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Committees

Through our various committees, ULI Charlotte engages our members and ensures that the interests of our District Council are fully met, both within the organization and the community.

Committees

Academic Development
This committee focuses on the outreach to future leaders in our community by fostering relationships with community high school and university educators. By working with key contacts to encourage the use of such tools as UrbanPlan in the high schools and universities, supporting participation in the Hines Design Competition and participation in the student fellowship program, students learn to make more educated land use decisions and are encouraged to actively participate in their community in these discussions.

Danny Pleasant
Academic Development Chair
City of Charlotte Department of Transportation
704.336.3879
dpleasant@charlottenc.gov

Membership
This committee strives to improve the quality of ULI membership experience, improve retention, expand membership, increase membership diversity and understand the needs and wants of members.

Amy Sullivan
Membership Chair
ECS Carolinas
704.319.7814
alsullivan@ecslimited.com

Sponsorship
Sponsorship Committee raises sufficient sponsorship revenue to support District Council activities with minimal time and effort on the part of volunteers and staff. Committee members also plan and support two sponsor-only events and assist in specific event sponsorship opportunities.

Mike Ortlip
Sponsorship Chair
Grandbridge Real Estate Capital, LLC
704.379.6950
mortlip@grandbridge.com

Communications
The Communications Committee’s mission is to support the external communications needs of the organization to achieve overall awareness and understanding of events, issues, and initiatives among members, prospects, the community, and media. It also serves to engage members fully with ULI on the local level. We achieve these goals by elevating ULI’s external visibility in the press and by seeking out the best technologies to improve our email, website, blog, and social media outreach.

Mary Hopper
Communications Chair
704.332.0008
mchopper@bellsouth.net

Programs
The Programs Committee facilitates relationship building and career advancement among ULI Charlotte’s members through high-quality educational programs. We offer over 10 programs per year, which are developed and coordinated by committee, including major symposiums, breakfast meetings and networking opportunities.

Rob Cochran
Programs Chair
Cassidy Turley
704.335.4444
rob.cochran@cassidyturley.com

Technical Assistance Program
The Technical Assistance Program (TAPs) committee draws from ULI Charlotte’s seasoned professional membership base to provide expert, multidisciplinary advice to public agencies, nonprofit organizations, and universities facing complex land use and real estate issues throughout our region.

Alysia Osborne
TAP Marketing Chair
City of Charlotte Planning Department
704.336.3910
adosborne@charlottenc.gov

Women’s Leadership Initiative
The mission of the ULI Women’s Leadership Initiative is to raise the visibility and number of women leaders in ULI and the real estate industry.  The WLI committee is responsible for establishing programing for furthering the mission.

Bridget Dixon
Women’s Leadership Initiative
Charlotte Mecklenburg Planning Dept.
704.432.4493
bdixon@charlottenc.gov

Young Leaders Group
The Young Leaders Group creates opportunities for young professionals under the age of 35 to develop skills and build relationships that will help advance their careers and foster an understanding of thoughtful development practices. Our seasoned members support and encourage the next generation of land use leaders by providing mentorship and insight into their career trajectory.

Charles Rulick
Young Leaders Group Chair
Miller-Valentine Group
614.638.9970
charles.rulick@mvg.com