CHARLESTON, S.C.—Womble Bond Dickinson attorney Ashley Kutz Kelley has been named Chair of Charleston Women in International Trade (CWIT). In her two-year term as Chair, Ashley intends to continue to grow CWIT’s presence in the trade arena, and further integrate it into the growing manufacturing community in the Lowcountry. She previously served as CWIT’s Vice Chair and Programs Chair.

CWIT champions the role of international trade and transportation professionals, particularly women, in Charleston and throughout South Carolina. By offering monthly lectures, networking opportunities, continuing education scholarships, academic scholarships and recognition for excellence, CWIT seeks to enhance the status of women working in trade-related fields while connecting professionals. CWIT awards $10,000 in scholarships annually.

In addition, Ashley also is serving as Chair of the South Carolina Bar’s Employment and Labor Law Section for 2018-19. She is a graduate of the American Bar Association Tort Trial and Insurance Practice (TIPS) Leadership Academy.

Ashley Kutz Kelley represents companies in the manufacturing, shipping, healthcare, financial services, professional services and property management sectors. She is an experienced litigator with a broad-ranging practice in federal and state courts, including business, commercial, financial, employment, product liability, and judgment enforcement matters. Ashley practices in the Womble Bond Dickinson (US) LLP Charleston office. The Charleston Regional Business Journal honored Ashley by selecting her to the prestigious Forty Under 40 awards list. She is a South Carolina Super Lawyers Rising Star, a Roper St. Francis Foundation Fellow, and League Attorney for the Junior League of Charleston.