Barnes & Thornburg LLP has appointed Dawn Rosemond director of diversity, professional development and inclusion. She has been with the firm for 20 years, joining as an associate in 1996, and has been a partner since 2005. In her new role, Rosemond will be charged with elevating and strengthening the firm’s diversity and inclusion platform through the ongoing development, inclusion and promotion of diverse legal talent. She will also serve as co-chair of the firmwide Diversity and Inclusion Committee. Rosemond, who will remain a partner with the firm, will lead diversity and inclusion initiatives such as training and strategic programming. The firm previously had employed an administrative level director in charge of diversity and legal recruitment. She is a former appointee to the Indiana Supreme Court Commission on Race and Gender Fairness. Rosemond practices in commercial litigation and is a member of Barnes & Thornburg’s Pro Bono Committee and the Legal Personnel Administration Committee and an administrator for the Litigation Department. In the Fort Wayne community, she currently serves on the boards of Visit Fort Wayne, the Downtown Development Trust, and Greater Fort Wayne, Inc. Rosemond graduated from Indiana University-Bloomington in 1993 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics. She earned her J.D. from the University of Illinois College of Law in Champaign in 1996. She is a member of the National, American and Allen County Bar associations.