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 Kelly Lucas at [email protected]. New Associations
*Wendy Kaufman and *Lauren Harpold have joined Ruppert & Schaefer P.C. as associates in the family law practice.
*Matt Folz has joined Dobbs Legal Group LLC in Peru as an associate.
*Valerie A. Cowan has joined The Mediation Office LLC as a civil and domestic relations mediator and will maintain her legal practice at Cowan & King LLP.
*Mathew W. Norris has joined the government relations team at Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP.
*John Kirkwood has joined the Indianapolis north side office of Faegre Baker Daniels LLP as a partner in the firm’s corporate practice and national energy and natural resources industry team.
*Eric Thieme has rejoined the Indianapolis office of Faegre Baker Daniels LLP as counsel and will lead the firm’s health information technology practice.
*Mark Wohlford has joined Bose McKinney & Evans as an assocate in the labor and employment group.
Awards & Honors
*Randall Shepard, former Indiana Supreme Court chief justice, will be honored as Hoosier of the Year at the Indiana Society of Chicago’s 110th annual black tie event on Dec. 5.
*Jeffrey P. Smith, of Hawk Haynie Kammeyer & Smith LLP, has become a registered civil mediator in Indiana.
Appointments & Elections
*Tiffany D. Presley, of Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP, has joined the strategic planning committee for the Economic Club of Indiana.
*Julie Reed has been named executive vice president of the Indiana State Medical Association. She is currently general counsel and will assume her duties in January 2016.
*Dennis G. Cowan, an attorney at Plunkett Cooney P.C., has been elected as the firm’s new president and CEO.
*Daniel McInerny, of Bose McKinney & Evans LLP, has been elected chair of the Indiana State Bar Association Agricultural Law Section for 2015-2016.