Chancellor and alumni named to Business North Carolina’s list of influential leaders

Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Business North Carolina, a news magazine serving the state for the past 40 years, has published its inaugural Power List of the state’s most influential leaders in 18 industries.

Chancellor Sharon L. Gaber was named to the list of prominent individuals and featured among the top educational leaders in North Carolina. 

When speaking to Business North Carolina, Chancellor Gaber shared that UNC Charlotte is focused on “providing access to help students move to the next opportunity and to be ready for jobs in virtually every sector and industry.”

The 2021 Power List also features the following UNC Charlotte alumni:


  • Sharon Gaber
    Chancellor, UNC Charlotte


  • Scott Carlton ’97
    President, Tokai Carbon GE
  • Dhiaa Jamil ’78
    Chief Operating Officer, Duke Energy

Health Care

  • Chris Peek ’93
    President and CEO, CaroMont Health

Hospitality and Tourism

  • Mohammad Jenatian ’87
    President, Greater Charlotte Hospitality and Tourism Alliance
  • Rebecca Whitmarsh ’11
    Area Director of Operations, Northwood Hospitality

Professional Services

  • Gary Cline ’79
    President and Managing Principal, Cline Design
  • Malcomb Coley (2020 Belk College of Business Honorary Alumnus)
    U.S. Central Growth Market Leader and Charlotte Managing Partner, Ernst & Young
    Member, Belk College Board of Advisor
  • Jeff Floyd ’77
    Principal, Vice President and Charlotte Office Leader, LS3P Architectural Firm
  • Chris Morales ’98
    President, FreemanWhite Architectural Firm

Real Estate and Construction

  • Fred Klein (UNC Charlotte Board of Trustees)
    Senior Managing Partner, Childress Klein
  • David Ravin ’94
    President and CEO, Northwood Ravin


  •  John Cato ’73
    Chairman, President and CEO, The Cato Corp.

The 2021 Power List will be printed in the May edition of the Business North Carolina magazine.