Tracy Hart Named Chair of STL Partnership Board

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Tracy Hart, President & CEO of Tarlton Corporation, has been named the new chairperson of the St. Louis Economic Development Partnership board of directors.

“Tracy is an innovative leader who is committed to regional economic development. We are thrilled to welcome her as our new board chair,” said Rodney Crim, CEO and President of the Partnership.

“As a successful WBENC-certified Women’s Business Enterprise owner of a general contracting company, she brings a unique perspective to our board and her involvement with other economic development organizations will bring additional alignment opportunities with our partners,” Crim said.  “I also want to thank Karlos Ramirez for his outstanding leadership while he served as chair over the past four years.  We are happy that Karlos will remain a member of our board to lend us his experience.”

“I am grateful for the vote of confidence and excited about the opportunity to work more with the STL Partnership for the growth of our community. I look forward to serving in a greater capacity, and I will put my experience with organizations that work with STL Partnership to good use,” said Hart.

“Under Hart’s leadership, Tarlton has tripled its size and further solidified its market share. In the last decade, she has earned widespread acclaim as a successful business leader deeply committed to the St. Louis region, and we are honored to have her leadership,” said Crim.

We are also pleased to announce that Missy Kelley, Downtown STL Inc., will remain Vice-Chairperson, Dr. Will Ross, Washington University School of Medicine, will be our new Secretary and Jeanne Dee, Anders CPAs + Advisors, will remain the Treasurer.

The St. Louis Economic Development Partnership provides economic development services for the City of St. Louis and St. Louis County. The Partnership works in collaboration with the St. Louis Development Corporation, AllianceSTL, the Missouri Department of Economic Development, the Missouri Partnership and other economic development partners to attract, retain and grow companies coming to or expanding in the St. Louis region.