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Jackson Kelly PLLC Attorney Selected Co-Chair of WELD

December 5, 2017

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – (December 6, 2017) – Jackson Kelly PLLC is pleased to announce that firm Member Danielle Waltz has been selected co-chair of the Women for Economic and Leadership Development (WELD) chapter in Charleston. Jane Bostic, the Accelerate Forward Director at the Robert C. Byrd Institute (RCBI) was also selected as co-chair. The new organization will cultivate and advance programs, events and a community to support female leadership development and business growth.

“We congratulate Danielle on her selection as co-chair of WELD and on her successes on behalf of her clients and our firm that contribute to her leadership role in litigation and government relations,” said firm Managing Member Ellen S. Cappellanti.

Ms. Waltz is a Member practicing in the Commercial Law Practice Group and the Public Policy and Regulatory Affairs Practice Group in the Firm's Charleston office. Ms. Waltz has wide legal experience, including litigating commercial banking cases and handling complex multi-party construction matters. She has many leadership roles within the community and her profession, including serving as a member of the Board of the YWCA as well as a member of the ABCWV and WV Chamber Government Relations Committee. Ms. Waltz was recently appointed chair of the 2018 Defense Research Institute Annual Meeting. She also has extensive experience in government relations for a wide array of local, state and national business clients.

Danielle earned a Juris Doctor from West Virginia University, where she was the Symposium Editor for the West Virginia Law Review, a recipient of the Dennis and Louise Sharp Scholarship and a member of the Marlyn Lugar Trial Association Traveling Team. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in mathematics, cum laude, from West Virginia University in 2003. She was a West Virginia University Foundation Scholar, a National Merit Scholar and a recipient of the Robert C. Byrd scholarship.

WELD emphasizes women’s leadership as the key strategic lever for stronger businesses, greater entrepreneurship and thriving communities. WELD’s mission is to develop and advance women’s leadership to strengthen the economic prosperity of the communities it serves by providing women with specific tools and skills to enhance their individual economic status. Each chapter builds programs, events, and a community to support leadership development and business growth.

Client Focus, Industry Insight, National Reputation. Jackson Kelly PLLC is a strong regional law firm with more than 175 attorneys located in 12 offices throughout Colorado, Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and Washington, DC. Focusing on clients' industry-specific needs, the Firm serves a wide variety of corporate and public clients and enjoys a national reputation in business, labor and employment, litigation, government contracts, tax, safety and health, permitting, natural resource and environmental law.


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