Dec 1, 2023 - News

Photos: Axios Charlotte’s Power Players 2023 Party at Mint Museum Uptown

Axios Charlotte announced its 2023 Power Players at a swanky reception at Mint Museum Uptown on Wednesday, November 29.

See the full list of Charlotte’s most powerful leaders and read about them here.

What happened: Close to 200 people gathered to celebrate this year’s Power Players, and listen to exclusive interviews with winners like Mad Miles Run Club founder Cornell Jones and Charlotte legend and former Bank of America CEO Hugh McColl.

1 big scoop: Jones told Axios’ McKenzie Rankin during an interview at the event he plans to open an indoor track facility in Charlotte in the next 5-10 years.

1 great quote: McColl told Axios’ Michael Graff, “When I first came to Charlotte, I thought it was the most boring place in the world.” Decades later, a lot has changed, but it’s still a great place to raise a family, he says.

Here are photos from the event.

Thanks to our event photographer Laura Wolff for these great shots.

Bacon on a clothesline because of course.
Axios co-founder Mike Allen kicks off the programming for the evening and welcomes our guests.
Axios co-founder Mike Allen.
Uber Eats Client Success Specialist Rachel West shares a few remarks.
Axios Charlotte’s Emma Way announces the 2023 Power Players with Axios co-founder Mike Allen.
Axios Charlotte’s McKenzie Rankin interviews Mad Miles Run Club founder and Power Player Cornell Jones.
Axios Charlotte’s Michael Graff interviews former chairman and CEO of Bank of America Hugh McColl.
McColl receives his “Axi” for being an Axios Charlotte Power Player.
A portion of Axios Charlotte’s Power Players of 2023, including (from left to right) Hugh McColl, Adam Rhew, Amie Cennamo, Cornell Jones, Jesse Leadbetter, Cory Wilkins and Sam Hart (partner accepting on their behalf).
Content Creator with Daily Special CLT and Power Player Cory Wilkins chats with Charlotte Agenda / Axios Charlotte founder Ted Williams.
Team with Uber Eats Charlotte, one of our sponsors of the night — thank you!
Axios team at the photo booth.
Vanity and Cornell Jones.
Dr. Bryan and Dr. Kara Criswell (on left). Criswell & Criswell was another one of our event sponsors — thank you!
Axios’ Ashley Mahoney, Jon Otto and Andy Weber.

Thank you so much!

  • Thanks to the Mint Museum and the Axios events team for making this evening wonderful.
  • Thanks to our generous sponsors Uber Eats and Criswell & Criswell.
  • Thanks to our catering team at Something Classic. Special shoutout to catering manager Carol Booth who was both kind and sharp.
  • And thanks to you all for joining us. Hope to see you all again next year!

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