SHARE CHARLOTTE ANNOUNCES New Board Member
Local Government Business and Community Leader
SHARE Charlotte is excited to announce the addition of Holly Eskridge to our board! Holly has been a long-time supporter of our work and the nonprofit community overall, so she is a great fit to join us in our work.
In her role as Assistant Director of the City of Charlotte’s Economic Development Department she leads the Business Innovation team and leads special projects for the department. Her passion is supporting entrepreneurs in their journey during all stages of business development and ensuring the infrastructure is present for an inclusive and innovative Charlotte.
Holly also works on special projects such as the new Atrium/Wake Forest medical school and innovation district and major sporting events such as the Presidents Cup. Prior to this position, Holly served as Chief of Staff to the Mayor of Charlotte and Intergovernmental Affairs Director for the City of Rock Hill, SC.
Holly has a Bachelor of Social Work from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and from the University of South Carolina, a Master of Community and Organizational Social Work and Master of Public Administration. She is an avid football fan and attends at least one game each year in a stadium where she has not previously been.
“We believe there is such a positive overlap between the journey of an entrepreneur and leading a nonprofit that we are excited to welcome Holly and her expertise in supporting entrepreneurs and their innovation journey. Plus, Holly is so community minded and has served on a variety of nonprofit boards in the past. We are thrilled to have her join our board! ” said Melissa Hovey, Managing Director of SHARE Charlotte.
“It is an honor to join the SHARE Charlotte team. Public service is foundational to what drives my commitment to the Charlotte community. The work of SHARE Charlotte supporting nonprofits that work compassionately to create a healthy and inclusive city for our residents speaks to my heart. I look forward to being a part of the work SHARE Charlotte accomplishes every day and engaging in the organization’s future growth and success.” said Holly Eskridge
Current Board Members Include:
- Board Chair: Rob Phocas, Director, Corporate Social Responsibility at AvidXchange
- Treasurer: Melissa Dunn, Aprio
- Secretary: Cameron Householder, Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP
- April Whitlock, Lending Tree & Lending Tree Foundation
- Megan Orrell, Owner of Boem Retail
- Sivilay Xayasaene, Associate Senior Interior Designer at Gresham Smith
- Jordan Harris, Director of Community Development and Outreach at University City Partners
- Tamara Johnson Ph.D., Director of Engaged Scholarship at UNC Charlotte
About SHARE Charlotte:
SHARE Charlotte is building a better Charlotte by empowering nonprofits and helping people invest in their communities in ways that matter most to them. SHARE envisions a Charlotte united through good! To learn more, visit sharecharlotte.org/about. For media inquiries, please contact Managing Director, Melissa Hovey at email@example.com.