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Ms. Marva Smith Battle-Bey

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Executive Director

Phone: (323) ***-****  HQ Phone
Email: m***@***.org
Vermont Slauson Economic Development Corporation
1130 West Slauson Avenue
Los Angeles , California 90044
United States

Company Description: The Vermont Slauson Economic Development Corporation (VSEDC) is a community based non-profit organization located in South Central Los Angeles. Established in 1979...   more
Background

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations

Education

  • Michigan State University
  • Policy Planning and Development
    Loyola Marymount University
  • Policy Planning and Development
    University of California , Los Angeles
  • Policy Planning and Development
    University of Southern California
  • Master's Degree , Public Administration
  • Ph.D. , urban studies
    USC
  • Ph.D. candidate
    University of Southern California
  • another master , public administration
    USC
  • bachelor's degree , urban planning
  • bachelor's degree , urban planning
    Michigan State University
  • degrees , urban planning
    Michigan State University
  • degrees , urban planning
    USC
  • master's degree , urban and regional planning
    USC
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Ms. Battle-Bey, Founder of VSEDC, spearheaded 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 had attained academic recognition from the University of Southern California, where she was a Ph.D. candidate and served on the Advisory Council for the School of Policy, Planning and Development. Active in a variety of organizations, Ms. Battle-Bey was 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 possessed a Bachelor's and Master's Degree in Urban Planning and Regional Planning, and a Master's Degree in Public Administration.
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Black Women's Network, Gloria Gilmore, Marva Smith Battle-Bey, Mayor Tom Bradley, Vermont Slauson Economic Development Corporation, William A. Holland
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LOS ANGELES - Memorial services for longtime community advocate Marva Smith Battle-Bey will take place this weekend.
A public viewing will be held from 3 to 7 p.m. April 15 at Angelus Funeral Home, 3875 Crenshaw Blvd., and a memorial service will be held at 11 a.m., April 16, in the Council Chambers of Los Angeles City Hall, 200 N. Spring St. Parking is available at City Hall East.
Battle-Bey, the longtime president and CEO of the Vermont Slauson Economic Development Corporation, died April 7. The cause of death was not announced.
Battle-Bey had worked for almost 40 years to strengthen the economy in South Los Angeles.
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In 2008, Battle-Bey took advantage of the community's changing demographics to negotiate with El Super, part of a large Mexican grocery chain, to open a store in South L.A.
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Marva left a company that only she could have built, and her spirit will forever be the foundation of [our organization]."
Battle-Bey grew up in Detroit, Michigan, with two brothers and a sister.
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Battle-Bey received a scholarship to Michigan State University, where she earned a bachelor's degree in urban planning. She later received another scholarship from USC, where she earned her master's degree in urban and regional planning, another master's in public administration and a Ph.D. in urban studies.
While in school, she became an early champion of diversity when she created "An Evening of Soul," a program designed to share the best of African-American culture with her fellow students, staff and faculty. Upon graduation, she served on the precursor to the USC Black Alumni Association, using her leadership skills to raise scholarship money for students of color, and, in particular, African-American students.
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In addition to leading the Vermont Slauson Economic Development Corporation, Battle-Bey also served as president of the Black Women's Network, an organization dedicated to economic development, networking and wellness.
She was the recipient of numerous awards, including the Economic Justice Award from the Southern Christian Leadership Conference and an NAACP Image Award.
She also was named one of the "Most Powerful African-American Women in Los Angeles," by the Los Angeles Times and LA Focus newspapers.
Battle-Bey is survived by Dr. Stephon F. Battle-Bey, her companion of 30 years; her sister Gloria Gilmore, and brothers Doward Smith and Troy Rials of Detroit, Michigan.
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Contact: Marva Smith Battle-Bey Phone: 323-753-2335
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