StoneCHARLESTON -- Al Emch, CEO of Jackson Kelly PLLC, has announced seven membership changes at the firm. Rob Aliff, David Byassee, Jay Ingle, Rhonda Sandquist, and Nathan Stone have been promoted to Equity-Members, who have ownership stake in the firm. Skipp Kropp and Mary Elisabeth Nauman have been elected as Members. Aliff practices in the firm's Charleston litigation department. He is a graduate of Washington & Lee University where he received a B.A., cum laude, in Psychology and is a graduate of the Washington & Lee University School of Law where he received his J. D. Aliff has been admitted to the West Virginia Bar, the U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit, the U.S. District Court, Northern District of West Virginia and the U.S. District Court, Southern District of West Virginia. Kropp practices environmental law in the Charleston office. He is a former Chief of the West Virginia Division of Environmental Protection, Office of Air Quality and former Deputy Director of the West Virginia Division of Environmental Protection. He holds a B.S. in Industrial Engineering and an M.S. in Environmental Engineering, both from Purdue University. In addition, he received a J.D. from The Capital University. Byassee's practice is centered on commercial litigation in the firm's Denver, Colo., office. He graduated with a B.A. from Washburn University and received his J.D. from the Washburn University School of Law. He served 20 years in the United States Air Force, during which time he served as an Air Force pilot and a Judge Advocate (JAG). He is licensed in both Kansas and Colorado, and is admitted to practice before the United States Court of Military Appeals and the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals. Ingle practices business law and civil litigation in the Firm's Lexington, Ky., office. Ingle attended the University of Kentucky for his undergraduate and graduate work. He received a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy and Political Science, a Masters in Public Administration from the University's Martin School, and his J.D. from the College of Law. Ingle is admitted to practice in Kentucky and before the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit and the United States District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Kentucky. Naumann's practice focuses on business and commercial law in the Firm's Lexington office. She graduated from Centre College in Danville, Ky., with a B.A. in History and received her J.D., magna cum laude and Order of the Coif, from Washington & Lee University School of Law in Lexington, Va. She is licensed in the state of Kentucky and is admitted to practice before the Fourth and Sixth Circuit Courts of Appeals and in the Eastern and Western Districts of Kentucky. Sandquist has a general environmental practice in the Firm's Denver office. She graduated with a J.D. from Lewis & Clark College and a B.A. from Colorado Women's College. Her legal work also includes a broad-based real estate development practice concentrating on planning and zoning for residential and commercial projects, compliance with environmental regulations, obtaining and complying with state and federal permits, land exchanges with federal agencies, development of restrictive covenants and homeowners' associations, and structuring sales and marketing programs for the projects. Stone practices in the firm's Denver office and has assisted in negotiating and drafting numerous agreements related to the development, licensing, maintenance and operation of internet-based applications. He received his J.D. from the University of Colorado with a B.A. from Fort Lewis College. Jackson Kelly is a full service law firm, with roots dating back to 1822. The firm has offices in Colorado, the District of Columbia, Kentucky, Pennsylvania and West Virginia. For more information, visit the fi$rm's Web site at www.jacksonkelly.com.