Dale T. Brinkman joined Worthington in 1982 as general counsel and was named vice president administration in 1999, and secretary of the corporation in September 2000. Prior to joining Worthington, Brinkman served as an attorney with American Electric Power Service Corporation and at the law firm of Schwartz, Shapiro, Kelm & Warren. Brinkman is a member of the Columbus and Ohio State Bar Associations. He is formerly a member of the board of trustees and co-founder of the Friends of Dahlberg. He is also past president and board member for the Association for the Developmentally Disabled. Brinkman graduated from Notre Dame in 1974 and The Ohio State University College of Law in 1977.