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Erin Roth
Erin Roth

Erin Roth

Strada Education Network

Indianapolis, IN USA

"Balance doesn’t mean you have it all figured out. The whole concept of balance involves having to constantly move and adjust. You’re going to have smooth days and days where you fall on your face. That’s OK as long as you get back up."

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Erin's work combines: Business, Law, and Problem Solving

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Day In The Life

Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secr

Provide legal & risk management support to companies creating pathways between education & careers.

Skills & Education

Here's the path I took:

  • High School

  • Bachelor's Degree


    Butler University

  • Doctorate


    Georgetown University

Here's the path I recommend for someone who wants to be an Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secr:

Bachelor's Degree: Accounting

Doctorate: Law

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Life & Career Milestones

My path in life has been direct

  • 1.

    I developed an interest in business and law fairly early in my life, so my parents actively sought to introduce me to lawyers within our community so that I could learn from them.

  • 2.

    Attended Butler University, where I earned my bachelor’s degree in accounting.

  • 3.

    Decided to go to law school at Georgetown University, where I earned my J.D.

  • 4.

    After graduating, I got a job as a law clerk at Barnes & Thornburg, where I assisted in investigations put before the United States International Trade Commission and the Department of Commerce.

  • 5.

    In 2001, I became an attorney for the same firm—I represented and counseled clients in commercial, intellectual property, and antitrust litigation.

  • 6.

    After eight years at Barnes & Thornburg, I decided that it wasn’t the path I wanted to be on anymore, so I took a job as corporate counsel for Wabash National Corporation.

  • 7.

    I ended up working there for over 10 years, serving as their senior vice president – general counsel & secretary.

  • 8.

    I wanted to make even more of a difference in the community, so I took an opportunity to join the general counsel team at Strada Education Network and use my skills to impact education.

Defining Moments

How I responded to discouragement


    Messages from Myself:

    I don't think I can do something new and go into the unknown.

  • How I responded:

    There have been many moments in my life where I've had the opportunity to do various things or have tried to do and was turned down. I've spent a lot of time agonizing over those moments, but I had to learn to step back and realize that where I'm at is good and that things happen for a reason. I talk about these decisions with the people in my life in order to get the feedback I need to make the right choice.

Experiences and challenges that shaped me

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  • Only one other person in my whole family had ever gone to college. I didn't grow up with the luxury of having people around me that could help, so I sought out that help from others in my community.