The three long-time executive committee members selected to comprise the firm's leadership team are Thomas F. McKee and Thomas E. Wagner, who become co-chairmen, and Brent D. Ballard, who becomes managing partner.
In addition, in their new positions, Mr. McKee and Mr. Wagner
will focus on developing client relationships, as well as pursuing new business and market opportunities.
...Mr. McKee and Mr. Wagner are currently vice chairmen of Calfee's executive committee, having been named to those positions when Mr. LaPorte became chairman on January 1, 2000.
, 60, is actively involved in the firm's corporate business, government relations and utilities practices.He is chair of the Government Relations Group, representing clients before legislative and administrative bodies.Mr. Wagner joined Calfee in 1973 and, among other firm management responsibilities, has been managing partner of the Columbus office.
From 1979 to 1981 he
served as Cleveland's Law Director and Chief Administrative Officer for Mayor George Voinovich.Currently, Mr. Wagner serves as Chairman of a Judicial Review Committee for Senators DeWine and Voinovich.
...Mr. Wagner is a member of Leadership Cleveland, Class of 1981.A graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, he served in the US Army from 1966 to 1970 in various command and staff positions in Vietnam, Korea and the United States.