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Joseph Koncelik \'93 was named partner at Tucker Ellis LLP. He serves as chair of the firm\'s environmental and renewable energy group where his practice focuses on environmental law, property development and remediation, and oil and gas.
David L. Yaussy \'84, a member at Spilman Thomas & Battle PLLC, was appointed by the Kanawha County Bar Association to serve a three-year term as its representative on Legal Aid of West Virginia’s board of directors. Yaussy, who serves as chair of Spilman Thomas & Battle\'s environmental practice group, is a longtime Legal Aid volunteer, serving as a pro bono attorney in dozens of client cases.
Laura Ephlin ‘91 has been selected as co-chair of the newly formed corporate counsel section of the Akron Bar Association, which aims to better meet the needs of counsel serving in in-house and non-traditional roles. Ephlin is the director of accreditation and regulatory affairs at Akron Children’s Hospital.
Brian Stewart \'11 was re-elected in November 2016 to a second term as a Pickaway County Commissioner. As commissioner, he also serves on the board of directors for the County Commissioners Association of Ohio (CCAO). Stewart is also a partner with the law firm of Farthing & Stewart LLP in Circleville, Ohio.
Douglas K. Sesnowitz ’94 has been named vice chair of Ulmer & Berne LLP’s business law practice group. He counsels public and private companies in a wide range of industries on a variety of corporate matters and has served as general counsel and advisor to many closely held and middle market companies in the manufacturing, distribution, retail, and service industries. Sesnowitz also has significant experience structuring and negotiating mergers, acquisitions, and divestitures.
Alexander Koenig \'16 has joined Ulmer & Berne LLP as an associate in the firm’s Cleveland office. He is a member of the mergers and acquisitions practice group where his practice focuses on a wide range of corporate law issues, including mergers and acquisitions and capital markets and securities transactions.
Meredith K. Sugar ’99 has been elected to the board of directors of the National Easterseals. She previously served as president of the board of directors of Easterseals Central and Southeast Ohio, and as the immediate past-president of the Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf in Washington, D.C. Sugar is a partner at Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP where her practice focuses on business succession planning, sophisticated wealth transfer and estate planning and administration, tax, and general corporate representation.
Ronald R. Petroff ’06 has been recognized by Columbus Business First as one of \"20 People to Know in Law.\" He serves as the founder and managing partner of Petroff Law Offices, LLC, which specializes in family law. Petroff was also featured in the June 2016 Columbus CEO article “Five Legal Trends Business Owners Need to Know” as an expert on child and spousal support payments for local business owners.
Daniel James Klonowski ’78 was sworn in as acting judge of the Garfield Heights Municipal Court in May. He is particularly honored by the appointment having grown up in Garfield Heights and having a father who also served as acting judge in the 1950s and 1960s, when the court was first established.
Kreg Allison \'02 was unanimously confirmed as director of the Division of
Real Estate for the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation. He was appointed by Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner in January 2016. In his position Allison serves as the head regulator for the real estate industry in Illinois overseeing professional education, licensure, regulation, and discipline for over 80 thousand licensees working in seven professions. He also manages a large government agency with approximately 40 employees operating out of offices in Chicago, Des Plaines, and Springfield with a most recent budget of more than $8 million.
Kenneth L. Young \'93 has been named to the Marion Technical College Board of Trustees. He serves as executive vice president of planning/development and general counsel for United Church Homes.
Anthony M. Sharett \'02, formally a partner with BakerHostetler, is now the vice president, bank legal for Nationwide Bank, a subsidiary of Nationwide Insurance, a Fortune 69 company. In this role, Sharett is the general counsel for the $6.5 billion bank, including participation on the bank strategic leadership team.
Rene Rimelspach \'01 joined Conagra Brands as counsel for commercial transactions, legal and government affairs on Aug. 15, 2016, at the company\'s new headquarters in Chicago, Illinois.
Julie Miceli ’04 has joined the Chicago office of Husch Blackwell as a partner in firm’s healthcare, life sciences, and education group. Her work there focuses on serving private and public institutions of higher education.
Gauri Shrotriya Locker \'05 was awarded the Community Leadership Award from the Washington Defense Trial Lawyers Association. The Community Leadership Award recognizes an individual who has provided substantial support and benefit to the community through volunteerism or pro bono efforts while embodying outstanding professionalism, ethics, and civic virtue. Gauri is an assistant attorney general in the torts division of the Washington State Attorney General\'s office in Seattle, Washington.