Class Notes

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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.


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.


Gwen Silverberg Callender, 1991

Gwen Silverberg Callender '91 was promoted to the position of Chief Counsel for the Fraternal Order of Police of Ohio, Inc. and the Fraternal Order of Police, Ohio Labor Council, Inc. The Fraternal Order of Police of Ohio, Inc. is Ohio's largest law enforcement organization with a membership of over 26,000 and close to 200 local lodges. Callender has served as General Counsel for the FOP for the past twenty-six years. She has represented law enforcement officers throughout the State of Ohio in grievance arbitration hearings, contract negotiations, disciplinary matters, litigation and administrative practice and appeals. She also provides legal advice to the Executive Board and Board of Trustees of the State FOP Lodge on issues of contract law, corporate law and non-profit corporate practice.


Frederick Coombs, 1972

Fredrick Coombs '72 retired from Harrington, Hoppe & Mitchell, Ltd. in Youngstown, Ohio, but not before being named an Ohio SuperLawyer for the eighth consecutive year. He will keep busy getting back to his roots performing magic shows, as he did while studying at Moritz. Coombs will also continue to be heavily involved in Boy Scouts, serving on the board of the Great Trail Council.