Leigh Ann joined Bank of America in Charlotte in 1999 after two years with a community bank in New Orleans. Prior to moving to the equity side of the business, she worked as an underwriter in the bank’s Community Development and Commercial Real Estate Lending groups.
Leigh Ann has a BBA with high honors from Emory University and an MBA from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business. She serves on the Board of Directors for Crisis Assistance Ministries as well as CAHEC (a nonprofit regional tax credit equity syndicator), and she is a Guardian Ad Litem for children in foster care.
Mr. Kennerly started his career in commercial real estate finance with First Union National Bank, the predecessor bank to Wachovia Bank and Wells Fargo Bank. During his 17 year tenure at Wells Fargo and its predecessors, Mr. Kennerly was responsible for the origination, pricing and structuring of various principal products including commercial mortgage backed securities, credit tenant lease financing, bridge debt, mezzanine debt and joint venture equity capital. Prior to joining PNC Bank, Mr. Kennerly spent 5 years at SunTrust Bank as a Senior Vice President in the National Real Estate group.
Mr. Kennerly is an active member of the Urban Land Institute (ULI) in addition to participating on a Regional Council for the ULI Carolinas Chapter. He is also a graduate of Leadership Charlotte Class 39.
Mr. Kennerly and his wife, both native Charlotteans, have two teenage boys. In his spare time, Mr. Kennerly enjoys fishing, water sports and exercise.
Boards and Involvement:
Co-Vice Chair, Western North Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church’s Justice and Reconciliation Team
Member, WNCCUMC Dismantling Racism Task Force
Peace with Justice Coordinator, WNCCUMC
Member, Committee on the Status and Role of Women, WNCCUMC
Founder and Vice-President, New South Progressives
Member, Black Political Caucus
Member, Mecklenburg County Association of Foster and Adoptive Parents
Past-President, Oakdale Elementary School PTA
Member, Charlotte Clergy Coalition for Justice
Past Board Member, Exodus Homes
DNC Committeeperson, The Democratic Party
Delegate, Democratic National Committee Convention, 2016
Member, NCDP Executive Council
Member, NCDP State Executive Committee
Past President, Young Democrats of Mecklenburg County
Member, Mecklenburg County Democratic Party (MCDP) Executive Committee
Past Third Vice Chair, MCDP
Precinct Chair (PCT 222), MCDP
The INLIVIAN Board of Commissioners is a seven-member board appointed by the Charlotte City Council. This board consists of two members appointed directly by the Mayor and five appointed by other members of Council. At least one member must be a resident of assisted housing.
Commissioners serve staggered three-year terms and, as the governing body, set policies that govern the operations of INLIVIAN and chart the direction of current and future programs. This board ensures that we operate within the law and according to HUD regulations. New policies or acts of business requested by the CEO must first be approved or authorized through the Board of Commissioners before they are put into practice.
Download INLIVIAN’s 2021 Fiscal Year Budget.
Download the Preservation Fund Activity Proposal.