Board of Directors

University City Partners is governed by a Board of Directors whose members are leaders in our community or leaders in their industries, as well as ex officio members from UNC Charlotte, the City of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County.

Board of Directors 2017 – 2018

Executive Committee

Name Board Position Company
Stuart Parks Chairman The Arden Group
Tracy Dodson Vice Chair Elect Lincoln Harris
Bill Leonard Treasurer, Committee Chair Carolinas Medical Center-University
Michael Barnes Secretary Barnes Law Office
Ryan Wetherington Committee Chair Allen Tate
Matt Browder Committee Chair Browder Group Real Estate, LLC

General Board of Directors

Name Board Position/Committee Company
Bob Wilhelm Board of Directors/Nominating & Governance Charlotte Research Institute, UNC Charlotte
Bobbie Shields Board of Directors/Planning & Development Shielb PLLC
Elizabeth McMillan Board of Directors/Economic Development Crescent Communities
Jane Wu Board of Directors/Economic Development Carolina States Regional Center
John McAlister Board of Directors/Economic Development Electrolux
Kati Hynes Board of Directors/Economic Development Charlotte Chamber
Lat Purser Board of Directors/Economic Development Lat Purser and Associates
Michael Fung Board of Directors/Economic Development Wells Fargo
Paul Petr Board of Directors/Nominating & Governance University YMCA
Phil Nicholenko Board of Directors/Planning & Development TIAA
Ron Kimble Board of Directors CRVA
Shannon Dixon Board of Directors/Economic Development Casto
Betty Doster Board of Directors/Nominating & Governance UNC Charlotte, Chancellor’s Designee
Debra Campbell  Ex officio City of Charlotte Planning Director
George Dunlap  Ex officio, Economic Development County Commissioner District 3
Greg Phipps  Ex officio, Economic Development City Council District 4 Representative
Marcus Jones  Ex officio City Manager, City of Charlotte
Leslie Johnson  Ex officio Mecklenburg County

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