School of Architecture alumna Tracy Dodson has been named assistant city manager for economic development by City Manager Marcus Jones. Dodson will leave her position as a vice president in the Charlotte-based real estate and development firm Lincoln Harris and begin the city post on May 7.
Dodson has served as the Director of Economic Development for Charlotte Center City Partners and for the City of Charlotte and was the first woman to lead the Charlotte chapter of the Urban Land Institute. In 2015, then Governor Pat McCrory appointed Tracy Dodson to the North Carolina Board of Transportation for a four-year term.
Dodson received bachelor's degrees in architecture and psychology from UNC Charlotte and a master's in real estate and urban developmnet from Harvard University.