On Thursday, March 7th, at 11:00am in Whitton
Auditorium located in Carroll Hall, the CBA Leadership Speaker Series will host
Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx in a presentation titled “The Challenges of
Leading a World Class City.” Mayor Foxx will discuss and
share the leadership lessons from his experiences as Mayor of Charlotte and
hosting the Democratic National Convention (DNC) in 2012. He will also
share is experience of speaking at the DNC. This is an approved cultural
The Honorable Anthony R. Foxx is the mayor of Charlotte,
North Carolina. He took the oath of office on December 7, 2009, becoming the
City’s 48th and youngest mayor.
Mayor Foxx’s political career began in 2005 with his
election to City Council as an At-Large Representative and served two terms
before being elected Mayor in 2009. As a Council Member, Foxx chaired the
Transportation Committee, was a member of the Economic Development &
Planning Committee, and served as Council’s representative to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg
Development Corporation and the Mecklenburg-Union Metropolitan Planning
During his first term as mayor, Foxx led a citywide pursuit
to bid for the Democratic National Convention. The bid was successful when it
was announced in February 2011 that Charlotte was selected to host the
convention. Mayor Foxx serves as chair of the Charlotte in 2012 Host Committee,
balancing his role as mayor and official host for the convention.
Foxx received a law degree from New York University’s School
of Law as a Root-Tilden Scholar, the University’s prestigious public service
scholarship, and earned a bachelor’s degree in history from Davidson College.
He is a member of the Mecklenburg County Bar and a graduate of its Leadership
Prior to joining the DesignLine Corporation as Deputy
General Counsel in 2009, Foxx was an attorney at Hunton & Williams law
firm. He also served as a law clerk for the United States Sixth Circuit Court
of Appeals, a trial attorney for the Civil Rights Division of the United States
Department of Justice, and staff counsel to the United States House of
Representatives Committee on the Judiciary.
He and his wife, Samara, have two children, Hillary and
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