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Uptown Dallas, Inc., responsible for managing the public improvement district of Uptown Dallas, is delighted to announce the appointment of Nolan Marshall as the company’s new President and Executive Director.
In announcing Mr. Marshalls appointment, Chairman of the Board Katy Slade said: “Mr. Marshall is a proven leader and the ideal candidate for this role. As Uptown is the economic engine for Dallas, Nolan’s experience will, in turn, help take our city to the next level.”
Mr. Marshall comes to Uptown, Dallas from New Orleans, Louisiana where he was Director of Public Affairs and Policy for the New Orleans Downtown Development District and appointed by New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu to the City Planning Commission, serving as Chair.
“I have seen a city maintain its authenticity and rebuild beyond anyone’s dreams and expectations,” said Nolan Marshall, referencing the recovery of New Orleans following Hurricane Katrina. “I have a real passion for vibrant cities and I’m excited to lead a team of professionals who think every day about how to make Uptown an even more dynamic district than it already is.”
In addition to his role with the Downtown Development District, Nolan has served as the President of the Young Leadership Council and Commissioner of the New Orleans City Park Commission. His impressive accolades include a 40 Under 40 Award, a Vanguard Fellow Award and a Fitz Wagner Prize; all which recognize success, innovation and achievement in leadership, city improvement and community development.
“Nolan’s experience and appetite for urban development, and his is awareness on how to build consensus amongst various parties is exactly what we were looking for,” commented Slade. “His commitment to steering a charter school through tenuous circumstances as a volunteer demonstrates loyalty to community and true character.”
Marshall will be responsible for overseeing and creating innovative ways to enhance the company’s public improvement efforts such as capital improvement projects, community building, maintenance and public safety.
“I’ve heard “Big Things Are Happening Here,” said Marshall of the Dallas Convention and Visitors Bureau’s motto, “and after spending time getting to know the Uptown district, I believe it.”