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Olympic Steel Appoints Vanessa L Whiting to Board of Directors

Steel News - Published on Fri, 08 Nov 2019

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Leading US metals service center Olympic Steel Inc announced the appointment of Vanessa L. Whiting to the Company’s Board of Directors effective today. She will serve as an independent director. Whiting is president of AES Management, the Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen franchisee in Northeast Ohio. She is also an attorney, who has been named one of the top 100 lawyers by Northern Ohio Live, with extensive experience in real estate and small business enterprise law. A 2019 Cleveland Crain’s Women of Note honoree, Whiting has been recognized for her local civic involvement in addition to her professional success.

Whiting is an active member of several boards across Northeast Ohio. She is Chair of the MetroHealth Board of Trustees and serves on the following boards: the Tri-C Foundation, which supports student success at the largest public community college in Ohio; the Greater Cleveland Partnership, the largest metropolitan chamber of commerce in the country; and the Fairmount Presbyterian Church. Whiting also co-chairs the Capital and Sustaining Campaign for Karamu House, the oldest African-American theater in the United States, and is a Life Member of the NAACP. She was named the Black Professional of the Year for 2019 by the Black Professional Association Charitable Foundation.

Whiting earned her Juris Doctor from the University of Illinois. She also holds a master’s degree from Southern Illinois University-Carbondale and a bachelor’s degree from Duke University where she graduated cum laude.

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Posted By : Rabi Wangkhem on Fri, 08 Nov 2019
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