50 Most Influential Women 2013

Created to spotlight the 50 Influential Women in the Charlotte region who are working within the business, government, education and non-profit fields. Thanks to everyone who made our event such a success. 

Announcing our 2013 50 Most Influential Women:  

Tania N. Archer

Moore & Van Allen, PLLC

Donyel Barber

Family Promise of Gaston County

Terri Bennett

Terri Bennett Enterprises, LLC

Tanya S. Blackmon

Novant Health Huntersville

Medical Center

Marjorie M. Bray

UNC Charlotte

Debra D. Campbell


Planning Department

Mara F. Campolungo

The Sandbox

Marilyn Celenza

Good Clean Fun

Kelly Chopus

Goodrich Corporation

Laura Y. Clark

Renaissance West Community Initiative

Martha Hawkins Curran

Mecklenburg County

Clerk of Superior Court

Crystal Dempsey

From The Hip Communications

Bygie Dixon

The Darton Group

Jodi Dodds

Novant Health

Natalie  Haskins English

Charlotte Chamber of Commerce

Liz Etheredge

Mecklenburg Paint Co., Inc.

Lisa Marie Fry

Cassidy Turley

Nan Gray

Samaritan’s Feet International

Joy Greear

Novant Health:

Presbyterian Medical Center

Judge Ty Hands

District Court Judge,

26th Judicial District

Bert Harper

Vision 2020

North Carolina Delegate

Penny Hawkins


Liz Hilliard

Hilliard Studio Method

Hon. Theresa Holmes-Simmons

U.S. Department of Justice

Kati Hynes

Charlotte Chamber of Commerce

Jenn Jackson

107.9 the Link & 1110 WBT

Stacy Sumner Jesso

Council for Children’s Rights

Christine John-Fuller

Lupus Foundation of America,

North Carolina Chapter

Lisa Kelley

Novant Health:

Presbyterian Medical Center

Marsha C. Kennedy

Kennedy Law Associates

Christy Koury

United Mitochondrial Disease Foundation

Katherine L. Lambert

Girl Scouts-Hornets’ Nest Council

Moira LoCascio

McLaughlin Young Group

Michelle Long

Children’s Theatre of Charlotte

Crystal Williams Mayer

MetaLogix, Inc.

Kelly McKay

Midday Talent for Greater Media

Charlotte’s 107.9 the Link

Judge Rickye McKoy-Mitchell

District Court Judge,

26th Judicial District

Marie McLucas

Primax Properties LLC

and Primax Construction Inc.

Kimberly McMillan

City of Charlotte

Carolyn P. Meade

Moore & Van Allen, PLLC

Marcia Merrill

Red Rover Communications

Brandy B. Milazzo

Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP

Nancy Nestor

Autism Society of North Carolina

Sherie E. Pearsall

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Dept.

Cheryl D. Steele

Horack, Talley, Pharr & Lowndes, PA

Katie Tyler

Tyler 2 Construction

Liza Tyler

New York Life

Lisa M. Wigfall

Quality Home Care Services, Inc.

Cindy Wolfe

Bank of the Ozarks

Joan H. Zimmerman

Southern Shows, Inc.


For more information, please contact Amanda Johnson or call 704-247-2908

To see photos from this year’s event, please click here.

To nominate for our 2014 50 Most Influential Women please click here.

Our 2013 sponsors

Thank you to our sponsors:

A portion of the proceeds from each seat sold will benefit:

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