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Tracy Tapia

Manager, Special Events

Tracy is the Special Events Manager for the Dayton Development Coalition and manages core events for the Coalition including, but not limited to, the annual Community Leader Fly-In, Corona, Hometown Heroes, military receptions, development forums, and many others.

Prior to joining the Coalition, Tracy spent nearly 36 years at Universal Technology Corporation, recently acquired by ARCTOS, in Beavercreek, OH, as a senior-level events manager. In this role, she specialized in planning federal government conferences, events, and meetings.

Tracy is a true professional and her many accomplishments include working with different levels of budgets and executing cost-saving expenditures to deliver high-quality events. Through her tenure at Universal Technology Corporation, she received many employee of the quarter awards and one very special employee of the year (2012) award. Born and raised in the Dayton area, Tracy’s studies included coursework in business management and marketing at Sinclair Community College and Wright State University. Tracy is a member of Meeting Professionals International (MPI) and a Certified Meeting Professional (CMP).

Tracy is an active community volunteer; in her spare time, she loves to entertain and has a passion for cooking. She also enjoys riding bikes and enjoying the outdoors.  Tracy and her husband, Carlos, reside in Clearcreek Township.   

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