丹尼·查韦斯 joined the Charlotte Regional Business Alliance® in November 2021 as the chief business recruitment officer. 他担任业务开发团队的执行领导. 他曾代表达拉斯-沃斯堡(麦金尼)和圣安东尼奥地区担任行政职务.
As an economic development executive, 查韦斯曾在国内外与企业高管合作, 站点选择器, 资本合作伙伴, 而房地产开发商则要关闭各种规模的项目和投资. 他在商业和混合用途开发以及与初创公司合作方面拥有广泛的经验, primarily in the cybersecurity and SaaS sectors.
Chavez’s innovative approach to economic development and related business interests has created new means to close corporate investments and identify growth opportunities. He is the creator and chief architect of a first-of-a-kind, web-based incentive fund called the Innovation Fund. In 2021, Chavez was named a finalist for D CEO Magazine’s Innovation Advocate of the Year award for his work on the Innovation Fund. 此外，查韦斯还登上了《澳门威尼斯人官方》杂志2022年版的《澳门威尼斯人真钱》, 该杂志最主要的特写是北德州最有权势的高管们.
Chavez has both managed teams and individually worked on many economic development projects ranging from Fortune 500 and headquarter operations to startup relocations. The teams he has managed have yielded more than $1.2 billion in capital investment and created more than 7,200 jobs. His individual efforts have yielded more than $84500万年 in capital investment and created more than 5,700 jobs for the regions he’s represented.
查韦斯的大部分职业生涯都专注于创新激励和创业融资. 他管理的团队已经为他们的项目筹集了超过5600万美元的资金. Chavez was the co-founder of an exited mobile software company, Epux and is the founder of a management consulting firm, Iconimi. 他继续担任多家初创公司的咨询或顾问职务.
查韦斯拥有安吉洛州立大学政治学学士学位. In 2017, he was selected to the Forbes Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC), 2021年,, 他被咨询公司连接评为北美50大经济开发商之一.
His approach to leadership is authenticity above all else.
耶利米安德森 joined the Charlotte Regional Business Alliance® in May 2022 as the managing director of business recruitment. 在他的角色, 安德森专注于开发和执行区域营销和招聘计划, working closely with economic development partners.
A native of Chicago, Illinois, Anderson holds a B.A. 他曾在昆西大学攻读政治学，在那里他还是一名男子排球运动员. 后大学生, 他开始在达拉斯-沃斯堡地区担任基层组织者，参与当地的政治活动. 这为安德森在全州范围内竞选奠定了基础, just prior to diving into his career within the economic development arena in a variety of cities experiencing high levels of success.
为沃斯堡大都会黑人商会工作, 安德森专注于小企业发展和企业保留. 他还为该市第一个正式的经济发展战略规划做出了重要贡献. 下一个, he joined the Dallas Regional Chamber helping to execute the proactive 市场营销 efforts for the regional 市场营销 team, 监督项目管理平台和向区域合作伙伴分发线索. Anderson later transitioned to the Little Rock Regional Chamber where he was responsible for all proactive economic development 市场营销 and attraction efforts for the Metro Little Rock Region. 他还管理所有的入站前景，考虑该地区的新选址机会.
Anderson is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma, Economic Development Institute and is currently a candidate for the International Economic Development Council, Certified Economic Developer Certificate (CEcD). Aside from economic development, Anderson coaches club volleyball, 喜欢徒步旅行, enjoys spending time with his family and friends, 寻找黑胶唱片, 收集未加工的牛仔布.
格雷琴卡森 joined the Charlotte Regional Business Alliance® as the director of business recruitment in August 2021. Gretchen’s role is focused on project recruitment and 市场营销 of the Charlotte Region for domestic and international prospects considering establishing a presence in the community.
Prior to joining the CLT Alliance, Gretchen served as existing industry program manager for the Mecklenburg County Office of Economic Development for more than three years. 格雷琴被任命为建立和发展县里第一个企业和工业留用计划, targeting more than 220 manufacturers. 在格雷琴, the Existing Industry Program leveraged local incentives for the retention of businesses in the community, generating more than $100 million in capital investment and yielding the creation and retention of nearly 500 jobs. Before supporting Mecklenburg County, Gretchen spent five years focusing on existing industry retention and nearly a year as a project manager for business attraction in Union County.
Gretchen also served as the executive director for the French 美国 Chamber of Commerce of the Carolinas from 2007-2010 and is currently a member of the organization’s board of directors. 她也是北卡罗来纳州夏洛特生物技术中心的顾问委员会成员. 格雷琴拥有印第安纳大学法语和艺术史学士学位, a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in International Business from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and graduated from the University of Oklahoma’s Economic Development Institute in 2012. 2017年，格雷琴被选为《澳门威尼斯人官方》40位40岁以下青年之一. She is married with two sons.
凯伦·戴维森 is a director on the 企业招聘 team where she leads strategy for inbound prospect recruitment efforts for the bi-state, 15-county夏洛特地区.
Karen joins the Charlotte Regional Business Alliance® from the Charleston Regional Development Alliance (CRDA), a similar economic development organization aiding companies evaluating the Charleston region for competitive business investments. 在CRDA的时候, she facilitated both international and domestic company inbound investments resulting in the creation of more than 2,为查尔斯顿地区创造了3万个新的就业机会和超过2亿美元的资本投资.
Prior to CRDA, Karen worked for global law firm, K&L盖茨. 在那个职位上, 她支持公司查尔斯顿办公室的业务发展和营销活动, global real estate practice and several of the firm’s industry practice sectors including economic incentives, 汽车, 卫生保健, 和航空航天.
Karen获得了工商管理和酒店管理的理学学士学位 & Tourism from the College of Charleston.
爱德华多•贝 joined the Charlotte Regional Business Alliance® in April 2022 as the manager of business recruitment (domestic and international).
在他的角色, Eduardo works closely with businesses and community partners in supporting efforts that will serve as a catalyst for innovation and economic growth for the Charlotte Region.
Prior to joining the CLT Alliance, Eduardo worked for York Technical College in the Workforce and Economic Development Division as the program manager for business and professional development. His work supported the tri-county community (Lancaster, 切斯特, and York) through program development and management.
Eduardo also worked for eight years at the South Carolina Small Business Development Center (SC SBDC) as a business consultant. 在这段时间, 他为新业务的发展提供领导能力和技术专长, creating more than 160 new jobs, $6.5M in new sales revenue, and $6.500万的商业投资. 他还担任过小型企业教育家、顾问和倡导者. 担任双语顾问, Eduardo developed new training workshops, 咨询工具, 以及响应当地商界需求的研究项目. 他还制定了一个商业发展计划，为服务不足的人群提供服务.
Eduardo understands firsthand the passion, 奉献, drive and commitment it takes to grow a small business. As the owner of Flor de Lis Naturalist Tours travel agency, 爱德华多获得有价值的, 实践经验使他能够与其他企业家建立联系.
来自Monteverde, 哥斯达黎加, Eduardo was first drawn to the Carolinas a decade ago by an opportunity to further his education in business. He earned a bachelor’s degree in computer systems engineering from Universidad Latina in 哥斯达黎加 and a master’s degree in business administration with a concentration in strategic leadership from Winthrop University in Rock Hill.