Keating Muething & Klekamp welcomed attorney Antoinette L. Schindel to join the firm's Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation group, where she will advise companies on the implementation and operation of tax-qualified pension and profit-sharing plans, as well as health and welfare plans.

Calvin Buford, a partner in Dinsmore's Cincinnati office has been appointed to serve on the Greater Cincinnati Foundation's Board of Directors. Buford is also very active in the community, serving on the Cincinnati Art Museum, Cincinnati Center City Development Corporation and Mercy Health Partners Southwest Ohio Foundation Board of Trustees.

Gary Blachman, Thompson Hine's partner in the Cincinnati office has been elected Vice Chair of National Conferences of ASPPA, The American Society of Pension Professionals & Actuaries, where he will oversee operations of national and regional conferences. Blachman is also a member of the firm's Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation practice group.

Frost Brown Todd is pleased to announce Kai Bitter, Eugene Droder III, and Nilesh (Neal) Patel as newly appointed members. Bitter advises multinational businesses in corporate and commercial matters. He is admitted as a lawyer both in Germany and Ohio. The desk merges the firm's expertise in assisting German clients in the U.S. and through the firm's strategic alliance partner, offers services of a German law firm to domestic clients.

Wellington Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine named Dr. Robert Heidt as its new chief executive officer and president of the board. Heidt served as the lead physician for the Cincinnati Bengals for 27 years and was president at The Christ Hospital from 1995-1997.

Furlong Building Enterprises, LLC welcomed Barry Markesbery to the firm as a superintendent. Markesbery has had a long career in the commercial construction industry and has worked on projects of varying sizes from small renovations to major new industrial facilities.

Cynamon Trokhan was reappointed as a Park Commissioner for the MetroParks of Butler County for her second term, where she will serve for three years. Trokhan completed both undergraduate and law degrees at Case Western Reserve University and is an estate planning and corporate attorney with Parrish, Marcum, Hirka & Trokhan Co., LPA.

DePaul Cristo Rey High School, Greater Cincinnati's newest Catholic high school, announced the additions of Margee Garbsch as director of public relations, Lisa Muething as the school's new assistant director of development, Darrick Murphy as director of technology, Amelia Riedel as director of marketing communications, and Travis Rowley as the school's program coordinator for the Corporate Work Study Program (CWSP).

Mark Silbersack, a partner in Dinsmore's Cincinnati office has been elected President of Children, Inc., where he has been a Board of Trustees member since 2003. Children, Inc. is an organization dedicated to bringing success to children and families through quality early childhood care and education.

The Northern Kentucky University Haile/US Bank of College of Business has appointed Eileen Weisenbach Keller as the new director of the Fifth Third Bank Entrepreneurship Institute, which has been nationally recognized by both Princeton Review and Entrepreneur magazine as a leader of both graduate and undergraduate academic and outreach programs in entrepreneurship.