Jack Maistros was an esteemed lawyer who garnered a national reputation for his expertise in cases involving the health consequences of smoking and the liability issues with guns. His litigation helped extract damaging information that led to multibillion dollar settlements in lawsuits brought by states against tobacco companies. He was lobbying for safety mechanisms on firearms for the protection of the general public and for children, in particular. Jack earned a B.A. in political science from Kent State University in 1979. He was graduated magna cum laude from the Cleveland Marshall College of Law in 1982. Since 1984, he had been a partner with the Climaco, Lefkowitz, Peca, Wilcox & Garofoli law firm. He previously acted as Special Counsel for The Office for the Ohio Attorney General. Among his many awards was the “Breath of Life Award,” presented to him in 2000 by the American Lung Association of Louisiana. Among the many organizations with which he was affiliated, was the CASE program, which provides free legal service to people who cannot afford to pay a lawyer.
David Boardman has enjoyed a distinguished career as an investigative reporter and newspaper editor. Employed by the Seattle Times since 1983, he is currently Assistant Managing Editor. Stories and projects which he has directed have won many national prizes and awards, including Pulitzer Prizes in 1990 and in 1997. The first was in National Reporting, for coverage of the Exxon Valdez oil spill and its aftermath. The second prize was in Investigative Reporting, for an exposé of fraudulent practices in the federal tribal-housing program. He has been a Pulitzer finalist on three other occasions. Last year, he won the Associated Press Managing Editors’ Public Service Award. David is a graduate of Northwestern University and the University of Washington.
Linda Bartlett Hobgood’s skills of communication have enabled her to enjoy a successful career that has included vast experiences in politics. She is currently an instructor and director of The Speech Center at the University of Richmond in Virginia. She supervises individual and group practice for oral presentations and also teaches classes, including Theory and Pedagogy. She has made many presentations on public speaking and served as a campaign manager, political consultant and speechwriter for several political candidates. Linda was graduated from the University of Virginia in 1975 with a B.A., with distinction, in history. In 1976 she earned an M.A. in speech communication. During the Nixon administration, she was a White House intern and Staff Assistant to the Office of the First Lady.
As a student at CFHS, Karl’s world view was broadened when he was awarded an American Field Service International Scholarship to Australia. He has seen plenty since. As one of our most prominent polar researchers, he has been awarded numerous grants and contracts, and he has been published extensively. From 1994 through 2001, he was the Director of the Polar Ice Coring Office (PICO) at the University of Nebraska – Lincoln. Karl has produced expeditions to polar regions to gather scientific information through the drilling of ice cores, the validation of ice sheet measurements, and other scientific endeavors. In 1988, he received The U.S.S.R. Polar Service Medal in Grenoble, France. During 1992 93, he served as Coordinator of Field Operations/Glaciologist for the first snowmobile traverse of Greenland for the NASA Validation Project. He is currently completing his Ph.D. at the University of Nebraska – Lincoln.
This former Blossom Time Queen blossomed into one of our state’s best educators. In 1997, Suzanne became Ohio’s first recipient of the Adapted Physical Education Teacher of the Year Award. In 1994, she received the Outstanding Special Educator Award from the Northwest Ohio Special Education Regional Resource Center. Suzanne has been instrumental in curriculum development in adapted aquatics. She is a graduate of Bowling Green State University, where she is a part-time instructor. She is also co-founder of Wood Lane Travel, which offers recreational activities for students with special needs.
A career of distinction was John Thomas’ 34-year experience with J.P. Morgan Investment Management, Inc. He served for twelve years as a member of the board of directors, five years as president of J.P. Morgan Trust Bank, the group’s operating company in Japan, and nine years as head of marketing. Currently, he is president of JRT Research of San Francisco, providing international management investment consultant services to private industry. He is a visiting professor at the Golden State University Graduate School of Business and is director of The Japan Society of Northern California. He has had several articles published in the Japan Security Analysts Journal. John earned a B.A. in economics from Ohio Wesleyan University in 1961. He received his M.B.A., with distinction, from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania in 1963. He was a superb athlete at CFHS and at Ohio Wesleyan, where as a halfback and linebacker, he was a two-time All-Ohio Conference selection.
The valedictorian of the class of 1951 chose the field of medicine to continue his practice of excellence. A graduate of Denison University (1955) and Harvard University (1959), Dr. Rodgers is a recognized expert in lipid research and has been published widely in medical journals. His research efforts were recognized by his election to the American Society for Clinical Investigation and the New York Academy of Science. For the past 36 years, he has been associated with Albany Medical College, where he earned the position of Professor of Medicine in 1974. He continues to be active in clinical research involving abnormalities in lipid metabolism and also in the area of liver disease. The Albany Medical Center recently honored him by establishing the Dr. John B. Rodgers Endowment Fund for Continuing Education in Gastroenterology.