Jacqueline Davis-Wellington serves as Managing Partner of CED Solutions, responsible for overall coordination of all projects and staff. She brings extensive project management experience in all aspects of major redevelopment/construction and strategic planning activities. Her expertise includes securing and managing federal, state, local foundation and private grant funds to support redevelopment activities, development financing and property acquisition.

Ms. Wellington previously served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for the St. Louis Economic Development Partnership. She was directly responsible for oversight of the Real Estate and Community Development, Legal, Human Resources, Accounting, and Marketing and Communications divisions. She was also responsible for the negotiation of property acquisition, public private partnerships, intergovernmental agreements and CDBG Administration and Grant Compliance. She led the Land Clearance for Redevelopment Authority of St. Louis County, St. Louis County Port Authority, Lambert Airport Eastern Perimeter Joint Development Commission, and Wellston Redevelopment Corporation.

Previously, Ms. Wellington held positions in the construction industry, overseeing environmental remediation and commercial construction projects. She was a Community Development Specialist for the City of St. Louis, monitoring compliance with HUD CDBG rules and regulations, and was an Academic Counselor at the University of Missouri–St. Louis. She has served on a wide range of nonprofit boards and advisory committees for state and local governments and civic organizations, including a 10-year term on the Missouri State Board of Education. The many awards she has received include EDA “Women in Leadership,” Winning Women’s “Women Influencing Now,” St. Louis Business Journal’s “Most Influential Minority Business Leader,” and Girl Scouts of Eastern Missouri’s “Women of Distinction.

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