Mayor, Chamber chief
talk with Citi officials
Two top officials of New York-based Citi, the presumed new owner of most of Wachovia, met with two Charlotte leaders “to bring assurance that Citigroup is committed to Charlotte,” Mayor Pat McCrory's office said this week.
McCrory and Charlotte Chamber president Bob Morgan met with Citi's chief administrative officer, Don Callahan, and head of talent management, Paul McKinnon, on Tuesday afternoon, at the request of the Citi executives.
In a brief interview with the Observer, McCrory pointed out that Citi's acquisition of the bulk of Wachovia is still pending. “But if this merger does work out, we want them (Citi) to succeed, and we want to help them build as many jobs in Charlotte as possible,” said McCrory, who added that jobs are his No. 1 priority no matter how the deal turns out.
McCrory, who is running for governor, said he plans to help the New York bank communicate with Charlotte as details of the acquisition unfold.
“They're bullish on Charlotte,” McCrory said of the Citi executives. “They're very impressed with Charlotte and the talent of the Wachovia employees.”