Phone: 704-347-8942

Toll Free: 800-554-4373

Charlotte Regional Partnership
550 South Caldwell Street, Suite 760
Charlotte, NC 28202

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Board Of Directors

The Charlotte Regional Partnership’s Board of Directors forms the most powerful network of business leaders in the Charlotte region, including private business executives, academic leadership, and government officials from across our 16-country region.  

2015 - 2016 Leadership

Board Chair, Linda Stanley, Bank of America Merrill Lynch
First Vice Chair, Judy Wishnek, Park Sterling Bank
Second Vice Chair, Wes Beckner, BB&T
Treasurer, Pete Acker, Carolinas HealthCare System - Lincoln
Immediate Past-Chair, Stan Gibson, Wells Fargo
General Counsel, Chris Kouri, Nexsen Pruet, PLLC

Ex Officio-Past Chairs

2014-2015 Stan Gibson, Wells Fargo             2013-2014 Pete Acker, Carolinas HealthCare Systems - Lincoln
2012-2013 Alan Dexter, Parker Poe
2011-2012 Brett C. Carter, Bank of America (Formely with Duke Energy)
2010-2011 Landon R. Wyatt III, Childress Klein Properties
2009-2010 H.A "Humpy" Wheeler, The Wheeler Company
2008-2009 Tony J. Almeida, Retired, Duke Energy
2007-2008 Steve Luquire, Luquire George Andrews
2005-2006 Marshall Larsen, Retired, UTC Aerospace Systems
2004-2005 Michael G. Mayer, Mountain 1st Bank & Trust                                                 2003-2004 Paul G. Grube, Wells Fargo
2002-2003 David E. Cline, Cline Seabrook
2001-2002 William G. Taylor, The Springs Company 
2001 Johnny W. Harris, Lincoln Harris             2000-2001 Carlos Evans, Wells Fargo
1998-1999 Paul Chapman, KPMG, LLP
1997 Bayles Mack, Mack & Mack             1996 Edward J. Brown III, Retired
1995 Malcom E. Everett III, Retired 
1994 John W. (Bill) Adams, Retired
1993 Nelson Schwab III, Carousel Capital
1992 David Stovall, Stein Mart                       1991 James E. Hynes, Retired 

Adams Outdoor Advertising

Jeannine Dodson

Affiniti Intemediary Consulting

Steven Shober

Alexander County

Rick French

Alfred Williams & Company

Amber Brown

Allen Tate Realtors

DJ Stephan

Alliance Consulting Engineers

Deepal Eliatamby

American Airlines

Tracy Montross

Bank of America

Brett Carter

Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Katherine Lockhart

Bank of America Merrill Lynch Southeast MM Banking

Linda Stanley


Wes Beckner

Belmont Abbey College

Bill Thierfelder

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Carolinas Realty

Tommy Camp

Bissell Companies

Howard Bissell

Cabarrus Economic Development

Patrick Coughlin

Capital Management Group, Inc.

William Morgan, Jr.

Carolina Health Care System Lincoln

Pete Acker

Carolina Panthers

Danny Morrison

Carolinas Health Care System

Carol Lovin

Catawba County Board of Commissioners

Kitty Barnes

Catawba County Economic Development Corporation

Scott Millar

Central Piedmont Community College

Tony Zeiss

Charlotte Business Journal

Kevin Pitts

Charlotte Chamber of Commerce

Jeff Edge

Charlotte Hornets

Joe Pierce

Charlotte Knights

Dan Rajkowski

Charlotte Motor Speedway

Dan Farrell

Charlotte Observer

Ann Caulkins

Charlotte Region Commercial Board of Realtors

Jessica Brown

Charlotte Regional Partnership

Ronnie Bryant

Charlotte Regional Visitors Authority

Michael Crum

Chester County Council

Carlisle Roddey

Chesterfield County Council

Crawford Moore

Childress Klein Properties

Landon Wyatt

City of Charlotte

Patrick Mumford

Cleveland Community College

Steve Thornburg

Cleveland County BOC

Eddie Holbrook

Duke Energy

Tammy Whaley

Duke Energy

Stuart Heishman

Eric Mower and Associates

Matt Ferguson

F&M Bank

Steve Fisher

Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond - Charlotte Branch

Matt Martin

Fifth Third Bank

Lee Fite

FLICK Studios

Jason Dumas

Food Lion, LLC

Teross Young

Gardner-Webb University

Frank Bonner

Garfinkel Immigration Law Firm

Steven Garfinkel

Gaston County Board of Commissioners

Joe Carpenter Sr.

Gaston County Board of Commissioners

Tracy Philbeck

Goodwill Industries of the Southern Piedmont

Chris Jackson

GreerWalker, LLP

Gunda Knese

Honorary Consulate Mexico

Wayne Cooper

Integra Staffing, LLC

Michelle Fish

Iredell County Board of Commissioners

Jason Basinger

Johnson C. Smith University

Ron Carter

K&L Gates, LLP

Michael Hawley

Kelso Communications

Marcie Kelso


John Switzer

Lancaster County Natural Gas Authority

Timothy Thornton

Lincoln County Economic Development Association Board

Tom Anderson

Lincoln Economic Development Association

Cliff Brumfield

Luquire George Andrews

Steve Luquire

McGladrey LLP

Brandon Rucker

Mecklenburg Board of County Commissioners

Trevor Fuller

Mecklenburg County Government

Dena Diorio


Nancie Williams

Monroe-Union County Economic Development

Chris Platé

Mooresville-South Iredell Economic Development Corporation

Robby Carney

Nexsen Pruet, PLLC

Chris Kouri

North Carolina Research Campus

Clyde Higgs

Novant Health

Fred Hargett

Nucor Corporation

Jim Frias

Park Sterling Bank

Judy Wishnek

Parker Poe

Alan Dexter

Parkway Properties

Bryan Howell

Piedmont Natural Gas

George Baldwin

PNC Financial Services Group

Matt Springman


Tony Almeida

Rowan County Board of Commissioners

Greg Edds

Sockwell Partners

Susan Jernigan

Stanly County Economic Development Commission

Bill Lawhon

SunTrust Bank

Ken Harris


Al Jones

The Charlotte Observer

Ann Caulkins

The Keith Corporation

Alan Lewis

The University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Philip Dubois

The Wheeler Company

Humpy Wheeler


Marcus Shaefer

Wells Fargo

Stan Gibson

Wells Fargo

Suzanne Morrison

Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, PLLC

John Hunter

York Electric Cooperative, Inc.

Marc Howie