The Jacksonville Ethics Commission has elected Smith Hulsey & Busey attorney Joseph W. Rogan as chair of the Commission for 2019. Rogan was appointed to the Jacksonville Ethics Commission by Chief Judge Mark Mahon and began serving his first three-year term in January 2017.

The Jacksonville Ethics Commission was created in 1992 to serve city officers and employees by providing a forum for consideration of ethics problems and questions. Among its duties, the Ethics Commission adjudicates complaints filed against city officers and employees and recommends legislation to City Council.

The Commission also elected Ellen Schmitt as vice-chair of the Ethics Commission. Ms. Schmitt is the Director of Social Services for Baptist Health and is a licensed clinical social worker.

“Joe’s litigation practice centers on resolution of complex issues and he will bring this skill in leading the Ethics Commission,” said Stephen D. Busey, chairman of Smith Hulsey & Busey. “Our firm works closely with Baptist and we are pleased that folks from Smith Hulsey and Baptist Health will work together to lead the Ethics Commission.”

Rogan focuses his practice on the resolution of complex business disputes and creditors’ rights. His experience includes representation in banking, finance and fiduciary relationships, and in the property management, development, logistics and construction industries.