Werten F.W. Bellamy, Jr.


Werten is the President of Stakeholders, Inc., a company founded in 2007 that provides training and conference resources directed to the active career management needs of corporations and service firms. A prolific speaker, Werten has made over 100 presentations to professional organizations in the past six (6) years.

In 2010, Werten was selected by the Leadership Council for Legal Diversity (LCLD) to design and help implement its talent development efforts directed to top performing diverse professionals, working under the direction of Geoff Kelly, General Counsel, The Coca-Cola Company, Rick Palmore, General Counsel, General Mills and Brad Smith, General Counsel, Microsoft Corporation.

Visit www.lcldnet.com for additional information on Werten’s work on the LCLD Fellows Program. Werten is also the author of The Path to Indispensable, published by American Bar Association Publishing and due in 2013.

Werten launched Stakeholders following sixteen (16) years of practice in both service firms and corporations. Werten began his career as an Associate in the Washington, D.C. office of Kutak Rock. The next twelve (12) years of his career he spent in positions of increasing responsibility, at companies to include Merck & Co., Inc., Genetics Institute, Inc. and Wyeth Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Werten completed his in-house career with Celera Genomics (NYSE: CRA), the biotechnology company located in Rockville, Maryland and credited with sequencing the human genome. At Celera, Werten was the General Counsel. Werten is also a retired captain in the United States Army. Werten is a graduate of Princeton University and the University Of Virginia School Of Law. He resides in Philadelphia.