Ann Hancock Gradisek

WLFC Public Relations Chair, 2018-19

Ann has served on the WLFC Board of Trustees since 2016, first as the Community Service Chair and presently as the Public Relations Chair. She has practiced law with Taft, Stettinius & Hollister LLP since 2012, litigating business and family law matters at the trial and appellate levels. Ann also counsels clients on risk mitigation and cost-effective and practical business solutions. Before beginning her legal career, Ann had the distinct pleasures of teaching English in Istanbul, Turkey and working for a talent agency in Beverly Hills, California, assisting in the management and legal representation of high-profile actors, comedians and musicians. Ann is active in local politics and passionate about caring for our community. She also serves as a board trustee for the Columbus Landmarks Foundation and previously for The Ohio Art League. She volunteers with the Legal Aid Society of Columbus, Women's Fund of Central Ohio and the YWCA Family Center. Ann and her husband, Ben Gradisek, and their two feline children, Lenny and Herbie Hancock, are proud residents of Merion Village. They are committed to the historical preservation of our community and kayaking all of the waterways Ohio has to offer. She may be reached at

2018-19 Board of Trustees

President: Katherine "Kitty" Ivan
President-Elect: Rachel Sabo
Secretary: Gina Piacentino
Treasurer: Lisa Messner
Trustee at Large: Ashley Oliker
Trustee at Large: Katrina Thompson

Committee Chairs

Code of Regulations: Michalea Delaveris
Community Service: Jolene Griffith
Data & Information Historian: Ashley B. Watson
Dining Circle: Lia Meehan
Diversity: Hannah Botkin-Doty
Events: Zebonéy Barrañada & Alexis Preskar
Judicial Campaign: Anna Sanyal
Law School Chair: Bridjette Brown
Law School Rep, Capital: Sara Valentine
Law School Rep, OSU: Kimberly Despas
Membership: Meghna Rao
Public Relations: Ann Hancock Gradisek
Scholarship: Megan Gonzalez
Social Media: Kailee Goold
Women in the Profession: Celia Kilgard-Schnupp
Website: Lina Abbaoui

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