Dean joins litigation team of McDonald Hopkins
Business advisory and advocacy law firm McDonald Hopkins LLC has hired Christopher Dean as a member of its litigation department for Cleveland and Chicago. Dean has commercial litigation experience in an array of industries and involving a variety of issues, including contract, partnership, fiduciary duty, professional negligence, white collar, bankruptcy, antitrust, unfair competition, intellectual property and energy-related disputes.
Dean earned a J.D. with high honors from George Washington University School of Law in 2007, where he was managing editor of The Law Review and elected to the school’s Moot Court, Mock Trial and Alternative Dispute Skills Boards.
Hanna named president of MDRT
The Million Dollar Round Table has appointed Mark Hanna, CLU, ChFC, to the position of president. Hailing from Concord, Calif., Hanna will be the 91st president of MDRT and will succeed Brian D. Heckert of Nashville, Ill., who will become the immediate past president. As President, Hanna will work with the Executive Committee to maintain the association’s membership, professional and ethical standards, as well as provide a mix of networking and resources to help members broaden their expertise, grow their businesses and educate clients about the importance of financial planning. Hanna is a 27-year MDRT member with three Court of the Table and 17 Top of the Table qualifications.
RMS’ Hilson joins national board of InVEST
InVEST announced that Charles Hilson, CIC, has joined its national board as an agent member. Hilson is president of the talent pipeline division of Risk Management Solutions of America, Inc., in Chicago.
Hilson joined the RMSOA team in August and is responsible for strategic planning, client services, recruitment and development of millennial talent. Prior to joining RMSOA, he was the CEO of GBG Inc., an independent insurance agency with offices in three states. Hilson earned a bachelor of science degree in journalism from Northwestern University.