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David Porada ’02

David is project manager in the Detroit office of Tri-Merit LLC, a national leader in providing research and development tax-credit services to CPA firms and individual clients. He holds a law degree from University of Detroit Mercy School of Law. He previously served as an account executive at Robert Half Legal where he dealt directly with executives at corporations and partners at law firms to assess their needs and address complex issues. David also spent time as a research specialist with Thomson Reuters Westlaw.

Andy Portinga ’92

Andy was elected president of the Federal Bar Association for the Western District of Michigan at the organization’s 2014 fall conference. Andy practices in the areas of general civil litigation, insurance coverage litigation, Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) litigation, and appellate litigation. He is co-chair of the Miller Johnson law firm’s ERISA litigation practice. He earned his bachelor’s degree in math at K and studied abroad in Budapest, Hungary. He earned his law degree from the University of Michigan School of Law. Andy has a long history of active leadership with the State Bar of Michigan, and he has served as treasurer of the Grand Rapids Bar Association.

Lynn (Arsht) Gandhi ’83

Lynn  has been elected to the board of directors of The Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit. The museum, which features contemporary art exhibitions and presentations, aims to fuel dialogue, collaboration and public engagement in Detroit. Lynn is a partner in the Detroit-based law firm Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP, where she serves as a state and local tax lawyer. She earned a master’s degree in taxation law from New York University School of Law and a juris doctor degree from Wayne State University Law School. She earned her B.A. degree cum laude in business and economics from K.

Clint David ’77

Clint has been appointed to the board of directors of the Alliance in Reconstructive Surgery (AiRS) Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing women access to options and funding for breast reconstruction surgery after mastectomies due to breast cancer. Clint is the managing partner of the Dallas, Texas, office of the law firm Fox Rothschild LLP. At K Clint majored in political science and studied abroad in Aix-en-Provence, France. He earned his law degree from Texas Tech University School of Law. He is deeply involved with the Dallas-area community. He is a member of the CEO President’s Club, has served as a member of the Board of Trustees of the Greenhill School for 15 years and is a past member of the Board of Directors for the Dallas Holocaust Museum/Center for Education and Tolerance.

Ryan C. Plecha ’04

Ryan joined the law firm of Kostopoulos Rodriguez, PLLC (KORO) as senior counsel in the firm’s litigation practice group. His practice focuses on complex civil and commercial litigation. KORO is a full-service, sophisticated law firm serving businesses and business owners in specialized areas of the law. At K Ryan majored in psychology. He earned his J.D. from the Thomas Cooley Law School.

Thomas Meyers ’85

Thomas has joined Greenleaf Trust as a trust relationship officer, responsible for day-to-day trust administration and fiduciary compliance. His broad knowledge of trusts and legacy planning adds a valuable strategic perspective to the holistic wealth management plans at Greenleaf. Thomas practiced law for more than 20 years and has more than 20 years of experience in trust administration and fiduciary risk management. He is also a Certified Trust and Financial Advisor.

Stephen Borgsdorf ’99

Stephen was selected to a three-year term on the Ann Arbor Parks Advisory Commission. He is a senior attorney in the commercial litigation practice group at the Ann Arbor office of the law firm, Dykema. Stephen also volunteers in various other community roles. He has been a board member for the Ann Arbor YMCA, the Community Action Network Southeast, and the Old West Side Association. Stephen earned his bachelor’s degree in political science at K and studied abroad in Oaxaca, Mexico. He earned his J.D. from the University of Wisconsin.

Jeffrey Everett ’78

Jeffrey has joined Advance Disposal as vice president and assistant general counsel. Advanced Disposal is the largest privately owned environmental services company in the United States and is headquartered in Ponte Vedra, Fla. Jeffrey will focus on general corporate, securities and finance matters, litigation management and merger and acquisition transactions. He has more than 14 years of waste industry experience with prior positions at Waste Management Inc. and Veolia Environmental Services North America. He also served as a partner at a large multinational law firm. His career has focused on corporate governance, securities and transactional matters for both private law firms and public companies. He earned his law degree from Indiana University School of Law.

Moriam Aigoro ’13

Moriam works as an intellectual property project manager at Cengage Learning (Farmington Hills, Mich.). She manages between 70 and 100 projects for multiple editors and vendors. She is a recipient of a Distinguished Fellows scholarship at Detroit Mercy Law School, from which she will graduate in 2018. She plans to focus her law career on intellectual property or juvenile justice. At K Moriam earned her B.A. in political science and completed a minor in economics. She studied abroad in Costa Rica and spent three months as an intern associate for America’s Promise Alliance, a network that facilitates volunteer action for children and youth. She served as an Civic Engagement Scholar for HYPE, a mentoring program that serves youth in the Kalamazoo County Juvenile Home, and she received the College’s prestigious Senior Leadership Award.

John Lewis ’93

John Lewis ’93John was named an “Ohio Super Lawyer” for 2017. Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The multi-phased selection process includes independent research, peer nominations, and peer evaluations. John works for the law firm Tucker Ellis LLP in Cleveland, Ohio. Along with being on the 2017 Ohio Super Lawyers list, John was on the 2016 Ohio Super Lawyers list and the 2016 “Best Lawyers in America” list.