Congratulations to Michelle Casper - Member of the Year!

The National Association of Women Business Owners, Columbus, Ohio Chapter recognized Michelle Casper, Partner at SmithAmundsen LLC, a business law firm serving the transactional, labor and employment, and litigation needs of companies across the U.S,. as the 2016 Member of the Year.

Casper is the Vice President of Programming for NAWBO Columbus, and through her leadership, she has helped define programming for membership that has included national speakers, expanded programming, and increased member engagement. 

“This was such a surprise and honor,” said Casper. “When I look around at the amazing women in this organization, I am humbled by the passion, knowledge, energy, and drive of every one of these women business owners. I consider myself privileged to be one of over 240 outstanding members of this NAWBO chapter.” Casper leads a committee of 11 members who are responsible for planning the monthly membership lunch programs, Member Meet and Mingles, and Hot Topic educational sessions. “I have an amazing committee who keeps this organization’s programs interesting, engaging, and operating seamlessly,” said Casper. In addition to her responsibilities as VP of Programming, Casper also sits on the NAWBO Columbus Board of Directors and helps set the organization’s strategic goals and member initiatives.

Casper lives in New Albany, OH with her husband and two children. In addition to her job that takes her back and forth between central Ohio, Indiana and Chicago, Michelle and her family enjoy traveling throughout the U.S. and globally, and she has a passion for running, having completed several marathons and half-marathons.

Every year, NAWBO Columbus awards a woman business owner who dedicates a great deal of time and dedication to furthering the mission of the organization. Along withCasper, four other members were nominated:

» Molly Kane (Dovetail Consulting)

» Sue Kantor (Sophisticated Styling)

» Margaret Lipp (Remax Premier Choice, The Schirtzinger Group)

» Babiya Polk (Aflac, Independent Agent)