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Steering Committee

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Jennifer Winstel, Co-Chair
Paula Broadwell, Co-Chair
Dr. Dawn Chanland
Deborah Halliday
Susan McDonough
Anne McGeorge
Nancy McNelis
Maggie Norris

Private Client Advisor, U.S. Trust, Bank of America Private Wealth Management

Jennifer Winstel has a 28 year career in the financial services industry.   She was Managing Director, and Head of US Equity Institutional Sales at RBC Capital Markets in NYC where she served on numerous operating committees steering the organization to success as a top tier investment bank. She was the executive sponsor for R-women at RBC, advancing career growth of women in capital markets.  Jennifer is now a Senior Vice President, with U.S. Trust, 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 serves on the Foundation Board for the University and the Investment Committee.  She also participated in the Securities Industry Institute executive program 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.  

She currently serves as Chairperson for 2020 Women on Boards for North Carolina the past 4 years, and is committed to corporate board diversity.  She has a resolution pending in the state house promoting gender diversity on corporate boards in the state of North Carolina. She currently Co-Chairs the Circle of Red Campaign for the American Heart Association, and serves on the executive steering committee for Charlotte Women’s Leadership Forum.   She recently served on the board of directors for Autism Charlotte, and is a member of Women’s Impact Fund.  She was a contributor to Michael Lewis’s recent book, Flash Boys. Jennifer was named one of Charlotte’s Women in Business Achievement winners in 2018.

CEO, Think Broader Communications LLC; Director, Think Broader 501c3 Foundation.

Paula has worked and traveled in over 60 countries across the globe as a soldier, combat journalist, and academic scholar. Her work has taken her to war zones, refugee camps, third world prisons, Bedouin communes, terrorist havens, as well as Ivy League classrooms and corporate boardrooms.

Prior to starting her consulting practice, Paula was the Deputy Director of the Tufts University Center for Counter-Terrorism and served as a research associate at the Harvard Center for Public Leadership. She taught international relations at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. She was selected as a Young Leader by the American Council on Germany and French America Foundation, a term member at the Council on Foreign Relations, a Harvard delegate to the Academy of Achievement, and a national finalist for the White House Fellowship. 

Previously, Paula served over 20 years in the Army on active and reserve duty as a military intelligence officer. She rose to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel as a military intelligence officer and has deployed to five continents.

Paula has served in leadership positions and on the boards of Women in International Security, Institute for Defense and Business, the All Veteran Group, Women's Impact Fund, and is an advisor to other organizations dedicated to defense, veterans, and women's empowerment.  She is on the executive board of Women Executives. She is also the co-founder of the Active Charlotte Alliance, the co-chair of the American Heart Association’s GO RED FOR WOMEN Circle of Red Campaign, a member of the executive steering committees for Charlotte Women’s Leadership Forum and co-Chair of Carolinas 2020 Women on Boards.

Paula has published and spoken to diverse audiences around the globe. She has spoken to over 60 corporate leadership and academic groups; published articles, blogs, book chapters and a New York Times best-selling leadership book; and been a guest on CNN, Fox News, Fox and Friends, Imus, Hannity Show, Charlie Rose, ABC, BBC, NPR and other news outlets on security and gender-related issues. She is a finalist in the Social Venture Partners SEED20 On Stage event for 2018.

Paula is a graduate of the United States Military Academy, University of Denver, and Harvard University, and has studied at Kings College London and the University of Jordan. She is a graduate of the Army’s Command and General Staff College. She is currently enrolled at Oxford University’s Said Business School studying global business. 

Associate Professor of Management, Queens University of Charlotte

Strategic Advisory Services, Principal 

Retired Healthcare Managing Partner, Grant Thornton; Operating Partner, Havencrest Healthcare; Adj. Faculty, University of North Carolina.

Associate Vice President & Managing Director of External Relations, Queens University of Charlotte

Principle, Indigo B Consulting


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Doug Lebda
Anne McGeorge
Stephanie Sonnabend
Brie Williams
John D. Williams
Mary Winston

Chairman & CEO, Lending Tree

Operating Partner, Havencrest Healthcare Partners

Co-Founder, 2020 Women on Boards

VP State Street Global; Head of Practice Management, Global SPDR Business

President & CEO, Domtar

President, WinsCo Enterprises Inc; Corporate Board Director, Domtar

Upcoming Committee Events

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