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July 11, 2017 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
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CREW Charlotte's Call for Nominations


NewDominion Bank Appoints Treasury Sales Officer & Commercial Real Estate Expert

Making Deals
Our members' accomplishments

Marie McLucas
Thanks to Anthony Swainey and Cindy Wolfe with Bank of the Ozarks for providing financing for a project in Grand Gorge, NY today and to Wanda Townsend and Brian Koontz with Parker Poe who represented the bank in the loan closing.

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Kimley-Horn is a consulting firm that provides planning and design services for private companies and governmental agencies. Our clients look to us for creative solutions that allow them to implement their project quickly and efficiently. We listen to our clients to understand their specific needs, and map out clear, concise, and achievable plans to meet their goals and timetables.

Clients of the firm are found in the following disciplines:

  • Airports/Aviation
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Intelligent Transportation Systems
  • Land Development
  • Market and Economic Analysis
  • Transit
  • Transportation/Traffic
  • Urban Planning/Landscape Architecture
  • Water Resources

Clients have access to all 2,800+ professionals within Kimley-Horn. This collaboration provides value to projects in the form of cutting-edge and innovative concepts, multidiscipline perspective, and efficient plans and design with our clients’ bottom line in mind. Kimley-Horn is proud to be one of FORTUNE magazine’s 100 Best Companies to Work For. Ten years running!

A good lead for Kimley-Horn is a company considering a new or redevelopment project, seeking a comprehensive, integrated consulting approach on a small OR large scale. We typically support developers, architects, attorneys, lenders, and brokers, as well as NCDOT and other agencies.


Amy Massey, P.E. (Transportation), Jessica Rossi, AICP (Market and Economic Analysis), and Marianne Moseley, P.E. (Land Development) are all active members in CREW Charlotte



KPMG LLP, the audit, tax and advisory firm, is the U.S. member firm of KPMG International Cooperative (“KPMG International”). KPMG International’s member firms have 189,000 professionals, including more than 9,000 partners, in over 150 countries.

KPMG's multi-disciplinary approach and deep, practical industry knowledge help clients meet challenges and respond to opportunities.

According to analysis by industry publications Accounting Today and International Accounting Bulletin, KPMG’s year-over-year revenue growth makes it the fastest growing Big Four firm in the U.S.  

KPMG has been adding to the strength of its professional team, even as it continues to create opportunities for its people.  In the past fiscal year, KPMG hired over 9,000 new people, helping to grow its talent base to more than 50,000 professionals; while its new-partner class was 50% larger than the previous year. 

As companies continue to transform their operations as a result of regulatory changes and technology advancements, KPMG also continues to aggressively invest to strengthen and build capabilities across a number of priority industries where change and opportunity are most pronounced – including financial services, healthcare, industrial manufacturing, government, and energy.

Other recent achievements:

For the ninth time in ten years, KPMG was named one of the country’s “100 Best Companies to Work For” by FORTUNE magazine, advancing 17 spots to No. 63 on this prestigious annual list – the highest ranking of any Big Four accounting firm.

KPMG, together with the PGA of America and LPGA, announced the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship, which will develop, advance, and empower women on and off the golf course, by bringing together a world-class, annual major golf championship with a women’s leadership summit and an ongoing charitable initiative.

KPMG continued its highly-successful program to combat childhood illiteracy, “KPMG’s Family for Literacy” (KFFL).  Since its inception in 2008, KFFL has distributed more than 2.9 million new books to low-income children in more than 90 communities across the United States. Global expansion has begun with programs started in India, Mexico, UK and South Africa.

Environmental Sustainability

Environmental Commitment - At KPMG, we’re always focused on the long-term impacts of our decisions. That’s why environmental sustainability is a core component of KPMG’s corporate responsibility strategy.

Implementing environmentally sustainable principles, reducing our greenhouse gas emissions and addressing local environmental challenges adds value for our clients and reflects the integrity and ethics of our professionals.

We demonstrate our commitment in various ways, including working with the Arbor Day Foundation to plant trees to celebrate new hires, volunteering to build renewable energy solutions and cleaning up beaches to promote ocean conservation.

Environmental Goal - KPMG’s goal is a 10-percent carbon footprint reduction per full-time-equivalent employee by year-end 2020, from a 2015 baseline. A key strategy is our focus on energy efficiency and alternatives to air travel, which represent 75 percent of our carbon footprint.

KPMG also joined the White House’s American Business Act on Climate Pledge and committed to purchase 100-percent renewable energy for our offices by 2020.

Environmental Performance - In 2010, KPMG set a five-year goal to cut net emissions by 10 percent per full-time equivalent (FTE) against a 2010 baseline. In 2015 we exceeded that goal—cutting our carbon footprint by 26 percent per FTE. That number reflects active management of our direct emissions and indirect emissions from electricity consumption and air and car travel. Learn more about our environmental metrics and methodology.

LEED Offices - KPMG’s 32 Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certified offices total more than 1.8  million square feet and house more than half of our employees. LEED offices continue to help the firm reduce its overall footprint with significant reductions in both water and energy usage.

Renewable Energy - KPMG is committed to 100-percent renewable energy by 2020. We operate our own solar farm with more than 2,000 solar panels, purchase Renewable Energy Certificates to offset our energy consumption and invest in community solar projects in under-served communities.

Sustainability Services - A focus on corporate responsibility is perhaps one of the simplest ways an organization can demonstrate its commitment to shared value. KPMG’s Sustainability Services practice professionals assist us with our own corporate responsibility efforts—in addition to helping clients around the world better understand the complex, evolving business and regulatory risks related to corporate responsibility in the value chain. Then our professionals help clients capitalize on the commercial opportunities those risks present.

Recognition - KPMG International was the named by the International Accounting Bulletin as 2015 Sustainable Firm of the Year

Women’s Leadership

KPMG Charlotte is also the proud title sponsor and licensee of the Charlotte ATHENA Leadership Awards in Charlotte, which recognizes women leaders in our community. Once again, three ATHENA awards will be presented: 1) ATHENA Leadership Award–Corporate, 2) ATHENA Leadership Award–Service (i.e., not-for-profit), and 3) ATHENA Young Professional Leadership Award.

THANK YOU to CREW - KPMG would also like to thank CREW Charlotte for their support, commitment and sponsorship of the Charlotte ATHENA awards program.

The awards program will be held on November 1, 2017 at the Mint Museum.   Nominations are now open! Please contact Susanne Dixon, KPMG Partner with any questions. 

Savills Studley

Savills Studley is the leading commercial real estate services firm specializing in tenant representation. Founded in 1954, the firm pioneered the conflict-free business model of representing only tenants in their commercial real estate transactions. Today, supported by high quality market research and in-depth analysis, Savills Studley provides strategic real estate solutions to organizations across all industries. The firm’s comprehensive commercial real estate platform includes brokerage, project management, capital markets, consulting and corporate services. Savills Studley consists of over 30,000 professionals around the global located in 700+ locations. 

A good lead for them is: Whether acquiring or disposing of space, Savills Studley helps clients make real estate decisions that best serve their business needs.


Cristy Nine and  Virginia Luther are  both active members in CREW Charlotte
Savills Studley


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