Erin Roth

Erin Roth

Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secr

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 Roth


My road in life has been direct.
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.
Attended Butler University, where I earned my bachelor’s degree in accounting.
Decided to go to law school at Georgetown University, where I earned my J.D.
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.
In 2001, I became an attorney for the same firm—I represented and counseled clients in commercial, intellectual property, and antitrust litigation.
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.
I ended up working there for over 10 years, serving as their senior vice president – general counsel & secretary.
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.
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High School
Butler University
Georgetown University


Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secr

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

Career Roadmap

My work combines:
My work combines:
Problem Solving

Day to Day

I work with and lead a team that helps all of Strada and our affliate companies work through any problems they may have be them legal or governmental compliance in nature. My main goal is helping to resolve those issues that might derail a company from doing their important work and taking those things off of their plate so that they can focus on doing what they do best. I also work a lot with our leadership team on strategic development.

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for everyone

Talk to people who are working in fields you are interested in. This will help you figure out your path and give you insight into your true interests. Don't use law school as an excuse to delay figuring out your life. Only go if you are willing to put forth the expense, the time, and the effort to succeed. Take time to do something else before you start law school. Travel, volunteer, work. Get experience that will better prepare you for the rigor.

Recommended Education

My career is related to what I studied. I'd recommend the path I took:



The Noise I Shed

From Myself:

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

Challenges I Overcame

First-Generation College Student