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A Message from the Chair

Jeff Brown, Chair of the Queens University of Charlotte Board of Trustees.

Jeff Brown MBA '03, Chair of the Queens University of Charlotte Board of Trustees

As an alumni of Queens University of Charlotte, it is a true honor for me to serve as Chair of its Board of Trustees. Our Board is comprised of a diverse group of dedicated business, civic, and community leaders from across the United States who stand ready to support President Daniel Lugo and our outstanding faculty and staff who are committed to excellence and to promoting life-long learning among our students, alumni and greater Charlotte community. Since 1857, Queens has built upon a strong foundation that continues to drive its success—a Presbyterian heritage, an award-winning faculty, and an innovative curriculum that includes a wide array of creative and unique programs. Queens’ picturesque campus is located in one of the most exciting cities in the U.S., making it attractive to the best and brightest students from around the nation and world.

Expanding relevant academic offerings and programs, supporting faculty development, and creating even more rewarding and engaging experiences for our students inside and outside of the classroom are just a few of our goals. Queens makes an immeasurable impact as it enhances the intellectual, economic and cultural fabric of our city and region, and our trustees are committed to further expanding that reach. I speak from personal experience – my Queens education has been instrumental in my success and development over the years, and the connections I’ve made and continue to make are invaluable. I encourage you to explore what's happening on our campus, the difference our students and alumni are making in the world around them, and just how exciting and rewarding your involvement can be here at Queens.

Go, Royals!

Jeff Brown (JB) MBA '03

2021-2022 Board of Trustees

Board Officers

Jeffrey J. Brown (JB) MBA ‘03
Chair, Board of Trustees
Ally Financial Inc.
Home: Charlotte, NC

Jesse J. Cureton MBA '02
Vice Chair, Board of Trustees
Executive Vice President and Chief Consumer Officer
Novant Health
Home: Charlotte, NC

Christie Hunt BSN ’92, MSN ‘05
Secretary, Board of Trustees
Former Associate Director
National Cardiovascular Data Registry
Home: Charlotte, NC

Tanya Blackmon MBA '00
Community Leader
Home: Charlotte, NC

Sally Gambrell Bridgford ‘87 P’23
President, The Gambrell Foundation
Home: Charlotte, NC

Deborah Butler Bryan '68
Former Real Estate Professional
Home: Palm Coast, FL

Titi Cole
Head of Global Operations and Fraud Prevention
Home: Charlotte, NC

Malcomb Coley
US-Central EY Private Leader and Charlotte Office Managing Partner, Ernst & Young
Home: Charlotte, NC

Audean H. Godehn ‘97
Community Volunteer
Home: Charlotte, NC

David "Oscar" Groomes
Managing Partner
Groomes Business Solutions, LLC

L. Watts Hamrick III
Pamlico Capital
Home: Charlotte, NC

Hooper Hardison
President, Charlotte Pipe and Foundry Company
Home: Charlotte, NC

David Jones
Founder and Former CEO, and Chairman
Peak 10
Home: Charlotte, NC

Les Lambert
Sr. Vice President; Business Market Executive, Bank of America
Home: Charlotte, NC

Thomas “T.J.” Lewis ‘97
Director of Supplier Diversity
Home: Charlotte, NC

Elizabeth W. Martin
Elizabeth Martin Consulting
Home: Brooklyn, NY

Susan McConnell '83, MS '13
Director of Higher Education | Director of Human Resources
The Duke Endowment
Home: Charlotte, NC

Janet Preyer Nelson ‘77
Board Member
Mary Norris Preyer Foundation
Home: Charlotte, NC

Bailey W. Patrick, Jr.
Managing Partner
Merrifield Patrick Vermillion LLC
Home: Charlotte, NC

Brandon D. Perry
Highmarket Properties
Home: Charlotte, NC

Elizabeth Hunter Persson ‘00
Former Executive Vice President of Human Capital
Red Ventures
Home: Charlotte, NC

Mark E. Reed
Managing Director, The John M. Belk Endowment
Home: Charlotte, NC

Michael P. "Mike" Rizer
Executive Director of Corporate Affairs
Ally Financial, Inc.
Home: Charlotte, NC

Mary Anne "M.A." Boldrick Rogers
Community Leader
Home: Charlotte, NC

Robert "Bob" Salvin
Founder and CEO
Salvin Dental Specialties
Home: Charlotte, NC

Brian D. Savoy
EVP, Chief Strategy and Commercial Officer
Duke Energy
Home: Charlotte, NC

Caroline Wannamaker Sink
Shareholder, Robinson Bradshaw
Home: Charlotte, NC

Maureen A. Swick
Sr. Vice President and System Nurse Executive
Atrium Health
Home: Charlotte, NC

Cynthia Haldenby Tyson
Robert Haywood Morrison Foundation
Home: Charlotte, NC

Fernando R. Ycaza '05, MBA '16 
Senior Vice President
Director of Healthcare Banking for Ameris Bank
Home: Charlotte, NC 

Ex Officio

Daniel G. Lugo, J.D.
Queens University of Charlotte
Home: Charlotte, NC

Ericka Ellis-Stewart '96
President, Alumni Association Board
Home: Charlotte, NC

Taylor Cruz '22
President, Student Government Association
Home: Charlotte, NC

Life Trustees

Dorothy McAulay Martin '59
Former First Lady of North Carolina
Home:  Mooresville, NC

Hugh L. McColl, Jr.
Chairman Emeritus, Board of Trustees
Chair and CEO
McColl Brothers Lockwood
Home:  Charlotte, NC

Sandra P. Levine
Vice President and Director, The Leon Levine Foundation
Home: Charlotte, NC

John H. Sykes '55
Chairman Emeritus
Sykes Enterprises, Inc.
Home:  Tampa, FL

F. William Vandiver, Jr.
Former Vice Chair
Bank of America
Home:  Charlotte, NC

Trustees Emeriti

Name Years of Service
Judy Allison '70 2000-2008
Betty Anderson '58 1975-2003
Sadler H. Barnhardt 1985-1996
Jean T. Batten '57 1978-2005
Christine S. Beck '64 1995-2007
Paul F. Betzold 1991-1998
Howard Bissell 2012-2020
Kathryn Black 2000-2012, 2013-2020
Crandall C. Bowles 1984-1997
Terry Broderick 2001-2005
Jan Hall Brown '73, MBA '84 2013-2021
Parker N. Call '68  2004-2006
John P. Clancey 1996-2005
Malcolm Clayton 1988-1997
Angi M. Clinton MBA '01 2006-2014
Kevin Collins  2011-2019
Michele P. Craig '67 1973-1975
Marjorie Knight Crane'90 2007-2015
Christine Louttit Crowder ‘82 2013-2021
Barbara M. Crutchfield 1997-2000
David Darnell 2010-2018, 2019-2021
Donna Jones Dean '73 2000-2014
Stuart Dickson  1986-2002
Carla E. DuPuy '69 1990-1994
Hugh M. Durden 1991-1998
Carlos Evans 2013-2019
Frances DeArmon Evans '59 1990-2013
Madine H. Fails '91 1994-2003
John C. Fennebresque 1998-2001
Anthony Fox 2012-2020
Julia E. Garraway '65 1972-1988
Betty J. Gray '51 1986-1990
Kathryn Taylor Grigg '87 2006-2014
Louise J. Guy '49 1974-1978
Claudette Brown Hall '65 2010-2012
Irvin "Hank" Hankins III 2004-2012
Johnny Harris  1985-1995
Aileen P. Hatcher '71 1998-2001
Mary W. Haught '63 1977-1981
W. Benjamin Hawfield, Jr. 2004-2012
Carson Sloan Henline '81 2009-2018
Elaine H. Henderson '75 2003-2004
Ann Hinson '72 2008-2010
William R. Holland 1991-1996
Lyttleton Rich Hollowell '67 2006-2014
Benjamin P. Jenkins III 2001-2013
Helen B. Jones 1972-1976
Lee Keesler 2008-2011
Sean Kelly '93 2002-2010
 Moira Quinn Klein '77  2006-2008
Judy Moore Leonard '67 1996-2012
Cathy Parks Loevner '71 2012-2016
Vi Alexander Lyles '73 1998-2009
Susan C. Mains '71 1996-2000
Michael Marsicano 2006-2019
Kitty M. McEaddy '65 2004-2012
J. Michael "Mike" McGuire 2013-2021
Ward McKeithen 1974-2012
Sam McMahon, Jr. '54 1988-2004
Katherine "Katie" Belk Morris 2013-2021
Sue C. Moore '64 1993-1998
Michael W. Murphy II ‘95 2013-2021
Caroline L. Myers '55 1975-2005
Bruce Parker 1998-2006
Keith M. Pension '67 1996-2012
Martha C. Player '83 2002-2003
Larry Polsky 2013-2021
David L. Pope 2006-2014
Myrta J. Pulliam '69 2001-2013, 2014-2018
Dee Ray '92 1993-2007
Tom Reddin 2007-2015
Arthur Ross 1980-1996
Sue F. Ross '61 1982-1998
Ed Shelton 1992-2000
David Singer 2012-2016
Michael Tarwater 2010-2021
Brent Trexler 2006-2014
Ruth Anne Vagt '69 2011-2019
Jo DeWitt Wilson 1999-2011
Robert Wren 1994-2002
Manuel Zapata 2008-2015
Joan H. Zimmerman 1981-1985


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