The Ohio State Bar Association (OSBA) has been elected to the 2002 Associations Advance American Honor Roll, a national awards competition sponsored by the American Society of Association Executives in Washington, D.C. The OSBA received the award for its "Legal Eagle" program, designed to provide legal information on a variety of topics in lay terms to television news viewers.
Allen S. Birrer, DO, received the Ohio Osteopathic Association Trustees' Award, recognizing his contributions to the osteopathic profession in Ohio.
Buckingham, Doolittle & Burroughs LLP appointed Peter T. Cahoon co-chairman of the Litigation Practice Group. He has represented clients in trials and appeals in federal and state courts in Northeast Ohio since 1977 and is on the Board of Governors of the Akron Bar Association Foundation.
David A. Royer, CEO of the Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health (ADAMH) Board of Franklin County, was elected as an at-large member of the Ohio Association of County Behavioral Health Authorities' Executive Council. He will serve as a member of the governing board.
Edsall & Associates, a planners/landscape architects firm, was named 2002 Business of the Year by the City of Columbus Equal Business Opportunity Commission Office.
Regis Financial Group has moved to 900 Club Drive, Suite H, Westerville. The company offers financial planning, investments, insurance and mortgages.
James A. Wilson, a partner at Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease, has been selected publications officer of the Antitrust Section of the American Bar Association. In this two-year assignment, he is responsible for all publications of the Antitrust Section, including books, treatises, handbooks and others.
MCR Services Inc., a full-service commercial construction company, hired Delbert A. Smith II as vice president of field operations. He will oversee the completion of nearly $10 million in projects this year.
WOSU Stations General Manager Dale K. Ouzts received the 2002 Public Radio Regional Organizations Award in recognition for his significant contribution to radio, commitment to public broadcasting and 35-year dedication to the industry.
Conrad, Phillips & Vutech, a Columbus-based marketing and advertising agency, received a National Silver ADDY Award in the sales kit category. The award was presented for the firm's work on behalf of Studio for Architecture, an East Norwalk, Conn., firm.
Law firm Thompson Hine LLP received the 2002 Burton Award for Legal Achievement. Only 15 of the nation's top 500 law firms receive this award each year. The Burton Awards for Legal Achievement is a national program dedicated to refining and enriching legal writing. Partners Mark A. Conway and John H. Wendeln received the award for their article, "IRS Issues New Proposed Regulations Simplifying Minimum Distribution Rules," which appeared in the March 2001 edition of The Banking Law Journal.
Sandy P. Baker, president of BWXT of Ohio Inc. in Miamisburg, Joe Weller, president and CEO of Nestle USA in Solon, and Dwight Smith, president and CEO of Sophisticated Systems Inc. of Columbus received this year's Governor's Recognition Award for Minority Business for their support of minority owned businesses.