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On The Move - 3/13/13

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March 13, 2013
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On The Move
On The Move highlights employment news, awards and honors attorneys receive, and board appointments or elected positions. Digital images should be 200 dpi and saved as eps, tiff or jpg. Color images are preferred. Information must be submitted at least 10 days before the Wednesday issue in which it is to appear. Submit your announcement at http://www.theindianalawyer.com/submit-on-the-move or email to managing editor Jennifer Nelson at jnelson@ibj.com.
 
New Associations
William W. Wales has joined Barnes & Thornburg LLP’s Indianapolis office as a partner in the firm’s litigation and corporate departments. He previously spent more than 30 years in the legal department of The Dow Chemical Company and Dow AgroSciences LLC.
 
Katy Nimnicht has joined Kahn Dees Donovan & Kahn LLP as business development director.
 
Appointments and Elections
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Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP partner *John Smeltzer has been appointed to the board of directors for Horizon House, a full-service day center in central Indiana serving the homeless.
Monica Foster has joined the board of directors of the Rehabilitation Hospital of Indiana Foundation. Foster is chief federal defender at the Indiana Federal Community Defenders Inc. in the Southern District of Indiana.
 
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Plews Shadley Racher & Braun LLP partner *Alexandra S. Sylvia has been elected to the Fellows of the American Bar Foundation.
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Bose McKinney & Evans LLP attorney *Alan Townsend has been appointed president of the board of directors of Habitat for Humanity of Boone County.
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Lewis Wagner LLP attorney *Dina Cox has joined Metropolitan Indianapolis Public Broadcasting’s board of directors, the executive governing board of WFYI Public Media.
Awards and Honors
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Co-managing partner *Mike Schopmeyer of Kahn Dees Donovan & Kahn LLP has been named Business Leader of the Year by the University of Evansville chapter of Delta Sigma Pi.
New Office
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*Julie Stephens has opened Stephens Law Firm P.C., where she will practice family law.
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