Victoria Nwasike is Chair of South Charlotte Partners and the Ballantyne Breakfast Club and is responsible for leadership, overseeing operations and chairing community engagement activities.
She serves the community in a variety of ways, including as Vice Chair of the Charlotte Mecklenburg Planning Commission, an Ex Officio member of the Charlotte Regional Transportation Planning Organization and member of the School Leadership Team for Polo Ridge Elementary. She is also an Executive Board Member for the Carolina World Trade Association.
Victoria has a background in law (as an attorney), economic development and international business and has a consulting business.
David Huss serves as Secretary for South Charlotte Partners. He is known as one of Charlotte's leading real estate professionals.
David's areas of expertise includes South Charlotte, Matthews and the Union County towns of Weddington and Waxhaw.
He is an award winning real estate agent dedicated to providing the best service to his clients and has over $225 million of real estate sold. He is also consistently at the top of all Allen Tate agents.
David is active in South Charlotte, serving on a variety of boards and for several organizations.
Roy Lindland is on the Board of Directors for South Charlotte Partners. He is the Current Business Development Manager for F&R which is a 137-year old consulting engineering firm.
Roy worked for firms over 15 years in Charlotte performing Business Development for Logistics and Commercial Furniture firms.
He was a VP of a Dental Manufacturing firm, Director of Customer Service for a German firm for the Western Hemisphere, and Sales Management for a Boston firm for 16 years along the east coast and out to Texas.
Roy has also served as Assistant Dean and coach at King’s College for 7 years.
Greg serves as the Treasurer for South Charlotte Partners. He is the Branch Manager and a Financial Advisor at the Ballantyne Branch within the Charlotte NC Market of Wells Fargo Advisors.
He leads a team of 19 Financial Advisors and 9 Client Associates. Over the past three years, the Ballantyne Branch has doubled in size and had two facility expansions. In 2014 he was recognized as a Premier Manager.
He is a charter member of the Rotary Club of Ballantyne and served as Chair of the Ballantyne Chapter of the Charlotte Regional Business Alliance.
Stephen is Founder, President & CEO of U.S. Developments where he manages a team of experienced development specialists who help implement the company’s real estate investment strategies.
He completed a term as a member of the North Carolina Banking Commission. He has served as a Housing Commissioner for the City of Charlotte and as the Chairman of the Charlotte Planning Commission and a member of the Regional Transportation Board.
His most recent appointment is as a member of the North Carolina Works Commission which is chaired by the Governor.
Tracy serves as the Development Chair for South Charlotte Partners. and is President of Southlake-Title.
Previously, she served as Vice President of Business Development in Relocation and Corporate Services for Wilkinson ERA and Vice President of Business Development for Southlake-Title. She also spent over 12 years with Allen Tate Corporate Services.
Tracy has lived in the Ballantyne area for many years and is active in South Charlotte by serving on the Board of Directors of the Ballantyne Chapter of Charlotte Regional Business Alliance.
Vinay Patel serves as the Chief Executive Officer and President of Sree Hotels, LLC. He is responsible for day to day operations and sales for the portfolio. He served as Vice President for Microtel Inn & Suites prior to joining SREE Hotels.
He is a board member of the American Hotel & Lodging Association, North Carolina Restaurant & Lodging Association and a member of the Residence Inn by Marriott Franchise Advisory Committee.
He also served on the Charlotte Regional Visitors Authority (CRVA), Board of Directors for the Charlotte Chamber and on the Boards for the Lake Norman CVB and Cabarrus County CVB.
Wil Brooks has served as the Owner and Agent of State Farm Insurance at Ballantyne for over 24 years.
He is active in the South Charlotte community, serving as a Board Member for the Ballantyne YMCA, Board Member of the Charlotte Chamber of Commerce and member of the Mecklenburg South Rotary.
Additionally, Wil has served as a Board Member for the UNCC Athletic Foundation and a Habitat for Humanity Volunteer.
Ned Curran serves as CEO Emeritus of Northwood Office. Previously, he was President & CEO of The Bissell Companies. Before joining Bissell, Curran worked at McDevitt Street Bovis (MSB) as Vice President – Taxes. Before working at MSB, Curran began his professional career as a CPA with Ernst & Young, where he served as Director of Tax for the Charlotte office.
He serves on the boards of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina, Charlotte Executive Leadership Council, ARIC and Street Management Company and is the past chair of the North Carolina Board of Transportation, the Charlotte Chamber of Commerce, the United Way of Central Carolinas and the Health Advisory Council for Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools.
Jim Vivian has been active in the South Charlotte area in real estate and development since his family moved here in 1987. He has a Bachelor of Science from Texas Christian University in Urban Studies and a Masters in Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Mississippi.
Prior to Moving to Charlotte, he worked with CDS Research – a real estate consulting firm in Houston where he was active in many aspects of development and feasibility studies and particularly the West Houston Association.
Jim has worked in both general brokerage (Coldwell Banker) and new construction activity (Baxter, Marvin Creek) in the greater Charlotte market area. Today he covers many of the South Charlotte suburbs including Lancaster County, Union County and York County.
Currently he also serves on the Weddington Planning Commission.
Michael Salamone is a co-founder and majority partner of Arcadia Homes, Inc. For over twenty-five years, Arcadia Homes has remained one of Charlotte’s premier custom luxury homebuilders, winning numerous awards including being named a finalist for the 2018 NAHB Homebuilder of the Year Award. Arcadia Homes is also credited with building more homes in Ballantyne Country Club than any other builder.
He has a BS degree in Business Finance and Economics from the University of South Carolina and an MBA from Seton Hall University before honing his skills on Wall St during the 1980’s.
Michael serves on the Boards of the Charlotte Rescue Mission (SE), Families Managing Media, the Steve Smith Family Foundation and Covenant Day School: Head of School Advisory Council.
Taiwo has more than 26 years of professional experience working in the public and private sectors as a City Planner and Transit Planner.
Currently the Director of Planning for the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Planning Department, Taiwo has also worked with the cities of Sacramento, West Sacramento, Berkeley, and Elk Grove, California in preparing General Plans, Zoning Amendments, Transit Oriented Development policies, and on several planning entitlements.
Lt. John Kitchens of the Charlotte Police Department advises South Charlotte Partners in the area of community safety.
Lt. Kitchens is a South Division Operation Lieutenant and is the Special Operations Commander. He covers the South Charlotte/Ballantyne area and is very involved in the community.
South Charlotte Partners appreciates CMPD's and Lt. Kitchens' continued support in the area of community safety.
Phil is a Battalion Chief with the Charlotte Fire Department. He has over 20 years of public safety and emergency management experience.
He is skilled in facets of Public Safety including complex fire ground operations, fire service management, advanced life support, emergency management COOP planning and air ambulance operations.
Phil has a Master’s Degree focused in Public Administration from the University of North Carolina at Pembroke with undergraduate degrees in fire and EMS operations and management.
Alicia is Vice President of Operations for Atrium Health Pineville. Alicia is responsible for providing strategic and coordinated leadership in the operations of services and oversees establishing key relationships for Atrium Health.
Alicia joined Carolinas HealthCare System at Carolinas Medical Center-Charlotte in 2001. She earned a B.S. in nuclear medicine from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and has a master's degree in health administration from the University of Phoenix.
She is active in many professional and community organizations.
Ray Eschert serves as an Advisor to the Board for South Charlotte Partners. He founded the Ballantyne Breakfast Club in 2001 to help inform the Ballantyne Community.
Ray has also served on the Charlotte Mecklenburg Planning Commission and as a board member of the Ballantyne Chapter of the former Charlotte Chamber, representing the Ballantyne Breakfast Club.
Most recently, he was Board Member for South Charlotte Partners but decided to reduce his activity and assume a position as an Advisor.
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