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2020 WELD Charleston Keynote Event

Women for Economic and Leadership Development (WELD) is delighted to announce its 2020 Keynote speaker. The 2020 Keynote will feature Kathy Ransier, Retired Partner, Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP, and Board Director, Huntington Bancshares Incorporated.

 Export to Your Calendar 9/23/2020
When: Wednesday, September 23, 2020
Reception: 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Program: 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Where: Embassy Suites by Hilton, Charleston, WV
300 Court Street
Charleston, West Virginia  25301
United States

Online registration is available until: 9/16/2020
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Kathy Ransier
Retired Partner, 

Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP
Board Director,
Huntington Bancshares Incorporated

Announcing WELD Charleston’s Inaugural Keynote Event!

Gaining A Seat at the Table When There are No Empty Chairs

Women for Economic and Leadership Development (WELD) is delighted to announce the inaugural Keynote for the Charleston chapter. The 2020 Keynote will feature Kathy Ransier, Retired Partner, Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP, and Board Director, Huntington Bancshares Incorporated. Raised in Huntington, WV, Ms. Ransier has experienced an inspiring life and career journey and will share a story that you won’t want to miss.

Kathy is a retired partner in the Vorys Columbus office where she was a member of the corporate and finance group. Her areas of practice included transactional, commercial, real estate, business organization, non-profit and business development.

Kathy has presented numerous continuing legal education seminars in real estate, women in the law and marketing including “Business Ethics and Pitfalls,” sponsored by the Columbus Bar Association, “Going Solo or Small Practice,” and “Marketing Opportunities for a Small Practice” sponsored by the Ohio State Bar Association. She has also lectured at The Ohio State University College of Business and the Moritz College of Law and has presented seminars sponsored by the Columbus Minority Contractor/Business Assistance Program, the U.S. Small Business Administration and the New Directions Career Center.

Kathy received her J.D. from The Ohio State University Michael E. Moritz College of Law and her B.A. from Western College for Women.

Kathy is on the Board of Directors of Huntington Bancshares Incorporated (term will end April 2020 after 17 years of service), Columbus Regional Airport Authority (former chair, stepped down after 20 years of service) and the Columbus Arts Endowment. She has previously served on a number of boards including the Franklin County Board of Mental Retardation & Developmental Disabilities, Chair, the Greater Columbus Arts Council, Chair, Women’s Fund of Central Ohio, Chair, Moritz College of Law, Dean’s National Advisory Council, Chair, Children’s Hospital Guidance Center, Creative Housing, Inc., Family Financial Foundation of Dollar Savings Bank, St. Vincent’s Children’s Center, State Savings Bank Community Advisory Council, The Ohio State University Alumnae Association and Western College Alumni Association, Chair.


Kathy was inducted into the Columbus Hall of Fame in 2018. Kathy’s other honors and awards include Constance Baker Motley Award, NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund, Inc.; Community Service Award and Professionalism Award, Columbus Bar Association; Robert M. Duncan, Distinguished Leader Award, The John Mercer Langston Bar Association; Community Service Award, The Ohio State University and Western College for Women; Women of Achievement Award, YWCA, and Top Lawyers in Columbus 2010 to 2012.

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