Michael Smith is president of Charlotte Center City Partners, which facilitates and promotes business, cultural, retail and residential initiatives in urban core of the Charlotte region. A native of Greensboro, Smith earned an undergraduate degree at UNC Chapel Hill and an M.B.A. from Northwestern. Prior to his role as President of CCCP, Smith was the chief financial officer at the Charlotte Chamber. Smith is very active with the St. Ann’s Catholic Parish and Catholic Social Services. He serves on the board of United Way, the Charlotte Chamber, the Arts and Science Council and the Hospitality and Tourism Alliance.