Member Spotlights

Kelli Davis

Current job: Marketing Coordinator at HarkerDoerre

Summary of your role in the company: Brand management. Prepare company qualification statements for existing or potential clients. Produce marketing materials for upcoming bid submittals.Management of all social media platforms including company website. Coordinate photography of completed projects with clients.

How I chose my occupation:  I started working for a lumber company and found that I enjoyed the construction business.  I have experienced the construction industry from both the side of a subcontractor and as a General Contractor. 

Years in the business: 25 years

My specialization is:   My specialization is organization and implementation of our marketing efforts ranging from Requests for Proposals to company branding. 

A good lead for me is:  Any company looking to renovate an existing office space or upfit a new office space.  We work closely with architects, developers and end users. 

The most satisfying part of my job is: Being a member of the HarkerDoerre leadership team.  As part of the leadership team, I enjoy collaborating with the team on things like setting new goals for company growth to identifying and solving potential problems.

Best leadership advice I have been given:  I read once that the best leaders treat everyone equally, regardless of where they sit on the corporate pyramid.  This stuck with me as I grew in the construction industry. 

Number of years with CREW: 3 years

Most significant CREW connection:   I have enjoyed connections made through serving on the Community Outreach Committee. 

Place of birth/hometown: My hometown is Saugerties, NY

Number of years in Charlotte: 35 Years

Family: My husband and I have three daughters, Lyndsey, Kayla & Jenna.  We also are the proud grandparents to Lyndsey’s 11 month old son, Davis.

My ideal vacation spot: I love being at the beach, especially somewhere I can go crabbing with my family. 

Hobbies/Interests: Riding my motorcycle, making wreaths, visiting antique stores

Lisa Shields-Cook
Fidelity National Title

Current job:  Fidelity National Title Group—Charlotte Office Branch Manager and Title Counsel

Summary of your role in the company: Supervising day to day operations of title company branch including underwriting decisions for insuring real estate titles and applicable ALTA endorsements, market development, answering legal questions dealing with real estate titles including risk analysis and risk elimination for both residential and commercial transactions.

How I chose my occupation: As an attorney in private practice, my attention and focus was primarily real estate.  No matter what other type of law I practiced, my draw was always real estate and bankruptcy.  Given my affinity for these areas, the title insurance business was a great fit. 

Years in the business: 13

My specialization is:   Commercial Real Estate Transactions—underwriting and endorsements for purchase/refinance/modification transactions.

A good lead for me is:  Anyone involved in a commercial real estate transaction—buyers, borrowers, realtors, lenders, and closing attorneys-- that needs title insurance.

The most satisfying part of my job is: Solidifying Fidelity’s market for our direct office and figuring out a way to provide our Insured’s with the coverage against the risk they are concerned about while minimizing any unnecessary risk to the Company.

Best leadership advice I have been given:  Make meaningful connections with your CREW contacts—listen and be helpful when you can, whether it is assisting with connecting other members or by participating on committees and activities.

Greatest professional achievement:  Turning my office into a consistently profitable operation.

Number of years with CREW: 3

Most significant CREW connection: It is really hard to pick; we have so many wonderful members.  Carrie Sharp and Nancy Olah have both given me excellent advice and guidance and Lisa Gallimore has been a great connection as well.

Place of birth/hometown: Bryson City, North Carolina

Number of years in Charlotte: 5

Family: Husband (Keith) and 2 daughters (Loralei and Caroline)

My ideal vacation spot: Away from the office with my family—I am not picky!  We do particularly love Savannah, GA.  It is hard to beat the food and the hospitality there.

Hobbies/Interests: Reading, hiking, home improvement, shooting, and cooking.

Other professional organizations I belong to: NC Bar; NC Bar Association; NC Land Title Association; American Land Title Association; Beverly Woods Parent Teacher Association; Mint Hill Middle Parent Teacher Organization.

I wish I could: Get more done in less time.

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