About Victoria

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 Victoria Nwasike, JD, MPP, is a small business owner, founding Goldencrest Global, LLC and aiding organizations in the areas of general and international business expansion and economic development. 


Victoria serves as Immediate Past Vice Chair and a current Commissioner on the Charlotte Mecklenburg Planning Commission, responsible for growth and development in the city through planning. She also serves as an ex-officio Board Member for the Charlotte Regional Transportation Planning Organization. 


Victoria is active in her community, having served as Board Chair and current board member of South Charlotte Partners, an advocacy organization for the South Charlotte Region and the Ballantyne Breakfast Club – an area information forum focusing on planning & development, education, transportation, and safety. Victoria is a member of various business and civic organizations, including the Charlotte Regional Business Alliance, a board member for the Carolina World Trade Association, and as a previous member of the School Leadership Team for Polo Ridge Elementary.


Through her community leadership, Victoria was recently named on the Charlotte Weekly’s Top 40 Most Powerful Women List for South Charlotte, was featured in the Charlotte Observer, Charlotte Business Journal, Ballantyne Magazine, Charlotte Agenda, and South Charlotte Weekly. She was also featured by WCCB in honor of Black History Month, is a guest contributor on WCCB Rising, and appeared on “Bottom Line” with Joe Stewart and the Pat McCrory Show. 


Before relocating to Charlotte in 2015, Victoria was the Manager of International Business Development for the Iowa Economic Development Authority, responsible for spearheading the state’s foreign direct investment initiatives, advancing Iowa’s favorable business climate throughout Europe and Asia to attract international capital investment and managing foreign direct investment projects. 


Prior to joining the Iowa Economic Development Authority, Victoria practiced law with the Davis Brown Law Firm 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 has 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 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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