COLUMBUS, OH – Erin W. Hawk has joined Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick LLP as its first Chief Business Development Officer for the State of Ohio. In this newly created role, Hawk will lead client development efforts for the firm’s Columbus and Toledo offices.
“Erin brings great energy, insight, intelligence and expertise to this role,” said Columbus Office Managing Partner Michael A. Snyder. “We are thrilled to have her in charge of business development. We are confident that her insight into the legal industry, experience coaching attorneys and commitment to listening to the needs of clients will help us continue our path of expansion in the Columbus market.”
Hawk will target and secure new client relationships while working to grow business from existing clients for the firm in Ohio and beyond. In addition, she will work with firm management on client feedback initiatives, and train and coach attorneys in Columbus and Toledo to develop their business development skills.
“Erin’s keen understanding of how companies evaluate and select outside counsel, strategic insight into the legal market, ability to drive action and her commitment to growth will be a significant contribution to Shumaker’s success,” said Thomas P. Dillon, Toledo Office Managing Partner and Co-Chair of the firm’s Management Committee. “Erin’s efforts will help us expand the work we do for our clients and reach new potential clients across Ohio and beyond.”
Hawk comes to Shumaker with more than 20 years of experience working with lawyers to develop and expand their client base and grow their practices. She served as President of the Legal Marketing Association, Ohio Chapter, in 2014 and is Co-Chair of the 2016 QuickStart Pre Conference Program for the Legal Marketing Association’s International Conference in Austin, TX this April.
Hawk graduated first in her class both from The Ohio State University’s School of Journalism, where she received her undergraduate degree, as well as from Franklin University’s Masters of Science in Marketing and Communication Program.
Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP is a full-service business law firm with more than 245 lawyers, 60 paralegals and 500 employees in five offices: Toledo and Columbus, Ohio; Tampa and Sarasota, Florida; and Charlotte, North Carolina. In each of its markets, Shumaker is a premier provider of quality legal services to individuals, small businesses, health care providers, nonprofits and Fortune 500 and international corporations. Whether it's commitment to clients or work in the community, involvement lies at the core of all Shumaker Loop and Kendrick initiatives.