Charlotte 2020 Host Committee (CLT Host 2020, Inc.)

(page revised Mar. 14, 2019)  

Charlotte 2020 Host Committee (CLT Host 2020, Inc.)  press releases

President and CEO  John Lassiter

Founder (1997) and president of Carolina Legal Staffing. Chairman of the Board of the Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina from Oct. 2014.  Member of the Charlotte City Council, Dec. 2003-Dec. 2009.  Board member Charlotte-Mecklenburg Board of Education, May 1992-Dec. 2003.  Senior vice president for human resources (May 1994-97) and vice president/counsel (May 1983-May 1994) at Belk Stores Services.  Assistant Attorney General in the North Carolina Department of Justice,  1981-83.  J.D. from Wake Forest University, 1980; M.P.A. from North Carolina State University, 1977; B.A. in politics from Wake Forest University, 1976.


(announced July 20, 2018)
Ned Curran,
 CEO Emeritus, Northwood Office 
Doug Lebda, Chief Executive Officer and Company Founder, LendingTree 
Walter Price, Managing Director, Moore & Van Allen PLLC

Chief Operating Officer  Towers Mingledorff

(Aug. 2018)  Senior account executive at SAS (analytics software company), April-July 2018.  Legislative assistant to U.S. Sen. Thom Tillis (NC), Jan. 2016-April 2018.  Legislative assistant toe U.S. Rep. David Rouzer (NC-7), Jan. 2015-Jan. 2016.  Agriculture policy advisor in the North Carolina General Assembly (Sens. Brent Jackson and Andrew Brock), Jan. 2013-Jan. 2015.  North Carolina agriculture coalition director and deployment director on Romney for President, July-Nov. 2012.  Account coordinator for the Pinkston Group, Feb.-July 2012.  Field director on Jim LeMunyon for Delevate (VA), Aug.-Dec. 2011.  Political fundraiser for CAPTEL, Mar.-Aug. 2011.  Grassroots coordinator and sign director in Jacksonville on Pam Bondi for Attorney General and Marco Rubio for U.S. Senate, Sept.-Nov. 2010.  Graduated from The George Washington University.  Originally from northern Florida.

Chief Financial Officer   Kim Bowman

Most recently has been self-employed preparing individual tax returns and working with wealth management company, Bowman Financial Group, LLC.  Worked part-time with public accounting firm Haas and Morgan CPA, PLLC.   Corporate compliance and human resources for HPI Management, LP.  Controller for HPI Management, LP, a real estate investment, development, and asset management group.  Worked in tax and audit at RSM McGladrey.  M.A. in accountancy from UNC Chapel Hill; undergraduate degree from Davidson College.  Originally from Southhampton, NY.

Executive Administrator  Andrea Mathis

School coordinator for the U.S. Department of Defense Education Activity at Smith Elementary School on the U.S. Army base in Baumholder Germany.  Human resources assistant at Emory University.  Bachelor's degree in political science from Norfolk State University.  Originally from Wilmington, DE.

General Counsel  Scott Syfert

Partner at Moore & Van Allen, PLLC; with the firm from Jan. 2004.  J.D. from UNC School of Law, 1997; M.A. in foreign affairs from University of Virginia, 1994; B.A. in history and political science from UNC Chapel Hill, 1991.  Charlotte native.

Interim Communications Officer  Ashley Simmons

Director of public relations for Moore & Van Allen Public Affairs from Oct. 2017.  Strategic storytelling manager (Jan.-Oct. 2017), communications services manger (Dec. 2015-Jan. 2017) and communications manager in the Mayor's Office (Apr. 2014-Dec. 2015) for the City of Charlotte.  Chief public information officer (Mar. 2013-April 2014) and public relations coordinator and grant writer (Aug. 2012-Mar. 2013).  Public information office for Richmond County Schools (Fayetteville), July 2008-Aug. 2012.  B.A. in journalism and mass communication from UNC Chapel Hill, 2008.