Chairman: David Furr
David Furr is the Charlotte Wine & Food Weekend board chairman for the 2014-2016 season of fundraising. Mr. Furr is a senior partner and shareholder with Gray, Layton, Kersh, Solomon, Furr & Smith, P.A. located in Gastonia, NC.
Prior to being elected as board chairman, he served as a member of the board of Charlotte Wine & Food Weekend for the past year. He has long held a strong interest in wine and is a collector of fine wine, along with his wife, Pam.
Mr. Furr has been involved with numerous charities throughout his career and has served on the Board of Trustees of Wake Forest School of Law, Charlotte Concerts and the Piedmont Council of the Boy Scouts of America.
Blake Hartwick - Executive Chef at Bonterra
Colin Shaw - Retired, Philanthropist
Jeff Conway - Owner, Napa on Providence
Josie Shuford - Community Philanthropist
John Clay - Retired Career Naval Aviator
Leslie Schlernitzauer - Co-Owner of Porcupine Provisions
Lisa Olson Buckner - Paralegal at NexsenPruet
Mark Edwards - Executive DIrector at Grant Thornton, LLP
Mike Zeller - Co-Head of Moore & Van Allen's Global Services Group
P. Thornton Withers - Partner, Lockton Signature Client Group
Palmer Steel - Director at Wells Fargo
Pam Smith - Vice President of Morrison Smith Fine & Custom Jewelers
Phil Smith - Executive Vice President, Wells Fargo Bank
Stephen Mitchell - Senior Vice President, Corning
Ray Chinn - Head of Consumer and Small Business Marketing at Bank of America