Meredith Hawke Dzeko

Meredith Hawke Dzeko has been named Executive Director of Uptown Greenville, which follows her previous position as interim executive director.

Uptown Greenville, the development organization in Greenville, North Carolina, that aims to promote cultural, residential and economic growth, sent out a press release on Dec. 15 which announced Meredith Hawke Dzeko has been selected as the organization’s new executive director.

Dzeko has been involved in Uptown Greenville for the past four years, serving as the events and branding director as well as the interim executive director, the press release said. With her help, the release said the organization has become more merchant-focused and faced the challenges of the pandemic.

“We are excited to announce Meredith’s move to a permanent role as executive director,” chairman of Uptown Greenville Board of Directors Sharif Hatoum said. “Meredith brings energy and commitment to our organization to lead our merchants and community while achieving the mission.”

As executive director, Dzeko is responsible for organizational strategies, district planning, management, operations and support of growth in Uptown Greenville, according to the release. The district has already grown immensely in recent years, with 710 new jobs and a 400% increase in residential population, the press release said. 

Dzeko said she looks forward to working with local businesses to bring more visitors to the Uptown area and make it a great place to be.

“I am both humbled and thrilled by the opportunity to continue the growth in the heart of our city,” Dzeko said. “I am passionate about this work and the results it brings. It is exciting to be able to help facilitate the growth, development and investments in our district, all of which make Uptown a great place to live, work and play.”

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