People in business
* 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.
* Julian Spraggins and Jay Canterbury have joined the staff of Advanced Physical Therapy. Spraggins has a doctorate in physical therapy from West Virginia University. He joined the company in July. Canterbury received a master's in health science and education from Radford University. He is a certified athletic trainer. Canterbury joined the company in August.
* David Bosak, Jessica Kimble, Elizabeth Petty, Joseph Schaeffer and Lindsay Smith have joined Spilman Thomas & Battle's practice. Bosak has a bachelor's degree and law degree from The Ohio State University. He was a 2011 summer associate at the firm. His primary area of practice is general litigation. Kimble has an undergraduate degree from Wittenberg University and a law degree from Wake Forest University. Her practice includes financial industry matters, corporate law and shale gas industry matters. Petty has an undergraduate degree from Kenyon College and a law degree from Washington and Lee University. Her practice areas are estate planning and administration and federal taxation. Schaeffer has a bachelor's degree from West Virginia University and a law degree from the University of Pittsburgh. His practice area is general litigation; he has a special interest in environmental law. Smith has a bachelor's degree and a law degree from The Ohio State University. She was a 2011 summer associate at the firm. Her primary area of practice is labor and employment law. Bosak, Petty and Smith are practicing in the firm's Charleston office. Kimble is in the Winston-Salem, N.C., office. Schaeffer is in the Morgantown office.
Wesley Page has joined Flaherty Sensabaugh Bonasso's Charleston office. Page was a law clerk for U.S. District Court Judge Thomas Johnston and is a former assistant United States attorney in Harrisburg, Pa. He has a bachelor's degree from Ohio Dominican University and a law degree from West Virginia University.
Jennifer Greenlief, an associate in Spilman Thomas & Battle's Charleston office, has been elected president of the Board of Directors of the West Virginia affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure, a network of breast cancer survivors and activists.
COMPILED BY GEORGE HOHMANN