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John Milhiser '97


The Sangamon County Board unanimously approved the nomination of John Milhiser to serve as Sangamon County State's Attorney. The appointment is effective November 17 through the end of the term following the 2024 election.

Lisa Friedheim-Weis '97


After 26 years as an attorney for the National Labor Relations Board in Chicago, Lisa Friedheim-Weis was appointed an Administrative Law Judge for the National Labor Relations Board. There are approximately 40 such judges in the country.

Tony D'Anzica '97


On February 2, 2023, Tony L. D'Anzica was installed as President of the Hudson Gateway Association of Realtors, the second largest Realtor association in New York State, representing over 13,500 members in the counties of Manhattan, Bronx, Westchester, Orange, Rockland, and Putnam. Tony also serves a Director of the New York State Association of Realtors and the National Association of Realtors.

Richard Miller '97


Richard L. Miller II has joined the Illinois Institute of Continuing Legal Education (IICLE) Board of Directors. During the course of his career, Richard has served as a speaker, moderator, and organizer of litigation related educational events for IICLE. Richard has also authored 20 IICLE chapters, the majority of which relate to trial advocacy in Illinois state and federal courts.

Denise Conklin '97

Prairie State Legal Services, Inc., a nonprofit law firm that provides free civil legal services to senior citizens and low-income persons in northern and central Illinois, has named Denise E. Conklin, managing attorney of its Peoria/Galesburg office, as its new executive director.

Tony D'Anzica '97

On October 25, 2021 Tony D'Anzica was elected President-Elect of the Hudson Gateway Association of Realtors and he will serve as its President-Elect in 2022. Tony was formerly the President of the Manhattan Association of Realtors until 2016, when it merged with the Hudson Gateway Association of Realtors, the second largest Realtor Association in New York State. Tony also serves as Director of the New York State Association of Realtors and as a Director of the National Association of Realtors. Tony is a licensed real estate broker in New York and represents local and international real estate investors. He is the Broker-owner of Dynamax Realty Inc. and Dynamax Realty NYC Inc., both located in New York state.

Chris Haaff '97

Chris S. Haaff completed his first full Ironman distance triathlon at Chattanooga in September 2021. Chris finished the 2.4 mile swim, 116 mile bike ride, and 26.2 mile run in just under 16 hours. Next summer, Chris will compete at Ironman Wisconsin.

John Milhiser '97

The U.S. District Court for the Central District of Illinois has appointed John C. Milhiser as U.S. Attorney for the Central District of Illinois pending his confirmation by the U.S. Senate. Mr. Milhiser began his new duties effective Oct. 31, 2018. President Donald Trump nominated Mr. Milhiser in August 2018.

Richard Miller '97

Richard L. Miller II, in conjunction with Illinois Institute of Continuing Legal Education (IICLE), has authored a handbook entitled "Laying Foundations for Introducing Evidence." Mr. Miller will be speaking at, and moderating, a half-day CLE on foundations in Chicago in December 2018. Mr. Miller has published various, additional IICLE chapters and he was named IICLE's "Author of the Year" in 2015.

Alfred Williams '97

Alfred Williams has been appointed president of River Valley Community College in New Hampshire. He previously served as the dean of academic affairs and student services at Quinebaug Valley Community College in Danielson, Connecticut.

David Horwitch '97

David Horwitch has been named President of the Chicago Real Estate Council.

Elizabeth Herrington '97

Beth Herrington was named president of the Seventh Circuit Bar Association in May 2017.

Rosa Ochoa-Martinez '97

Rosa Ochoa-Martinez has been hired as a deputy attorney general in the Office of Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill.

Andrea M. Augustine '97

Andrea M. Augustine has been named co-chair of the Patent Preparation and Prosecution division of Duane Morris' Intellectual Property Practice Group. Augustine focuses her practice in the areas of strategic counseling for patent and trademark procurement (domestic and foreign) and portfolio management in the electrical, mechanical and consumer product industries. She assists clients in drafting and negotiating IP-related agreements, including joint development, supply, licensing, sponsored-research, consultant and confidentiality agreements. Augustine performs freedom-to-operate, design-around, infringement and validity analyses; counsels clients on trade secret protection; and assists clients on due diligence for licensing and acquisition matters.