Jill Meyer was named member-in-charge of Frost Brown Todd’s Cincinnati office. Meyer, an advertising and media law attorney, will be responsible for client development initiatives, civic and charitable involvement and community outreach in Cincinnati.

Baker Hostetler announced the addition of William Hawkins II to its Litigation Group. Hawkins previously served as senior vice president, general counsel and secretary of Convergys Corp.

Kevin Ghassomian was appointed to the executive committee of the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber’s board of directors. Ghassomian, a member in Greenebaum Doll & McDonald’s Cincinnati and Covington offices, has served on the board of directors since 2006.

Thompson Hine LLP partner George Walsh III was elected non-executive chair of the board of Chemed Corp. Cincinnati-based Chemed oversees VITAS Healthcare, which operates end-of-life hospice care, and Roto-Rooter, a plumbing and drain cleaning business.

Frost Brown Todd named Scott Phillips member-in-charge of its new West Chester office. Phillips is a land use, zoning and real estate litigation attorney.

Joseph Plye joined the Cincinnati-Dayton office of Bricker & Eckler LLP. Plye, whose practice focuses on all aspects of business law with an emphasis on the manufacturing industry, previously served as assistant general counsel and director for AK Steel.

Taft Stettinius & Hollister partner Tracey Puthoff was elected president of the Hamilton County Board of Health. The health board governs Hamilton County Public Health, which provides community health and environmental services.

Robert Hudson joined Frost Brown Todd as a partner and a member of the Labor and Employment Practice Group. He was formerly a partner at Greenebaum Doll & McDonald.

Dinsmore & Shohl LLP announced the inclusion of 13 Cincinnati attorneys in the 2009 Chambers USA Guide: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business. The recognized attorneys include Charles Roesch, George Vincent and Susan Zaunbrecher.

Michael Williams, an attorney in the tax department at Taft Stettinius & Hollister, joined the board of directors at the Emanuel Community Center, which aids in the education and development of the Over-the-Rhine community. Williams will serve a three-year term.

Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP announced that six of its Cincinnati office attorneys will be recognized in the 2009 Chambers USA Guide: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business. The attorneys include Melvin Bedree, Daniel Buckley, William Hayes, Hani Kallas, Mark Norman and Glenn Whitaker.

Paul Linden, an associate with Wood, Herron & Evans, joined Mayor Mark Mallory’s Young Professional Kitchen Cabinet. Mallory formed the YPKC to help him in creating policies and initiatives that will attract more young professionals to the city and help retain and energize the current young professional community.

Amy Pennekamp, an associate attorney with the William E. Hesch Law Firm, was appointed co-chair of the membership committee of the Young Lawyers Section of the Cincinnati Bar Association.