April HarleyAPRIL N. HARLEY is a fundraising strategic relationship professional. From 2007-2012, April raised upwards of $15 million for President Obama’s presidential campaigns, Inaugurations and nominating conventions. A year into her work on the 2012 Presidential campaign, then-Mayor Anthony Foxx asked her to return home to help with the execution of the Democratic National Convention (DNC), so she came to Charlotte to serve as Senior Advisor to Mayor Foxx for the Charlotte DNC Host Committee. In late 2012, she started The Harley Firm, a fundraising and development consulting firm.

April is a Magna Cum Laude graduate of Howard University in Washington, DC. She serves on the board of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Charlotte, the Community Advisory Board of Care Ring’s Nurse-Family Partnership, and is a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Shapers Charlotte Hub.