Victoria is a small business owner and community leader in the South Charlotte area. Victoria’s community activities consist of serving as Vice-Chair of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Planning Commission, a member of the Charlotte Regional Transportation Planning Organization, a member of the Charlotte Regional Business Alliance, Board Member for the Carolina World Trade Association and serving on the School Leadership Team for Polo Ridge Elementary.
Victoria is also Chair of South Charlotte Partners, an advocacy organization for the South Charlotte Region and the Ballantyne Breakfast Club – a 18-year-old area community information forum focusing on planning & development, education, transportation, and safety.
Through her advocacy efforts, Victoria was recently named one of Charlotte Weekly’s “Top 40 Most Powerful Women in South Charlotte” and the paper noted that she “gives voice to the region as the leader of South Charlotte Partners and Ballantyne Breakfast Club.”
With her community activities, Victoria has been featured in the Charlotte Observer, Charlotte Business Journal, Ballantyne Magazine, and South Charlotte Weekly. She was also featured by WCCB in honor of Black History Month, was a guest contributor on WCCB Rising, and appeared on “Bottom Line” with Joe Stewart and the Pat McCrory Show.
Victoria’s political aspirations started when she served as a Page at the 2000 Republican National Convention in Philadelphia, PA. Most recently she has served on executive boards for the Republican Party from the county to the state level and is the Immediate Past President for the Charlotte Mecklenburg Republican Women’s Club. Victoria is a past fellow and serves on the Leadership Council for the North Carolina Institute of Political Leadership and a member of the Black Political Caucus in Charlotte.
Before moving to Charlotte, Victoria her husband and two boys, lived in Iowa where she served worked as the Manager of International Business Development for the Iowa Economic Development Authority working to recruit companies internationally to attract jobs and capital investments to the state. Victoria was also an attorney with the Davis Brown Law Firm, representing corporations in the firm’s Litigation and International Law divisions.
Victoria served as a law clerk to the Honorable James E. Gritzner for the U.S. District Court, Southern District of Iowa. Victoria also served as an Adjunct Professor for Drake University Law School and the College of Business and Public Administration at Drake University. She also received various Governor appointments while in Iowa and served on numerous legal, business and community boards.
Victoria holds a Juris Doctor from Drake University Law School where she graduated with High Honors in 2008. Victoria also holds a Master’s Degree in Public Policy from George Mason University where she studied abroad at The University of Oxford, England, completing the Global Strategy; Institutional Development & Political Economy Seminar Series. Victoria completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Central Florida in 2000.
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