Chairman: Phil Smith

Phil Smith is the Charlotte Wine & Food Weekend board chairman for the 2017-2019 season of fundraising. Mr. Smith is an executive vice president and group head of Government and Institutional Banking at Wells Fargo.

In addition to his role at Charlotte Wine & Food Weekend, Mr. Smith also serves on the University of Alabama Culverhouse College of Commerce Board of Visitors, a member of the board of directors for the Spoleto Festival U.S.A., a co-chair on the Boy Scouts Sporting Clay committee and an active member in American Corporate Partners (ACP), a program that connect U.S. veterans to business leaders through mentorships and career advice.

Board Members

Blake Hartwick - Executive Chef at Bonterra

Colin Shaw - Retired, Philanthropist

David Furr - Senior Partner and Shareholder with Gray, Layton, Kersh, Solomon, Furr & Smith, P.A

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

P. Thornton Withers - Partner, Lockton Signature Client Group

Palmer Steel - Director at Wells Fargo

Pam Smith - Vice President of Morrison Smith Fine & Custom Jewelers 

Stephen Mitchell - Senior Vice President, Corning 

Ray Chinn - Head of Consumer and Small Business Marketing at Bank of America

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