Charlotte Center City Staff

Michael Smith

President & CEO

Michael J. Smith is the President and CEO of Charlotte Center City Partners, an organization that envisions and implements strategies and actions to drive the economic, social and cultural development…

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Robert Krumbine

Chief Creative Officer & Senior Vice President of Events

As Chief Creative Officer & Senior Vice President of Events, Krumbine is responsible for the 24/7/365 animation & marketing of Charlotte’s Center City.  This is accomplished through a series of…

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Cheryl Myers

Chief Planning & Development Officer & Senior Vice President

As Charlotte Center City Partner’s Senior Vice President & Chief Planning & Development Officer, Cheryl Myers contributes to strategically guiding the growth and development of Uptown and South End. She…

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Moira Quinn

Chief Operating Officer and Senior Vice President of Communications

As Chief Operating Officer and Senior Vice President of Communications for Charlotte Center City Partners, Moira oversees the daily operations of Center City Partners, including budgeting, facility operations, contracts, HR…

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Eleni Saunders

Chief Financial Officer

Eleni Saunders serves as the Chief Financial Officer. She is responsible for all accounting functions of Charlotte Center City Partners and related entities, such as accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll,…

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Richard Thurmond

Senior Vice President, Community and Economic Development

Richard Thurmond joined Charlotte Center City Partners in 2016 as Senior Vice President for Community and Business Development. He and his team of neighborhood directors engage residential and commercial stakeholders…

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Adam Rhew

Chief of Staff

As Chief of Staff, Adam Rhew leads special projects, provides strategic management across the organization, and serves as a counselor to the President and CEO. He also supports executive and…

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Lu-Ann Barry

Executive Assistant to the CEO

Lu-Ann Barry joined Charlotte Center City Partners in April 2019 and is the Executive Assistant to the President & CEO. Lu-Ann’s experience is in project management, operations, and executive administrative…

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Vica Bondurant

Vice President, Marketing & Communications

Vica Bondurant is the Vice President of Marketing and Communications at Charlotte Center City Partners. Vica is well-versed in engagement marketing and communications with a proven track record of client…

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Caroline Bounds

Director of Design

Caroline Bounds is the graphics guru at Charlotte Center City Partners. She builds strong brands with her encyclopedic knowledge of typography and slight penchant for retro color palettes. A bleeding…

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Dr. Kristine Canales

Director of Research

Kristine Canales joined Charlotte Center City Partners in June 2020. As the Director of Research, Kristine leads the in-house research effort to provide the most up-to-date information about Charlotte Center City through a…

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Mary Fakhori

Accountant

Mary Fakhori joined Charlotte Center City Partners in October of 2019 as the Accountant. She is responsible for assisting the CFO with all accounting functions of Charlotte Center City Partners…

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Maria E. Floren

Director of Planning and Development

As Director of Planning and Development at Charlotte Center City Partners, Maria works on various projects, programs and policies dedicated to placemaking and the physical development of Center City. She…

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Ari Gilliam

Marketing Communications Associate

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Megan Liddle Gude

Vice President, South End

Megan is a community builder, blending experience in urban planning, facilitation, advocacy and engagement to strengthen the places and connections that unite us. As the Vice President, South End with…

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Jamie Hundley

Associate Program and Events Coordinator

Jamie Hundley is Associate Program and Events Coordinator for Charlotte Center City Partners. In this role she manages the organization’s Tryon Street program, which includes public media, plaza and mall…

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Renay Jefferson

Office Manager

Renay Jefferson has nearly 40 years of customer, executive, and administrative support experience. She excels with superior organizational, management, and communication abilities. These skills have continued to make her a…

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Carlin Kennedy

South End Programs Coordinator

Carlin focuses on community engagement, program management and event coordination with goal of helping South End become the best place to work, live and play for people of all ages.…

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James LaBar

Director of Economic Development

James LaBar is the Director of Economic Development for Charlotte Center City Partners. He is focused on retaining, expanding and attracting businesses, talent and investment in Uptown, South End and…

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Christine Lockett

Vice President of Programs & Events

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Klint Mullis

Assistant Vice President, Planning and Development

As Assistant Vice President, Planning and Development at Charlotte Center City Partners, Klint works on projects, programs, and policies dedicated to the continued place-making and physical development of Center City.…

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Monica Ponce

Senior Event Planner

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Keith Richardson

Director of Uptown

Keith Richardson joined Charlotte Center City Partners in November 2019 as Director of Uptown.  In this position, Keith builds and maintains relationships with Uptown stakeholders to support the livability and…

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Charles Trowell

Director of Planning & Development

Charles A. Trowell joined Charlotte Center City Partners in February 2020 as Director of Planning & Development.  Charles works on projects, programs, and policies dedicated to the continuous placemaking and…

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