CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The Charlotte 2020 Host Committee, CLT Host 2020, Inc., is pleased to announce its partnership with the Charlotte Regional Visitors Authority (CRVA) in adopting the Charlotte place brand as CLT Host 2020, Inc. showcases the Charlotte region, North Carolina and South Carolina, leading up to and during the 2020 Republican National Convention.
The host committee’s new brand mark unveiled today features the iconic Charlotte crown, along with the city’s skyline in a patriotic red and blue.
“We appreciate CRVA and the City of Charlotte for their collaboration as we prepare to promote the best of the Charlotte region, North Carolina and South Carolina to the world during the 2020 Republican National Convention,” said John Lassiter, CEO of CLT Host 2020, Inc. “Leveraging Charlotte’s place brand during the Convention will provide global exposure and support our economic development goals to present the region as a world-class event destination, promote our infrastructure, amenities, and highlight local talent.”
“Charlotte’s brand is meant to be owned by the visitors and residents who love and advocate for this city,” said Tom Murray, CEO of the Charlotte Regional Visitors Authority. “While the CRVA spends millions to market the Charlotte region annually, the true power of the brand lies within the people who embrace it. A strong brand is an important element in positioning Charlotte as a sought after destination, and the Charlotte 2020 Host Committee’s commitment to adopt the city’s brand for such a highly-visible, strategic event is a great example of their partnership and the way they’ve worked to highlight our community.”
Murray went on to say, “The city’s brand emphasizes memorable experiences over assets, gamechanging people over places, and the soul of the city over its picturesque skyline. It’s about how the people of Charlotte make you feel, and it celebrates a culturally diverse place where everyone has the opportunity to make Charlotte their own. This is an important opportunity for us to positively influence perceptions of Charlotte and expand the brand’s reach.”
CLT Host 2020, Inc., is a 501(c)(3) not for profit economic development organization with no political affiliation. CLT Host 2020, Inc. is responsible for hosting and funding the 2020 Republican National Convention to be held in Charlotte, North Carolina from August 24 - 27, 2020.
The host committee maintains a website where individuals and groups may sign up for updates on how to be involved. Visit www.Charlottein2020.com to learn more.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The Charlotte 2020 Host Committee, CLT Host 2020, Inc. today announced its national finance chair, Louis DeJoy, who will help lead fundraising efforts for the 2020 Republican National Convention.
DeJoy, a successful North Carolina businessman, who is the president of LDJ Global Strategies, LLC, a real estate, private equity, consulting and project management company, will serve as national finance chairman and assemble a finance team on behalf of CLT Host 2020, Inc. He has a proven track record nationally, in both civic and political fundraising.
“It is an honor to be asked by the Charlotte Host Committee to lead the fundraising efforts for the 2020 Republican National Convention,” said DeJoy. The convention will elevate the reputation of the Charlotte region, while also helping to attract more major events, tourism, and new jobs. As a North Carolinian from Greensboro, I am proud for Charlotte to have the honor of hosting another party convention.”
CLT Host 2020 Inc., CEO John Lassiter said DeJoy brings invaluable experience to the host committee’s fundraising efforts. Lassiter also said the Republican National Committee’s selection of Charlotte to host the convention in July 2018 provided additional time for the host committee to prepare, organize, and raise the necessary funds.
“Historically, the national parties do not announce the host cities for their conventions until the early months of the year prior. By announcing Charlotte in 2018, we were positioned to aggressively pursue our fundraising goals,” said Lassiter. “We could not be more pleased with Louis and his team leading our efforts to fund a successful Republican National Convention in Charlotte in 2020.”
CLT Host 2020, Inc., is a 501(c)(3) not for profit economic development organization with no political affiliation, responsible for organizing, hosting and funding the 2020 Republican National Convention in Charlotte. CLT Host 2020, Inc. aims to showcase Charlotte, the Carolinas, and the region to the world as a premier location for business development, hospitality and tourism through the planning and execution of the Republican National Committee’s (RNC) convention from August 24-27, 2020.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The Charlotte 2020 Host Committee today announced five staff appointments who will help lead the work of planning a successful Republican National Convention, over the next two years.
Towers Mingledorff will serve as the committee’s Chief Operating Officer. Mingledorff has previously held various roles on Capitol Hill and at the North Carolina General Assembly. He most recently worked for SAS, the analytics software company, based in Cary, NC.
Scott Syfert will serve as General Counsel. A partner at Moore & Van Allen and a native of Charlotte, he practices business and corporate law with a focus on international business transactions.
Kim Bowman will serve as Controller. Bowman’s background includes experience in public accounting with agencies such as RSM McGladrey, Haas and Morgan CPA, PLLC, along with asset management. She also currently works with wealth management company, Bowman Financial Group, LLC.
Ashley Simmons will serve as Interim Communications Director, on behalf of MVA Public Affairs. As Director of Public Relations for MVA Public Affairs, she provides clients with communications and media relations counsel. She previously held communications roles with the City of Charlotte.
Andrea Mathis will serve as Executive Administrator. Mathis previously held roles with the U.S. Department of Defense Education Activity in Baumholder Germany. She also previously worked at Emory University in human resources.
Chief Executive Officer John Lassiter said the group brings invaluable experience to the effort of organizing and raising necessary funds for the convention.
“We are excited to welcome this exceptional group of leaders to our team,” said Lassiter, “Towers, Scott, Kim, Ashley and Andrea have the proven expertise and connections to help us navigate this process. With the convention dates now set, we are ready to hit the ground running on collaborative strategies across public, private and civic entities in preparing to showcase our community across the country and the world.”
A non-profit organization, CLT Host 2020, Inc. maintains a website where individuals may sign up for updates on future vendor, volunteer and donation opportunities. Visit www.Charlottein2020.com to learn more.
WASHINGTON — Today, the Republican National Committee (RNC) announced that the 2020 Republican National Convention in Charlotte, N.C., will be held from August 24-27, 2020.
RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel, Charlotte 2020 Host Committee CEO John Lassiter, Committee on Arrangements Chair Toni Anne Dashiell, and Donald J. Trump for President Senior Adviser Lara Trump issued the following statements:
RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel:
"The RNC is thrilled to announce August 24-27, 2020 as the week our Party will nominate President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence to continue to stand for every American. We look forward to continuing to work with Charlotte city officials to organize a productive and safe 2020 Convention for our delegates and guests."
Charlotte 2020 Host Committee CEO John Lassiter:
"We are excited the RNC has officially announced the convention dates. The Charlotte 2020 Host Committee can now aggressively plan our efforts and prepare to showcase our community across the country and the world. We appreciate the continuing confidence of the RNC and our partners who have worked diligently to bring the Republican National Convention to Charlotte."
Committee on Arrangements Chair Toni Anne Dashiell:
"The Committee on Arrangements is honored to plan and organize the historic 2020 Republican National Convention in Charlotte for the week of August 24-27, 2020. Working closely with RNC and Charlotte leadership, our committee will ensure a world-class event in the vibrant and dynamic Queen City."
Donald J. Trump for President Senior Adviser Lara Trump:
"As a native North Carolinian, I am incredibly proud that the 2020 Republican National Convention will take place in Charlotte in August 2020. Thanks to the support of Mayor Vi Lyles, our team is ready to get to work in this incredible city as we prepare to re-nominate President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence to keep America great."
CHARLOTTE, N.C. – The Charlotte 2020 Host Committee is honored to welcome the 2020 Republican National Convention (RNC) to the Queen City, as selected by the Republican National Committee today in Austin, Texas.
The Charlotte 2020 Host Committee also is pleased to announce that civic and business leader John Lassiter will serve as the committee’s president and chief executive officer. Lassiter is president of Carolina Legal Staffing, which provides legal professionals placement and services in every major market of the Carolinas. He previously served as chairman of the Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina and as a member of the Charlotte City Council and Charlotte-Mecklenburg Board of Education.
The Charlotte 2020 Host Committee co-chairs will be:
Ned Curran, CEO Emeritus, Northwood Office
Doug Lebda, Chief Executive Officer and Company Founder, LendingTree
Walter Price, Managing Director, Moore & Van Allen PLLC
“Hosting the 2020 RNC will generate tremendous economic impact and global exposure that will benefit our region for years to come,” said Lassiter, Charlotte 2020 president and CEO. “We look forward to putting on an event that showcases our great city, creates opportunities for our residents and engages our entire community.”
The Host Committee is a nonprofit organization with the primary responsibilities of organizing and raising necessary funds for hosting the convention. The committee also is focused on promoting the significant workforce, vendor and volunteer opportunities associated with having an event of this scale in Charlotte.
Over the next two years the Host Committee will collaborate across public, private and civic entities to prepare for the convention. As planning gets underway, please visit www.Charlottein2020.com for updates.
WASHINGTON — Today, the Republican National Committee (RNC) officially selected Charlotte, North Carolina as host of the 2020 Republican National Convention. RNC committee members voted unanimously to select Charlotte as the 2020 host city.
Following today’s vote, RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel, Site Selection Chairman Ron Kaufman, Campaign Manager for Donald J. Trump for President Brad Parscale, and Charlotte Regional Visitors Authority CEO Tom Murray issued the following:
RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel:
"I am thrilled to announce Charlotte as the official host city for the 2020 Republican National Convention. We look forward to seeing the Queen City take center stage as the Republican Party re-nominates President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence to continue fighting for the American people."
RNC Site Selection Chairman Ron Kaufman:
"Charlotte has so much to offer, and we are excited to bring delegates to a city that has demonstrated its southern hospitality, showcased its vibrant energy, and proven that possibilities are endless. I am confident the Queen City will be the ideal backdrop as the Republican Party continues its work to Make America Great Again."
Campaign Manager for Donald J. Trump for President Brad Parscale:
"Charlotte’s booming economy is a prime example of how President Trump’s agenda is improving lives, spurring growth, and creating opportunity for millions of Americans. We look forward to continuing our America First momentum here in the Queen City and delivering four more years of historic victories and tremendous success."
Charlotte Regional Visitors Authority CEO Tom Murray:
"We are incredibly proud to have helped shepherd this opportunity on behalf of our great city. Charlotte has the collaboration, infrastructure and hospitality that will make the 2020 RNC an unforgettable experience for its attendees. We recognize and are prepared for the tremendous responsibility of welcoming 35,000 visitors to our community for this event and can’t wait to get started."