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Our Commitment is Key

Our Board of Directors charts a path to support the mission and vision of Charlotte Works. These committed community members hail from a variety of backgrounds, representing a broad range of the region’s businesses, industries, educational institutions, and organizations.

Whether through our business services, community partnerships, youth and young adult programs, or data resources, our dedicated staff follows through on the objectives and initiatives determined by our Board.

Our Board of Directors

  • Matt Bradley (Chairman)
    Deloitte Consulting, LLP
  • Raki McGregor (Vice Chairman)
    Novant Health
  • Cassandra Triggs-Tucker (Treasurer/Secretary)
    Hearst Communications
  • James Bolling
    Microsoft Corporation
  • Merribeth Butler-Fadel 
    Disability: IN North Carolina
  • Akeshia Craven-Howell
    Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools
  • Russ Fortson
    American Airlines
  • Zaira Goodman
    Charlotte Regional Visitors Authority
  • Veronica Grantham
    NC Department of Commerce
  • Chris Hage
    Duke Energy
  • Heather Hill
    Central Piedmont Community College
  • Chris Jackson
    Goodwill Industries of the Southern Piedmont
  • A. Fulton Meachem
  • Isael Mejia
    Ironworkers District Council
  • Brandi Newman
    Atrium Health
  • Matt Newton
    Newton & Arroyo, PLLC
  • Chris Payton
    Bank of America
  • Thomas Ray
    Groninger USA, LLC
  • Tonja Reeder
    Division of Vocational Rehabilitation, N.C. Department of Health &  Human Services
  • Valerie Sachariat
    Charter Communications
  • Chad Schuchmann
    Daramic, LLC
  • Scott Thrower
    Southern Piedmont Central Labor Council
  • Anthony Trotman
    Mecklenburg County Health & Human Services
  • Victoria Watlington
    The Coca Cola Corporation
  • Peter Zeiler
    Mecklenburg County, Office of Economic Development


What started as a subcommittee of our board has grown to become a broader workforce initiative. The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Workforce Development Providers Council (WPC) is comprised of 15 organizations that serve job seekers and businesses in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg area. The WPC is an advisory committee to the Charlotte Works Workforce Development Board that provides leadership for local workforce development efforts and collaborates to develop talent, respond to business needs and ultimately increase economic opportunity. The names of our WPC partners are featured on this page.

To learn more about the WPC and how it supports our Talent Source Network (TSN), click here.

Board of Directors Meetings

Friday, July 29, 2022
12:00 p.m. – 2 p.m.
Location: TBD

Friday, September 30, 2022
12:00 p.m. – 2 p.m.
Location: TBD

Friday, November 18, 2022
12:00 p.m. – 2 p.m.
Location: TBD

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