South Chapter Luncheon: Development and Transportation of the West Corridor - March 2018

Date: Thursday, March 15, 2018
Time: 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Location: The Crowne Plaza Hotel
5700 Westpark Dr
Charlotte , NC 28217
Contact: Emily Stacks
Phone: 704-378-1326

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The South Chapter of the Charlotte Chamber is pleased to announce the 

Charlotte Chamber Chapters Series Discussion: Development and Transportation of the West Corridor   

Jack Christine, Chief Operating Officer, Charlotte Douglas International Airport
Rep. Chaz Beasley, North Carolina House (Mecklenburg County)
Tracy Dodson, Senior Vice President, Lincoln Harris & North Carolina Board of Transportation

The Charlotte Chamber’s South Chapter invites you to an informative discussion of the West Corridor’s booming development and how its impact will be felt throughout the region. As developers look to Wilkinson Boulevard, Charlotte Douglas International and beyond, what will this changing landscape mean to you?

Continue the conversation! Join us as we visit the Ballantyne, Central and North Chapters to discuss transportation trends and development in each geographic footprint.



Get to know your speakers:


Jack Christine, Chief Operating Officer, Charlotte Douglas International Airport

Jack Christine serves as the Deputy Aviation Director of​ Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT). His responsibilities include complete oversight of three of the Airport’s divisions, which include Development, Operations and Facilities.

 Christine has been employed at CLT for 19 years, where his career in aviation has included responsibilities in the following areas:​​

  • Assistant Aviation Director of Development
  • Planning & Development Manager
  • Airport Planner​
  • Associate Airport Planner

Prior to joining the City of Charlotte, Christine was employed by the National Aeronautic Association in Arlington, Virginia. He holds a Master of Public Administration from UNC Charlotte and a Bachelor of Science in Airport Management & Aviation Safety from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.

Professional affiliations:

Accredited Airport Executive - American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE)

Rep. Chaz Beasley, North Carolina House (Mecklenburg County) - District 92

Born and raised in the foothills of North Carolina, Chaz grew up in a low-income, single parent home. Despite the challenges of poverty, he had the consistent support of his family, church, and teachers who invested in him as a child. His quality public school education pushed him to reach his potential, preparing him to graduate from Harvard with honors.

 After graduation, Chaz worked to reform the housing industry during the toughest days of the recent economic crisis, pushing to end the irresponsible lending practices that caused hardworking Americans to lose their homes. His desire to change the way our nation’s laws impact economic growth encouraged him to attend law school at Georgetown.

As a law student, Chaz translated his legal training into action through his work in the Supreme Court of North Carolina and the United States Senate. He spent his spare time coaching youth basketball at a small grade school.Following law school, Chaz returned home to North Carolina, settling in Mecklenburg County. His work as an attorney in the financial industry has allowed him to hone his knowledge of how a healthy financial system provides the means to create (and sustain) jobs. He recognizes the importance of building the community that supports him, volunteering regularly and serving on multiple nonprofit boards.

Currently, Chaz lives in Steele Creek. He is in his first term as a member of the North Carolina House of Representatives, serving the people of District 92.




Tracy Dodson, Senior Vice President, Lincoln Harris & North Carolina Board of Transportation

Dodson has spent more than 20 years in Charlotte and has extensive experience in diverse aspects of real estate development. She is a senior vice president at Lincoln Harris, where she spends most of her time in large scale mixed-use developments in North and South Carolina.Tracy Finch Dodson joined the N.C. Board of Transportation in March 2015.

Prior to joining Lincoln Harris, Dodson worked with Cushman & Wakefield, Charlotte Center City Partners and Harris Development Group focusing on real estate development, economic development and brokerage. She has also worked for the City of Charlotte as a program manager/transit development coordinator.

Dodson earned a bachelor's degree in architecture and psychology from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. She later attended Harvard University, where she earned a Masters of Design Studies in Real Estate and Urban Development. Her academic, professional and civic experience allows her to approach real estate development with an understanding of quality design, financial feasibility and regionalism.



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