Longtime Child Advocate and Visionary Leader Joins The Crossnore School as CEO – Executive Director
December 21, 2012, Crossnore, NC – Mr. David Riggins, chairman, and the Board of Trustees of The Crossnore School will welcome an exceptional and outspoken child advocate as their new Chief Executive Officer – Executive Director. He is Brett A. Loftis. Mr. Loftis is currently the Executive Director of Council for Children’s Rights in Charlotte, North Carolina. Mr. Loftis will join The Crossnore School February 1, 2013.
Mr. Riggins said, “I am certain our Board has chosen the right person, at the right time to lead The Crossnore School forward. We are fortunate to have the opportunity to work with such an outstanding child advocate. He can bring The Crossnore School to the next level of excellence.”
Since 2000, Loftis has worked tirelessly with one goal in mind. He passionately believes all children should have the opportunity to grow up safe, healthy and educated. At the start of his career in Charlotte, he advocated for children on a wide range of issues, including special education, abuse/neglect, mental health, healthcare, and other areas of civil legal representation. In 2005, Loftis became the Executive Director of Council for Children’s Rights and has worked to build the organization to where it is today - a comprehensive continuum of legal representation and advocacy services for children in Mecklenburg County.
Loftis is a visionary. In 2006, he helped lead the consolidation of the Children’s Law Center and Council for Children, forming one of the first collaborations of like-minded non-profits in the community. Then, in 2009, Loftis helped launch The Larry King Center for Building Children’s Futures, an initiative of the Council for Children’s Rights, focused on making lasting, system-wide change for children in Mecklenburg County and North Carolina. The focus on system-wide change stems from unparalleled research and evaluation, community planning and policy advocacy. The initiative will help improve child well-being indicators for all 234,000 children living in Mecklenburg County. This ground-breaking undertaking has the potential to inform and change the way communities across the country serve children.
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