University of Charleston

University of Charleston

City Holding, parent company of City National Bank, is recognizing local businessman Jay Goldman for years of impactful service on its board by renovating a classroom at the University of Charleston in his honor.

“It’s truly an honor and a pleasure to be able to recognize Jay in a tangible way such as this,” said Greg Burton, UC alumnus and Board of Trustees member. “It’s fitting that we show appreciation for him by meeting a need at UC, a university he’s been a loyal supporter of for decades.”

Goldman is a 1966 graduate of Morris Harvey College and taught business classes there for several years. He also graduated from the University of Charleston in 1979 and from the West Virginia University College of Law in 1970. Goldman joined the Board of City National Bank in 1986 and City Holding Company in 1988, for a tenure of approximately 35 years. During that time, Goldman served in many capacities, including Executive Committee, Compensation Committee, and Chairman of the Governance/Nominating Committee for 15 years, from 2006 until his retirement in 2021.

Dallas Kayser, Chairman of City Holding Company and City National Bank stated, “Jay Goldman was dedicated and professional in his service, and continually shared his independent business judgment with all of us. He is a strong proponent for education for all, and especially, continuing education for current Board members in issues of corporate governance. For his tireless efforts, he earned the respect of every member of the Board and Senior Management.”

He started Goldman Associates in 1971 and served as Mayor of Charleston from 1999-2003. He has served on the University of Charleston Board of Trustees as well as on many non-profit boards.

“There is hardly any way we at City could adequately express our appreciation for his time, dedication and loyalty,” continued Kayser. “We hope this classroom is some tangible example of our collective thanks for his service. We miss him!”

Appropriately, the renovated classroom will be in the School of Business & Leadership Department, located in Riggleman Hall on UC’s campus. Work will include new furniture and fixtures, upgrades to available technology, and a renaming of the room itself in Goldman’s honor.