W&L Alum Named CEO of the Year
John, a member of the undergrad Class of 1971 and the law school Class of 1978, won the award in the Journal’s private company/medium category. This marked the first time that the publication had recognized the chief executive of a law firm, although John had been a finalist in the past.
In announcing the award, Randy Frisch, president and publisher of SDBJ, observed: “The practice of law, especially in this down economy, has demanded tighter, tougher management. Increasingly, we are seeing well-deserved recognition from those inside law firms where good management has been practiced.”
“This is truly an incredible honor, for which I am very grateful,” said John, who founded the firm in 1983. “To be singled out by your peers within the business community is very meaningful. However, this is a true team achievement, to be shared among the entire Klinedinst family of employees.”
John served as a trustee of the University from 2001 to 2010.