Strategist, Economic Development & Tourism
Spalding embarked on a multi-faceted career throughout the Western United States in commercial construction, architecture, real estate and economic development, hospitality and tourism, casino marketing/advertising, events planning, and retail. She also oversaw the last economic development conference held in Arizona in conjunction with the International Development Research Council (now CoreNet) and served under Brian Dalke as the Interim Executive Director of the AZ Association for Economic Development. While in Dallas, TX she also oversaw the site selection process for Republic Healthcare (now HCA) from Dallas to their new headquarters in Nashville, TN. Prior to joining the team at D+B, Spalding lead The Spalding Group, specializing in Strategic Planning, Marketing and Branding for economic development purposes, professional services, nonprofits, commercial construction, real estate, and architecture. Spalding was a critical consultant on the market analysis and strategic planning for a national campaign to sell Fortune 100 companies the opportunity to advertise on ARMP (Army Recreation Machine Program) digital screens worldwide. Spalding is currently working on the marketing strategy and creation of a Destination Marketing Organization (DMO) for the town of Marana.