WBC Advisory Boards

Advisory board members are leaders in the local business community with a commitment to serving entrepreneurs and their businesses.

Advisory Board - WBC Columbus

Sabra Kershaw, Chair

Sabra Kershaw, Vice President, Banking Center Manager & Business Development, WesBanco Bank. With over 22 years of experience in the banking industry, Sabra enjoys working with her clients. She has built a great rapport with them and they trust her knowledge. Sabra is responsible for helping business owners grow by providing the right solutions for their business. Everyone should have a Bank Manager or Business Manger that is reliable and trustworthy. Sabra is located in the Powell community but has many connections throughout Central Ohio in which she is very involved.

Sharon Gordon, Vice-Chair

Sharon is the Founder and CEO of Urban Trendsetters, LLC. (UTS). UTS has several media properties including UTS News Magazine, UTS Radio, UTS T.V., UTS Website and the advertising, branding and marketing division Urban Trendsetters Media. Founded in February 2003 Urban Trendsetters is a grass-roots, Columbus based company which found its niche as the newspaper and media organization known for reporting on the positive aspects of the urban community. Urban Trendsetters, LLC has become a major media source for diversity outreach in Ohio.

Ronda Barber

Ronda is the publisher of OhioMBE, Ohio’s largest Black-owned business newspaper. She is also the publisher of the Ohio Diversity Network and owner of the Ohio Certification Center. She specializes in marketing, small businesses advocacy, events and publishing.

Melonia Bennett

Melonia is a member of the BakerHostetler team serving as court-appointed counsel to the Securities Investor Protection Act (SIPA) Trustee for the liquidation of Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities LLC (BLMIS).  Additionally, Melonia's practice includes consumer financial legal services, focusing on complex commercial litigation and regulatory compliance for financial services companies. 

Alice Hohl, Honorary Board Member

Alice is the CEO of SiteInSight, an online marketing and web design firm in Gahanna, Ohio. Alice launched her business in 2011 with two young children at home and her husband beginning a full-time academic program, so she understands the unique challenges and risks of the female business owner. She brings marketing and technology expertise to the board, as well as four year of nonprofit public relations experience and community connections. She is heavily involved in several area service and youth development organizations in Central Ohio.

Sherri Lazear

Sherri is an attorney and serves as the General Counsel of Lazear Capital Partners, Ltd., a Columbus based investment banking firm. Formerly, Sherri was a partner in the litigation group of BakerHostetler, practicing in the areas of bankruptcy, construction, and real estate litigation. She also serves on the faculty of the Moritz College of Law at The Ohio State University. 

Alyson Letsky

Alyson is an attorney of the law firm of Thompson Hine LLP., where she concentrates her practice in the area of mergers and acquisitions. She also garners a strong history with general business law and corporate transactions, tax-exempt entities, technology and intellectual property law.  A native of Cleveland, Alyson is a double Buckeye, holding a bachelor’s degree from The Ohio State University and a law degree from The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law.

Mary B Relotto

Mary B. Relotto is the Founder and CEO of Dames Bond LLC, the mission of which is to help women thrive, personally and professionally, through networking, collaborations and learning experiences. In 2011, Mary B. was named Entrepreneur of the Year by Metropreneur. She also won the SBA Women in Business Champion award that year. More recently, Mary B. has founded Mission Possible Consulting Group to help small business, emerging artists and nonprofits achieve their missions through marketing, branding and retail placement. She also is a founding partner of Speaking of Gender a group working to ensure that women are included in leadership and speaking roles in professional and public programs.

Moniqua Spencer

Moniqua L. Spencer has over 25 years’ experience in banking and finance.  She is currently a Vice President in Business Banking with US Bank. As a Business Banking Officer, she focuses on lending, depository, and cash management needs of businesses and non-profit organizations up to $25MM in annual revenue.

Gabrielle Whittaker

Gabrielle is the Financial Center Manager, Assistant Vice President at Fifth Third Bank. She’s spent the past 23 years at Fifth Third, providing an inherent knowledge of lending and banking services for individuals and businesses. She is responsible for growing and directing a full service financial center, leading a team of bankers and serving the financial needs of the community. She holds an AIB Small Business Banking Certification from the American Banker Association. She is a longtime volunteer of Fifth Third Bank’s Young Bankers Club, teaching money basics to fifth graders. Gabrielle enjoys giving financial empowerment seminars in the community on a frequent basis.