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Jennifer Fuller
Jennifer Fuller

Belleville law firm of Mathis, Marifian & Richter Ltd. has named Beth Flowers as a shareholder and Barry D. Dix has joined the firm in an “of counsel” position. Flowers joined the firm as an associate in 2011 following a merger with Coffey & McCracken. Dix, who specializes his practice in estate planning and business law, began his career with Kassly, Weihl & Bone in 1974 and has also served as assistant city attorney for the City of Fairview Heights, special assistant attorney general of the State of Illinois and as city attorney for the City of Waterloo.

O’Fallon resident Chris Pickett has been named chief diversity officer for the St. Louis law firm Greensfelder, Hemker & Gale PC in St. Louis. Pickett will work to support an increasingly diverse and inclusive workplace and to recruit and retain diverse talent at the firm, which also has offices in Belleville and Chicago. Picket is a graduate of the St. Louis University School of Law.

Lawyer Patrick Johnston has been nominated and accepted as a 2015 American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys 10 Best in Illinois For Client Satisfaction. Johnston is the managing partner of the Johnston Law Offices in Edwardsville.

The Highland Animal Hospital has hired veterinarian Jennifer Fuller. Fuller is a native of Cobden, Ill., and holds a veterinarian degree from the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign.

Council of Owners and Construction Associates in Maryville has elected new members to its board of directors. Kenneth Pollmann, general manager of power operations for Prairie State Generating Co. in Washington County, was elected chairman of the board. Joseph Wickenhauser, safety excellence coordinator at Olin Brass Fabricated Products in East Alton, has been elected secretary and treasurer.