The Wharton Club of Charlotte, the Kellogg Alumni Club of Charlotte, and the Charlotte Business School Alliance invite you to join us for what is sure to be an fun and informative evening of learning and networking. Michael Smith, President and CEO of Charlotte Center City Partners, will discuss the current state of Charlotte’s Center City and share the latest in data and trends regarding the economic, social and cultural development of the city’s urban core.
Speaker: Michael Smith, President and CEO, Charlotte Center City Partners
Date: Thursday, November 7, 2019
6:00 pm - 6:45 pm Drinks, hors d'oeuvres and networking
6:45 pm - 8:00 pm Presentation and Q&A
8:00 pm Wrap Up & Adjournment
Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein
Three Wells Fargo Center, 401 S Tryon Street
Charlotte, NC 28202
- $20 for Wharton Club Members and Member Guests
- $20 for Kellogg Club Members and Member Guests
- $30 for Non-Members
- $1 for Joseph Wharton Members ($20 for Joseph Wharton Member Guests)
About Our Speaker:
Michael Smith, President and CEO, Charlotte Center City Partners
Michael Smith is the President and CEO of Charlotte Center City Partners, an
organization which envisions and implements strategies and actions to drive the
economic, social and cultural development of Charlotte’s Center City. Smith’s
background blends corporate and non-profit experience.
Smith holds his MBA from Kellogg Graduate School of Management at
Northwestern University and his undergraduate degree from UNC Chapel Hill. He
has held corporate roles at AT&T Communications, First Union’s Capital Markets
Group and By-Products Interactive. Prior to his role as President of CCCP, Smith
was the Chief Financial Officer at the Charlotte Chamber of Commerce.
Since 2005, Smith has been the driving force behind a number of city-changing
initiatives, creating and helping shape initiatives that have changed the landscape
for the Charlotte in sustainability, economic development, urban neighborhoods,
transit and hospitality. Over the last couple decades, Charlotte’s urban core
has been transformed into a major destination, a thriving neighborhood, and
expanded as Charlotte’s major employment center. Today, Center City sees
18-million visitors a year, has more than 27,000 residents and 113,500 employees.
Smith serves as immediate past Chairman of the Board of Directors for the
International Downtown Association. He also serves on a number of regional
Boards including Boy Scouts of America Mecklenburg Council, Belk College of
Business at UNC Charlotte, the Hospitality and Tourism Alliance, and the Charlotte
Chamber of Commerce. He is very active with the St. Peter’s Catholic Parish.
Originally from Greensboro, North Carolina, he has resided in Charlotte since 1998
with his wife, Kathleen, and their 3 children.