David R. Valz has joined the Cincinnati office of Thompson Hine LLP as a partner in the Corporate Transactions & Securities practice group. He also is a member of the firm's Personal & Succession Planning practice group. He often functions in a general counsel capacity for clients who do not have in-house legal counsel.

Frost Brown Todd LLC attorney Philip J. Schworer, who works in the Environmental Practice Group, has been honored with the Gary R. Bricking Community Leadership Award, presented during the United Way of Greater Cincinnati-Northern Kentucky 2011 Annual Luncheon in recognition of outstanding citizenship and dedication to human service and civic groups.

Christina M. Sprecher, a member of Frost Brown Todd's Business Department, has been elected to the American Red Cross Board of Directors for the Cincinnati Region. She also serves on the Cincinnati Ballet Board of Trustees and Executive Committee.

Graydon Head added Bianca E. Gracanin as an associate in the firm's downtown office, where she will serve the Personal Planning Group. Her background is in estate planning, wills and trusts, and powers of attorney.

J. Stephen Smith has been elected to the Kentucky Bar Association Board of Governors, representing the Sixth District. Smith practices in Graydon Head's Northern Kentucky office. 

Newly appointedassistant conductor to the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra Robert Treviño will assist the CSO, Pops and May Festival and lead the orchestra in the Young People's Concerts and Community Concert series.

The American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, a national union of more than 70,000 professional performers headquartered in Cincinnati and which serves Indiana, Kentucky, West Virginia and parts of Ohio, recording artists and broadcasters, hired John Hilsman to supervise operations of the AFTRA Tristate Local.

Furlong Building Enterprises, a commercial and industrial construction firm in Florence, Ky., has promoted Nanette Brames to Controller and Director of Human Resources. She previously held the title of office/business assistant and worked in accounting at Paul Hemmer Company prior to joining Furlong.

The Christ Hospital welcomes Herbert "Herb" Caillouet as executive director of musculoskeletal services, where he will oversee strategic planning including budget, program development and evaluation, enhancing services for patients and families, and physician and employee engagement.

William Irish, Ph.D, vice president of health outcomes and biostatistics at CTI Clinical Trial and Consulting Services, has been appointed as statistical editor for the American Journal of Transplantation editorial board.

Joseph H. Feldhaus has been named General Counsel and Secretary to the Board for Xavier University. Feldhaus comes to Xavier from Beckman Weil Shepardson, LLC, the legal firm that has represented Xavier for many years. Feldhaus focused his practice on business and personal real estate, institutional law and general business.

Peter Landgren has been appointed dean of the College-Conservatory of Music (CCM) at the University of Cincinnati. Prior to this role, he served four years as conservatory director at Baldwin-Wallace College.

Cincinnati State Technical and Community College President O'dell M. Owens was one of 16 people inducted into the Association of Ohio Commodores, individuals recognized by the Governor of Ohio with The Executive Order of the Ohio Commodore for their business accomplishment, acumen and leadership.