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  • Mark Costley JD'85 has been elected chairman of the Board of Trustees for the North Carolina Humanities Council, a state-wide nonprofit that “advocate for the discovery and understanding of the interdisciplinary role that the humanities play in the culture, identity, and history of North Carolina.” Mark is an estate planning partner at Walker Lambe Rhudy Costley & Gill with offices in Durham and Clayton.
  • Brent Clinkscale JD'86 has been named to the Board of Directors and Executive Committee of the Atlanta International Arbitration Society. Brent is a partner at Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, where he heads litigation in the firm’s Greenville, S.C. office.
  • Amy Scarton JD'01 has been named assistant secretary of the Washington State Ferries Division of the Washington Department of Transportation. She previously was the department’s assistant secretary for community and economic development, and also served in senior transportation roles in the President Barack Obama and President George W. Bush administrations.
  • Wendy Collins Perdue JD'78, dean of the University of Richmond School of Law, has been named president-elect of the Association of American Law Schools (AALS). She has held a number of positions within AALS, including chair of its Membership Review Committee, chair of the Sections on Civil Procedure and Conflict of Laws, and membership on a prior Nominating Committee. Most recently, from 2013-15, Dean Perdue served a three-year term on the AALS Executive Committee.
  • Bryan McGann LLMLE'15 has been named executive director of the Blackstone Entrepreneurs Network of North Carolina. Bryan also teaches the Start-Up Ventures Clinic and the Advanced Start-Up Ventures Clinic at the Law School, is entrepreneur in residence at UNC Chapel Hill, a member of the founding team of the Carolina Angel Network, and of counsel to the Smith Anderson firm.
  • Jason Miner JD'98 has been named Oregon’s natural resources policy manager by Gov. Kate Brown. Jason served as executive director of 1000 Friends of Oregon, a land use planning advocacy group, since 2010.
  • Neil McFeeley JD'85 was awarded the 2016 Idaho State Bar Professionalism Award, and also named a 2016 Leader in Law by the Idaho Business Review. Neil is senior litigation partner with the Boise law firm Eberle Berlin Kading Turnbow & McKlveen, where he has practiced for over 30 years.
  • Gill Beck JD'85, an assistant United States attorney in Asheville, has been named the Lawyer of the Year by North Carolina Lawyers’ Weekly. Gill is also a major general in the U.S. Army Reserves.
  • David Adcock JD'76 has been elected an independent trustee of the Turner Funds’ Board.  David served for over two decades as general counsel of Duke University and Duke University Health System.
  • Tomas Nassar LLM'08 and his wife, Roxana Ortiz, welcomed a son, Felipe Nassar Ortiz on Aug. 16, 2016.