Brandon M. Lofton to lead Board of Directors

BrandonwebCHARLOTTE, NC, January 20, 2016:  Council for Children’s Rights (CFCR), a Charlotte non-profit providing advocacy and legal representation services for children, is pleased to announce the
appointment of Brandon M. Lofton as president of the Council’s Board of Directors.  Lofton, an attorney with Robinson, Bradshaw & Hinson, P.A., will serve an 18-month term beginning January 2016.

“I have known Brandon for many years on the Council Board, and I am looking forward to working with him as President,” said Council executive director Bob Simmons. “He brings to the role a positive and optimistic spirit, strong connections throughout the community, a collaborative and inclusive style, a precise approach that favors efficiency, and a desire to take action to improve the lives of all of our community’s children through direct individual advocacy and the reform of systems and public policy.”

An active member of the community, Lofton joined the board of the Council in 2010.  Currently, he also serves on the board of directors of the Levine Museum of the New South and the Housing Advisory Board of Charlotte-Mecklenburg.   He is a member of the William C. Friday Fellowship Class of 2014-2016 and the Mecklenburg County Bar Leadership Institute Class of 2011.

Mr. Lofton joined Robinson Bradshaw in 2007 and works primarily in the area of public finance.  He is a member of Robinson Bradshaw’s Inclusion Committee, which works to increase the recruitment and retention of diverse attorneys.  He is a member of the National Association of Bond Lawyers and previously served as chair of the association’s diversity committee.

His various awards and recognitions include being named to the 2012, 2014 and 2015 North Carolina Super Lawyer’s list of Rising Stars for government finance, receiving the Charlotte Catalyst Award in 2013 for his professional success and work in diversity and philanthropy, and inclusion in the Charlotte Business Journal’s “40 under 40” in 2014.

Mr. Lofton earned his law degree from New York University where he was a Root-Tilden-Kern Scholar. He received his Bachelor of Arts from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he graduated with highest honors and was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa. He resides in Charlotte with his wife, Kellie, and their two sons, Brandon (9) and Caleb (7).

About Council for Children’s Rights:
The Council for Children’s Rights (CFCR) is one of the most comprehensive advocacy and legal services programs for children in North Carolina. In our pursuit of solutions to the complex issues affecting children, we are committed to the premise that every child has the fundamental right to be safe, healthy and educated. We do that through individual advocacy, legal representation and addressing broad, community-wide issues through research and policy work.  For more information on the Council please contact LuAnn Ritsema, Director of Communication, at 704-943-9611, or luann@cfcrights or visit our web site at www.cfcrights.org.

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