Deborah J. Chadsey has been elected to the board of directors of Northwest Bancshares Inc.
Ms. Chadsey is an attorney who has practiced law for 25 years. She is currently a partner in the Buffalo law firm Kavinoky Cook LLP. Prior to joining Kavinoky Cook LLP, Ms. Chadsey practiced law with Lippes, Silverstein and Phillips, Lytle, both also in Buffalo.
Prior to being elected to the board of Northwest Bancshares Inc., she has served as a member of the Northwest Savings Bank New York State Advisory Board for the past three years and the Northwest Savings Bank board of directors since December 2011.
Active in her community, Ms. Chadsey is a member of the boards of directors for the Western New York Land Conservancy and Kensington-Bailey Neighborhood Housing Services.
Ms. Chadsey graduated from the University at Buffalo with a Bachelor of Arts degree in regional and urban planning and a law degree from Columbia University Law School in New York, where she was a Harlen Fiske Stone Scholar and she is licensed to practice law in Pennsylvania, New York and multiple federal district, bankruptcy and appellate courts. Ms. Chadsey brings to the board specialization and experience in environmental and municipal law as well as commercial finance, land use and contract law.
Ms. Chadsey's wide-ranging civic involvement in greater Pittsburgh, in addition to his industry and corporate experience, make her a valued addition.