VP & General Counsel


Kent_Kiffner_218x240Kent Kiffner serves as Mission Essential’s General Counsel. Kiffner, who has worked in the Company’s legal department since 2012, provides legal counsel and advice on a variety of issues across the Company’s various departments, while also functioning as Mission Essential’s Corporate Secretary. He chairs the Company’s Ethics and Audit Committees, and serves as a member of the Company’s Benefits Committee.

Before joining Mission Essential, Kent was a Trial Attorney in the Civil Division of the United States Department of Justice in Washington, D.C., where he represented the United States as counsel of record at both the trial and appellate levels. Before that, he served as Law Clerk to Justice Terrence O’Donnell of the Supreme Court of Ohio. He began his career as an associate with McDonald Hopkins LLC in Cleveland, Ohio.

Kent holds a juris doctorate from the Syracuse University College of Law, where he graduated magna cum laude and was a member of the Syracuse Law Review, and he received his bachelor’s degree from Baldwin Wallace University.

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