The Charlotte Sports Foundation (CSF) announced today the addition of nine new members to its Board of Directors. The new members range from corporate leaders to NFL Pro-Bowlers, and bring a wealth of experience and passion to an already robust group of civic leaders serving as board members.

The increase in size of CSF’s board coincides with the continued growth of the organization, with 2022 seeing the involvement and addition of the Jumpman Invitational, President’s Cup, ACC Baseball Tournament, Big South Basketball Tournament and other events joining the current roster of the Duke’s Mayo Classic, Duke’s Mayo Bowl and Subway ACC Football Championship Game.

CSF most recently hosted the successful college football kickoff weekend netting $48.8 million in economic impact for the City, and is currently preparing for the Subway ACC Football Championship Game this Saturday and the Duke’s Mayo Bowl on December 30th.


Francisco Alvarado – Founder & Owner, Marand Builders

Jeff Brown – Chief Executive Officer, Ally

Kieth Cockrell – President, Bank of America Charlotte

Malcomb Coley – Central Private Leader, Ernst & Young

Jesse Cureton – Chief Consumer Officer and Executive Vice President, Novant Health

Thomas Davis – Consultant

Luke Kuechly – Consultant

Carol Lovin – Executive Vice President, Atrium Health

Dante Parrini – Chairman / Chief Executive Officer, Glatfelter


“We are excited to expand our board with these fantastic leaders, who bring diverse expertise and insights to the Charlotte Sports Foundation. Together we will build on our success for an even greater impact in the region.”  – Andrea Smith, co-chair of the CSF Board of Directors

“We are thrilled with the addition of these incredible individuals to the Charlotte Sports Foundation Board of Directors. Their knowledge and passion for Charlotte align and strengthen our mission to bring large sporting events that positively impact the city and its people.” – Johnny Harris, co-chair of the CSF Board of Directors

“The enthusiasm these individuals have for Charlotte sports will fit in with our already extraordinary board. I look forward to working with them to help bring more large events to this great city.” – Danny Morrison, CSF executive director