Marva Smith Battle-Bey
Ms. Battle-Bey has been the Executive Director of VSEDC for the past thirty years, spearheading the organization to accomplish over $60 million in economic development projects within the Vermont Slauson community. As a nationally recognized authority on economic development, Ms. Battle-Bey has also attained academic recognition from the University of Southern California, where she is a Ph.D. candidate and serves on the Advisory Council for the School of Policy, Planning and Development. Active in a variety of organizations, Ms. Battle-Bey is a member and/or serves on the Board of the National Congress for Community Economic Development, Association of Women Business Entrepreneurs, the Southern California Business Development Center, a multi-bank CDC representing 30 lenders and a loan fund of $35 million; the California Economic Development Lending Initiative (CEDLI), and the California Organized Investment Network (COIN), which was co-founded by VSEDC. Ms. Battle-Bey possesses a Bachelor's and Master's Degree in Urban Planning and Regional Planning, and a Master's Degree in Public Administration.
Ms. Moore assists with general office management including logistical support, outreach, correspondence, information management and staff scheduling. She is also responsible for special projects such as event assistance and proposal development. Ms. Moore possesses an Associate's Degree in Business Office Administration from El Camino College and has extensive experience in administrative support and office management. She is also an active and enthusiastic committee leader in the Alumni Association of Thomas Jefferson High School.