“With a job like this, you’re really building an airplane while you’re flying it” is how (Charlotte Mayor Anthony) Foxx describes the challenge today. “And you get one shot.”
To launch and then pilot this effort, the mayor needed someone with the steady hands of a surgeon.
So he called Dr. Dan Murrey – spine surgeon, former county commissioner, CEO of OrthoCarolina and, like Foxx, an alumnus of Davidson College.
That was more than a year ago. The clock that was ticking then is now clanging: Murrey and his 35-member staff at the Charlotte in 2012 host committee have less than 90 days until 35,000 people – including 6,000-plus delegates, 15,000 journalists, countless VIPs and who-knows-how-many protesters – land in the Queen City. - Charlotte Observer