Meet the Board

Emily Plauche


Emily C. Plauché MSc, CPA was born and raised in Louisiana, where Creole and crawfish are synonymous with culture and “the Big Easy” is a way of life. After obtaining her Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Louisiana State University, Emily left for London where she acquired a Master of Science degree in International Security with an emphasis on reconciliation between ethnic groups after civil conflict. She loves being an accountant yet also maintains an incredible passion for people in her community and the world beyond. From London, Emily backpacked solo through India and Southeast Asia building on previous humanitarian work in countries throughout Africa and Asia. After returning to the United States, she moved to Charlotte, NC where she obtained her CPA license and worked as an auditor in the Banking and Capital Markets industry for PwC.  In 2015, she transitioned to the nonprofit industry to serve as the Director of Accounting and Subsidiary Controller at Girls on the Run International.  Since being in Charlotte, Emily has served on a variety of local campaigns and nonprofit and political and Boards of Directors, most recently serving as the Treasurer for Former Mayor Jennifer Roberts.

Hunter Doolittle


Hunter has been living in Charlotte for the past three years. Before living in Charlotte, he lived in Greenville and Columbia, South Carolina. Hunter has spent his professional career in finance and banking since graduating Newberry College with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a minor in political science and sociology. Hunter has been an a philanthropist since attending college. He was President of Theta Chi Fraternity where he lead efforts to raise money and volunteers for the local Humane Society. Hunter was also honored to be named Best and Brightest in 2015 by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation after raising funds and spreading awareness about Cystic Fibrosis in the low country of South Carolina. In 2018 Hunter served as President of Carolina Proud. The LGBT Employment Resource Business Group for PNC Bank.

Maurice Falls


Maurice Falls is a native Charlottean and Davidson College graduate. After graduating from college, he has spent the majority of his time devoted to working with children. In 2012, after having the opportunity to witnedd the extraordinary effectiveness of targeted reading intervention on children with learning disabilities, he decided to become a teacher with Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools.

As an educator, he has been able to work with teachers with varying needs as an Exceptional Education teacher. This work provided him a better view of some of the inequities within our current educational system. His desire to learn additional teaching skills, lead him to apply for a Global Education Fellowship with World Teach in 2016 and teach English as a Foreign Language in Ecuador.   He would spend eight months living in Ecuador which allowed to grow in his cultural competency and improve his Spanish. Once back in Charlotte, he returned to teaching but seeking to expand his experience within the field again, he is now teaching as a social studies teacher in CMS. 
Maurice decided to join the chamber to help further his desire to help advocate for more inclusive spaces for gay people of color and understands that economic power is an important way to accomplish this goal. He looks forward to being a part of a great team and contributing his knowledge to the LGBT Chambers' mission of promoting, serving, and encouraging pride among our member businesses. 

Bryan Segers


Bryan grew up in Myrtle Beach, and then went to college at UNC-Greensboro.  He quickly moved to Charlotte after college, and started his career in banking at Centura Bank here in Charlotte.  Following Centura, he moved over to the Professional Banking Group at Wachovia, were he focused on the personal and business banking needs of Physicians. He received a promotion as a Regional Sales Coach in the Dallas/Fort Worth Market.  After a few years, He moved to Bank of America and lived in Tokyo as a regional manager, and managed bank branches on military bases in the Tokyo area.  He later decided it was time to move home, and wanted to work for a smaller regional bank, and found his current role at First Citizens were I am a Branch Manager and Business Lender.  Throughout his career he has made time for volunteerism, and currently serve on the local steering committee for HRC, teaching classes at The Relatives Resource Center.  He has also worked with Preservation Dallas, and Junior Achievement.   

Gabby Staskiewicz

Gabby has over 20 years of experience working with enterprise level systems in the IT Industry.  Moving to Charlotte from Florida three years ago Gabby currently works for Microsoft supporting Azure, delivering training to her fellow colleagues and is active in the Microsoft LGBT+ Employee Resource Group (GLEAM). Gabby also served on the CLGBTCC Board back in 2017, she is happy to be back.


In addition to her career Gabby enjoys participating in a living history organization, The Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA), scuba diving and loves to be out on the water sailing.