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Two Naples Residents Join Ave Maria Law School Board

The Ave Maria School of Law has announced the election of retired businessman James William Fennessey and real estate executive Michel Saadeh to its Board of Governors. The school said that its founding dean, Bernard Dobranski, is leaving the board due to term limits and that Leonard Leo of the Federalist Society is also stepping down as a member of the board.

Mr. Dobranski will continue to serve as a faculty member at the law school and also was appointed to its advisory board, the school said in a news release. He resigned as dean last year for health reasons.

The law school says that Mr. Fennessey and his wife, Moira, "are active volunteers and supporters of the law school." In February, the school named its Marian Garden for the Fennessey's niece, Lisa.

Mr. Saadeh is president and chief executive of the Vineyards Development Corporation. The law school's current campus is within the Vineyards community in Naples.


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