Samuel HughesAssistant General Manager, Economic Development
Economic & Workforce Development Department
City of Los Angeles
Samuel Hughes was appointed Assistant General Manager of EWDD’s Economic Development Division in late 2015.
Sam has more than 15 years experience in real estate and community economic development, straddling the public and private sectors. A UCLA graduate, Sam for several years owned a brokerage specializing in sales and management of commercial and residential properties. He's also worked for the City of San Bernardino Economic Development Agency and as the Economic Development Coordinator and Housing Manager for the city of San Carlos on the San Francisco Peninsula. In both roles, he helped acquire and leverage city-owned assets for development.
Sam came to EWDD in July as a Principal Project Coordinator, tasked with managing a list of city-owned and former CRA-LA managed properties for development. Sam also has experience in contracts, grants management and in helping small businesses find the training and loans they need to succeed and expand.