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Olesya Vernyi-Kellogg


Schuyler County Attorney Steven Getman, is pleased to announcedhis appointment of Olesya Vernyi-Kellogg as an Assistant County Attorney.

Prior to joining the County Attorney’s office, Vernyi-Kellogg was a staff attorney with the Legal Resource Center for Public Health Policy at the University of Maryland Carey School of Law. Before that, Vernyi-Kellogg worked at the Maryland Attorney General's Office. In 2012, she worked with Baltimore City's Legislative Reference Department and Board of Ethics in reforming the city's financial disclosure process.



Thomas P. Aicher, Esq. L'90, a partner in the Rutland, Vermont law firm of Cleary, Shahi & Aicher, has recently been named Special Counsel for the National Ski Areas Association.  Mr. Aicher was assigned to this national ski industry role by Michael Berry, President of NSAA, at a recent
meeting in Squaw Valley California.  NSAA is the national trade association of U.S. ski area operators and industry support businesses headquartered in Englewood, Colorado.

Mr. Aicher's litigation and trial practice is based in Vermont and includes among other areas, defense and risk management for ski and summer resort operators as well as other recreational business landowners, operators and equipment suppliers. He regularly presents to ski industry audiences on risk management and sporting injury litigation. He has been a member of the Association of Ski Defense Attorneys since 1993, served two terms on the Board of Directors, and served as President in 2004-2005. 

Mr. Aicher lives in North Clarendon, Vermont with his wife Kelly and their son Jack.

Noelle Valentine


Noelle Valentine, has been promoted to Vice President, Compliance, with responsibility for the leadership of a growing Compliance Audit, Investigation and Data Analytics team. Noelle joined the company in 2014, after serving as an outside litigation counsel to the company. During her time with FMCNA, she has expanded the scope and sophistication of our compliance-monitoring capabilities and added to the overall effectiveness of our compliance program.

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Linda Walsh


Husch Blackwell is pleased to announce that Linda Walsh was named to the Washington, D.C Super Lawyers list in the practice areas  of Energy & Natural Resources and Utilities.

Linda focuses on regulatory issues affecting the electric utility industry. Her practice includes Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Order No. 1000 transmission planning and development, North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) reliability matters, administrative litigation, transmission rate proceedings, and interconnection and regulatory issues underlying corporate and financial transactions in the energy sector.

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