PERSONNEL FILE: Steptoe & Johnson names new executive director of firm

By The West Virginia Record | Nov 15, 2007


CLARKSBURG -- Steptoe & Johnson recently announced that Dean Turner has been named executive director of the firm and will oversee operations from the Clarksburg location.

Turner is a graduate of the United States Merchant Marine Academy with a baccalaureate degree in marine transportation. He received a masters of science in aeronautical systems from the University of West Florida, as well as a masters of arts in management and human relations from St. Louis University. Turner is also a fellow of the John F. Kennedy School of Government, located within Harvard University.

Before joining Steptoe & Johnson, Turner worked as the chief administrative officer for the law firm of Pierce Atwood LLP in Portland, Maine, and as the executive director of Lowndes, Drosdick, Doster, Kantor & Reed, P.A, in Orlando, Fla. Prior to becoming involved in law firm management, Turner was a naval aviator who culminated his military career at the Pentagon, where he served as an executive assistant in the Office of the Secretary of Defense.

"I am delighted to have joined a firm as prestigious as Steptoe & Johnson, and my wife, Kathy, is also thrilled to be settling into the West Virginia community," Turner said.

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