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.

Board Members

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


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