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September 12, 2018

Krieg DeVault LLP is pleased to announce that Tom Kmiecik has recently been named as the firm’s new Chief Operating Officer.  Kmiecik will focus his efforts on overseeing the day-to-day operations of Krieg DeVault’s seven offices, spanning four states, as well as identifying growth opportunities for the firm.

Prior to joining Krieg DeVault, Kmiecik served as the Chief Administrative Officer of a regional Louisville-based law firm.  His responsibilities included directly managing all aspects of the firm’s finance, marketing, administration, technology, human resources, risk management, and facilities departments.  Prior to entering the legal industry, Kmiecik served as the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of HDG Mansur Capital Group in Indianapolis, Indiana.  Additionally, Kmiecik has extensive career experience providing accounting and financial leadership to several publicly-traded real estate investment companies, raising in excess of $1.7B in the capital markets through public equity and debt offerings.

“We are extremely pleased that Tom has joined Krieg DeVault,” said Michael J. Messaglia, Krieg DeVault’s Managing Partner. “Tom’s innovative approach and operational skills are a natural fit for our firm.  His role is critical to relieving our attorneys and professionals of administrative burdens so they can focus on serving our clients.  We selected Tom for this role because he has the experience and traits necessary to make us more efficient and effective.”

“It is a privilege and honor to serve as the new COO at Krieg DeVault,” said Kmiecik. “I am excited to take on an integral leadership role with such an energetic and well-respected firm.”

Throughout his career, Kmiecik has been involved in numerous community and business organizations. His affiliations include the National Association of Corporate Directors (Governance Fellow); American Junior Golf Association – Braselton, GA (Board Member and Treasurer); Louisville Ballet Company – Louisville, KY (Board Member and Treasurer and Finance Committee Chair); Goodwill Industries of Kentucky (Board Member and Audit Committee Member); Downtown Economic Development Corp – Cleveland, OH (Board Member and Finance Committee Chair);  Financial Executives International – Louisville, KY Chapter; National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts; National Investor Relations Institute - Cleveland, OH Chapter; American Institute of Certified Public Accountants; and Ohio Society of Certified Public Accountants.

Kmiecik is a Certified Public Accountant and obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in Accounting and Finance (magna cum laude) from Baldwin-Wallace College (Berea, OH).  Additionally, he has earned his White Belt in Legal Lean Sigma and Project Management.

About Krieg DeVault LLP  
Krieg DeVault LLP is professional, diversified law firm representing a wide variety of local, regional and national clients.  It is a business-focused law firm with offices in Indianapolis, Carmel, Mishawaka, and Merrillville, Indiana; Chicago, Illinois; Atlanta, Georgia; and Naples, Florida.  The firm’s attorneys have significant experience in key areas that address the needs of a diversified client base.