Press Releases

If you are a member of the media with a press inquiry, please call the DNC press line at 704-338-7049 or contact Suzi Emmerling, Charlotte in 2012 Press Secretary at ; m: 980.228.6327 o: 704.444.8331.

Feb 23, 2012

Charlotte in 2012 Convention Host Committee Announces Launch of Volunteer Management System

“This is the next major step in building our volunteer corps,” said Dan Murrey, Executive Director of Charlotte in 2012. “These volunteer opportunities offer the people of this community and region yet another way to be a part of history."

Feb 16, 2012

Charlotte in 2012 Convention Host Committee Releases RFP for Barbeque Sauces to Represent Flavors of the Carolinas

“I love the food from this region – I even smoke my own pork - so I understand very well the importance of selecting three barbeque sauces that truly represent the flavor of the Carolinas,” said Dan Murrey, Executive Director of Charlotte in 2012.

Jan 31, 2012

Charlotte in 2012 Convention Host Committee Announces 13 Distinct Local Venues to Host Delegate and Media Welcome Events

“We are very proud to announce thirteen separate venue locations to welcome convention delegates and members of the press,” said Dan Murrey, Executive Director of Charlotte in 2012. “Hosting our guests at these distinct venues truly puts our best foot forward as we welcome these folks to Charlotte, many coming here for the first time.”

Jan 12, 2012

Charlotte in 2012 Convention Host Committee Introduces Courtney Counts, Director of Volunteer Operations

The Charlotte in 2012 Convention Host Committee today introduces the Director of Volunteer Operations, Ms. Courtney Counts. “The task at hand is no small feat: Courtney will recruit, train, and deploy the volunteers who will be the face of Charlotte during the convention,” said Charlotte in 2012 Convention Host Committee Executive Director Dan Murrey. “This is a critical role and we are thrilled that she has joined the team -- she has done this before and she will do it again. She has roots in North Carolina and I know that she and her volunteers will make our city and state proud.”

Sep 29, 2011

Committee for Charlotte in 2012 Announces Convention Host Committee and Steering Committee Members

September 27, 2011 - Charlotte, NC - Today marks the announcement of the members of the Committee for Charlotte in 2012’s Host Committee and Steering Committee. Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx and Duke Energy CEO Jim Rogers will serve as co-chairs of the Host Committee, with Governor Beverly Perdue and Senator Kay Hagan serving as Honorary Co-Chairs of the Host Committee. Mayor Harvey Gantt will serve as Chair of the Steering Committee and Governor Jim Hunt and Mr. Hugh McColl will be the Honorary Co-Chairs of the Steering Committee. A full list of members and chairs is below.

Sep 1, 2011

The Committee for Charlotte 2012 Re-launches Website, Including Vendor Directory for Business Participation in Convention

Today the Committee for Charlotte 2012 held a press briefing with Mayor Anthony Foxx, DNCC CEO Steve Kerrigan, Host Committee CEO Dan Murrey and Host Committee Director of Business Relations, Robyn Hamilton to discuss the new Vendor Directory. The Host Committee’s revamped website includes many new features for Charlotteans and visitors to Charlotte alike; locals can learn about ways to volunteer at the convention and in the community, while Convention delegates and members of the media can learn more about the city.

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