SPEAKER

Kevin Dick, CEcD

Business and Talent Development Director
City of Charlotte
Charlotte, NC

As the City’s Business and Talent Development Director, Kevin Dick oversees all day-to-day business operations of the Economic Development Department. Kevin’s specific areas of management and leadership include Business Retention and Attraction, Small Business & Entrepreneurial Development, Public/Private Partnerships, Community Redevelopment and Workforce Development. Since beginning with the department, Kevin has worked with economic development partners to successfully recruit corporate expansions such as Axa Equitable Life Insurance Company, Southeastern Metal Products, Snyder’s Lance and Lending Tree. He has also been a key champion and leader of the City ‘s equitable economic development platform, having launched a successful workforce development initiative known as the Partnership for Inclusive Employment and Career Excellence (PIECE), as well as burgeoning policy concepts designed to connect companies to local talent and minority, woman-owned and small business enterprises (MWSBE’s).Kevin has also served as Director of the Office of Economic and Workforce Development for the City of Durham. Kevin holds a Master’s Degree in Urban and Regional Planning from Florida Atlantic University and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration with a concentration in International Business from Georgetown University.