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National Association of Minority and Women Owned Law Firms, Milwaukee, named David Askew CEO. Askew succeeds Jason Brown, who stepped down to join MillerCoors. Askew was director of the pro bono program at the international law firm of Edwards Wildman Palmer, LLP and its predecessor firm Wildman, Harrold, Allen & Dixon, LLP. He previously was deputy chief of the Civil Rights Bureau in the Illinois attorney general’s office. Askew was also a litigation associate at Wildman Harrold after serving in the U.S. Navy Judge Advocate General’s Corps. He graduated cum laude from Florida A&M University with a B.S. in accounting and a J.D. from the University of Iowa law school. He will split his time between NAMWOLF’s Milwaukee headquarters and Chicago. Details: www.namwolf.org.
Paul Kindinger resigned Oct. 4 after 12 years as CEO of North American Equipment Dealers Association, Fenton, Mo. The NAEDA board expects to form a search committee. Details: www.naeda.com.
John V. O'Shea, from CEO, Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission, to VP for Alaska, Pacific Seafood Processors Association, Seattle. Capt. O'Shea spent more than 30 years in the U.S. Coast Guard, much of it dealing with fisheries law enforcement policy and operations at the national and regional levels, including the North Pacific. He spent nine years in Alaska, in command of the Ironwood in Kodiak, and later on the senior staff in Juneau, where he was also the Coast Guard designee to the North Pacific Fishery Management Council. He will be based in PSPA's Juneau (Alaska) office. Details: www.pspafish.net.