Other appointments and awards this week include EMH&T, OrthoNeuro, CCAD, M/I Homes and Thompson Hine.

The National Medical Association has appointed Dr. Leon McDougle, associate dean of diversity and inclusion at Ohio State University’s College of Medicine, as its 121st president.

McDougle, who is also chief diversity officer and professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine at OSU’s Wexner Medical Center, will champion the association’s efforts to eliminate health disparities, improve access to care and increase diversity in medicine. A graduate of the University of Toledo and Ohio State College of Medicine, McDougle completed a family medicine residency at the Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton, California, and earned a Master of Public Health degree from the University of Michigan. 

EMH&T has added two new employees, Joe Looby and Jason Kraus, to its firm. 

Looby joins the company as a senior landscape architect in EMH&T’s planning and landscape architecture division. He brings more than 30 years of extensive experience in site master planning, zoning exhibits, and landscape architecture for development community open spaces. Looby has a bachelor’s degree in landscape architecture from Ohio State University and is a U.S. Green Building Council LEED green associate.

Jason Kraus joins EMH&T’s as a senior construction representative in the construction services division. His background includes more 17 years in construction serving on the construction management and design sides of public infrastructure improvements. He will work with the firm’s public works division in a specialized, hybrid role. Kraus has a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

OrthoNeuro has named Dr. Larry T. Todd Jr. as it new president. Todd is a board-certified orthopedic spine surgeon specializing in adult neck and back disorders. He joined OrthoNeuro in 2001 and became a board member in 2003 and has served as the group’s operations chair since 2010. In addition, he has served on the OrthoNeuro’s executive committee for 15 years.

Todd completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Missouri, Columbia, orthopedic training at the Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine and an orthopedic spine fellowship at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.

M/I Homes Inc., an industry leader in building single family homes, has appointed Kumi Walker to its board of directors, filling a newly added seat. Walker is the chief business development and strategy officer for Root Insurance.

Walker was chosen for his experience and skills in business development, e-commerce and digital media solutions in technology-driven industries. In his role with Root, he leads strategy, business development, enterprise technology and corporate development. 

Columbus College of Art & Design has appointed four new trustees to its board of trustees. Brett Kaufman, founder and CEO of Kaufman Development; Doug Klamfoth, senior vice president, credit officer at PNC; Timothy T. Miller, vice president, senior general counsel, and secretary at Crane Group Co.; and Jonna Twigg, founder of Twigg’s Bindery, will each serve three-year terms, which were effective July 1.

Kaufman’s career spans more than 20 years in real estate development. He also hosts Gravity, a podcast focused on sharing stories about the human experience, is a venture capitalist, and has become a mentor and a coach to more than 100 entrepreneurs.

Klamfoth is a corporate banker and credit executive with experience in assessing complex customer credit scenarios and aligning credit products and solutions within bank risk tolerance policies, driving profitable business results and maintaining satisfied customers. He has a BA accounting from Capital University and an MBA in finance from Ohio State University.

Miller received a BS in accounting from the University of Illinois and a law degree from Loyola University. Prior to joining Crane, Miller worked as an accountant for the Chicago office of Touche Ross & Co., as a senior accountant for Jenner and Block and as an attorney for Rosenthal and Schanfield, both law firms in Chicago. He sits on the trustees’ board for Omicron Alumni Association and Community Shelter Board.

Twigg is an Ohio-born artist, entrepreneur and paper expert. A 2003 CCAD graduate, she spent 15 years in New York City, where she cultivated a career as a museum preparator specializing in the exhibition and long-term storage of works on paper. Projects included work for museums and private collections such as the Guggenheim Museum, the National Archives, the 9/11 Museum, Harry Winston and the Maurice Sendak Foundation. Today, Twigg resides in Ohio and operates her bindery as a custom-only business. 

Thompson Hine LLP has expanded its investment management practice by adding two experienced lawyers to its Columbus office.

Marc B. Minor and Eric E. Miller will focus on finance tech and broker-dealer regulation and fund governance, respectively. The addition of Minor and Miller strengthens Thompson Hine’s investment management practice with each offering clients counsel in navigating issues affecting registered and private funds, broker-dealers, investment advisers and business development companies. Miller, who is admitted in Pennsylvania, is seeking admission in Ohio.