ABOUT THE QUEEN'S FIRM

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Starting at a small meeting outside of Hooligans in January 2017, The Queen's Firm was formed. Since then, we have been at the forefront of bringing MLS to Charlotte. Now that Charlotte FC is here, The Queen's Firm is here to grow an active, inclusive, and respected supporter's community so Join Us! We are actively looking for new members to The Queens Firm. All are welcome! 
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Co-Founder, Events

Charlotte, NC

SHAWN
SMITH

Co-Founder and Co-President of The Queen's Firm. CT Native, UNC Charlotte graduate and 25+ year resident of the Queen City of the South. Shawn is looking forward to helping to grow The Queen's Firm into a passionate group of supporters for Charlotte FC throughout Charlotte, the Carolinas, and around the world!

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Co-Founder, Marketing

Shelby, NC

DAVE
DOWELL

Co-Founder and Co-President of The Queen's Firm. Born in Charlotte, growing up in a military family, and then serving himself; Charlotte has always been home and where his sports passion has laid.

Dave is excited to show the world that Charlotte is a passionate soccer town and ready for the world stage!

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Founding Member, Finance

Gastonia, NC

NICK 
ENGEL

Nick has a degree in business administration and personal finance. He graduated from Gaston College in May 2019, and works in leadership at Chic-Fil-A in North Lake Charlotte. He is the financial officer of the Queen’s Firm.

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Founding Member, Secretary

Charlotte, NC

NANCY
BETLER

Nancy Betler has lived in Charlotte most of her life.

She is an educator and active in community involvement. Nancy is the Queen's Firm Instagram contact.

She and her family are ready to support the Charlotte FC.

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Founding Member, Community

Charlotte, NC

BUSAYO
ODUNLAMI

Busayo's love for soccer started in the summer of 1994 when watching Rashidi Yekini play for the Nigerian national team.

He is an NYC Native, a Columbia University graduate, and a recent 2+ year resident of the Queen City of the South.

Busayo is looking forward to using his previous experience as a Community Builder and Big Four management consultant to support The Queen's Firm. He is an Arsenal Fan!

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Founding Member, Community

Charlotte, NC

ALICIA
LALONE

Alicia is a Northern Virginia native, a Winthropgraduate, which brought her to the Carolina's.
Alicia's background is in both finance as well as going back to UNCC for hospitality and event management, she has a passion for all the vitality & growth in the Queen City.
She is excited for Charlotte FC tam to bring the vitality of MLS to the Queen City. 

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Founding Member, Social Media,

Charlotte, NC

JONATHAN
LEE

Jonathan Lee is a native of Boston, Massachusetts, and has been a Queen City resident for over five years.  
Armed with 20+ years in various forms of media, Jonathan is excited to see Charlotte FC rise from the ground floor and become one of the most diverse sides in MLS.

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