Linda Dickerson HartsockDirector, Connective Corridor
Syracuse University, Office of Community Engagement and Economic Development
Syracuse, New York
Linda Dickerson Hartsock works for the Office of Economic Development and Community Engagement at Syracuse University where she directs The Connective Corridor -- a nationally recognized example of civic engagement that brings together cutting-edge urban development, architecture and design – creating transformational initiatives around arts, culture, technology, community and economic development.
Linda was previously a senior member of New York State’s economic development team and most recently served as Vice President, Innovation and Technology Initiatives, for CenterState CEO, a 12-county regional economic development organization. She has extensive background in the public and NGO sectors structuring and financing complex development projects.
A native of the Hudson Valley, she was President and CEO of Hudson Valley Pattern for Progress, the region’s leading policy and development organization spanning a nine county geography between Manhattan and Albany. She was also a long-time member of the faculty at Marist College.
She is the recipient of numerous federal and state awards, and has served on numerous state task forces, advisory committees and corporate boards.
Session(s): Five and Five: Public Art in Cultural Districts