Sam has more than 20 years of experience in real estate and community economic development, straddling the public and private sectors. In his role at EWDD Sam leads the Economic Development Division staff of 25 employees. The division is dedicated to helping EWDD fulfill its mission of stimulating LA’s economy by leveraging resources to create and retain sustainable jobs and businesses that improve the quality of life for residents and enhance the City’s tax base. Sam received his Bachelor of Arts Degree from U.C.L.A. and holds a certificate from the University of Southern California Ross Program in Real Estate and Cal Poly Pomona Program in Construction Management.