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.
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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.
Nicole Bills Golomb – Secretary
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.
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.
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 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 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. 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.
Bill Anderson is the former executive director of the public education advocacy group MeckEd, and now serves as the University’s College of Education as special assistant to the dean for community relations at UNC Charlotte. Anderson is a veteran teacher, administrator and educational policy leader with nearly four decades of experience.
Baset has been involved with 24 Hours of Booty for 11 years as a rider and volunteer, and was the founder of the Bank of America Team in 2004. She currently works for Carolinas HealthCare System and will offer board guidance through various forms of marketing and communication.
Gustafson has been involved with 24 Hours of Booty for 10 years as a supporter and fundraiser, and recently secured the adoption of Hopedale Avenue on behalf of 24 Hours of Booty as part of the City of Charlotte’s Adopt-A-Street project. He is an employment attorney with Essex Richards, P.A. in Charlotte, N.C. and brings years of board experience and commitment to non-profits to 24 Hours of Booty.
Rasmus has been a part of the 24 Hours of Booty since 2008 both as a participant and volunteer. Rasmus Pedersen is a Senior Vice President, Sourcing Manager at Bank of America, where he is responsible for procurement and contract negotiations supporting the third party labor channels across the enterprise. Prior to joining Bank of America in 2011, Rasmus held various positions over 17 years with Maersk Inc., an international shipping company. In 2004, Rasmus was diagnosed with Melanoma stage 0; the early detection allowed for quick treatment and he has been without relapse for 12 years now. He has previously served on the board for OD on the Edge, a non-profit for organizational development professionals, as the co-finance chair. Through the Bank of America volunteer program, he is also a frequent volunteer at the Mecklenburg Special Olympics. Rasmus is married to Natalya, together they have Calvin (3) and Amelia (1). He is an active cyclist and athlete who has completed 22 marathons and 2 ironman triathlons.