ConnectivIT Series & Ball



CIO Host Reception: Wednesday, November 8, 2017, Bank of America, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

ConnectivIT Cocktail: Thursday, February 15, 2018, Duke Energy Vista, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

ConnectivIT Ball: Saturday, May 12, 2018, Le Meridian Hotel, 5:45 - 11:30 p.m.


The ConnectivIT Series is Apparo's Signature Series of Events: The CIO Host Reception, the ConnectivIT Cocktail and the ConnectivIT Ball.

Each event is a powerful networking opportunity, bringing you face-to-face with Charlotte's CIOs and thought leaders in the tech industry. You will engage with powerful technology innovators and elevate your company's profile in a fun and exciting venue, while supporting Apparo's mission of empowering Charlotte-area nonprofits through business and technology solutions.

As Apparo's primary fundraiser, the ConnectivIT Ball raises funds that will help local nonprofits run more efficiently, enabling them to provide services for thousands of individuals and families in the Charlotte region.

With extensive business networking, fantastic entertainment, recognition of a nonprofit technology achievement, and an after party, the ConnectivIT Ball is an evening on the "must list" for the technology community.

Learn more about ConnectivIT Series Sponsorship Opportunities. 

Check out the 2018 ConnectivIT Series Sponsors.


ConnectivIT Series 2017 CIO Host Committee

Shawn Cherry, AAA Carolinas

Mike Laurenti, Ahold Delhaize

Suhas Yerra, AIG

Paul D. Cavnaugh, AvidXchange

Bill Pappas, Bank of America

Dave Matthews, Bank of America

Kevin O'Rourke, Barnhardt Manufacturing Company

Aaron Higley, Campus Crest

Pete Murphy, Cardinal Innovations Healthcare

Craig D. Richardville, Carolinas HealthCare System

Eric Goodwin, Carolinas HealthCare System

Eric Christian, Carolinas HealthCare System

Cam Faison, Charlotte Pipe and Foundry Company

Dr. Valerie Truesdale, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools

Jeff Stovall, City of Charlotte

Kevin Ledford, CloudGenera

Darrell Thompson, Coca-Cola Bottling Consolidated

Walter Rowe, Colfax Corporation

Rob Watkins, Compass Group North America

Allen Kim, CPI Security Systems

Josh Jewett, Dollar Tree

Chris Heck, Duke Energy

Jakob From, Electrolux, North America

Mitch Elligton, Empowered Benefits

Ames Flynn, Extended Stay America

Deb Watt, Foundation For The Carolinas

Jim Clendenen, Harris Teeter

Steve Hagood, Ingersoll Rand

Scott Ross, Lowe's Companies

Victor Fetter, LPL Financial

Dave Garrett, Novant Health

Detlef Dohmen, Polypore International

Dale Lancaster, Red Ventures

Michael Hitchins, North America Rentokil

Markus Hill, Rodgers Builders

Steve Ermish, ScentAir

Al Mele, SCOR Global Life Americas

Joe Topinka, SnapAV

Chris Maritato, Sonic Automotive

Michael Keating, Springs Global US

Rick Doody, SPX Corporation

Kevin Eamigh, SPX Flow

Kirby Miner, Sunbelt Rentals

Robert Barnhart, UTC Aerospace Systems

Brad Merlie, Utiligent

Theresa Wilson, Wells Fargo


2018 ConnectivIT Series Presenting Sponsor:

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