May 18, 2009
2009-10 Officers and Board of Governors elected
The Columbus Bar membership elected two new members to join the 2009-10 Board of Governors. Elected to first-time terms are Jack A. Guttenberg, Dean of Capital University Law School; and Gregory M. Travalio, of counsel with Isaac Brant Ledman & Teetor. Kenneth R. Cookson, Kegler Brown Hill & Ritter; Dawn Rae Hays, Hahn Loeser + Parks; and Anthony M. Sharett, Bricker & Eckler were re-elected to second terms.
The secretary/treasurer position was won by David S. Bloomfield, Jr., Porter Wright Morris & Arthur. Bloomfield will join Elizabeth J. Watters, Chester Willcox & Saxbe who will be sworn in as president, culminating her six years of service on the board – four as a board member and the last two as a Columbus Bar officer – and Judge Stephen L. McIntosh who will be installed as president-elect. Bloomfield’s election as secretary-treasurer leaves an opening on the board, with one year left on his two-year term. In accordance with the Code of Regulations, the new board will appoint a replacement to complete Bloomfield’s term immediately following the Annual Meeting.
All newly-elected members will be sworn in at the Annual Meeting on June 12 at the Hyatt Capitol Square. They will join sitting board members David T. Patterson, Weston Hurd Curley Patterson & Bush; James E. Phillips, Vorys Sater Seymour and Pease; Rosemary E. Pomeroy, Law Offices of Rosemary Ebner Pomeroy; and Keith W. Schneider, Maguire & Schneider; and Bradley B. Wrightsel, Wrightsel & Wrightsel. Current president Kathleen M. Trafford, Porter Wright Morris & Arthur, will serve as past president. Joëlle C. Khouzam, Carlile Patchen & Murphy, Mark C. Petrucci, magistrate for the Franklin County Common Pleas Court, will retire from the Board after serving the maximum two terms of office.
Bloomfield Cookson Guttenberg Hays
McIntosh Sharett Travalio Watters