Nichole Battle, CEO of GEDCO

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Since June 2013, Nichole Battle as served as the Chief Executive Officer at Govans Ecumenical Development Corporation (“GEDCO”). She originally started her career with GEDCO in 2006 as the Director of Real Estate Development. As CEO, Nichole oversees the senior services, community services, and homeless and supportive services lines of business. She also manages and staffs the real estate development and consulting business of the organization identifying new business opportunities, growing the real estate development consulting business, addressing financing and capital needs of existing portfolio, and completing the Stadium Place community-an affordable senior housing complex located on the former Memorial Stadium site.

As CEO of GEDCO, Nichole is leading the organization on a path of sustainability, accountability, and growth as GEDCO is embarking on their 3rd strategic plan, rebuilding their organizational infrastructure, improving their service delivery to residents and clients, while building partnerships and serving the needs of the community. Ms. Battle has 20+ years of professional real estate and management experience in promoting and addressing community affordable housing needs in Ohio, Maryland and the District of Columbia. In her career she has managed the development of over 500 rental and homeownership units in urban communities. Ms. Battle has extensive experience in community and master planning as well as experience in managing the land development process for urban residential communities.

With her affordable housing and community development background, Ms. Battle holds a Master of Business Administration from Loyola University of Maryland’s Sellinger School of Business, Masters degrees in City and Regional Planning and Public Policy and Management from The Ohio State University, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Landscape Architecture from The Pennsylvania State University. She currently serves on the following boards: Community Leadership Board of the Y of Central Maryland, University of Baltimore Real Estate and Economic Development Program Advisory Board, Secretary, Central Maryland Ecumenical Corporation, Waverly Main Street, Secretary and Chair of the Membership Committee of Maryland Affordable Housing Coalition, Chair of Baltimore Community Lending and member of Baltimore Business Lending and member of Nature Sacred.

Nichole resides in Baltimore with her teenage daughter Kayla and dog Cocoa.

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