Abigail S. Wexner, Vice Chair (2023)
Abigail S. Wexner is the CEO of Whitebarn Associates, a private investment company. She serves on the boards of L Brands, Inc.; Advanced Drainage Systems, Inc.; the KIPP Foundation; Harvard University's Center for Public Leadership; Nationwide Children’s Hospital; the Columbus Downtown Development Corporation; the Columbus Partnership; Pelotonia; The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center; The Wexner Foundation; The Wexner Center Foundation; and the United States Equestrian Team Foundation.
As a lawyer and community volunteer, Mrs. Wexner is involved in philanthropic work nationally and locally, with a particular focus on children’s issues.
She is a founding member and vice chair of the board for KIPP Columbus, founder and chair of the board for The Center for Family Safety and Healing, and a past chair of the Governing Committee of the Columbus Foundation and Nationwide Children's Hospital. She also held a presidential appointment to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.
From 2005 through July 2012, Mrs. Wexner served as chair of the Board of Directors for Nationwide Children’s Hospital. Under her leadership, Nationwide Children’s completed the largest pediatric expansion in our nation’s history and has been named to U.S. News & World Report’s "Best Hospitals" list every year since 2006.
Prior to moving to Columbus, she practiced law from 1987-92 with the London and New York offices of Davis Polk & Wardwell. She is a graduate of the Dwight School in New York City; Barnard College at Columbia University, magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa; and the New York University School of Law.
Mrs. Wexner is married to Leslie H. Wexner, chairman and founder of L Brands, Inc. They are the parents of four adult children and live in New Albany, Ohio.
Appointed by: Gov. John R. Kasich
Term: 07/03/2014 – 05/13/2023