30 May Charlotte Works President and CEO Resigns
Charlotte Works, the workforce development board serving Mecklenburg County, announces the resignation of Danielle Frazier, President and CEO, effective July 28, 2023. After 15 years of dedicated service to Charlotte Works, Frazier leaves behind a legacy of organizational growth and impact.
“It has been an honor to lead such an amazing team and organization that is playing such a significant role in creating economic opportunities and sustainability for both job seekers and businesses in our community,” Frazier shared.
Under Frazier’s visionary leadership, Charlotte Works has expanded its reach by forging strategic partnerships with industry, government, education, and community-based organizations building an inclusive and thriving workforce development ecosystem. Throughout her tenure, Frazier’s unwavering mission has been focused on ensuring the Charlotte Area has the skilled talent to remain a globally competitive region.
Chairman of the Charlotte Works Board of Directors, Matt Bradley, expressed his gratitude for Frazier’s exceptional leadership. He acknowledged her adaptability in overcoming workforce challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, her commitment to expanding service access points within the community, her role in the opening of the Charlotte NCWorks Career Center location at McAlpine Park Drive, and her efforts in fostering collaborative relationships with business partners, advocates, and supporters. “Danielle has done a tremendous job, and her impact has been truly remarkable. Under her leadership, we have achieved significant milestones making Charlotte Works a nationally recognized workforce development board and thought leader,” Bradley stated.
To maintain continuity, the Board has appointed Anna London, the Chief Operating Officer, to act as the Interim President and CEO while the Board conducts a national search. London brings a wealth of experience and expertise to this role. With over eight years of dedicated service to the organization, she has proven herself as a workforce champion and advocate for individuals in need. Her diverse background in program development, administration, and organizational development, coupled with her commitment to community empowerment, positions her as a highly qualified leader to guide Charlotte Works during this transitional period.
As the workforce development board serving Mecklenburg County, Charlotte Works leads the way in connecting job seekers and employers, providing skills training and work opportunities for youth and adults, analyzing and sharing data to educate the public on workforce needs, and aligning community partners around workforce initiatives to help make Charlotte-Mecklenburg a place of economic opportunity for all. Charlotte Works is the Workforce Development Board for various workforce programs supported by the Employment and Training Administration of the U.S. Departments of Labor as part of awards totaling $6,080,224 (revised annually). Unless otherwise stipulated, all statements, news releases, requests for proposals, bid solicitations, and other applicable documents are fully funded from federal sources. (As of July 1, 2022)
By: Charlotte Works