Co-Founder and Managing Partner
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. She has successfully secured more than $35 million in federal grants from EDA, HUD, EPA, OEA, FTA and other federal agencies to support redevelopment activities; and more than $65 million in Missouri Brownfield and Super TIF tax credits.
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 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. She was also responsible for the negotiation of property acquisition, public private partnerships, intergovernmental agreements and CDBG Administration and Grant Compliance.
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.
Ms. Wellington holds a B.S.B.A., M.S.- Urban Affairs and Policy Analysis, is certified as an Economic Development Finance Professional and licensed Missouri Real Estate Agent.