Class Notes

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John Coady , 1977

John Coady ‘77 has been named president of the Illinois Judges Association. The association represents 1,200 active and retired judges. In addition to education and support services, it works to raise public understanding of the judicial system. Coady is the first retired member to serve as president of the association.


John Zeiger, 1972

John W. Zeiger ’72 has been appointed to The Ohio State University’s Board of Trustees by Gov. John Kasich. He will serve for a nine-year term, which began in May. Zeiger is the presiding partner of Zeiger, Tigges & Little LLP, located in Columbus.


Suzanne Hanselman, 1991

Suzanne Hanselman ‘91 was inducted into the Berea City School District Distinguished Alumni Hall of Fame in May as a graduate of Midpark High School. She is a partner at Baker & Hostetler where she serves as business development leader for the firm’s Cleveland office.


Evan Hirsch, 2006

Evan S. Hirsch ’06 has rejoined the firm of Singerman, Mills, Desberg & Kauntz Co., L.P.A. as principal. Prior to rejoining the firm, he practiced at Jones Day, focusing on real estate and business law. Hirsch will continue to expand his practice in these areas. He was additionally named a rising star in 2016 and 2017 by Ohio Super Lawyers.


J.R. Russell, 2002

J.R. Russell '02 is a candidate for judge of the Medina Municipal Court. Hi name will appear on the November 7, 2017, ballot. Russell is a partner at Goldman & Rosen, Ltd.


Whitney Siehl, 2013

Whitney K. Siehl ’13 was elected to the Board of Directors of the Women’s Bar Association of Illinois (WBAI). She will serve a two-year term as a new director of the WBAI, during the 2017-2018 and 2018-2019 bar years. As a Robert K. Barton Memorial Scholar, Siehl is passionate about enhancing women’s networking skills through the game of golf, and has served as the co-chair of the WBAI’s Annual Golf Outing during the 2015-2016 bar year and 2016-2017 bar year. Siehl is an associate attorney at Cassiday Schade LLP.


Colleen Murnane, 1995

Colleen C. Murnane '95 was awarded the 2017 Women of Professional Excellence Award from the YWCA Greater Cleveland. Women receiving this award exemplify high professional standards and evidence of career and personal growth; make significant contributions to the effective, efficient operation of their organizations; display a willingness to support and mentor others; and make a positive impact on the community. Murnane is a partner at Frantz Ward LLP in Cleveland.


Robert Hart, 1984

Robert G. Hart '84 has been appointed by Gov. John R. Kasich to the Sandusky County Common Pleas Court. Currently serving as a Fremont Municipal Court judge, he will assume office on June 5, 2017.


Keith DeMaggio, 2009

Keith G. DeMaggio '09 has joined Dinsmore & Schohl, LLP as an associate practicing in the Intellectual Property Department of their office in Columbus, OH. DeMaggio's practice focuses on mechanical, electromechanical and material science technologies.


Ronald Petroff, 2006

Ronald R. Petroff '06 was selected as a Columbus Business First 40 Under 40 Honoree in April 2017. Recipients are professionals who have achieved great success in their chosen field and make a significant contribution to their community. Petroff is a managing partner of Petroff Law Offices, LLC and specializes in family law.