Tarlton President Tracy Hart to chair St. Louis Economic Development Partnership

TRACY HART, president of union general contractor Tarlton Corporation, has been named the new chair of the St. Louis Economic Development Partnership. – St. Louis Business Journal photo

Tracy Hart, president & CEO of union general contractor 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, said Rodney Crim, CEO and president of the partnership. “We are thrilled to welcome her as our new board chair.”

Crim said as a successful Women’s Business Enterprise National Council-certified owner of a general contracting company, Hart brings a unique perspective to the board, and her involvement with other economic development organizations will bring additional alignment opportunities with the organization’s partners

Crim thanked Karlos Ramirez for his outstanding leadership while he served as chair over the past four years, adding: “We are happy that Karlos will remain a member of our board to lend us his experience.”

Hart said: “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.”

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

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.


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