* Barbara Good, the West Virginia State Medical Association's physician practice advocate, was named the Practice Management Institute's "Outstanding National Liaison" during the institute's Annual Conference for Medical Office Professional in June in San Antonio, Texas. Good was selected for the honor from among hundreds of hospital, medical society, physician service group, and program host personnel.
Jan Vineyard, president of the West Virginia Trucking Association, has been elected Southeast regional chairwoman of the Trucking Association Executives' Council.
Patrick Deem of Steptoe & Johnson's Bridgeport office was elected president of the West Virginia Bar Association during the organization's annual meeting, held Aug. 16-18 at The Homestead, Hot Springs, Va. Also elected: James Gardill of Phillips, Gardill, Kaiser & Altmeyer of Wheeling was elected president-elect. Elected to the Executive Council were Alexander Macia of Spilman, Thomas & Battle's Charleston office; William Powell with Jackson Kelly's Martinsburg office; Joyce McConnell, dean of the West Virginia University College of Law; and Richard Ford Jr. of The Ford Law Firm in Lewisburg. Also during the meeting, U.S. District Judge Irene Keeley was presented with the association's "Award of Merit." Following the meeting, Rodney Stieger of Jackson Kelly was elected president of the Young Lawyers Division.
* Marc Sprouse, one of the founding members of the Huntington Area Development Council, known as HADCO, announced he will retire Dec. 31. Sprouse has been president of the council since 2009.