The Faculty

Beau H. Baez | Professor of LawEducation:
LL.M., 1995, Georgetown University Law Center
J.D., 1994, Georgetown University Law Center
B.A., 1991, Liberty University
B.S., 1991, Liberty University
A.A.S., 2003, Northern Virginia Community College

H. Beau Baez joined Charlotte School of Law from Liberty University School of Law where he was an Assistant Professor of Law. Baez was the director of the Tax Law program at Concord University School of Law and counsel for the Multistate Tax Commission. He received both a J.D. and a Master of Laws in Taxation from Georgetown University Law Center and was a law clerk for the United States Attorney’s Office. Baez is fluent in Spanish and has authored several international tax chapters in Compensation and Benefits Coordinator for the Research Institute of America. His articles have been published in State Tax Notes, Tax Notes Today, Tax Notes International, the Exempt Organization Tax Review, and Tax Base. His presentations and symposiums on various topics have been heard at Liberty Law School, Concord Law School, the National Lawyers Association Winter Conference, and the University of Richmond Second Annual State and Local Tax Institute, among others.
Susan Rowe | Associate ProfessorEducation:
J.D., 2000, University of South Carolina School of Law, magna cum laude
M.P.A., 1998, University of South Carolina
B.A., 1990, Lander University, magna cum laude

Susan L. Rowe joined Charlotte School of Law in June 2006 as the Director of Legal Writing and Research and Assistant Professor. Prior to joining CharlotteLaw, Professor Rowe practiced in the Business Law Group in the Charlotte office of Parker, Poe, Adams & Bernstein, LLP, primarily working in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, commercial contracts, and bank financing. She also worked for six years in the Columbia office of Nexsen Pruet Adams Kleemeier, LLC, practicing in the areas of business entity formation and general corporate work, mergers and acquisitions, securities law, bankruptcy law, and antitrust law. She currently teaches Business Associations, Commercial Law, and Torts.

Professor Rowe began her legal career in 1991 as a paralegal with Willoughby & Hoefer, P.A. in Columbia, South Carolina where she worked primarily in the areas of medical malpractice, products liability, and securities litigation. In 1997, she left this position to pursue a law degree at the University of South Carolina. While at the USC School of Law, she was Associate Editor in Chief for the South Carolina Law Review, as well as a member of the Order of the Wig and Robe, Order of the Coif, and John Belton O’Neall Inn of Court.

She is admitted to practice in South Carolina and the District of Columbia and the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. For several years, Professor Rowe taught Legal Writing and Advanced Legal Writing at the University of South Carolina School of Law.
Chris Whicker | Director, Corporate Compliance, Duke Energy CorporationEducation:
B.A., 1984, University of North Carolina at Charlotte
MBA, 1989, Queens University, Charlotte

Professor Whicker is Director, Corporate Compliance at Duke Energy Corporation. He has been with Duke Energy since 1992 where he has worked in a variety of areas including, customer service, insurance, and finance. Since 2005, his focus has been on federal, state, and Records and Information Management (RIM) compliance. His responsibilities include identifying areas of risk with respect to laws, rules, and regulations pursuant to state and federal regulatory requirements.  He also regularly collaborates with the Legal Department to interpret and implement new compliance practices in accordance with applicable laws and regulations and works with impacted organizations to develop and deliver effective compliance training.

Mr. Whicker is an active member of the National Energy Compliance Forum (NECF) and serves on the NECF Steering Committee.  He is a member of the Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics (SCCE) and is a Certified Compliance and Ethics Professional (CCEP). Mr. Whicker is also an adjunct instructor at Central Piedmont Community College where he teaches Business Administration in the Business & Accounting Division.  
Samantha Kelen Greves MBEC, CCEP | Senior Ethics Analyst, Duke Energy Biography:
Samantha Kelen Greves joined Duke Energy as a Senior Ethics Analyst in June 2015. Her current responsibilities include the Code of Business Ethics, company training initiatives, business courtesies and FCPA matters, communication and awareness activities and monitoring the company culture.

Samantha has been fortunate to work in compliance since 2007 and has experience in both the energy and healthcare industries. Prior to this role, she was a member of the FERC compliance group at NextEra Energy in South Florida where she assisted the organization with projects related to Electric Quality Reports, Standards of Conduct, Affiliate Restrictions, and Dodd-Frank compliance. Additional roles include supporting the compliance and ethics programs at a retail electric provider, a dental managed care organization, and a non-profit that provides services to individuals with developmental disabilities.

Samantha is a Certified Compliance and Ethics Professional and member of the Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics. She received a Master of Science in Business Ethics and Compliance from the New England College of Business.
Beth M. Colling | Vice President & Chief Compliance Officer, CDM Smith, Inc.Education:
J.D., 1998, University of Virginia School of Law
B.A., 1990, Lynchburg College, Magna Cum Laude

Beth Colling has more than twenty years of experience working in international publicly-traded and privately-held organizations in a variety of legal executive roles. She is currently the Vice President and Chief Compliance Officer of CDM Smith, Inc., an international engineering design consulting firm in Boston, MA. 

Prior to joining CDM Smith, Beth was the Vice President and Chief Compliance Officer for the Americas division of a privately-held, German–based automotive company, where she was hired to create and establish the compliance function for the Americas division of the company. She was also a member of the Global Compliance team that developed a worldwide Compliance Management System that applies to facilities located in more than 50 countries.

Beth’s experience also extends to the energy industry, where she was Chief Compliance and Risk Officer for a publicly-traded global company with operations in Europe and Asia.  In this capacity she led implementation of all required regulatory and legal compliance systems and was responsible for ensuring the maintenance of a robust compliance program, with regular reports to the Board of Directors.  Prior to that, she was Managing Attorney for a federal government contractor, responsible for directing the legal operations for five divisions of complex manufacturing plants. Her career in private practice included work as a litigator defending various civil and commercial actions against corporations in federal courts, which was experience gained while clerking for the now-retired Hon. Norman Moon, U.S. District Court Judge in the Western District of Virginia and substitute judge for the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Beth earned her Juris Doctor from the University of Virginia School Law and graduated magna cum laude from Lynchburg College with a degree in Journalism.  In addition to writing articles and speaking on a variety of legal, compliance and women’s issues, Beth teaches on-line compliance courses for the Charlotte School of Law and serves on the school’s Compliance Advisory Board.  Beth is a member of the Women’s Leadership Board for the Harvard Kennedy School’s Women and Public Policy program and is a Member of the Advisory Board for an international social-business enterprise (“I Change Her Life”) that creates economic independence opportunities for women in Turkey and Pakistan. 
Peter C. Anderson | Principal, Beveridge & DiamondEducation:
B.S., 1986, Rutgers University, summa cum laude
J.D., 1991, University of Virginia

Professor Anderson’s two decades in the federal criminal arena – on both sides of the aisle – uniquely qualify him to counsel clients in a wide range of environmental and regulatory crimes matters. After completing his clerkship for the Hon. Graham Mullen, U.S. District Court Judge in W.D.N.C., he was selected into the Honors Program at the U.S. Department of Justice in Washington, D.C., and served as a federal prosecutor in the Environmental Crimes Section.

During his tenure, Mr. Anderson received the U.S. Attorney General’s Special Achievement Award. In that specialized capacity, he gained trial experience in highly complex prosecutions; developed a deep understanding of all environmental criminal statutes; received invaluable insight into how prosecutor’s investigate and evaluate cases; and developed strong relationships with agencies and investigators.

Mr. Anderson also served as an Assistant United States Attorney in the Western District of North Carolina (Charlotte), where he gained additional trial experience in a variety of broader white collar crime matters.

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