Class Notes

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Geoffrey Stern, 1968

Geoffrey Stern ’68 was named in the 2011 edition of Ohio Super Lawyers. Stern is a director at Kegler, Brown, Hill & Ritter and serves as the chair of the firm’s professional responsibility practice area.

Timothy Tullis, 1989

Timothy T. Tullis ’89 was named in the 2011 edition of Ohio Super Lawyers. Tullis is a director at Kegler, Brown, Hill & Ritter focuses his practice on litigation.

Michael Zatezalo, 1975

Michael E. Zatezalo ’75 was named in the 2011 edition of Ohio Super Lawyers. Zatezalo is the managing director of Kegler, Brown, Hill & Ritter.

Michael Allison, 1982

Michael Allison '82 was promoted to executive vice president, human resources at Office Depot. Allison joined Office Depot in 2006 as vice president after serving as executive vice president of human resources for Victoria's Secret Direct.

Paul Nick, 1990

Paul M. Nick ’90 was named interim executive director of the Ohio Ethics Commission. Prior to being named to the position, Nick was the commission’s chief investigative attorney. He joined the commission in 1995 as an investigative counsel. The Ohio Ethics Commission is an independent agency that oversees the Ohio Ethics Law for most state and local public officials and employees throughout Ohio.

Ronald Petroff, 2006

Ronald Petroff '06 and his wife, Natasha, welcomed their first child, Samantha Erin Petroff, on Dec. 10. 

Thomas Stickrath, 1979

Thomas Stickrath ’79 was appointed to head of Ohio’s Bureau of Criminal Identification and Investigation's crime lab. Stickrath had previously been Ohio’s public safety director.

Steve Schumaker , 1978

Steve Schumaker ’78 was appointed Ohio’s deputy attorney general for law enforcement. Schumaker was previously the Clark County, Ohio, prosecutor.

Mary Mertz, 2002

Mary C. Mertz ’02 was named top legal deputy for new Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine. Mertz was an aide to DeWine when he was lieutenant governor.

Kimberly Lawler, 2005

Kimberly (Blackwell) Lawler '05 and husband, Mike, welcomed their second son, Malcolm James, on Aug. 4. He joined older brother Michael Timothy III, who turned 2 on Nov. 12, 2010. After spending five years with Jones Day in Washington, D.C., and Dallas, Lawler recently joined Higier Allen & Lautin, P.C. in Dallas.