DERRICK O. MARTIN is a Managing Partner at Sugchairo Moi & Martin Economic Advisory Services. He previously served as the Executive Director for the Algiers Economic Development Foundation (AEDF), whose priorities are ensuring long-term economic vitality for Algiers. In this capacity, Martin redirected AEDF’s focus towards developing strategies for business retention, expansion and corporate attraction as well as becoming an integral part of the state’s economic development eco-system. Prior to joining AEDF, Martin served as the Director of Business Retention & Expansion (BRE) at the New Orleans Business Alliance (NOLABA). During his leadership role within Maricopa County Workforce Development Division in Arizona, Martin championed business development for over 400k businesses. He was tasked with challenging workforce and economic development issues such as creating pipelines of talent, lay-off aversion, positioning businesses for sustainability and developing specialized training programs. Martin’s experience also includes key roles in national marketing campaigns for companies such as General Motors, Verizon, The Coca-Cola Company and other private and public entities. Martin holds a Bachelors of Arts in Communications from Jackson State University, along with certificates in Project Management from George Washington University and Six Sigma Studies from Kettering University formerly General Motors Institute. He has been on the CCS Board since 2015.

derrick.martin [at] crescentcityschools [dot] org