Class of 2012

You can now view your classmates' news and accomplishments online! Click your graduation year below to see class notes, with the most recent entries appearing first. You may also submit a class note online.

Roger N. Beaubien will serve as director of cabinet affairs under Florida Governor-elect Ron DeSantis. He served in DeSantis' transition as the intergovernmental affairs liaison, a role he also held during the DeSantis-Nuñez campaign. Prior to his campaign role, Beaubien served as special counsel for Cabinet and Legislative Affairs to Attorney General Pam Bondi. Posted 12.19.18


Gutierrez_Andrew_web.jpgAndrew Gutierrez has joined NBCUniversal Media, LLC as counsel for Business and Legal Affairs. He will be overseeing the company's marketing, corporate affairs and communications, public relations, and sourcing departments as counsel. Gutierrez joined NBCUniversal after five years at Stone, Glass & Connolly, LLP in Miami. Posted 12.12.18


Erin M. Van De Walle has relocated to San Antonio and accepted a position as an assistant United States attorney within the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Western District of Texas. She is assigned to the Affirmative Civil Enforcement (ACE) Unit, where she focuses on healthcare fraud civil prosecution, opioid drug diversions and penalties, and False Claims Act matters. Posted 12.7.18

mereness_jackie_wedding_web.jpgBrett G. Mereness and Jacquelyn A. Mereness (maiden name Jacquelyn Turmes) were married on April 8, 2017 in St. Augustine. Brett is an associate at Cole, Scott & Kissane, where he practices in the area of civil defense litigation, with an emphasis on employment law, premises liability, condominium and homeowners association matters, and personal injury. Jacquelyn is an associate at Taylor, Day, Grimm & Boyd, where she focuses her practice on commercial, business and tort litigation. They live in Jacksonville Beach with their dog and cat. Posted 9.26.18


Ryan D. Chesnut has been promoted to state and local tax manager at GBQ in Columbus, OH. He provides income and franchise tax, sales and use tax and property tax services to clients ranging in size and complexity from single-member LLCs to multinational corporations. Posted 7.20.18

Gordon C. Murray, Jr. was named Volunteer of the Year and winner in the education category by the Tallahassee Democrat on May 3, 2018. The honor recognizes local volunteers who have "poured selfless service into the capital city's community to make it a better place." He will travel to Washington, D.C. in June 2018 to compete in the Jefferson Awards, which recognizes the nation's top public service leaders and volunteers. Murray is the president and founder of the Innovative Community Engagement Foundation. Posted 5.14.18

Alexandra H. Palermo is now corporate counsel at Syniverse in Tampa. Posted 2.26..18

Erin K. Van De Walle and her husband, Jason, are thrilled to announce the arrival of their first child, Elizabeth Caelee, born on May 31, 2016 in Tampa. Van De Walle is an assistant attorney general at the Florida Office of the Attorney General. Posted 12.14.17

Erin K. Van De Walle graduated from the University of Florida's College of Pharmacy on May 1, 2016. She earned a Master of Science in Pharmaceutical Sciences, majoring in Pharmaceutical Outcomes and Policy, and specializing in Pharmaceutical Regulation. While completing her degree, Van De Walle was the recipient of the 2014 Simonsmeier Fellowship, a financial award offered by the American Society for Pharmacy Law. She is an assistant attorney general at the Florida Office of the Attorney General. Posted 12.14.17


monroe_hannah_web.jpgHannah D. Monroe and Patrick D. Flemming ('12) were married on November 5, 2016, at Hannah's childhood home in Waukeenah. Hannah is an associate at Rumberger, Kirk & Caldwell's Tallahassee office. Her litigation practice focuses on cases involving employment and labor issues, governmental and administrative law, and criminal defense. Patrick is the chief regulatory officer of FBMC Benefits Management, Inc. Posted 12.6.17


melnick_ben_web.jpgBenjamin M. Melnick is now the compliance and licensing manager for the Department of Health’s Office of Medical Marijuana. Posted 10.16.17


Jodi M. Ruberg has joined Kirk Pinkerton, P.A. in Sarasota as an associate. Her practice is focused on commercial and probate litigation, as well as the Florida Sunshine Laws. Posted 9.27.17

Gordon C. Murray, Jr. received the Tallahassee Bar Association's inaugural Champion for Diversity in the Legal Profession Award. He is deputy general counsel for the Florida Justice Association. Posted 7.24.17

William P. Winter is now assistant athletics director for compliance at the University of South Florida. Posted 6.21.17

Shaun P. Carres passed away on April 25, 2017. He was a beloved member of Cornerstone Learning Community in Tallahassee, where he worked with students in middle school social science classes and the chess club. Posted 5.1.17

gault_ashley_web.jpgAshley E. Gault has joined Tucker Ellis LLP in their Cleveland, OH office. She is a corporate and real estate attorney. Posted 4.12.17


Brandon W. Brewer is now a broker at Keller Williams Realty, Inc. in Wilmington, NC. Posted 2.15.17

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