Recent appointments, promotions, new hires and awards.

EMENS & WOLPER LAW FIRM
Beatrice Wolper, Northern Kentucky University Chase College of Law’s Lifetime Achievement Award recipient
The award recognizes exemplary professional accomplishments and service to the legal profession and the community. Wolper is the president of Emens & Wolper Law Firm, in Columbus and St. Clairsville, Ohio. She is also a co-founder and an advisory board member of the Conway Center for Family Business. In practice, she focuses on family-owned businesses, succession planning, mergers and acquisitions, estate planning, oil and gas law, and contracts. As an educator, Wolper is a lead instructor for the Ohio State Bar Association continuing legal education course Family Business Succession, has taught family business courses at Ohio Dominican University and will be an adjunct estate planning profession in spring 2020 at the Ohio State University Moritz College of Law.



CENTRAL OHIO BUSINESS HALL OF FAME
Nick Akins, Chairman, Presient and CEO, AEP

Jim Merkel, CEO, Rockbridge
Each year’s Hall of Fame inductees are nominated and selected by past Laureates for their business excellence, courageous thinking and actions, community mindedness, vision and innovation, and inspiring leadership.

PRAIRIE CAPITAL ADVISORS
Dan Callanan, Managing Director, Columbus office
Prairie, a corporate advisory and investment banking firm, is opening a new office in Columbus. The new office is located at 1071 Fishinger Road, Suite 206, 43221. Prairie is headquartered in Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois. 

TWO LABS
Mike Rowe, DSCSA/Serialization Compliance Services Manager
Rowe enters this newly-created position from Cardinal Health, where he worked for 11 years, most recently overseeing Cardinal Health’s track and trace serialization program and advised on DSCSA requirements.