General Manager
Economic & Workforce Development Department
City of Los Angeles

Carolyn M. Hull, EWDD General Manager Ms. Carolyn M. Hull became General Manager for the Economic and Workforce Development Department (EWDD) in February 2020, one month before the coronavirus pandemic. Ms. Hull was nominated for the position by Mayor Eric Garcetti in December 2019 and was confirmed as the General Manager by the City Council on January 29, 2020.

Under Ms. Hull’s leadership, EWDD administered the distribution of $63M in COVID-19 related financial economic relief programs, including the City of LA’s Small Business Emergency Grant Program, the LA Regional COVID- 19 Fund and the LA COVID-19 Child Care Provider Grant Program. Ms. Hull holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Management from Carnegie-Mellon University, a Master of Science degree in Economics and Urban Planning from the London School of Economics and a Certificate in Real Estate Finance from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Ms. Hull was most recently the Vice President of Strategic Initiatives and Industry Cluster Development at the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation (LAEDC), where she oversaw strategies and programs to promote job creation, business investment, and workforce development initiatives to strengthen the alignment of LA County’s workforce and education systems with industry needs.

Prior to joining LAEDC, Ms. Hull was the South Los Angeles Regional Administrator for the Community Redevelopment Agency of the City of Los Angeles (CRA/LA). In this role, Ms. Hull managed all redevelopment programs, activities and staff for the South Los Angeles region. During her tenure at CRA/LA, Ms. Hull served as the CRA/LA’s Manager of Capital Finance. In this capacity, she analyzed project-financing plans, and developed financing structures to optimize the utilization of public and private resources for all of CRA/LA’s priority projects. At the same time, she served as the co-founder and President of the Los Angeles Development Fund (LADF). Under her leadership, LADF received and managed a $75 million New Markets Tax Credit Allocation. Ms. Hull also managed CRA/LA’s $700 million portfolio of conduit bonds.

Before joining CRA/LA, Ms. Hull served as a Director at CB Richard Ellis Consulting (CBRE Consulting), based in Los Angeles. At CBRE, she provided consulting services for a wide range of real estate development projects for corporate, institutional, nonprofit, and governmental clients in key service areas all over the United States, including economic development and redevelopment, development feasibility analysis, highest and best use studies, fiscal and economic impact analysis, policy analysis, transit-oriented development, and corporate location strategy.


Carolyn Hull
General Manager, Economic & Workforce Development Department
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Carolyn M. Hull
EWDD General Manager

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Assistant General Manager
Economic Development




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