Business people, Dec. 14
Dan Earl has been named managing partner at the Huddleston Bolen law firm after a unanimous vote by the firm's partners. As managing partner, Earl will function as the firm's chief executive officer.
A member of the firm for more than 20 years, Earl has played key roles in its management over the years in addition to his legal practice. His clients include individuals and companies in a variety of business sectors, including banking, healthcare, manufacturing, and insurance.
Stephen Jory, an attorney with McNeer Highland McMunn & Varner in Elkins, has become a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, one of the premier legal associations in America.
Founded in 1950, the College is composed of the best of the trial bar from the United States and Canada. Total membership, which is offered by invitation only, is limited to less than 1 percent of the total lawyer population in both countries.
Vanessa Bailey, a registered nurse and instructor of medical assisting at New River Community and Technical College, has been appointed to the board of the nonprofit West Virginia Rural Health Association.
A grassroots organization, the association's membership works to identify the health care concerns of rural West Virginians and find ways to improve services in their communities.
Thejo Chipinapi, MD, has joined Cabell Huntington Hospital as a hospitalist. Hospitalists are different from other physicians because they do not have a practice in an office. Instead, they dedicate their careers to caring for hospitalized patients.
Dr. Chipinapi earned his medical degree from Sri Venkateshwara Medical College in Tirupati, India, and completed residency training in internal medicine at Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, Pa.
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