Spencer Lueders – Founder

Spencer Lueders is a social entrepreneur with a passion for bikes and changing the conversation about cancer. Spencer has a track record of rallying groups of people to impact his community. He is the founder of 24 Hours of Booty, which has raised more than 13 million dollars since inception, the Giordana Velodrome in Rock Hill, SC, and serves on the LIVESTRONG Foundation Young Leaders Council. Spencer is the Owner Loyalty Manager at East Charlotte Nissan and has more than a decade of intellectual Property experience as an attorney with Aslton & Bird and NASCAR.

Peter Levinson – Board Chair

Peter Levinson is a Senior Vice President of Wealth Management with Merrill Lynch. He has been providing wealth management and investment consulting services to individual and institutional clients for 25 years. He received his undergraduate degree from Duke University and earned his Juris Doctor from the University of South Carolina School of Law. He is married to Cindy and has 2 daughters Jill and Sophie. Peter is very involved in the Jewish community and has served on several boards including Temple Israel, Temple Beth El and the Jewish Community Center.  He also plays in a rock band that performs monthly at Temple Israel Shabbat services.  In addition, Peter has served on the Sustainability Committee for Girls on the Run International.  He enjoys cycling and is the founder of The COCAC, Charlotte’s best and largest early morning training ride.  The COCAC leaves The Corner Of Carmel And Colony roads at 5:15 a.m., SHARP, each Monday through Friday and includes a portion of The Booty Loop on the route.  Unless the weather is inclement, this is where you will find Peter early most mornings.

Christy Blakely – Vice Chair

Christy Blakely joined the Retail Division of The Keith Corporation (TKC) in June 2007. Her primary focus is on build-to-suit retail development. She is a licensed broker in North Carolina and a licensed salesperson in South Carolina. Prior to joining TKC, she worked as a Business Development Manager with hotel developer Winegarden and Hammons. Christy has specialized in single tenant build-to-suit development for eight years. She has worked closely and loyally with clients to successfully achieve their company expansion goals, across the Midwest, the Mid-Atlantic and throughout the Southeast. Christy earned undergraduate and graduate-level degrees in English literature at both the University of Toledo and the University of Cincinnati. She is an active member of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC), an associate of Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW), and a volunteer with the Junior League.

Giordana Andretta – Secretary

Giordana Andretta is the Sales Coordinator for Gita Sporting Goods, importer and wholesale distributor of high quality cycling equipment and soft goods. Ms. Andretta is a native Charlottean and graduate of Charlotte Country Day School and North Carolina State University. She is the 1998 Class Captain of Country Day’s Young Alumni Selwyn Society and sits on the Executive Committee of local non-profit, The Foundation for Tomorrow. Giordana began her participation in 24 Hours of Booty in 2005 and helped form Team Gita Riding for Patrick in 2006. Giordana and Team Gita have contributed to 24 Hours of Booty through the Bottoms Up for Booty annual fundraiser and have been proud to be among the top ten fundraising teams for the last six years.

Sandy Mazoway

Sandy is the Senior Vice President of Leadership Development for Bank of America’s Global Technology and Operations division. She is accountable for partnering with the business and HR partners to grow and develop the leadership bench, optimize organizational design and effectiveness to drive business results, executive coaching, strategic planning and managing people’s performance through assessment, coaching and feedback. Since 2004, she has played an integral role in the success of the Bank of America 24 Hours of Booty team. The Bank of America team has been one of the top three fundraising teams every year. Sandy has been the #1 top fundraiser since 2010, raising more than $120,000 in just three years and she co-chaired the inaugural Jeans & Jewels fundraising gala in support of 24 Hours of Booty. Sandy holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Auburn University and is Design for Six Sigma (DFSS) Green Belt certified.

Jeffrey S. Kneisl, M.D.

Jeffrey S. Kneisl, M.D. is the Medical Director, Surgical Oncology Services, Levine Cancer Institute, Carolinas Healthcare System.  Dr. Kneisl received his education at Northwestern University School of Medicine (BS, MD), completed his internship at the Naval Regional Medical Center in Oakland, CA, and his orthopedic surgery residency training at Northwestern University Medical School.  He completed a fellowship in orthopedic oncology at the University of Chicago Medical Center.

Chasse Bailey-Dorton, M.D.

Dr. Bailey-Dorton is medical director for Cancer Survivorship & Integrative Oncology at Carolinas HealthCare System’s Levine Cancer Institute. She is a 12-year cancer survivor, climbed Kilimanjaro with the inaugural LIVESTRONG Survivor Summit in 2012 and has biked from South Carolina to Texas as part of Palmetto Peloton Project’s Challenge to Conquer Cancer. A graduate of Appalachian State University, she received a master of science in public health from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a doctor of medicine degree from East Carolina School of Medicine.

Charlie Pitts

Charlie Pitts is the President of Cigna of the Carolinas. Mr. Pitts is responsible for external operations in North Carolina and South Carolina and oversees the sales team to foster and deepen the relationships with employers, providers, brokers and consultants in the region. Mr. Pitts holds a bachelor’s degree from Washington and Lee University in Virginia and a master’s in business administration from the University of Alabama. Mr. Pitts, an advocate of health and wellness, can be found on the Booty Loop in Charlotte several mornings a week. He is also a member of the Charlotte Rotary Club, has served as a director of Charlotte’s BRIDGE Jobs program, has served as director of the North Carolina Association of Health Plans and as has served as chairman of the American Heart Association’s Heart and Stroke Walk.

Ben Wilhelm

Ben is President of the Southeast region and responsible for overall construction operations in the south-east United States for Shiel Sexton, Inc. He provides overall leadership, execution of strategic objectives, client satisfaction, resource allocation and community investment. He joined Shiel Sexton in 2000 and serves on the corporate board of directors. Ben volunteered to be partner-in-charge of the southeast regional operations and subsequently moved to Charlotte, NC in 2007. Shiel Sexton has completed over $300 million put-in-place construction in the Carolinas. Ben is a graduate of the University of Indianapolis with a degree in marketing and psychology. He also completed his MBA at the University of Indianapolis.He serves on the Board of Advisors for the Charlotte Chamber, Executive Committee for Charlotte Preparatory School Board of Directors and he is a youth coach with YMCA of Greater Charlotte. Ben is an alumnus of the Leadership Charlotte, Stanley K. Lacy Leadership program, Diversity Leadership Academy of Indianapolis and has served on multiple not-for-profit and professional organization boards. He is married with two children and enjoys endurance triathlons, reading and music.

Hillary LaCouture

Hillary is Vice President of The Jewell Agency and has served in this role since 2004. She aims to maximize client marketing budgets through integrated plans that go beyond traditional means of advertising. Prior to the Jewell Agency, she was a Marketing Project Manager for Sony Ericsson. Hillary received an associate’s degree from St. Mary’s College and a bachelor’s degree in Graphic Design from Meredith College. In the community, she serves as president of Femfessionals of Charlotte and is co-chair of Art with Heart. Hillary resides in Charlotte with her husband Daniel and daughter Barrett.

Nicole Bills Golomb

Nicole Bills Golomb is Senior Vice President of ECommerce Channel Manager at Bank of America, where she works in online and mobile channel management. Prior to Bank of America, Nicole was a Manager at Accenture. She received her bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Marketing with focuses in Logistics Management and Production Operations Management. Nicole is a breast cancer survivor. She was diagnosed in 2010 and underwent a lumpectomy, chemotherapy, and radiation. During her journey she started a blog www.chiagal.com to track her cancer experience chronicling challenges she overcame and educating others. Aside from her involvement with 24 Hours of Booty.  Besides supporting 24 Hours of Booty, Nicole is an active participant in the Charlotte Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure, in which she raised more than $10,000  and was a top fundraiser out of 16,000 participants in 2010. In addition, Nicole was chosen as a 2012 Model of Courage for the Ford Warriors in Pink foundation.