Elise McQuain Elected Vice President of the West Virginia Women Attorneys Group
When the West Virginia Women Attorneys board convened to discuss candidates this summer, Elise McQuain was a natural fit for a leadership role and was elected vice president.
McQuain has been with the West Virginia Women Attorneys group since the beginning and was part of the planning discussions that ultimately led to the establishment, in 2017, of the West Virginia Women Attorneys. She was a vocal and active member and she lobbied extensively to secure the support of area law firms and bring in new members. But McQuain, an experienced trial attorney, was also passionate about the advancement of women in the legal profession.
Since it was officially launched in 2017, the West Virginia Women Attorneys group has grown considerably. And what started with a series of monthly lunches has evolved into a robust network of attorneys, a mentoring initiative, and, more recently, the West Virginia Women Attorneys Inaugural Conference. The response to the Inaugural Conference exceeded the expectations of Elise and the rest of the planning committee. Frost Brown Todd sponsored the conference and Kim Mauer, the chair of the firm’s Women’s Initiative, gave the keynote presentation.
As vice president, McQuain says that her primary focus will be membership, membership, and membership. But she will also work with the board to find new ways to provide value to current members and to West Virginia as a whole.
When asked about her appointment, McQuain said, “I’m extremely blessed to be part of such an amazing group with such a vital mission. The opportunity to work alongside a group of people dedicated to elevating one another and to address issues unique to women within the legal field has been an invaluable experience. And with the group gaining momentum, I couldn’t be more excited.”