Three Queens basketball alumni, Sean Kelly '93, Bobby Lindauer '92 and TJ Lewis '97, have teamed up to issue this challenge to our GOLD alumni. During the month of March when any gift, regardless of size, is given from a Graduate of the Last Decade, our challengers will add an additional $50 to the gift. That's right, any gift, any size, our group of challenges add $50 to it. You give $20, they give $50. Your $20 gift becomes a $70 gift to Queens.
Don't let the clock run out on this amazing opportunity to enhance your impact on Queens and its future.
Enter the GOLD Bracket Buster Contest:
Get in on the excitement of this year's NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament and compete against fellow GOLD in the Queens Bracket Buster Contest. Join the Queens GOLD Group and create your bracket today! Ultimate bragging rights are on the line!
Meet Your Challengers:
Sean Kelly '93: Sean is a Managing Director at Morgan Stanley, and the senior member of the Firm's Philadelphia Private Wealth Management team. In addition to his current role, from 2005 to 2007 he was the Mid-Atlantic and Southeast Regional Manager for Morgan Stanley's Private Wealth Management Division. In both 2008 and 2009, Sean was named by On Wall Street Magazine as one of the country's "Top 40 Advisors Under 40".
Sean holds an MBA from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a Bachelor of Arts from Queens University of Charlotte, where he was a scholarship athlete on the basketball team. Prior to joining Morgan Stanley, he was with Goldman, Sachs & Co. and Bank of America (formerly known as NationsBank). From 2002 to 2010, Sean served as a Trustee of Queens University of Charlotte.
Bobby Lindauer '92: Robert "Bobby" Lindauer, currently serves as a partner at Johnson, Allison and Hord Law firm here in Charlotte where he specializes in real estate law. During his time at JAH, Bobby has represented a developer on the sale and acquisition on over 75 retail projects in the Southeastern US and has also represented the largest developer of a nation drug store chain in the Southeastern US. In 2012 he was named one of the Legal Elite in real estate by Business North Carolina Magazine. He was also named one of North Carolina's Rising Stars in Real Estate by Super Lawyers rating service.
Bobby received his law degree from UNC Chapel Hill in 2000 and his Bachelor of Arts from Queens University of Charlotte in 1992. He served as a member of the Queens Alumni Association Board of Directors from 2003 - 2005 and was Co-President of the Queens Royal Club from 2003 - 2006. Prior to working for JAH he was with NationsBank doing commercial lending before heading to Chapel Hill. Bobby lives in Charlotte with his wife Kerry and their three children.
Thomas "TJ" Lewis '97 Thomas, "TJ", Lewis Jr. is the Executive Vice President of Business Development for Urban Lending Solutions, where he leads new business development and drives operational improvements for the company. He has been one of the executives responsible for guiding the growth of the company from a handful of employees to more than 1,100 employees during the past few years, despite a challenging real estate market and tough economic times.
Prior to joining Urban Lending Solutions in April 2009, Lewis spent 14 years in the financial services industry, including a stint with Bank of America. While with the bank, he earned his Six Sigma Green Belt Certification for managing a project that saved more than $1 million annually.
Lewis earned a bachelor's degree in corporate communications from Queens University of Charlotte, N.C., and serves on the university's board of trustees. Also, he serves on the board of the Baltimore Urban Debate League-that 60 Minutes recognized for its alternative curriculum designed to help reform the Baltimore public schools. In addition, Lewis has been very active with several local and national non-profits, such the All Sports Community Service in Tampa, Fla where he has the T.J. Lewis Sponsorship Fund for a deserving student athlete from his alma mater at Gaither High School. He resides in Columbia, Md., with his wife and three sons.