COLUMBUS — Christopher N. Slagle, a Gallipolis native, now a partner and chair of the government relations practice group at the Bricker & Eckler law firm in Columbus, Ohio, was inducted into the Association of Ohio Commodores on Saturday, November 17, 2012. The Association of Ohio Commodores held its annual winter induction dinner in Athens, Ohio, at Margaret M. Walter Hall, on the Ohio University Campus. Eighteen people from around Ohio were inducted as new members of the Ohio Commodores.
The son of Ed and Jane Ann Slagle, he graduated from Gallia Academy High School in 1990. A graduate of Miami University with a B.A. in 1995, he earned his law degree at Capital University Law School (J.D., magna cum laude, 2004). He was a member of the Order of the Curia, Order of the Barristers, and Associate Editor of the Capital University Law Review. He also was on the Moot Court Board, and winner of the 2002 Tulane University Law School National Moot Court Competition.
Slagle is a member of the Bricker & Eckler Government Relations and Regulated Industries groups. He practices in the areas of government relations; real estate, including land use, development and zoning; banking law and financial services; transportation and logistics; consumer finance and mortgage banking. He is also a member of the Firm’s Shale, Oil and Gas practice, as well as the Southeast Ohio Initiative.
He was a spokesman, speechwriter and federal policy liaison for the former Ohio Attorney General and Ohio Auditor of State, Betty D. Montgomery; a senior staff member and Director of Communications for Ohio Congressman Paul E. Gillmor; a legislative aide for former Ohio State Senator Karen L. Gillmor; and a district representative for former Ohio Congressman Frank A. Cremeans.
Active in a number of public and community organizations, he is a member of the American, Ohio State and Columbus Bar Associations. His Bar admissions include State of Ohio; United States Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals; United States District Court, Southern District of Ohio; United States District Court, Northern District of Ohio.
Slagle is listed in the Ohio Super Lawyers Rising Stars Edition, 2009 and 2012.
The Association of Ohio Commodores is a group of individuals, recognized by the Governor of Ohio, with the State’s most distinguished honor, The Executive Order of the Ohio Commodore. Each year outstanding Ohioans are recognized for their business accomplishment, acumen and leadership with this prestigious honor.
Governor James A. Rhodes formed the Association of Ohio Commodores in 1966, for the purpose of assisting the State of Ohio in advancement in all areas, contributing to the growth and development of the State and greater prosperity of its citizens. The Association was incorporated under the laws of the State of Ohio in 1971 as a non-profit organization, and now its esteemed members are primarily involved with supporting the Office of the Governor and Lt. Governor.
The Association is a nonpartisan organization, currently boasting a diverse and dedicated membership of more than 300 men and women. Members include government officials, distinguished university presidents and administrators; banking and legal professionals; leaders of trade organizations; chambers and economic development organizations, and senior management executives of large, medium and small manufacturers from across Ohio, in a wide variety of industries.