Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP has added Ann Cottongim as director of municipal and legislative relations. In this role, she will direct the firm's objectives involving local and state government affairs by maintaining and nurturing relationships with municipal, county and state officials.

She previously served as deputy director and CFO of Aim (Accelerate Indiana Municipalities, formerly known as Indiana Association of Cities and Towns (IACT)). As deputy director, she managed the association’s finances along with the Indiana League of Municipal Clerks and Treasurers and Aim Affiliate Groups. Together with her financial responsibilities, she served as director of trust operations for Aim overseeing the establishment, growth and management of the Aim Medical Trust. Cottongim also previously served as Aim’s government affairs manager, where she was responsible for the implementation of the association’s legislative initiatives.