Thomas “Tommy” R. Lawing, Jr., is the current Vice Chair of the Commission and was its Chair in 2014-15. A native Charlotteean, he is a Silver Service REALTOR® and Certified Property Manager and is the President of T. R. Lawing Realty, a family-owned property management company serving the Charlotte region since 1957.
Tommy is a past president and REALTOR® of the Year of both the N.C. REALTORS® and the Charlotte Regional REALTORS® Association (CRRA). He is a past director of the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) and was the Federal Political Coordinator to Representative Sue Myrick (NC-09).
Active in civic affairs, Tommy has held most of the leadership positions at Hawthorne Lane United Methodist Church, is the immediate past chair of the Board of Directors of Aldersgate Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC), is past president of the Charlotte West Rotary, and co-chairs several committees at the Wells Fargo Championship, PGA Championship, Chiquita Classic and World Equestrian Games.
Tommy is an Eagle Scout, and he graduated from N.C. State University with a B.A. in Economics.
Tommy and his wife, Dianne, have 1 son, 1 daughter-in-law, and “1 amazing grandson.”