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.


Derek Heyman, 2008

Derek Heyman '08 was promoted to manager at PwC as of July 1, 2016. He specializes in state and local tax. In December of 2015, he married is wife Laura and on June 30, 2016, he adopted his younger stepson, Isaiah. Derek also has an older stepson, Jacob Somaru.


Jason Bichsel, 2008

Jason Bichsel ’08 was named corporate counsel at BMW Financial Services in Hilliard, Ohio after nearly eight years as a business litigator for Thompson Hine. He also married his fellow Bobcat undergrad Josie Krause at the Cosmopolitan Hotel in Las Vegas, surrounded by 30 of their closest friends and family in April.


Barbara Schwabauer, 2010

Barbara Schwabauer ’10 was named to the National LGBT Bar Association's list of the Best LGBT Lawyers Under 40 - Class of 2016. She is a trial attorney in the Civil Rights Division of the United States Department of Justice, prosecuting employment discrimination cases against state and local government employers who discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, religion, and national origin. Prior to this honor she was awarded the Attorney General's Distinguished Service Award for her work on litigation against the New York City Fire Department (FDNY), which resulted in a $98 million settlement for black and Hispanic firefighter applicants who were discriminated against because of their race and national origin.


Chad McQuade, 2002

Chad McQuade ’02 has been named managing director of the Oak Brook district office of Northwestern Mutual – Chicago. Additionally, he has been named managing partner of Northwestern Mutual – Chicago, one of the country’s leading network offices, which includes the Oak Brook district office and has additional locations in downtown Chicago, Northbrook and Rosemont.


Roger Quillen, 1980

Roger K. Quillen ’80 was re-elected to serve as management committee chairman and managing partner of Fisher Phillips. Quillen has led the national labor and employment law firm since 1999. With Quillen as chairman and managing partner, Fisher Phillips has experienced remarkable growth over the past two decades. The firm has more than tripled in size under his leadership and is widely recognized as one of the top management-side labor and employment law firms in the United States.


Anthony Sharett, 2002

Anthony M. Sharett '02 received the Ohio Women's Bar Association's inaugural Diversity and Inclusion Sponsor Award at the OWBA's Annual Conference. The award is designed to recognize a legal professional who has individually championed the careers of women and diverse attorneys in the legal profession.


Cherish Cronmiller, 2006

Cherish Cronmiller '06 has been promoted to vice president and chief operating officer for the Community Action Partnership of the Greater Dayton Area. She has been at the agency since October of 2009 and has served as compliance officer and director of resource development.


Frederick Coombs, 1975

Frederick "Fritz" Coombs '75 was recognized as an Ohio Super Lawyer for 2016, the seventh consecutive year he has received that honor. He has also been busy on the lecture circuit, speaking on the topic of student loans in bankruptcy at the 2016 White-Williams Bankruptcy Institute and the 2016 William J. O'Neill Great Lakes Regional Bankruptcy Institute. Coombs chairs the Creditors' Rights practice group at Harrington, Hoppe & Mitchell, Ltd. in Youngstown, Ohio


Zachary Bolitho , 2007

Zachary Bolitho '07 was named Campbell University School of Law "Professor of the Year" for the second consecutive year following a vote by the student body.


Brian Kelso, 2015

Brian W. Kelso '15 has joined Dagger, Johnston, Miller, Ogilvie and Hampson, LLP as an associate. His practice focuses on general litigation with an emphasis on operating a vehicle under the influence and traffic defense, employment law, and personal injury.