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Steering Committee

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Jennifer Winstel, Chair
Jennifer Crawford
Gray Dunaway
Courtney Jackson
Dawn Kole-Bell
Susan McDonough
Meredith Ritchie

For over 25 years, Jennifer has been working in the financial services industry.   She was former Head of US Equity Institutional Sales where she served on several operating committees steering the organization to success as a top investment bank.   Jennifer is now with Merrill Lynch serving high net worth families with the management of their wealth.  

Jennifer is a graduate of Bowling Green State University with a B.S. in Business Administration and was recognized from the College of Business, with the accomplished alumni award in 2013.   She currently serves on the Foundation Board for the University and the Investment Committee.  She also completed the Securities Industry Institute at Wharton.

Jennifer was also recognized as a distinguished Business Leader through the Financial Women’s Association of New York City for her support of women business leaders in 2011.   Jennifer also serves on the board of Autism Charlotte and is a member of the Women’s Impact Fund.   She is passionate about the advancement of women.

Jennifer Buchner Crawford currently serves as corporate counsel at Premier, Inc., a publicly-traded healthcare improvement company.  Her practice focuses on corporate and healthcare law.  Prior to joining Premier, Inc., Ms. Crawford practiced corporate law at King & Spalding LLP in Charlotte, North Carolina and at Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP in New York, New York. Ms. Crawford obtained a bachelor’s degree from Syracuse University in 2004 and a Juris Doctor degree from University at Buffalo Law School in 2008.

Ms. Crawford is a member of the Association of Corporate Counsel and a member of the American Health Lawyers Association.  In 2016, she was selected as a finalist for Outstanding Corporate Counsel by the Charlotte Business Journal.  She lives in Charlotte, North Carolina with her husband and son. 

Gray Dunaway has spent over 20 years in real estate finance, as a residential mortgage consultant for Wells Fargo Home Mortgage and as an investment banker in commercial mortgage backed securities for Bank of America Securities. Most recently, Gray acted as Business Manager for a women’s executive leadership firm.

Gray received an M.B.A. at the University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School and a B.A. in international relations from Tufts University.

She currently tutors elementary students for Heart Math Tutoring, serves as Class Connector for her M.B.A. class at Kenan-Flagler and is active with Episcopal Church Women at Christ Church.

Courtney Jackson is a partner at ScottMadden, Inc., a mid-size general management consulting firm.  She has 19 years of business experience, 17 of which have been spent in consulting. Courtney’s expertise includes strategic planning, organizational effectiveness, and operational improvements across a variety of industries. 

Prior to joining ScottMadden, Courtney worked at PricewaterhouseCoopers, consulting on corporate dispute litigations within the United States, Switzerland, and Australia.

Courtney received an M.B.A. at the University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School and a B.S. in commerce, with a minor in French, from the University of Virginia.

She is a member of the Women’s Impact Fund, the Shared Services and Outsourcing Network, and the Alumni Associations at University of Virginia and University of North Carolina.

Dawn Kole-Bell is currently the Founder and President of Digital DNA Marketing, LLC, a full service digital marketing consultancy in Charlotte NC working with clients such as Carotek, The Children’s Place, Sally Beauty Supply, Stock Building Supply, TriVantage and more.

Previous positions include Director Digital Experience at Belk Dept Stores, Director Ecommerce Marketing at Meijer Supercenters, Founder/Vice President Marketing at Indemark Agency, as well as early career positions in product marketing, telemarketing, marketing research, and advertising.

She has served on various boards throughout her career – notably President - American Marketing Association West Michigan, Forest Hills Educational Technology Steering Committee, Director Marketing - National Association of Women Business Owners, NRF’s Attribution and Content Committees, and now the 2020WOB Charlotte Campaign Committee.

Susan McDonough has been at the forefront of the growth and transformation of the financial services industry during the last 25 years.
In key senior management roles at Bank of America and Wachovia/Wells Fargo she developed deep insights into the needs, challenges and behaviors of both middle market and commercial companies and the retail and small business customer. Her areas of expertise include strategic planning, leading large scale operations, driving customer acquisition and retention, customer experience and delight, credit and lending,operational risk, coaching and mentoring.

Recently Susan was Executive Vice President and Head of Retail and Small Business Banking and Ecommerce for a regional start up financial institution.

Susan graduated with honors from Meredith College. She is Six Sigma Green Belt certified and a Master Gardener with completed course work toward  Certified Landscape Designer designation.

Helping non profits grow, transform and prosper is a particular passion for Susan who has volunteered as  board member, committee member,  strategic advisor,  fundraiser  and in many other capacities. Some of her recent work has been with  Queen City Forward, Social Venture Partners (Seed 20 Coach), Crisis Assistance Ministry, Community Culinary School of Charlotte, Women's Impact Fund, Dress for Success, Youth Meditation, SCORE- US Small Business Administration, Meredith College Fund and Meredith College Alumnae Association. 

Meredith currently serves as the Director of Business Process Outsourcing for FileSolve, a division of Patterson Pope.  Prior to joining FileSolve Meredith spent 15 years in banking, serving Global Treasury Management clients in a sales and talent development.  A passionate advocate for working parents, Meredith was involved in bringing the MomCorps alternative staffing brand to Charlotte in 2007.  A believer in the power of corporate women’s affinity groups, Meredith formed and lead the Charlotte Cross-industry Women’s Affinity Group to help build inter-company best practices communication and quickly launch more active groups within Charlotte companies.

Meredith is a graduate of the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University and received her MBA from Butler University. 

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