Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx to deliver Bryan Leadership Lecture - Nov. 13
The Honorable Anthony R. Foxx, mayor of Charlotte, N.C., will deliver the fall 2012 Joseph M. Bryan Distinguished Leadership Lecture on Tuesday, Nov. 13, 7:30 p.m., at Elon University School of Law, 201 North Greene Street in downtown Greensboro. This event is free and open to the public.
Following two terms on City Council as an At-Large Representative, Foxx became the youngest Mayor in the City’s history when he was elected in 2009. He was re-elected to a second term in 2011.
As Mayor, Foxx has focused on strengthening Charlotte’s economy by establishing the City as an energy hub, developing a 21st Century infrastructure system to support the country’s fastest-growing urban area and creating an environment in which small businesses and entrepreneurs can thrive. To increase career opportunities for Charlotte’s young people, Foxx significantly expanded the Mayor’s Youth Employment Program, and to boost the City’s exports, he led an international trade delegation to China. To showcase the City on a global stage, Foxx led a bipartisan, citywide effort to bring the Democratic National Convention to Charlotte in 2012.
Foxx earned a law degree from New York University’s School of Law as a Root-Tilden Scholar, the University’s prestigious public service scholarship. In addition to working in the private practice of law, Foxx served as a law clerk for the U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, a trial attorney for the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice and staff counsel to the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on the Judiciary. He is the recipient of the North Carolina Bar Association’s Citizen Lawyer Award. Foxx earned a bachelor’s degree in history from Davidson College, where he was the first African-American student body president.
The Joseph M. Bryan Distinguished Leadership Lecture Series is an integral part of Elon University School of Law's commitment to develop lawyers who are also leaders. Endowed through a generous gift from the Joseph M. Bryan Foundation of Greensboro, N.C., the Distinguished Leadership Lecture Series brings accomplished leaders from a variety of disciplines to Elon to share their experiences and perspectives with students and faculty.