Business People, Friday, Jan. 25
n Michael Foster has been re-elected managing member of Jackson Kelly and Brian Swiger has been re-elected assistant managing member. Also, Louis Southworth II has been re-elected chairman of the firm's Executive Committee, Samme Gee has been elected vice-chair, William Hoskins III has been re-elected to a three-year term on the committee and James Thomas has been newly elected to a three-year term. Foster became managing member in 2007. He has headed the firm's Employee Benefits Group since he co-founded it in 1989. Swiger is the leader of the firm's Industrial, Environmental and Complex Litigation Practice Group. Southworth is a member of the firm's Public Policy and Regulatory Affairs Practice Group, Tax Practice Group and Commercial Law Practice Group. Gee is a member of the Health Care and Finance Practice Group. Hoskins, a member of the firm's Lexington, Ky., office, focuses his practice on business law. Thomas is a member of the Health Care and Finance Practice Group in the firm's Charleston office.