Boak & Sons Hires McNally as General Counsel

AUSTINTOWN, Ohio — Boak & Sons is welcoming John A. McNally IV as the company’s general counsel. He will provide advice and counsel ton a variety of workplace issues, such as COVID-19 federal regulations and rules, human resource policies, insurance and cybersecurity issues, and unemployment and workers’ compensation.

“John has already had such a positive impact on the Boak & Sons employees,” says Sam Boak, company owner. “He is well-known and widely respected throughout the Mahoning Valley and our community and is an active presence for this company.”

McNally was born and raised in Youngstown and graduated from Ursuline High School in 1987. He earned a B.S. in foreign service from Georgetown University in 1991 and a J.D. and master of public administration from the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law and the Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs at Cleveland State University.

“I look forward to using my legal and governmental experience on a daily basis to help Boak and Sons and its employees to continue to grow and expand our operations in the Mahoning Valley, eastern Ohio and western Pennsylvania,” says McNally.

McNally has been a licensed attorney in Ohio since 1996. He served as assistant law director then law director for the city of Youngstown from 1998 to 2004. He then served as a Mahoning County commissioner from 2005-2012 and as mayor of Youngstown from 2014-2017. He has spent numerous years in private practice with the firms of John A. McNally III Co. LPA and Roth Blair, focusing his practice on employment and human resource issues, criminal defense, domestic relations, and administrative law issues and compliance.

“John has a unique perspective as former mayor and his experience in a workplace of over 700 employees will be invaluable to the 180 employees of Boak & Sons and our customers,” says Chris White, vice president, operations at Boak & Sons. “We’re thrilled to have him on the Boak team and we look forward to seeing the impact he makes here.”

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