Today, the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors appointed Rebecca Moudry as the first director of the new Department of Economic Initiatives. Her appointment is effective Oct. 21.
Moudry has more than 20 years of experience in economic development, community development and investment policy in both the private and public sectors. She has led programs at the local, national and international levels and is specialized in regional competitiveness. Most recently, Moudry was a vice president at ROI Research on Investment. As part of the executive team she supported economic development clients to develop and execute industry cluster assessments, strategic planning and business attraction and retention programs.
Previously, Moudry served as deputy director for investment services at SelectUSA at the U.S. Department of Commerce. This federal program facilitates job-creating business investment into the United States. At the U.S. Economic Development Administration, she led a program to increase investment in innovation clusters across the country. Her expansive experience includes positions at the District of Columbia Office for Planning and Economic Development, the International Economic Development Council and the Inter-American Development Bank.
Moudry earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Puget Sound and received a master’s degree in regional planning with a focus on economic development from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Moudry will receive an annual salary of $165,000.
# # #