Class Notes

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Nathan Pangrace, 2008

Nathan J. Pangrace ’08 was named a Rising Star in the field of employment and labor law in the 2016 edition of Ohio Super Lawyers. He is an associate in the Roetzel & Andress Cleveland office where his practice focuses on helping businesses comply with laws governing the workplace, including those related to employee discrimination and harassment, leaves of absence, wage and hour requirements, disability accommodation, workplace health and safety, labor unions, unemployment, and workers' compensation.

Benjamin Leffler , 2008

Benjamin L. Leffler ’08 has joined the Dallas, Texas, office of Winstead PC as an associate. A member of the firm’s real estate finance practice group, he advises clients on commercial real estate matters, including securitized and non-securitized financings, recapitalizations, joint ventures, leases, and related corporate and financial transactions.

Megan Kelley , 2006

Megan C. Kelley ’06 was appointed by Gov. John Kasich to the Ohio Ethics Commission. Her term began in March of 2016. Kelley serves as the affordable housing closing manager for National Church Residences, a Columbus-based nonprofit provider of affordable housing and services for vulnerable populations. Prior to joining National Church Residences, Ms. Kelley was a partner in The Law Firm of Hayman & Kelley, LLC, where she practiced in various areas of civil litigation.

Steven Swick , 2015

Steven W. Swick ‘15 has joined Dungan & LeFevre Co., L.P.A. as an associate. His practice at the firm focuses on real estate and income tax.

Whitney Willits-Monroe, 2012

Whitney L. Willits-Monroe ’12, an associate at Black McCuskey Souers & Arbaugh, LPA, was named one of 20 outstanding young leaders under the age of 40 by ystark!, a department of the Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce, and The Repository. She was also named a Rising Star in both the 2015 and 2016 editions of Ohio Super Lawyers magazine.

Matthew Rule, 2006

Matthew Rule ’06 was promoted to senior vice president of housing development for National Church Residences. There he supervises the organization's acquisitions, development finance, originations, and construction teams, as well as its closing attorneys.

Matthew Crall, 2002

Matthew Crall ’02 has been reelected as the Crawford County, Ohio prosecutor. He has held the position since 2013. He previously served as city prosecutor for Bucyrus from 2003-2013 and city law director from 2008-2013. He also chairs the 20/20 drug abuse/public safety action team at the Crawford County Partnership for Education and Economic Development.

Gregory Vincent, 1987

Dr. Gregory Joseph Vincent ’87 was selected by the University of Pennsylvania to receive the Penn GSE Educator of Year Award during the 2016 Commencement Exercises. This award recognizes an outstanding graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, preferably of the Graduate School of Education, who demonstrates unusual involvement in and commitment to identifying and helping to resolve school problems and current issues in education. The recipient of this award must be a dedicated educator who is an inspiration, risk-taker, innovator, and role model and who demonstrates a commitment to the betterment of the Graduate School of Education.

D. Brent Mulgrew, 1975

D. Brent Mulgrew ‘75 was awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award by Columbus CEO as part of the publication’s 2016 Healthcare Achievement Awards. Mulgrew is executive director & co-CEO of the Ohio State Medical Association. He started there in 1974 as a government affairs lobbyist before later becoming chief counsel and then director of government relations and managing director. He was named executive director in 1992. As executive director and co-CEO, Mulgrew oversees the largest physician association in the state, with membership including 20,000 physicians, practice managers, medical students, and residents.

Evan Hirsch, 2006

Evan Hirsch '06 was appointed as Orange Village, Ohio's new council member in February. He is an associate in the Jones Day Cleveland office where his practice focuses on representing individuals and companies engaged in real estate and business transactions.