Charlotte Pride is pleased to announce the hiring of our new communications manager Liz Schob (she/her). She comes to the organization with years of experience in education, advocacy, and activism, particularly in the nonprofit sector. Liz joins the staff as Matt Comer (he/him) steps down from his role as Director of Operations and Communications.
“It’s an honor to be joining the team at Charlotte Pride. Everyone has been wonderful and the team has ensured a seamless transition,” said Liz. “Matt is leaving an incredible legacy of advocacy and activism and I am proud to carry that work forward. Service is at the heart of everything I do and I am excited to step into this new role as the new communications manager for Charlotte Pride.”
Liz’s passion for education and love for community have always been at the center of everything she does. She started her teaching career in South Korea and, later, with DoDEA (Department of Defense Education Activity) schools on Fort Bragg. She continued her focus in education while earning her Master of Science in Public Health from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and, then, as a community health educator for the local affiliate of a national nonprofit. It is during this time, that Liz began to focus heavily on promoting sexual and reproductive health for the LGBTQ+ community. During the pandemic, she also became involved with the community food pantry sponsored by Hearts United for Good and Wedgewood Community Church. Becoming even more deeply rooted in the LGBTQ+ community and serving the Charlotte community in whatever way possible, further inspired Liz to found Affirming Connections, an LGBTQ+ health education consulting company, along with her business partner. Liz is thrilled to join the Charlotte Pride team.
“We are thrilled to have Liz on board as the new communications manager,” said Riley Murray (any pronouns), Vice President of the Charlotte Pride Board of Directors. “She comes with years of experience working in nonprofits and we are thrilled about the fresh perspective she brings to the table. We know she will do great work.”
Charlotte Pride is looking forward to our 2023 programs. Reel Out Charlotte, the Queen City’s Annual LGBTQ Film Festival, will be May 17th – 21st at The Independent Picture House. The Charlotte Pride Festival and Parade will be August 19th – 20th in Uptown. Learn more at charlottepride.org.