Jeff McNealey joins Lake Erie College Board of Directors


Lake Erie College officials announced today that Jeff McNealey of the Columbus law firm Porter Wright will be joining the College’s Board of Directors.

McNealey, the son of Louise Havekotte McNealey, LEC Class of 1937, is a graduate of Cornell University and The Ohio State University College of Law. He boasts an incredibly successful career in law and has been named in The Best Lawyers in America ® for the past 25 years. He has been recognized in many capacities for his work with environmental law and has been listed among Chambers USA ® and Ohio Super Lawyers ® for numerous years as well.

In addition to his work with Porter Wright, McNealey lectures regularly in local, national and even international settings, and is well-versed in many areas of law. Among his many accomplishments, McNealey was named to the Ohio Historic Site Preservation Board by Governor Kasich in 2012, a group that oversees national historic sites such as College Hall and Mathews House on the Lake Erie College campus.

McNealey has been very involved in his community, serving in roles such as chair of the Columbus Recreation and Parks Commission, commissioner of the Columbus and Franklin County Metro Parks, president of the Church Foundation of the Episcopal Diocese of Southern Ohio, and past president of groups such as the Columbus Cancer Clinic and the Columbus Historical Society.

"We’re delighted to have Jeff as a member of our Board of Directors,” said Peter Gerhart, interim president of the College. "Jeff brings a breadth of experience and knowledge in areas that will be beneficial to the College, and we look forward to working with him.”

To read McNealey’s complete biography, visit the Porter Wright website at

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