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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

  • Chris Payton (Chairman)
    Bank of America
  • Matt Bradley (Vice Chairman)
    Deloitte Consulting, LLP
  • Cassandra Triggs-Tucker (Treasurer/Secretary)
    Hearst Communications
  • Dan Roselli
    Packard Place
  • Clay Andrews
    UNC Charlotte
  • James Bolling
    Microsoft Corporation
  • Merribeth Butler
    Disability: IN North Carolina
  • Roger Collins
  • Akeshia Craven-Howell
    Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools
  • Jerome Festa
    Wells Fargo
  • Veronica Grantham
    NC Department of Commerce
  • Chris Hage
    Duke Energy
  • Chris Jackson
    Goodwill Industries of the Southern Piedmont
  • Raki McGregor
    Novant Health
  • A. Fulton Meachem
  • Isael Mejia
    Ironworkers District Council
  • James Mitchell
    JE Dunn Construction Co.
  • Carol Morris
    Foundation For The Carolinas
  • Matt Newton
    Newton & Arroyo, PLLC
  • Karen Pauly
    Central Piedmont Community College
  • Chad Schuchmann
    Daramic, LLC
  • Scott Thrower
    Southern Piedmont Central Labor Council
  • Anthony Trotman
    Mecklenburg County Health & Human Services


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, August 21, 2020
12:00 p.m. – 2 p.m.
Location: TBD

Friday, October 23, 2020
12:00 p.m. – 2 p.m.
Location: TBD

Friday, December 18, 2020
12:00 p.m. – 2 p.m.
Location: TBD

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Leading the development of a skilled and in-demand workforce by engaging businesses, aligning community partners, empowering and connecting job seekers to meaningful employment, and fostering inclusive economic growth.