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July 8, 2018

Krieg DeVault is pleased to announce that Partner Julia A. Carpenter has been named Chief Diversity Officer of the Firm.  In her added role as Chief Diversity Officer, Carpenter will be responsible for leading diversity initiatives and identifying partnerships for the Firm.  Additionally, Carpenter will serve as Chair of the Firm's five-member Diversity & Inclusion Committee.  The Committee meets regularly, and is committed to maintaining an inclusive firm culture that embraces and advances a diverse workforce reflecting the firm’s client and community partners.

“I am very excited to take on the leadership position of Chief Diversity Officer,” said Carpenter.  “All team members at Krieg DeVault take great pride in working to establish the Firm as an employer of choice, a leader in high quality legal services, and an inclusive partner with our diversely dynamic clients and community.  We firmly believe that diversity in the workplace brings out the best in our team and the clients whom we serve.”

Ms. Carpenter is a core member of the firm's Commercial and Real Estate Lending Practice Group. Her practice is devoted primarily to commercial lending, banking, real estate, corporate finance, and general corporate matters. She has over 30 years-worth of experience in commercial lending transactions, including secured and unsecured lending, construction lending, letters of credit, leveraged acquisitions, real estate financings, subordinated financings, alternative energy financings and ESOP transactions which require financing.  Additionally, during her tenure at Krieg DeVault, Ms. Carpenter has served on the firm's Marketing Committee, House Committee, and a variety of ad hoc committees.

About Krieg DeVault LLP  
Krieg DeVault LLP is a 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.