LOS ANGELES — Mayor Eric Garcetti today nominated Carolyn Hull to serve as General Manager of the Economic and Workforce Development Department (EWDD), a central agency in the City’s work to foster job growth, strengthen L.A.’s workforce, and create career opportunities.
“Carolyn is the right leader at the right moment to carry forward my administration's work to make Los Angeles an even more prosperous city — a place where people are met with economic opportunities and not obstacles,” said Mayor Garcetti. “Carolyn’s breadth of experience and proven leadership skills give me confidence that she will be an outstanding General Manager.”
In this role, Hull will deliver on EWDD’s mission to inform, empower, and foster prosperity among individuals and businesses in Los Angeles. Through BusinessSource and WorkSource Centers, entrepreneurship programs, and small business loans, EWDD offers a range of resources designed to develop the talents and potential of local youth and connect Angelenos of all ages to the opportunities they need and deserve.
Since July 2016, Hull has served as Vice President of the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation (LAEDC) where she promotes job creation and business investment. From 2013-2016, she was Executive Director of LAEDC and forged partnerships with regional government agencies and nonprofits in an effort to activate underutilized public assets for commercial and industrial uses. Hull has also served as Chief Financial Officer of Genesis L.A. Economic Growth Corporation, Regional Administrator for the South L.A. Region of the Community Redevelopment Agency of the City of Los Angeles, and Co-Founder and Chief Financial Officer of the L.A. Development Fund.
"I am honored by the opportunity to join Mayor Garcetti's administration," said Carolyn Hull. "I look forward to working with him, the City Council members, and the various government departments to develop and implement policies and programs that facilitate inclusive economic growth and prepare the regional workforce for living wage jobs of the future."
Hull’s appointment is subject to confirmation from the City Council. John Reamer, who currently serves as Interim General Manager, will be returning to the Bureau of Contract Administration. Sam Hughes will serve as Acting Interim General Manager pending Hull’s approval from City Council.