We are the North Tryon Advisory Committee

Delivering this common vision requires dedication to its implementation and a commitment to open dialogue that ensures North Tryon remains a vibrant and accessible neighborhood.

The North Tryon Advisory Committee was formed in 2017 to ensure the effective implementation of the North Tryon Vision Plan through active engagement and collaboration with developers, community partners, city and county officials, residents, and others interested in the revitalization of the area.

Who we are

Meet the North Tryon Advisory Committee members

Cathy Bessant

Chief Technology Officer
Bank of America
Advisory Committee Chair

Debra Campbell

Assistant City Manager
City of Charlotte
Committee Vice Chair

Dena Diorio

County Manager
Mecklenburg County
Committee Vice Chair

Tim Belk

Committee Member
Retired Chairman & CEO, Belk Inc.

Charles Bowman

NC and Charlotte Market President
Bank of America
Committee Member

Tom Heiks

Group Regional President (South)
Fifth Third Bank
Committee Member

Robert Bush

Arts & Science Council
Committee Member

Daniel Levine

Levine Properties
Committee Member

Michael Marsicano

President & CEO
Foundation For The Carolinas
Committee Member

Ron Kimble

City of Charlotte
Committee Member

Michael Smith

President & CEO
Charlotte Center City Partners
Committee Member

Charles Thomas

Charlotte Program Director
Knight Foundation
Committee Member

Tom Murray

Charlotte Regional Visitor’s Authority
Committee Member

Role of the Advisory Committee

The North Tryon Advisory Committee upholds a clear purpose: To ensure effective execution of the North Tryon Vision Plan; achieved through these actions:

Enable the most effective implementation through connecting owners and stakeholders with idea makers and innovative thinking.

Encourage dialogue and connectivity of key stakeholders. Provide counsel, as needed. Stimulate execution and focus of the North Tryon Plan.

Enable connectivity and facilitate decision making. Establish communication forums to inform, seek feedback and listen.