MEREDITH B. STONE NACCO Materials Holding Group Inc., Greenville
It would most likely be living on a beautiful lake somewhere that is peaceful and quiet (a mountain view also would be great) but close enough to a big city that I could still get my fix of good restaurants, theater and museums. Alternatively, the idea of a Caribbean island, Breckenridge, Colo., (where I could ski in the winter and golf in the spring/summer/fall) or Venice, Italy, also would be very appealing.
Vita: Born Nov. 18, 1959, in White Plains, N.Y.; bachelor’s from the University of Vermont, law degree from St. John’s University; husband and one child. Why she chose this field: As an in-house counsel, I have the opportunity to develop a deeper understanding and become more involved in my client’s business as part of the team. What she’d be if not a lawyer: I could envision myself teaching at the undergraduate or graduate level. Memorable case: Early in my career, as a prosecutor of juvenile-delinquency petitions in New York City, I caught a case involving a drive-by shooting by a 14-year-old girl with a semiautomatic machine gun. The oldest person in the vehicle was 16. Passions: Reading, golf (though my score doesn’t show it), skiing. Favorite place: Tuscany in Italy. Favorite books: To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee; A Time to Kill by John Grisham; Paths of Glory by Jeffrey Archer (a story of George Mallory’s attempts to scale Mount Everest) and Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell. Heroes: Susan B. Anthony and Sandra Day O’Connor. Don’t ask her to: Sing or watch reality TV.