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Neff Named Director of Unified Economic Development Council of Louisiana, Mo.

Maggie L. Neff, ’12, was named director of the Unified Economic Development Council of Louisiana (Mo.), formed by the Louisiana Chamber of Commerce, the Louisiana Visitors and Convention Bureau, Louisiana Community Betterment and the Louisiana Municipal Corp. A native of Louisiana, Neff is co-owner of Fat Boy’s restaurant in Louisiana and serves on the local school…

Hamra Recognized with Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award

Sam F. Hamra, ’59, was named as a recipient of the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award for 2017-2018. Marquis Who’s Who, which selects the recipients of the award, chooses a handful of awardees to represent the award in The Wall Street Journal; this year, Hamra was among them. According to Marquis Who’s Who, awardees are selected based on “their…

Woody Named Vice President of Missouri Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

Adam D. Woody, ’06, was named vice president of the Missouri Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers at the group’s annual meeting on April 20, 2018. He will serve a one-year term. The Missouri Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers represents the interest of and provides support for more than 450 criminal defense attorneys statewide. Woody practices with the Law Office of…

Bennett to Serve as Instructor for Dallas Bar Association

Ellen Bennett, ’09, was invited to serve as an instructor for trusts, estates and guardianships in the Dallas Bar Association’s Volunteer Attorney Program. She practices with Burdette & Rice, a trust, probate and estate law firm in Dallas, Texas, specializing in litigation and…

Vander Tuig Joins Armstrong Teasdale’s IP Practice

Marc W. Vander Tuig, ’02, joined Armstrong Teasdale in St. Louis as a partner focusing on intellectual property litigation. Vander Tuig has helped his clients win complex patent cases in district courts throughout the United States and at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. He also has extensive experience handling contested cases at the Patent Trial and…

Ayres Selected for “40 Under Forty”

John C. Ayres, ’06, has been selected for the 20th class of “40 Under Forty” honorees by Ingram’s magazine in Kansas City. According to the magazine, those selected “reflect the highest levels of ethics and integrity; have shown a commitment to entrepreneurial thinking and a clear record of achievement in business; have attained executive-level managerial status and demonstrated strong leadership…

Seltzer Elected to Parkway Board of Education

Kevin L. Seltzer, ’07, was elected to the Parkway Board of Education in St. Louis, Mo., on April 3, 2018. He will serve a three-year term. During his campaign, he said he hopes to do his part “to help the district develop capable, curious, caring and confident learners who understand and respond to the challenges of an ever-changing world.” Seltzer…