Chairs Announced for Local Council
Published on October 05, 1993
NATIONAL COUNCIL OF WOMEN ANNOUNCES REGIONAL LEADERS COLUMBUS -- Three prominent Columbus businesswomen have been named co-chairs of the local chapter of the National Council of Ohio State Women, an organization to promote networking and mentoring among Ohio State University alumnae. The Columbus council is led by Dorothy R. Brownley, senior vice president and director of corporate relations and marketing at Huntington Bancshares Inc.; Donna A. James, administrative officer and assistant to the chief executive officer of Nationwide Insurance; and Karen R. Schwarzwalder, president and chief executive officer of the YWCA of Columbus. Another local resident, Kimber Perfect, vice president of marketing for COSI, Ohio's Center of Science and Industry, is serving as national chair. "The National Council will provide a unique opportunity for communication and growth among our alumnae and the university, and we are thrilled that these outstanding community leaders will be involved in its development," said E. Gordon Gee, president of the university. "I am confident that their leadership will make the Columbus council a model for similar organizations across the country." The National Council was developed in May 1992 to: ~ Connect Ohio State women with each other both personally and professionally. ~ Enable them to share experiences, talents and resources. ~ Re-connect these women to the university in leadership roles. ~ Allow them to serve as role models, mentors and fund- raising partners for the Critical Difference for Women campaign and other university programs. Critical Difference for Women is a program that provides financial support to re-entry, graduate and professional women students, as well as to faculty and staff members of Ohio State. Scholarships, fellowships and grants are funded through gifts to the program. Dorothy Brownley joined Huntington National Bank as a marketing administrator in 1985, and became senior vice president and director of corporate relations and marketing at Huntington Bancshares in 1990. She earned a Master of Business Administration degree at Ohio State in 1985 and graduated with honors from the Stonier Graduate School of Banking at the University of Delaware. She is a member of the Columbus Metropolitan Club, the YWCA Board of Trustees, the National Society to Prevent Blindness, and the board of trustees of Capital University. Donna James has 12 years experience in the management of investment products for retirement plans. A graduate of North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University with a B.S. in accounting, she is a certified public accountant and registered securities representative with the National Association of Securities Dealers. She serves on the YWCA Board of Trustees and the Columbus Association of Black Insurance Professionals. She is vice chair of the state Supreme Court's Client Security Fund Commission. Karen Schwarzwalder served as executive director of the YWCA of Columbus from 1986 until being named president in 1993. Prior to joining the YWCA, she served as manager of the office of Labor/Management Cooperation in the Ohio Department of Development. She has also been director of human resources and public affairs for Dynamic Telecom Systems Inc. and been a teacher in the Columbus Public Schools and a volunteer in the Peace Corps. A 1965 graduate of Ohio State with a B.A. in English, she is a member of the Ohio Humanities Council and the Columbus Community Relations Commission. "The National Council is a forum that will coordinate and focus the efforts, talents and enthusiasm of our alumnae through the guidance of those accomplished individuals who will lead our regional councils," Perfect said. "It is within this context that each and every member -- both individually and collectively -- will help to chart the course of the National Council and support the university." To date, 11 regional councils, with more than 250 total members, have been established in Boston, New York, New Jersey, Washington, Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Diego, Columbus, Cleveland, Lima, Florida and Hong Kong. # Contact: Peg Hendricks, development officer, The Ohio State University, (614) 292-3300. [Submitted by: REIDV (email@example.com) Wed, 06 Oct 93 13:47:09 EST] All documents are the responsibility of their originator.