Steven D. Wingert, Chief operating officer, Lowndes, Drosdick, Doster, Kantor & Reed, Orlando

Steven D. Wingert has joined Lowndes, Drosdick, Doster, Kantor & Reed as the Orlando-based law firm’s chief operating officer, replacing Terry Navin.

Wingert will lead the firm’s operating business units and report to its CEO and managing partner, William T. Dymond.

Dymond said Wingert’s “business acumen, management skills, leadership ability and overall professionalism align with our core values and will be of great benefit to the firm and the clients we serve.”

Wingert was director of administration for a year with Thompson Coburn in St. Louis before moving to Florida, according to his LinkedIn account. He also served as president of the Association of Legal Administrators and has 22 years of legal industry experience.

Navin has returned to his hometown of Milwaukee after seven years of serving as the firm’s COO.

Founded in Orlando in 1969, Lowndes Drosdick is a multidiscipline business law firm with offices in Orlando, Mount Dora and Melbourne. The firm ranked 25th on the 2017 Review 100 list of Florida’s largest law firms with 85 attorneys.