Telly Tucker is the Director of Arlington Economic Development (AED) for Arlington County. Mr. Tucker most recently served as the Director of Economic Development for Danville, Va., where he managed business and expansion projects that brought many new jobs to the City. Prior to his position in Danville, Mr. Tucker served as the Assistant Director of Economic Development in James City County, Va., as well as an Economic Development Specialist for the City of Lynchburg, Va.
Throughout his career, Tucker has approached economic development plans with an insightful and creative mindset. He will build on the momentum from Amazon’s move to ensure all of Arlington’s neighborhoods move forward together as one in an effort to attract even more businesses and support existing ones. Tucker has a track record of creating impactful regional partnerships and addressing the needs of the small business community, which will prove to be an invaluable strength in Arlington.
Mr. Tucker has received the prestigious Certified Economic Development (CEcD) designation granted by the International Economic Development Council in Washington, D.C. He is a Lynchburg native and obtained his bachelors of business administration in international business and Spanish from James Madison University.