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Former state legislator appointed to serve on NCMB

Image for Former state legislator appointed to serve on NCMB In July, NCMB welcomed its newest Board Member, Mr. William “Bill” Brawley of Matthews. Mr. Brawley serves as one of three public members of the Board.

Mr. Brawley served four terms as the Representative for District 103 in the North Carolina House of Representatives. He held several chairmanships during his service including Senior Co-Chair of the House Finance Committee and Vice-Chairman of the Appropriations Committee. He was also Chairman of the Virginia North Carolina High Speed Rail Compact. He has worked on several bills relating to taxes and transportation issues, including as primary sponsor and floor manager of House Bill 817, The Strategic Transportation Investments Act. He sponsored legislation to help rescue and rehabilitate victims of human trafficking and remains active in this important work. He has previously served two terms as a Commissioner for the Town of Matthews, and served 11 years as an appointed Park Commissioner for Mecklenburg County.

Mr. Brawley is a native of North Carolina who grew up in Charlotte. He is a veteran of the US Army and has a degree in Accounting from UNC Charlotte. His career began in accounting in Charlotte in 1978. His early use of computers in government filings and financial modeling led to a career in the application of technology. Mr. Brawley changed careers to commercial real estate in 2004 and has been involved in infill assembly and property management.

He is married to Lila “Smokie” Brawley, who is an early childhood education consultant, and has four adult children.