Board of Directors
Spencer Lueders - Founder, Vice-Chair
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 11 million dollars since inception, the Giordana Velodrome in Rock Hill, SC, and serves on the LIVESTRONG Foundation Young Leaders Council. Spencer is the General Sales Manager at East Charlotte Nissan and has more than a decade of intellectual Property experience as an attorney with Aslton & Bird and NASCAR.
Sandy Mazoway, Chair
Mrs. Mazoway is the Leadership Development Manager 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.
Giordana Andretta, Secretary
Giordana Andretta is the Sales Coordinator for Gita Sporting Goods, importer and wholesale distributor of high quality bicycle 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 four years, making the top three in 2011.
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.
Dawn Newsome is co-founder of Moonlight Creative Group, an award winning advertising and marketing agency. She holds a bachelor's degree in graphic design, as well as an MBA from Queens University where she was an Entrepreneurial Leadership Fellow. Dawn is the past chair of the McColl School Alumni Association Board of Directors, serves on the board of Leadership Charlotte and is the VP of Communications on the board of Women Executives. She has volunteered for 24 Hours of Booty since 2010 and participates in a top fundraising team. Dawn lives in Charlotte with her husband and two dogs.
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 is a member of the Charlotte Rotary Club and has served as a director of Charlotte's BRIDGE Jobs program, served as director of the North Carolina Association of Health Plans and as chairman of the American Heart Association's Heart and Stroke Walk.
Peter Levinson is a Senior Vice President, 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.