Parker Poe attorney Kristi Walters is featured in the most recent issue of Charlotte Business Leader as one of 20 Women Extraordinaire.
The magazine highlights Kristi in their list of extraordinary women who were chosen amongst hundreds of nominations.
“I was excited to be named as one of the Women Extraordinaire,” Kristi said. “The other women who were chosen are all great advocates for their organizations as well as the city of Charlotte. I was honored to be included in this talented and dedicated group of women.”
Kristi, as the Parker Poe Director of Professional Development and Diversity, was recognized for her work on diversity issues as well as her work outside the firm. Her board memberships with Community School of the Arts and the Charlotte Housing Authority Scholarship Fund as well as her experience teaching at UNC Charlotte were all mentioned as part of her accomplishments.
Other honorees for Women Extraordinaire are:
- Terra Atkinson – Partner, Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
- Michelle Buelow – CEO, Bella Tunno LLC
- Karen Calder – Executive Director, Classroom Central
- Judy Courtemanche – President and CEO, Courtemanche & Associates Healthcare Synergists
- Robyn Crigger – CEO, Compass Career Management Solutions
- Debbie Fletcher – Partner, Kilpatrick Stockton LLP
- A. Michelle Fish – Founder & CEO, Integra Staffing
- Maura Leahy-Tucker – Executive Director, Charlotte Preparatory School
- Carol Lilly – CEO, Lil Associates
- Linda Lockman-Brooks – President, Lockman-Brooks Marketing Services LLC
- Colleen McCullum – Managing Director, Wachovia Bank
- Susan Medlin – Founder and Chief Marketing Officer, Vintage Marketing
- Deborah Millhouse – President, CEO Inc.
- Sara Garces Roselli – President, RED F Marketing LLC
- Amanda Seymour – Broker-in-Charge and COO, Southgroup Real Estate
- Sheila Shirley – Chief Financial Officer, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools
- Margaret Sigmon – Director and Head of School, The Fletcher School’s Rankin Institute
- Mary Tribble – President and CEO, Tribble Creative Group
- Mary Vickers-Koch – Dean, Harris Campus and Business & Industry Training Services, Central Piedmont Community College
According to the magazine, winners had the right combination of “leadership, achievement, innovation and inspiration through actions in their roles in business, family and the Charlotte community.”
In addition, the women on the magazine’s list have “made a difference in the lives and careers of countless grateful individuals.” Charlotte Business Leader thanked them, “on behalf of all their beneficiaries, for their altruism and lasting contributions.”