Meet the Board
director of clgbtcc ambassadors
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.
director of clgbtcc ambassadors
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.
DIRECTOR OF workingOUT (BRG/ERG/AFFINITY GROUPS)
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.
DIRECTOR OF EDUCATION & PROGRAMMING
Becky grew up in Wisconsin, lived in Minneapolis for 10 years, and moved to the Charlotte area in 2003. She has worked at Novant Health for 10 years; for eight years she was the office coordinator for the guest services and patient relations teams, and in 2018 she moved into the role of administrative coordinator for the office of diversity, inclusion and equity. Prior to Novant Health, she was the Director of Education and Programs at Sensovi Institute, a sexual health counseling practice. Her undergrad education was in psychology and Bible, and in 2008 she completed her master of public health degree. She has been an ally member of her local PFLAG group and has been involved with various LGBT and diversity-focused groups and initiatives. She is the mother of 3 kids (aged 13, 16 and 19) and her interests involve tiny houses, thai food, houseplants, and Frida Kahlo.
DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC RELATIONS, ADVOCACY & POLICY
Cristal has a strong background in the legal, financial, and accounting sectors. Besides her law degree, she has an MBA with an emphasis in accounting and a finance degree. With over two decades in business, she has helped many businesses and non-profits to start, expand, or get back on track, as well as over a decade of helping people with family, estate planning, taxation, and bankruptcy. She helps people stay out of court by mediating issues and consulting in family and business dissolutions, implementation and compliance of business regulations, and the use of technology in business and the practice of law. For over two decades, she has been on boards of small expanding local non-profits up to international organizations along with being involved in fighting LGBTQ discrimination in housing, employment, and life at the state and national level.