CHARLOTTE — The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Community Center of Charlotte has elected new leadership for its board of directors as former Vice Chair Scott Coleman takes over for departing Chair John Stotler.

A native of Greenville, S.C., Coleman graduated from Montreat College with a Bachelors degree in business administration. He is in his 18th year working for Allstate Insurance, where serves as a local LGBT liaison.

“I’m honored to have a chance to lead the Board of Trustees for our LGBT Community Center of Charlotte,” Coleman said in a press release Wednesday. “Our board has worked extremely hard, alongside our volunteers, to build the Community Center to be a current fiscally-sound and highly-engaged community hub. I look forward to helping us to achieve continued growth.”

Coleman began volunteering at the organization in 2009. He was elected to the board in 2010. That year, he volunteered as chair of the group’s development committee. He was named vice chair in 2011 and has served as a liaison between the board and the organizing committee of Pride Charlotte, the Queen City’s annual LGBT festival.

Board member Roberta Dunn has also been named vice chair.

The LGBT Community Center was founded in 2001 and works to “nurture, celebrate, and empower the Charlotte region’s diverse LGBT community through programs, events, and collaboration.” The group presents several projects and programs including Pride Charlotte, the GayCharlotte Film Series and an annual Stonewall Celebration, as well as other monthly events, health screenings and art exhibits.

The group’s offices are located at the North Carolina Music Factory, 820 Hamilton St., Suite B11. For more information, visit

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2 replies on “Charlotte center taps new board leadership”

  1. Who gives a rip? It seems I am going to have to go into “the closet”. Everyone that was in there is now out and talking about it. Must be a lot of room in there now.

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