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About Stephanie


    Stephanie, with her husband Walter “Chip” and their children, Ashlee and Walter III

    I grew up in Morehead City, NC, and received a Women's Basketball Scholarship to attend the University of North Carolina Charlotte. After graduation, I began my career in the airport industry at the Charlotte Douglas International Airport and later at the Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport in Little Rock, Arkansas. I am proud to have become one of the country's youngest African American female General Managers to lead in the airport industry.

    My experience as an executive in the business, non-profit sectors, and civic organizations, as well as my role as an ordained clergy in the United Methodist Church, has equipped me with the skills to lead innovatively and effectively. I currently serve on two boards and commissions with the city of Charlotte, including the Charlotte Business Inclusion Advisory Committee and the Source of Income Ad Hoc Advisory Committee. I am also an active member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., for over 21 years.

    My husband, Walter "Chip" Hand, Jr., is a Charlotte native, and we have two college-aged children, Ashlee and Walter III. Our family has lived in South Charlotte's District 6 for over two decades, where we have actively engaged in leadership roles by coaching sports, creating Pop-Up vaccination clinics, food banks, and working with philanthropic, business, civic, and faith communities to meet the needs and celebrate our communities.

    It is a privilege to serve my community and city, as public service is part of my family's legacy and the hope of our America. I remain committed to serving "Together, working HAND in Hand for a stronger Charlotte."








    “We are the change catalyst the world is waiting for! Ready, Set, Let’s GO!”

    VOTE Stephanie Hand Charlotte City Council District-6

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