Martinsville, VA (Tuesday, August 30, 2022) – Uptown Partnership announced today that Tim Hall has been named interim executive director and will succeed Kathy Deacon, who recently announced plans to step down from the role in September. Hall will lead the organization as the board conducts a search for a permanent director.
“We could not be more thrilled to welcome Tim aboard as interim director,” said Liz Harris, board president of Uptown Partnership. “His strong community ties and understanding of our local area combined with his thirty years of experience in public service make him the ideal person to lead our organization through this transition.”
A native of the area, Hall most recently served as the Henry County Administrator and General Manager for the Public Service Authority for 10 years before retiring in July, where he had previously served as Deputy Administrator and Public Information Officer. Earlier in his career, Hall worked as a public school teacher and coach and as a newspaper reporter and columnist.
Hall earned his undergraduate degree in communications from James Madison University and his MBA from Averett University. He is a graduate of the University of Virginia’s Senior Executive Institute and of Lead Virginia and also has worked as an adjunct professor and instructor in leadership and communication strategies.
“I am excited to join Uptown Partnership and play whatever role I can in keeping the momentum going,” said Hall. “A thriving central business district is fundamental to our area’s economic development and revitalization efforts, and I am looking forward to the challenge.”
About Uptown Partnership
Formed in 2020, Uptown Partnership (a 501 (c) (3) organization) is an inclusive and diverse group of people who are committed to bringing residents, visitors and businesses to Uptown Martinsville, using the nationally successful Main Street Approach. To learn more, visit uptownpartnership.com.