Charlotte 2020 Host Committee Announces Staff Appointments

Host Committee Names COO, Controller, General Counsel, Communications Director and Executive Administrator

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The Charlotte 2020 Host Committee today announced five staff appointments who will help lead the work of planning a successful Republican National Convention, over the next two years.

Towers Mingledorff will serve as the committee’s Chief Operating Officer. Mingledorff has previously held various roles on Capitol Hill and at the North Carolina General Assembly. He most recently worked for SAS, the analytics software company, based in Cary, NC.

Scott Syfert will serve as General Counsel. A partner at Moore & Van Allen and a native of
Charlotte, he practices business and corporate law with a focus on international business

Kim Bowman will serve as Controller. Bowman’s background includes experience in public
accounting with agencies such as RSM McGladrey, Haas and Morgan CPA, PLLC, along with
asset management. She also currently works with wealth management company, Bowman
Financial Group, LLC.

Ashley Simmons will serve as Interim Communications Director, on behalf of MVA Public
Affairs. As Director of Public Relations for MVA Public Affairs, she provides clients with
communications and media relations counsel. She previously held communications roles with the
City of Charlotte.

Andrea Mathis will serve as Executive Administrator. Mathis previously held roles with the U.S.
Department of Defense Education Activity in Baumholder Germany. She also previously worked
at Emory University in human resources.

Chief Executive Officer John Lassiter said the group brings invaluable experience to the effort of
organizing and raising necessary funds for the convention.

“We are excited to welcome this exceptional group of leaders to our team,” said Lassiter, “Towers, Scott,
Kim, Ashley and Andrea have the proven expertise and connections to help us navigate this process.
With the convention dates now set, we are ready to hit the ground running on collaborative strategies
across public, private and civic entities in preparing to showcase our community across the country and
the world.”

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