Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti announced his nomination Friday for the position of general manager of the Economic and Workforce Development Department, which oversees the city’s job growth, strength of the its workforce and aims to create career opportunities.
The mayor’s nominee is Carolyn Hull, who has been the vice president of the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation since 2016.
“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,” Garcetti said. “Carolyn’s breadth of experience and proven leadership skills give me confidence that she will be an outstanding general manager.”
If confirmed by the full City Council, Hull will work with organizations and programs such as the BusinessSource and WorkSource Centers, entrepreneurship programs and small-business loan programs.
At the county’s Economic Development Corporation, Hull created partnerships with regional government agencies and nonprofits that were involved with commercial and industrial businesses, according to the mayor’s office.
Hull has also been the chief financial officer of Genesis L.A. Economic Growth Corporation, the regional administrator for the South Los Angeles section of the city’s Community Redevelopment Agency, and she was the co-founder and chief financial officer of the Los Angeles Development Fund.
“I am honored by the opportunity to join Mayor Garcetti’s administration,” Hull said. “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.”
John Reamer, who currently serves as interim general manager, is expected to return to the Bureau of Contract Administration, the mayor’s office stated. Sam Hughes will serve as acting interim general manager, pending Hull’s approval by the City Council.
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