Class Notes

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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.


Kelly Ryan, 2005

Kelly Ryan '05 has been named Senior Associate General Counsel/Director of Regulatory Affairs at United Healthcare in New York. Ryan is responsible for providing regulatory compliance and business strategy counsel internally and interfacing between the company and its New York regulators.


Kevin Lyles, 1986

Kevin D. Lyles '86 has been named 2017 Global Outsourcing Lawyer of the Year by Corporate LiveWire, an international publisher of legal guides. Kevin is a partner in the Columbus office of Jones Day, and he practices in the areas of health care transactions, outsourcing, technology transactions, and cybersecurity and data privacy.


Barry Breslow, 1987

Barry Breslow '87 was recently appointed to the Second Judicial District Court, Department 8, by Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval. He has served as a commercial litigation attorney for nearly 30 years in Reno, Nevada. During that time, Breslow has practiced in both state and federal courts in Nevada as well as the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.


Christian Spears, 2002

Christian Spears '02 has been named interim director of athletics at Eastern Michigan University. He is now in his third year as the deputy director of athletics for the university. Spears arrived in Ypsilanti following a five-year tenure in the Northern Illinois University Athletics Department.


Tony Richardson, 2009

Tony Richardson '09 has been appointed to the Lorain Academic Distress Commission by the school's Superintendent. Currently a program officer at the Nord Family Foundation, Richardson is a long-time resident of Lorain and a former councilman. As a part of the Academic Distress Commission, he will work to better the school system in Lorain and guide them out of academic distress.