Frost Brown Todd LLC Partner Beth A. Buchanan was appointed a U.S. Bankruptcy Judge for the Southern District of Ohio, filling the vacancy left by the Honorable J. Vincent Aug, Jr., who retired this year.
Dinsmore & Shohl LLP welcomes William McClain and Craig Neiheisel to the Cincinnati office. McClain joins the Commercial Litigation Practice Group, with experience as a staff attorney for Premier Health Care Services, Inc. Neiheisel joins the Intellectual Property Practice Group, with a focus on patent preparation and prosecution, litigation, and counseling.
William C. White joins the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra staff as an assistant conductor starting in August.

Sharon Docterman was one of 16 nurses to receive the Florence Nightingale award presented by the University of Cincinnati College of Nursing. Docterman believes that when staff members are treated with respect and care, their patients will be treated the same way.

First Financial Wealth Management Vice President Laura S. Raines has been appointed to the Cincinnati Bar Association's board of trustees.

Xavier University announced Dr. Stafford Johnson as the new Interim Dean of the Williams College of Business. Johnson has been a professor of finance at the Williams College of Business, Xavier University since 1982.

Mike McKeown with HUFF Realty's Florence office was recognized as an Outstanding Alumnus at the annual Alumni Awards Banquet at Northern Kentucky University (NKU) for his contributions to the university as an adjunct professor, as well as serving as an active advisory board president.

Cincinnati State Technical and Community College has appointed Diane Hopper as Director of Development. Hopper worked as an institutional fundraiser for more than a decade before joining Cincinnati State.