Leadership Board


Greg Duckworth

Greg served as Chairman from 2020 to 2022 and was prior to that Treasurer for the board. He is the Branch Manager and a Financial Advisor of the Ballantyne Branch of Wells Fargo Advisors. Greg is also a Charter member of the Ballantyne Rotary Club and was the previous chair of the Ballantyne Chapter of the Charlotte Regional Business Alliance. 


Benjamin D Mears

A former US Army Tank Crewmember and alumni of the University of Kentucky, Ben serves his community now as the Senior Vice President of TowneBank in South Charlotte. Ben has been involved in Rotary for 9 years, and is a Past President of the Ballantyne Rotary Club. As a member and Past President, he is active in several events in the Ballantyne Community including The Teachers Cup Volleyball Tournament Fundraiser, Clean Water for Haiti and The Polio Plus Campaign. Ben is also a former board member of The Charlotte Community ToolBank, a nonprofit tool lending program that provides charitable organizations with year-round access to our inventory of tools for use in their volunteer projects.


Wes Jones

As the managing principal of Progressive AE’s Charlotte office, Wes helps lead operational efforts and market growth, and serves as a strategic advisor to clients across the country. Wes is passionate about serving his local community and has been involved in numerous leadership positions with the Charlotte Chamber (now CRBA). Other board positions have included Mecklenburg County and CLT City Small Business Advisory Boards, as well as MeckEd Board Chair. Wes currently serves on the DOWD YMCA and Charlotte Hospitality and Tourism Alliance (HTA) Boards and is a CLT Rotary Club member.

Roy Lindland

Roy continuously strives to make a difference with everyone he interacts with and to give back to his community. He expresses that desire by being extremely engaged with the community by acting as a Board member of Charlotte Business Exchange, member of Regional Leadership Committee for ABC Carolinas, Former Ambassador for the Charlotte Chamber of Commerce, Former member of Charlotte Regional Partnership Business Development Committee and Former Director of Outreach for Glenstone Chapel.

Todd Paris

Todd has previously acted as the South Charlotte Partners Secretary and been a member of the SCP board since 2020. He has a Financial Services practice in Charlotte through MassMutual Carolinas and has worked in the financial services industry for over 21 years. Todd has been involved in many community events and organizations over the years, including serving as an active Board Member of Teen Health Connection and as former Chair of the Ballantyne Chapter of the Charlotte Chamber of Commerce, now the CRBA.

Jim Vivian

Jim and family moved to Charlotte from Houston in the Fall of 1987. He got his undergrad degree from Texas Christian University and his Masters from University of Mississippi in Land Planning. He has been active in the residential real estate market here since they arrived. He has been on the Weddington Planning Commission for 12 years. He has seen Charlotte develop prior to any I-485 or when Hwy. 51 just had stop signs from Pineville to Matthews. Now, the South Charlotte sphere extends south from Waxhaw, Lancaster and Rock Hill. His intentions with the South Charlotte Partners, will be to assist in the long range plans and integration of a burgeoning system of roads, developments, parks and sustainable growth patterns.

Jim is a residential broker with Coldwell Banker – with an emphasis on the South Charlotte suburbs. He and his wife Lynn have 2 grown children and 3 grandchildren. Life is good!!!

Krisha Chachra


Krisha Chachra moved to Charlotte in early 2020 and joined the South Charlotte Partners board a few months later. She is a former elected official and served two terms on the City Council and a term as Vice Mayor of Blacksburg, Virginia, home to Virginia Tech and Krisha’s hometown. 

Currently, she works as international travel writer for Ballantyne Magazine, Charlotte Parent, and several other national and regional publications. She has visited over 50 countries in 6 continents and has reported for USA Today, NPR and PBS. Krisha moved to Charlotte from Indian Rocks Beach, Florida, and recently has also been appointed by Charlotte’s Mayor Vi Lyles to serve on the city’s Community Relations Committee. 

She also served as the first Family Council President of Charlotte’s newest charter school, Telra Institute. Krisha lives in South Charlotte with her husband, Dr. Derek Klinedinst and daughter Mina.

Vinay B. Patel

Vinay Patel currently serves as a Principal for SREE Hotels, LLC.  Prior to that he was appointed President and CEO for SREE Hotels, LLC in June 2012.

Prior to being named President & CEO, Vinay served as the Senior Vice President, Operations and Sales and also VP of Sales & Marketing for SREE Hotels, LLC.  In these roles, Vinay was responsible for the day-to-day operations, sales and marketing for the 25 hotels that are owned and operated by SREE Hotels and franchised with Hilton, Marriott and Intercontinental Hotel Group.

Patel currently serves on the board of directors for the Charlotte Regional Visitors Authority, Visit Lake Norman and the North Carolina Restaurant and Lodging Association.  He is also a franchisee elected member of the TRIA (Residence Inn by Marriott) FAC and a member of the Aloft FAC.  On July 1, 2021, he was appointed to the UNC-Chapel Hill Board of Trustees by the NC Legislature.

Phil Bosche

Charlotte resident for over 25 years, the past 10 of which have been in South Charlotte.

Recently retired as a Division Chief with the Charlotte Fire Department.

As ex oficio member, I provide a feedback on the relationship between the Charlotte Fire Department’s roles and mission, and how they align with that of SCP.

Currently working in the financial sector Charlotte in Crisis Management.

Alyssa Brown Moseley

Alyssa Brown Moseley is a business recruitment manager for the City of Charlotte, working to attract new companies to Charlotte and help current businesses grow here. She’s played a critical role in growing Charlotte’s economy and has worked with several companies in the South Charlotte area. Alyssa was born in Charlotte and spent the first few years of her life in the neighborhood that would soon become Ballantyne.

When she’s not working, Alyssa enjoys cheering on the Atlanta Braves, Carolina Panthers, Charlotte Hornets, Carolina Hurricanes, and Virginia Tech Hokies, traveling, and working out at her local gym.

Colleen Brannan

Colleen is a veteran public relations and marketing communications professional with 30+ years of experience that includes top national agencies, large corporations, niche consultancies and her own firm, BRANSTORM PR, founded in 2006. Today, her clients are primarily CRE focused and include developers, general contractors, architects and economic developers.

Locally, she has been named one of the 50 Most Influential Women in Charlotte by the Mecklenburg Times twice (2010 and 2014), a Top 25 Women in Business by the Charlotte Business Journal twice (2011 and 2022), a Mecklenburg Times ICON (2018) and a member of Charlotte Ledger’s Inaugural 40 Over 40 Class (2020).

In addition to the SCP Board, that she joined in 2023, Colleen is an active member of the Charlotte Uptown Rotary Club, Women Executives (WE) and Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW). She is a graduate of Leadership Charlotte Class 30, past president of the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO Charlotte) and a 30+ year member of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA). In 2020, she became a licensed NC Commercial Real Estate Broker.

In the community, Colleen has served on many nonprofit boards including SHARE Charlotte (Chair 2020 & 2021), Uptown Rotary Club (Secretary) and JDRF (7 years) and Providence Day School Charger Club, to name a few. She also pens a popular monthly humor column for The Charlotte Ledger.

A native of Springfield, Virginia, she is a graduate of the University of South Carolina with a B.A. in Journalism and Mass Communications. A Charlotte resident for the past 18 years, she currently lives in South Charlotte with her husband, Scott and college-aged kids, Nicholas (21 — UNC Tar Heel) and Phoebe (19 — USC Trojan). Email her at colleen@branstorm.com

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