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Business faces: April 23, 2017

Nick Cooper
H. Dill Battle III
Ryan Weld

Health services

Nick Cooper has been promoted to director of education of the regional critical care transport system for HealthNet Aeromedical Services. He will be responsible for the organization’s educational oversight and compliance of standards for the flight team. HealthNet Aeromedical Services is a nonprofit critical care transport system headquartered in Charleston.


Gregory Gordon has been promoted to agency executive at the Charleston office of BB&T Carson Insurance Services. Gordon brings more than 30 years of experience in the insurance industry to his new role.


H. Dill Battle III, a member of the law firm Spilman Thomas & Battle, has been inducted as a fellow of the College of Workers’ Compensation lawyers. The group was established to honor distinguished attorneys involved in workers’ compensation law. Battle is also chair of Spilman’s Workers’ Compensation Practice Group.

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Fourteen Bowles Rice attorneys have been recognized in Best Lawyers’ 2017 Women in the Law listing. They are: Julia Chincheck, Lynn Clarke, Kimberly Croyle, Jill Hall, Ronda Harvey, Diana Johnson, Ellen Maxwell-Hoffman, Sandra Murphy, Phyllis Potterfield, Tracey Rohrbaugh, Sarah Smith, Melody Simpson, Amy Tawney and Rebecca Tinder.

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John Andrew Hess has joined the Huntington office of Steptoe & Johnson. Hess will focus on medical defense and insurance defense with the law firm. He has represented health care providers in patient care claims and has experience in personal injury cases.

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Ryan Watson has joined Steptoe & Johnson’s Bridgeport office as part of the firm’s national litigation team. Watson previously served as engineer for the U.S. Department of Energy National Energy Technology Laboratory in Morgantown.

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Ryan Weld has joined Spilman Thomas & Battle’s Wheeling office. Weld, a current member of the West Virginia State Senate representing the 1st district, focuses his practice in corporate and business law, estate planning and general litigation.

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