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Jeana Goosmann, CEO and Managing Partner of the Goosmann Law Firm, announces the 2014 GLF Star Award Recipients: Emilee Boyle Gehling, Christie Finnegan, Marie Ruettgers, Kris Craighead, Rachel Thompson, and Breandan Donahue.

Jeana Goosmann, CEO and Managing Partner of the Goosmann Law Firm, announces the 2014 GLF Star Award Recipients: Emilee Boyle Gehling, Christie Finnegan, Marie Ruettgers, Kris Craighead, Rachel Thompson, and Breandan Donahue. This is the first year Goosmann has given the Awards as a part of their employee recognition program to support a positive work culture and continue enhancing and encouraging employees to reach both their personal and professional goals. The recipients were voted on by their peers and received monetary awards.

Attorney Emilee Boyle Gehling received the Platinum Star Award for being a top performer. Gehling is a Member of the firm and helps her clients manage employee issues, navigate real estate deals, and acquire or divest business interests, assets, or property. Gehling joined the Firm in 2009 as an Associate Attorney and was promoted to a Partner of the Firm in 2014. Christie Finnegan, Executive Director of Estate Planning, received the Gold Star Award as a top performer. Finnegan helps provide Goosmann Trust Law Counsel’s clients peace of mind. Finnegan ensures client’s wishes are carried out through personalized estate and business succession planning. She joined the Firm in 2013 and has been instrumental in launching Goosmann Trust Law Counsel, the Firm’s boutique estate planning department. Sioux Falls Managing Attorney, Marie Ruettgers, received the Silver Star Award as a top performer. Through Cyber Law Counsel, Ruettgers helps companies protect their property, resources, clients and name against cybercrimes, particularly among businesses handling private consumer information such as banks, finance companies, credit card processors, or health care providers. Ruettgers became Sioux Falls Managing Attorney after serving as an Assistant US Attorney and University of South Dakota Law Professor.

Kris Craighead, Law Firm Administrator, was the recipient of the Leading Star Award for showing her exceptional skills in leading, managing, and mentoring. Craighead ensures the Goosmann Law strategic plan is implemented. Craighead is a Member of the Association of Legal Administrators and attended the Toronto and Chicago conferences in 2014. Marketing Director, Rachel Thompson, received the Team Star Award for being a team player and demonstrating positive synergy. Thompson helps bring the firm’s branding, mission, and vision to life from managing their website to social media, content and events. Estate Planning Attorney, Breandan Donahue, was the recipient of the Red Star Award, which was awarded to the individual with excellent writing. Donahue is the author of numerous articles and the blog at www.trustlawcounsel.com. Donahue guides families in planning their legacy, aiming to protect client wealth, support business succession, and reduce taxes.

Goosmann says, “I am consistently amazed by my team and their accomplishments. Employee recognition is something I feel strongly about and have seen the positive effects that it has had on the firm. Both the award recipients and our entire Goosmann team have impacted the firm’s growth and success. I’m looking forward to 2015 and continuing to watch my team accomplish their goals and striving to become their best selves.”

Goosmann has three convenient locations in Sioux City, Iowa, Sioux Falls, South Dakota, and Dakota Dunes, South Dakota. To learn more about the Goosmann Law Firm, visit their website at www.goosmannlaw.com or call 712-226-4000.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_single_image image="6322" alignment="center" border_color="grey" img_link_target="_blank" title="Platinum Star Award - Emilee Boyle Gehling" img_size="medium" img_link="http://goosmannlaw.com/attorneys/emilee-boyle-gehling/"][vc_single_image image="8208" alignment="center" border_color="grey" img_link_target="_blank" title="Silver Star Award - Marie Ruettgers" img_size="medium" img_link="http://goosmannlaw.com/our-firm/non-attorney-staff/"][vc_single_image image="7147" alignment="center" border_color="grey" img_link_target="_blank" title="Team Star Award - Rachel Thompson" img_size="medium" img_link="http://goosmannlaw.com/our-firm/non-attorney-staff/"][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_single_image image="8350" alignment="center" border_color="grey" img_link_target="_blank" title="Gold Star Award - Christie Finnegan" img_size="medium" img_link="http://goosmannlaw.com/our-firm/non-attorney-staff/"][vc_single_image image="8826" alignment="center" border_color="grey" img_link_target="_blank" title="Leading Star Award - Kris Craighead" img_size="medium" img_link="http://goosmannlaw.com/our-firm/non-attorney-staff/"][vc_single_image image="6325" alignment="center" border_color="grey" img_link_target="_blank" title="Red Star Award - Breandan Donahue" img_size="medium" img_link="http://goosmannlaw.com/our-firm/non-attorney-staff/"][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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