DTI Development Inc. was founded in 2007 by Dennis Troy, who has more than 20 years of economic development experience in both the private and public sectors. Dennis served as director and deputy director of economic development for Allegheny County, where he managed a number of high-profile projects, including the mixed-use 300-acre site known as the Waterfront and the redevelopment of a 10-acre mixed-use site known as Brentwood Town Square. He also served as the lead representative for Allegheny County during negotiations involving new venues for the Pittsburgh Pirates and Steelers. His success continues in the private sector as evidenced by the vast scope of projects DTI has helped manage and develop.
Some of his most notable work includes his service as the owner's representative for Pitt Ohio Express in the construction of one of the nation's first LEED Certified trucking and maintenance facilities. Additionally, Dennis represented the Cork Factory Lofts Project since its inception. It was later named the Best Redevelopment Project in the U.S. by the Urban Land Institute.
Based in Harrisburg, Versant Strategies conducts government relations, regulatory work and a variety of related services for a roster of clients, ranging from Fortune 500 companies, to statewide and national trade associations, to family-owned farms and businesses.
With a senior consulting team comprised of leading educators, business leaders and policymakers who have served at the highest echelons of state government, Versant Strategies is one of the premier public affairs firms specializing in agricultural, environmental, educational and rural interests in the northeastern United States.