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July 14, 2015
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Knoxville’s Community Development Corporation (KCDC) has promoted two members of its leadership staff. Tracee Pross is now chief financial officer, and Joyce Floyd will serve as vice president of strategic planning and development.
“Tracee and Joyce both have been with KCDC for more than 25 years and are excellent assets to our team,” KCDC Executive Director and CEO Art Cate said. “KCDC’s Board of Commissioners felt that both of these individuals deserved additional recognition for their efforts on behalf of the organization.”
The board approved the promotions of both women at its June meeting.
Pross has worked at KCDC for more than 30 years. As vice president of finance and administration, she was the direct supervisor of accounting, procurements, information systems and human resources. Pross helps develop mixed finance strategies and funding sources for renovation and development projects. In addition to providing oversight of budgeting and year-end financials, Pross ensures compliance with state and federal regulations.
“Tracee has played an instrumental role in identifying and securing new funding sources for our agency and making the most of all available opportunities,” Cate said. “She also has helped us transition our accounting practices to more of a business enterprise model, while still maintaining stringent oversight to ensure government compliance.”
In 2014, Pross was honored as Knoxville’s CFO of the Year by the Knoxville Business Journal. Pross serves on the corporate finance/audit committee of the YMCA of East Tennessee and also volunteers at Middle Creek United Methodist Church in Pigeon Forge, where her husband is the pastor.
Floyd has worked at KCDC for 26 years and served in the industry for 30 years. She previously was KCDC’s director of strategic planning and special projects.
“Joyce has taken on the responsibility of managing the Five Points Revitalization project, which is a priority initiative for KCDC,” Cate said. “Her background in finance and expertise in strategy and planning will be key as we continue to move this agency forward, and we are pleased to officially promote her to our senior leadership team.”
Floyd handles leadership roles in several key industry professional organizations, including serving as president of the Tennessee Association of Housing and Redevelopment Authorities (TAHRA). She is chair of the strategic planning committee of the Southeastern Regional Conference (SERC) of the National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials (NAHRO), a post she has held for eight years. Floyd also serves on various national focus groups for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
Floyd was appointed by the mayor of Sparta, Tenn., to the board of directors for the Sparta Housing Authority and serves as chairman. She also was appointed to the City of Knoxville’s Stakeholder Council for the Knoxville IBM Smarter Cities Challenge.
KCDC is the housing authority and redevelopment agency for Knoxville. Since 1936, KCDC has been dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for the citizens of Knoxville. For more information, visit http://www.kcdc.org.