre-law from Utah State University. She is also an ASQ Certified Six Sigma Green Belt and a Certified Diamontologist.
In her role as INTA President, Ms. Berard is Chair of the Board of Directors and Executive Committee.