Chancellor, alumni named to 2022 Business North Carolina Power List

Chancellor, alumni named to 2022 Business North Carolina Power List
Monday, May 16, 2022

UNC Charlotte Chancellor Sharon L. Gaber and several University alumni and board members are on the 2022 Business North Carolina Power List. 

Gaber, recognized for the second consecutive year in the education category, told the publication, “It’s easy to be motivated because of my excitement for everything that’s happening here. I work with outstanding faculty and staff colleagues who are dedicated to our University and community, and I interact with exceptional students who give me great faith in our future.”

Also named to the 2022 Business North Carolina Power List were:

Economic Development
Gene McLaurin ’78
, chair of Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina and president of Quality Oil and Gas Co. 

Dhiaa Jamil ’78
, executive vice president and chief operating officer, Duke Energy

Finance and Insurance
Dontá L. Wilson ’97, head of retail banking and marketing, Truist Financial and member of the University Board of Trustees 

Chris Peek ’93
, CEO of CaroMont Health

Hospitality and Tourism
Mohammad Jenatian ’87
, president and CEO, Greater Charlotte Hospitality & Tourism Alliance
Rebecca Whitmarsh ’01 MBA, area director of operations, Northwood Hospitality

Professional Services
Tripp Beacham ’90, ’95, managing principal, BB+M
Gary Cline ’79, chair, founding partner, Cline Design
Malcomb Coley (Belk College of Business Board of Advisors), U.S. Central Growth Market Leader and Charlotte Managing Partner, EY
Jeff Floyd ’77, principal, vice president, Charlotte office leader, LS3P

Real Estate
Clay Grubb
(Childress Klein Center for Real Estate board), CEO Grubb Properties
Fred Klein (UNC Charlotte Board of Trustees), senior managing partner, Childress Klein
David Ravin ’94, president and CEO, Northwood Ravin
Pat Rodgers (CKCRE board), president and CEO, Rodgers Builders
Edwin Rose (CKCRE board), president and CEO, Shelco 

John Cato ’73, chair, president and CEO, The Cato Corp.

Honorees were selected based upon magazine-solicited nominations, interviews with dozens of sources and significant research. Business NC magazine has spent years covering North Carolina’s business community from its unique statewide perspective.

“Demand for steady, competent leadership is unquestionable,” said Business North Carolina Editor David Mildenberg, who is a 1992 Charlotte MBA alumnus and a member of the University’s Board of Trustees. “Just look at the war in Ukraine, inflation reaching 40-year highs and negative effects lingering from a horrible pandemic. It’s a challenging time. Great leadership never goes out of style. The need for it has never been greater.”

View Business North Carolina’s full 2022 Power List.