ConnectivIT Ball


CIO Host Reception: Thursday, November 3, 2016, Bank of America, 6:00 - 8:00pm

ConnectivIT Cocktail: Wednesday, February 15, 2017, Duke Energy Vista, 6:00 - 8:00 pm

ConnectivIT Ball: Saturday,April 22, 2017 - Charlotte Convention Center, Crown Ballroom, 5:45 - 11:30 pm


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

ConnectivIT Series 2016 CIO Host Committee

Shawn Cherry, AAA Carolinas Motor Club
Liam Durbin, American Tire Distributors
Bill Pappas, Bank of America
Dave Matthews, Bank of America
Kevin O'Rourke, Barnhardt Manufacturing Company
Aaron Higley, Campus Crest
Pete Murphy, Cardinal Innovations
Eric Christian, Carolinas HealthCare System
Craig Richardville, Carolinas Healthcare System
Eric Goodwin, Carolinas Healthcare System
David Lindsey, Charlotte Eye Ear Nose & Throat
Dr. Valerie Truesdale, Charlotte Mecklenburg School System
Cam Faison, Charlotte Pipe and Foundry Company
Kevin Ledford, Chiquita Brands International Inc.
Jeff Stovall, City of Charlotte
Darrell Thompson, Coca-Cola Bottling Consolidated
Walter Rowe, Colfax Corporation
Rob Watkins, Compass Group
Allen Kim, CPI Security Systems
Mike Laurenti, Delhaize Group
Chris Heck, Duke Energy
Jakob From, Electrolux
Ames Flynn, Extended Stay America
Josh Jewett, Family Dollar
Deb Watt, Foundation For The Carolinas
Jim Clendenen, Harris Teeter
Steve Hagood, Ingersoll Rand
Victor Fetter, LPL Financial
Dave Garrett, Novant Health
Brad Merlie, Piedmont Natural Gas
Detlef Dohmen, Polypore International
Markus Hill, Rodgers Builders
Dave Rice, S&D Coffee
Joe Topinka, SnapAV
Chris Maritato, Sonic Automotive
Michael Keating, Springs Global
Rick Doody, SPX
Kevin Eamigh, SPX Flow Div.
Kirby Miner, Sunbelt Rentals
Raja Musunuru, The Steritech Group, Inc.
Kevin Murphy, TIAA-CREF
Robert Barnhart, UTC Aerospace Systems
Theresa Wilson, Wells Fargo