Class of '82 Notes
C. Steve Ferguson
C. Steve Ferguson (JD '82) has retired as State's Attorney of Coles County, Illinois after 20 years of service. Elected first in 1992, he served 5 terms and did not seek re-election this past November.
The Honorable Linzey Jones, JD '82, has been named the recipient of the first annual Award of Excellence by the Southland College Prep Charter High School in Richton Park, IL. Judge Jones (Cook County Circuit Court) was an early supporter of the school and took a leadership role in its creation.
James Shedden, '82, served as a member of the Chicago Host Committee for the 2011 National Consumer Law Center's Consumer Rights Litigation Conference and Consumer Class Action Symposium, which will be held November 3-6, 2011 in Chicago.
Robert Kirchner, JD '82, passed away on April 17, 2011. Robert practiced law in Champaign County for more than two decades. More information: http://www.news-gazette.com/news/people/2011-04-19/life-remembered-kirchner-brought-energy-passion-lifes-work.html.
Diane Hoadley, JD '82, has been named Dean of the College of Business at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.
Donna Rosemeyer, JD '82, passed away on August 2, 2010. Mrs. Rosemeyer was employed as a vice-president at Allstate Insurance Company. She is survived by her husband, David, and three daughters.
In the spring of 2009, Dave Korman joined Guggenheim Partners as a Managing Director and General Counsel of their Investment Management business. Dave joined Guggenheim from Ford Motor Credit Company where, for the past 10 years, he was Executive Vice President and General Counsel for the Company. Prior to Ford, Dave served as Assistant General Counsel for Bank One Corporation and as a Senior Legal Counsel at The First National Bank of Chicago.
As Executive Vice President and General Counsel, David L. Korman oversaw Ford Credit's Global Legal Office. He joined Ford Credit in September 1999, having previously served as the Assistant General Counsel and National Practice Group Manager for Bank One Corporation. Prior to joining Bank One, Mr. Korman served for 15 years as Senior Legal Counsel at The First National Bank of Chicago.
Jim Jordan '82, a partner with Munsch Hardt Kopf & Harr, P.C. in Dallas, Texas, recently published his second fictional novel, "Forsaken" (B&H Publishing Group, October 2008). Mr. Jordan was honored by the Dallas Business Journal as one of the top 15 business defense attorneys in Dallas/Fort Worth and one of the six most influential leaders in the Dallas/Fort Worth legal community.