Vice President, General Counsel, The Rockport Group
Karla Jarvis serves as Vice President, General Counsel at The Rockport Group, a global footwear company headquartered in the Greater Boston Area. Ms. Jarvis is responsible for developing the company’s global legal function and managing legal matters in domestic and international markets.
Prior to joining The Rockport Group in 2015, Ms. Jarvis was the Senior Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary of Clarks America, Inc., a subsidiary of a global footwear company, where she built the organization’s legal department to support expansion into North, South and Central America. Ms. Jarvis played a key role in the company’s SAP implementation, building a state-of-the art distribution center, developing the Corporate Social Responsibility Program and establishing a corporate foundation.
Ms. Jarvis holds a Bachelor degree from Clark University, a Master of Public Health from Boston University, and a Juris Doctorate from New England School of Law. She was born in Haiti and now resides in Watertown, MA with her husband and three children. She serves on the Board of Directors of Soles4Souls and Harvard Street Neighborhood Health Center.