Michael ColeExecutive Officer
Economic & Workforce Development Department
City of Los Angeles
Michael Cole was appointed EWDD Executive Officer in March 2015 and Assistant General Manager in December 2015.
As Executive Officer/Assistant General Manager, Michael is responsible for assisting the General Manager in the day to day operation of the Department to ensure the successful delivery of Citywide workforce and economic development services. Michael is also responsible for executive level liaison activities for EWDD with elected offices, city departments, outside agencies and interested parties to ensure the coordination and advancement of EWDD goals and objectives.
Michael has been with the City for 24 years, and has led and contributed to the successful implementation of Citywide/Department wide projects and initiatives for departments including the Los Angeles Police Department, Housing Department, Recreation and Parks, and the Information Technology Agency. Michael has experience in finance, project management, system implementation, budget and contracting, and was last with the Community Development Department (the precursor agency to EWDD) for 5 years before transitioning to EWDD in 2013.