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Laura Beth Ellis, Assistant Vice President
Annual Giving & Constituent Relations

Laura Beth has been with Queens since 2009 and oversees annual giving and constituent relations. In this role she works closely with volunteer leaders and directs fundraising initiatives related to annual giving. Laura Beth is a graduate of Florida State University where she earned a BS in Political Science, and is an alumna of the McColl School's MS in Organizational Development program. She is married to Eric Ellis and they have two children, Anna Claire and Jack and their four-legged child, Ruby.


Emily Pinkerton, Director
Alumni Relations

Emily serves as the Director of Alumni Relations. She graduated from Elon University with a degree in Leisure & Sport Management. After managing events in the NASCAR industry and at the Duke Mansion, she joined the Queens family in 2010. She most recently served as the Director of the Queens Learning Institute, planning conference and lecture events for the university.  She is thrilled to have the opportunity each day to connect and engage with alumni both near and far. Emily enjoys entertaining, being involved with the Mint Museum's Auxiliary, and exploring new happenings in Charlotte with her husband and friends.


Jane Williams, Assistant Director
Annual Giving

Jane is responsible for managing class fundraising volunteers and reunion giving efforts.  She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Sociology from North Carolina State University and is currently pursuing an MS degree in Organization Development through the McColl School.


Jamie Yearwood, Director
Queens Fund & Annual Giving

Jamie manages the annual giving efforts at Queens as they relate to raising awareness and support for the Queens Fund. Previously, she served as the Director of Alumni and Development for the McColl School, working specifically with our McColl alumni population. She graduated from University of Tennessee with an MS in Sports Management in 2008 and from Elon University with a BA in Corporate Communications in 2007. Prior to her time at Queens, she worked in the advancement office at Elon.

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