Gray Dunaway

After the Jacksonville, FL native earned an MBA from UNC-Chapel Hill’s Kenan-Flagler Business School, Gray Dunaway spent eight years in Banc of America Securities’ Commercial Mortgage-Backed Securities (CMBS) Group structuring and securitizing mortgages to the nation’s top real estate investment funds.

She has also served as business manager for a company that develops women leaders and transforms corporate cultures. At Flynn Heath Holt Leadership, Gray initiated and developed the business model for a $120,000 scholarship-based leadership program for female nonprofit executives.

During her mortgage banking days, Gray was repeatedly voted one of the top 4 percent of Charlotte-area mortgage lenders.

Gray and her husband, a Charlotte native whose family has lived in the city for generations, have two sons and a Cavalier King Charles spaniel.

The cum laude Tufts University graduate volunteers with Heart Math Tutoring and is on the steering committee for 2020 Women on Boards. At her church – Christ Episcopal – she created a multigenerational service project to aid sex trafficking victims.

On a personal note

Although she doesn’t look the part, Gray is a devoted sharks’ tooth hunter who grew up trolling the treasures at her beloved Ponte Vedra Beach, FL. When not at sea, Gray might be crafting. “Beads, scrapbooking, stamping, decoupage,” she lists. “I love it all.”