Dorothy Capers serves as Senior Vice President, General Counsel for Xylem Inc., a leading global water technology company committed to solving critical water and infrastructure challenges with innovation, more than 16,000 diverse employees and revenue of $4.88 billion.
Capers has served as Executive Vice President, Global General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of the National Express Group, a leading transport provider, for the last four years, previously serving as General Counsel for the North America region.
At National Express, she led a multinational team managing complex commercial litigation, environmental compliance, employment, and labor matters and advised on multiple M&A and commercial transactions. She also co-led the company’s Global Diversity & Inclusion Committee.
Prior to National Express, Capers held the position of Associate General Counsel at US Foods, Inc., and has also held leadership positions with the City of Chicago Department of Law, and the Cook County State’s Attorney Oﬃce.
Capers graduated from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champagne with a Bachelor of Arts in Speech Communication and History, and she holds a Juris Doctor from Howard University School of Law.