Charlotte 2020 Host Committee Welcomes 2020 Republican National Convention; Announces President and CEO, Co-chairs

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – The Charlotte 2020 Host Committee is honored to welcome the 2020 Republican National Convention (RNC) to the Queen City, as selected by the Republican National Committee today in Austin, Texas.

The Charlotte 2020 Host Committee also is pleased to announce that civic and business leader John Lassiter will serve as the committee’s president and chief executive officer. Lassiter is president of Carolina Legal Staffing, which provides legal professionals placement and services in every major market of the Carolinas. He previously served as chairman of the Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina and as a member of the Charlotte City Council and Charlotte-Mecklenburg Board of Education.

The Charlotte 2020 Host Committee co-chairs will be:

Ned Curran, CEO Emeritus, Northwood Office
Doug Lebda, Chief Executive Officer and Company Founder, LendingTree
Walter Price, Managing Director, Moore & Van Allen PLLC

“Hosting the 2020 RNC will generate tremendous economic impact and global exposure that will benefit our region for years to come,” said Lassiter, Charlotte 2020 president and CEO. “We look forward to putting on an event that showcases our great city, creates opportunities for our residents and engages our entire community.”

The Host Committee is a nonprofit organization with the primary responsibilities of organizing and raising necessary funds for hosting the convention. The committee also is focused on promoting the significant workforce, vendor and volunteer opportunities associated with having an event of this scale in Charlotte.

Over the next two years the Host Committee will collaborate across public, private and civic entities to prepare for the convention. As planning gets underway, please visit for updates.