John Stedman is president of JBS Capital, LLC, a real estate investment and venture capital firm. He is a Charlotte native and has a B.A. in Economics from UNC-Chapel Hill. His work experience includes 27 years in banking and starting The Scottish Bank in Charlotte, NC. He currently serves on Johnson C. Smith University’s Board of Trustees, UNC-Chapel Hill Board of Visitors, and the Vestry at Christ Episcopal Church. He has served as chairman of the Salvation Army Charlotte Advisory Board, chairman of the Western NC Leukemia Board, and member of the executive committee for the Mecklenburg Boy Scouts Council.