Carter to Lead Scott Administration’s Equitable Economic Growth Agenda
BALTIMORE, MD (Tuesday, March 2, 2021) — Mayor Brandon M. Scott is announcing the appointment of Ted Carter to serve as Deputy Mayor for Community and Economic Development in his administration. Carter will manage a portfolio including housing, planning, workforce and community development initiatives.
“Ted has a proven track record of collaborative leadership for smarter community development, economic growth and results — vital to helping our communities recover and thrive. He brings a wealth of experience and genuine commitment to social and economic equity,” said Mayor Brandon M. Scott. “I look forward to working closely with him as we build strategies for an inclusive, equitable economy in Baltimore.”
Carter currently serves as Chief Economic Development and Business Officer for Cuyahoga County, the second largest county in Ohio. There, he is responsible for the county’s 5-year economic development plan and for leading economic and workforce development initiatives, community development strategies, and working in partnership with the private and non-profit sectors. He also serves as vice chair for the county’s workforce sector partnership initiative and co-chair of the county’s Equity Commission, which recently submitted its first equity report.
Carter was appointed Deputy-Assistant Secretary for Management Operations by the Clinton Administration and was the Critical Infrastructure Assurance Officer for the U.S. Department of Treasury, overseeing the Department’s real estate and capital assets. He received the Department’s Exceptional Service Award.
Carter also has development, leadership and market experience in New York City and Washington D.C. He previously served as Executive Director of the Office of Economic Development in Jacksonville, Florida. He was also the CEO of the National Capital Revitalization Corporation and Executive Managing Director for the global real estate company CBRE.
He has served on the boards of two economic empowerment organizations (One Economy and Operation Hope) and is the Chairman Emeritus of the Florida-based, statewide education non-profit Take Stock in Children. Carter also chaired the affordable housing non-profit Jubilee Housing in Washington, D.C. He is a former member of the Business Executives for National Security, and currently serves on the Board of Regents for St. Ignatius High School in Cleveland.
Carter earned his MPA from The American University in Washington D.C. and a BS in Foreign Service from Georgetown University. He has also completed programs in real estate and infrastructure at Harvard University.
Carter will assume his post in April 2021.