Niners named to 2023 Business NC Power List

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UNC Charlotte Chancellor Sharon L. Gaber and several University alumni and board members are on the 2023 Business North Carolina Power List.

Gaber, recognized for the third consecutive year in the education category, told the publication her biggest inspiration has been her mom. “She was a hard-working, single parent who encouraged and believed in me.”

Also named to the magazine’s annual list of the state’s most influential private-sector leaders are:

Economic Development

Tracy Dodson ’97, ’98, assistant city manager and economic director, city of Charlotte
Gene McLaurin ’78, chair of Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina and president of Swink-Quality Oil

Finance and Insurance

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

Health Care

Chris Peek ’93, CEO of CaroMont Health

Hospitality and Tourism

Mohammad Jenatian ’87, president and CEO, Greater Charlotte Hospitality and Tourism Alliance

Media and Communications

Ohavia Phillips ’15, CEO, “The Oh Show”

Professional Services

Tripp Beacham

’90, ’95, managing principal, BB+M
Malcomb Coley (Belk College of Business Board of Advisors), U.S. Central Growth Market Leader and Charlotte managing partner, EY
Joe Paradise (Belk College Board of Advisors), office managing partner, KPMG

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.
Omar Jorge, Belk College Advisory Board, CEO, Compare Foods

Honorees were selected based upon magazine-solicited nominations, interviews with sources, research, “and enjoying years of experience covering North Carolina’s business community,” said Business North Carolina Editor David Mildenberg, a 1992 Charlotte MBA alumnus and member of the University’s Board of Trustees.