BusinessWoman of the Year

Celebrating exceptional businesswomen


Queens University of Charlotte is proud to host the Charlotte BusinessWoman of the Year event, continuing a rich tradition spanning over thirty years of honoring and developing female talent in our community. The award recognizes a leading female executive who has made significant, sustained contributions to the business community. We are pleased to present the 2018 Charlotte BusinessWoman of the Year award to Carol Lovin, Executive Vice President and System Chief of Staff for Atrium Health.

2018 BusinessWoman of the Year

Carol Lovin

Carol Lovin
Executive Vice President and System Chief of Staff
Atrium Health

Carol Lovin, MHSA, MN, is executive vice president and system chief of staff for Atrium Health, one of the most comprehensive and highly integrated not-for-profit healthcare systems in the nation. As a member of the executive leadership team, Lovin coordinates and integrates the work of the executive team and its relationship with the Board of Commissioners and Board of Advisors and leads the integration of new partners, working enterprise-wide to create differentiating capabilities and value. Lovin also serves as lead architect and integrator across Atrium’s external environment, overseeing corporate communications, marketing and external affairs and building Atrium Health into a meaningful national brand.

With more than 30 years of healthcare experience advancing strategy, communications and operational execution, Lovin joined the organization in July 2007 when NorthEast Medical Center integrated into Carolinas HealthCare System (now Atrium Health). Prior to her current role, Lovin served as Atrium Health’s executive vice president and chief strategy officer, overseeing strategy, business development, marketing and communications and innovation.  Other leadership positions held during her tenure include serving as president of the Carolinas HealthCare System Management Company, during which she led the launch of the innovation group and an advanced analytics group, and leading strategic planning, marketing and business development at NorthEast Medical Center. 

Lovin currently serves on the Charlotte Regional Partnership Executive Committee, Charlotte Center City Partners Board of Directors, World Affairs Council Board of Directors and the MedCost Board of Directors.  Among others, recent recognitions include being named to Becker’s Hospital Review’s “Women Hospital and Health System Leaders to Know” and “Hospital and Health System Chief Strategy Officers to Know.” 

Lovin holds a Bachelor of Science and a master’s degree in nursing from the University of Washington, as well as a master’s degree in health services administration from the University of Michigan.

Established in 1986, this award honors the achievements of exceptional businesswomen based on their contributions to the business, civic and cultural communities in the Charlotte region. Previous winners include Theresa Drew, managing partner of Deloitte; Andrea B. Smith, chief administrative officer of Bank of America; Susan Devore, president and chief executive officer of Premier, Inc.; and Lynn Good, president and chief executive officer of Duke Energy.

Recognized for its longstanding history and prestige, the Charlotte BusinessWoman of the Year kicks off the spring award season. With ample professional development and networking opportunities, this event reaches 300 of the area's business and thought leaders.

Charlotte BusinessWoman of the Year Luncheon

Thursday, March 7, 2019, 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Morrison Hall, Queens University of Charlotte

Individual Ticket: $90.00
Table Sponsorship: $800.00

The 2018 Charlotte BusinessWoman of the Year Luncheon is SOLD OUT.

For more information, please contact Cristin Corder Lee at leec3@queens.edu or 704-337-2489.

Presented to the community by:

Wells Fargo



Supporting Sponsor:

Atrium Health

Previous Award Recipients

2017 Theresa Drew 2007 Lauri Eberhart 1996 Phyllis Schultz
2016 Andrea B. Smith 2006 Dee Dixon 1995 Ruth Shaw
2015 Debra Plousha Moore 2005 Christie Taylor 1994 Katie Tyler
2014 Susan DeVore   2004 Peyton Howell 1993 Linda McFarland Farthing
2013 Lynn Good 2003 Dana Rader 1992 Jill Flynn
2012 Laura A. Schulte 2002 Krista Tillman 1991 Muriel Helms
2011 Ann Caulkins 2001 Vicki Wilson-McElreath 1990 Patricia Rodgers
2010 Carol Hevey 2000 Mary Tribble 1989 Betty Trautwein & Elaine Lyerly
2009 Cathy Bessant 1999 Jeannie Falknor 1988 Dale Halton
2008 Jennifer Appleby 1998 Gail Brinn Wilkins 1987 Bonnie Widenhouse
   1997 Carol Pontis 1986 Joan Zimmerman

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