Tracy Ramseur is the Senior Economic Development Project Manager for the City of Greenville. Her primary areas of focus include commercial corridors revitalization, marketing, business recruitment and retention, master plan development and implementation, public art and project management. Tracy received a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Georgia and a Master of Science degree from the College of Charleston. She was named “Best & Brightest 35 & Under” by Greenville Business Magazine in 2011 and is a graduate of Leadership Greenville Class 41. She currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Greenville Center for Creative Arts and the YMCA of Greenville. Tracy was honored with the CREW Upstate Rising Star Award in 2011 and the Economic & Community Development Project Award in 2014. She served on the CREW Upstate Board of Directors from 2011 to 2015 and was President of the organization in 2014.
1. How did being president of CREW Upstate impact you?
My involvement in CREW Upstate has had a tremendous positive impact on me, both personally and professionally. When I became President in 2014, I had a newborn baby at home and had just returned to work after several weeks of maternity leave. Needless to say, I was a little overwhelmed, but I will never forget the amazing support and encouragement I received from my fellow CREW members and past Presidents, many of whom are now good friends and colleagues.
2. What was one major achievement/accomplishment that occurred during your presidential year?
During my presidential year, we hosted more than twenty-five events and our membership grew nearly 30%. However, my proudest accomplishment was getting our chapter organized! At the time, we were transitioning from a relatively small, newly-established chapter to a professional organization with close to seventy members and a reputation as a leading voice within the local real estate industry. In order to ensure long-term success, we needed to streamline our internal operations and get organized, which included preparing for board succession and updating our website and marketing materials to reflect consistent branding.
3. How would you like to see CREW Upstate evolve in the next 5-10 years?
I would like to see CREW Upstate continue to facilitate meaningful conversations about the growth and development of our region, and further develop partnerships with peer organizations like the local chapters of the Urban Land Institute and American Institute of Architects. In addition, I hope we will continue to expand the organization’s reach by connecting members to leadership opportunities within our community
4. If you were to sum up your CREW Upstate presidential year in one word, what would it be?
5. Where are you now?
In 2018, I was promoted to Senior Economic Development Project Manager with the City of Greenville. I attribute much of my professional growth to my experience as President of CREW Upstate, which provided me with incredible opportunities to learn valuable leadership skills from my fellow board members and past Presidents.