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Adam Rhew

President and CEO

Adam Rhew is President and CEO of SouthPark Community Partners, an economic and community development nonprofit established in 2022 to drive the vitality of Charlotte's SouthPark area. 

Alongside SCP's team and partners, Adam works to inspire public and private investment in SouthPark, shaping it to fulfill the community’s vision. He also serves as an advocate for the SouthPark district’s infrastructure priorities, such as mobility, trails and greenway connections, and public space. 

Previously, Adam held leadership roles at Charlotte Center City Partners, which serves the city’s central business district. Earlier in his career, he spent a decade as a broadcast and print journalist. His work has been recognized by the International Downtown Association, where he was a fellow in the Emerging Leaders program, and by Axios, which in 2023 named Adam one of Charlotte's most influential business leaders.

A native Charlottean, Adam was raised in SouthPark’s Beverly Woods neighborhood. He holds an undergraduate degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, an MBA with distinction from Wake Forest University, and an executive certificate in marketing strategy from the Yale School of Management.

Adam is currently in his second term on the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools Community Equity Committee, is a director for GenerationNation, and has served as a Cub Scout den leader. He and his wife, Gillian, are the proud parents of three sons.

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