Class Notes

Do you have something to share? Get a new job? Earn that promotion? Win an award? Get married? Have a child? Let us know! We are always interested in keeping up with our alumni. These Notes that you submit may be used in alumni publications and appear on this web site.

Martha Sweterlitsch, 1983

Martha J. Sweterlitsch ’83 was presented the 2010 Outstanding Lawyer Award by the American Bar Association's Non-profit Organizations Committee. The "Outstanding Lawyer Award" is presented annually for distinguished service by an attorney practicing non-profit law. Sweterlitsch is currently of counsel at Benesch Friedlander Coplan & Aronoff in Columbus, where her practice is focused on non-profit, administrative, health, state tax, and federal and state tax exemption law and lobbying. She is currently chair of the Ohio Association of Nonprofit Organizations, and also serves as a trustee for the Ohio United Way and as legislative counsel for the Ohio Alliance of YMCA’s, the Ohio Association of Child Care Providers, and the Association of Ohio Philanthropic Homes and Housing For Aging.

Marybeth Sundstrom, 2005

Marybeth Sundstrom '05 and Daniel Westmeyer '05 were married in Las Vegas, Nev., on May 15, 2010. Sundstrom is an associate at Gerrard Cox Larsen in Henderson, Nev., and Westmeyer is a deputy district attorney in the Clark County District Attorney's Office.

Steve Roach, 2006

Steve Roach ’06 was featured in the April 2010 Texas Bar Journal regarding his work as a Dallas attorney, art appraiser, licensed auctioneer, and editor of Coin World. Read the story at this link.

P Casey, 2001

P. R. Casey ’01 left his job in May as the Ohio Senate democratic legal counsel to start as the chief legal counsel at the Ohio Department of Education. Casey also welcomed the birth of his third child, Delaney Joyce Casey, in May.

Julia Tosi, 2005

Julia Tosi ’05 and Nathaniel Tosi ’06 welcomed a new daughter, Mia Elizabeth, on March 25, 2010.

Frank Janik, 1990

Frank Janik ’90 was recently elected to City Council at Large in Amherst, Ohio, and has opened a new law office in the city’s downtown. Janik previously worked for the Lorain County, Ohio Prosecutor’s Office.

Ronald McCracken, 1976

Ronald McCracken ’76 was inducted into the Environmental Industries Association (EIA) Hall of Fame and honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award. EIA is the non-profit trade association that represents for-profit companies in the waste service and equipment industry throughout the United States. McCracken is president and founder of RJM Associates in Easley, S.C.

Tiffany Smith, 2009

Tiffany T. Smith ’09 was the filing attorney for a pro bono lawsuit on behalf of constitutional law professor Abukar Hassan Ahmed, who was reportedly imprisoned and tortured in Somalia during the brutal regime of Siad Barre. Smith’s firm, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, joined with the Center for Justice and Accountability to file the suit. Smith was also elected on behalf o the firm’s first-year associates to serve as one of two representatives on the firm’s Associate Committee.

David Scott, 1987

David Alan Scott ’87 was elected vice president of the national Sierra Club in May after completing his first year on the board of directors. His responsibilities include taking positions on national legislation, guiding the organization's Climate Recovery Campaigns, and policy development. The Sierra Club has over 1.3 million members and supporters and a noted environmental lobbying and litigation program.

Monica Gfoeller, 1987

Lieutenant Colonel Monica Gfoeller ’87 concluded her tour of duty as the Garrison Command Judge Advocate of Victory Base Complex Garrison in Baghdad, Iraq. Gfoeller is assigned to the 561st Regional Support Group from Omaha, Neb., as the unit's senior legal counsel. The unit was mobilized for active duty in July 2009 to manage the base, which is one of the largest in Iraq.