Movers & Shakers Featured

8:51am EDT February 24, 2005

Jeffrey S. Shoskin joined national law firm Roetzel & Andress as a partner in the Labor and Employment Group.

Shoskin focuses his practice on labor and employment litigation, regulatory compliance and union avoidance. He assists clients in the drafting of employee handbooks, employment forms and noncompete, confidentiality, employment and separation agreements. He also represents employers in collective bargaining negotiations, union organizing campaigns and arbitration proceedings, and provides in-depth counseling and training on employment and labor topics.

He is a member of the American and Ohio State Bar associations, as well as the Cincinnati Bar Association, where he is a board of trustee member and past chair of the Labor and Employment Law Committee. He is an executive committee member of the Potter Stewart American Inn of Court.

Shoskin earned an AV rating from the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory. He was selected as an "Ohio SuperLawyer" in 2004, an honored member of Strathmore's Who's Who and master of the bench for the Potter Stewart American Inn of Court (2003-2005).

He earned a juris doctorate degree, cum laude, from Temple University's James E. Beasley School of Law, and a bachelor of arts degree, magna cum laude, in business administration/political science from Grove City College.

Comerica Bank

David Alexander has joined the Middle Market Banking team at Comerica Bank, a commercial banking subsidiary of Comerica Inc. Alexander, a Comerica vice president with nearly 14 years of banking experience, will focus on meeting the lending and other financial services needs of Cincinnati-area companies.

He earned his bachelor's degree at Muskingum College and his master's of public administration from The Ohio State University.


Todd F. Clossin was named president and CEO of Fifth Third Bank (Northeastern Ohio). Clossin, a Cleveland native, joined Fifth Third as president and CEO of Fifth Third Bank, N.A. (Tennessee) in 2001 after an 18-year career with KeyCorp.

He replaces President and CEO Robert J. King Jr., who is retiring. King joined Fifth Third in 1975 and held several key leadership positions, including senior vice president, retail administration, executive vice president - Fifth Third Bancorp, president and CEO - Fifth Third Bank (Northwestern Ohio), and president and CEO - Fifth Third Bank (Northeastern Ohio). He also serves on the boards of the Cleveland Orchestra, United Way, Greater Cleveland Council Boy Scouts, Achievement Centers for Children, Gilmour Academy, Greater Cleveland Partnership and Ursuline College.

Dan W. Hogan replaces Clossin as president and CEO, Fifth Third Bank, N.A. (Tennessee). He began his career with National Commerce in Memphis as a management trainee and held several key leadership positions in retail and commercial banking, including serving as president of NBC in Knoxville for 10 years.


Law and Politics magazine and Cincinnati Magazine identified two members of the Cincinnati Roetzel & Andress office as "Ohio Super Lawyers." Eric Bruestle and Geraldine Johnson both received this honor; Jonhson's award was given posthumously.

"Ohio Super Lawyers" are nominated by their peers as being outstanding in the profession, based on first-hand knowledge of the top lawyers within the state. The final selections are reviewed by a blue ribbon panel representing more than 50 areas of practice. The winners represent 5 percent of the Ohio Bar and are among the very elite of the profession.


Robert J. Hodge, president of the Cincinnati-Dayton Division, retired from The Kroger Co. after 40 years in the grocery industry. He will be succeeded by senior vice president Geoffrey J. Covert.

Hodge began his career with Kroger in 1964 as a management trainee in St. Louis. He served as a meat buyer and merchandiser for Kroger marketing areas in St. Louis and Cleveland from 1964 until 1974, when he left the company to work for Ralph's Grocery Co. He returned to Kroger and his hometown of St. Louis in 1977. Ralph's Grocery Co. was acquired by Kroger in 1999 as part of the Kroger-Fred Meyer merger.

Hodge held various positions with Kroger, including president of Kroger operations in Atlanta, St. Louis and Florida, and vice president of Dillon Cos. He was corporate senior vice president of Kroger merchandising and manufacturing from 1988 until 1992, when he became president of the Cincinnati-Dayton marketing area.

Covert succeeds Hodge as president of the Cincinnati-Dayton marketing area. He joined Kroger in 1996 after 22 years with The Procter & Gamble Co. He held several positions with Kroger, including vice president of grocery products, group vice president and president of Kroger manufacturing and senior vice president.