Stephanie Schaeffer was named vice president and chief legal officer in January 2006. She joined Paychex in 2000 as corporate counsel and was appointed director of legal affairs in 2004.
In her current role, Schaeffer is responsible for leading a team of lawyers and professionals responsible for all Paychex legal functions, partnering with other members of the executive team to develop and execute corporate strategies for growth and maximization of shareholder value, and developing and managing the Paychex legal department.
She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in government and international relations and a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Notre Dame. She was admitted to the New York State Bar Association in August 1995.