Carma Lacy, former director of Economic and Workforce Development and executive director of the Orange County Workforce Development Board (OCWDB), joins the senior leadership of RevHub.
Irvine, CA, May 2023 | Announcing an executive hire tasked with leading new collaborative efforts, RevHub pushes forward on its mission to build the social enterprise ecosystem and illuminate pathways to entrepreneurship for under-represented and under-resourced communities throughout Orange County.
Appointed to the new position of executive director of ecosystem building, Carma Lacy most recently served as the director of Economic and Workforce Development for Orange County. With over twenty years of experience in community engagement, systems development, grants, fiscal management, and public administration, Lacy provided oversight for over $30 million of funds allocated from various government agencies. Before coming to Orange County, she served as Director of Policy and Initiatives for the Workforce Development Board of Central Ohio. In her new position with RevHub, she will lead the implementation of initiatives like the NorthSTAR OC Collaborative and RevHub’s new Climate Action Business Incubator (CABI) with UC Irvine and Sustain SoCal.
“It’s an honor and privilege to have this opportunity to be a catalyst for change in my community,” said Lacy. “I believe in the mission and values of RevHub and look forward to building a solid entrepreneurial ecosystem in Orange County.”
“RevHubOC is ecstatic about adding someone as experienced and visionary as Carma Lacy to our executive leadership team,” said Stephan Erkelens, president and CEO of RevHub. “She will lead RevHub’s growth and impact in creating dozens of new businesses focused on solving society’s most pressing social and environmental challenges. Her knowledge of the public and private sectors makes her the perfect leader for this role.”
RevHub is coalescing Orange County’s social enterprise ecosystem for greater innovation and impact. Founded in 2019, RevHub is a community of investors, entrepreneurs, mentors, and partners which has incubated 23 social enterprises and established RevFund I, Orange County’s first social impact investment fund. In 2022, RevHub joined several partners in establishing the NorthSTAR (Systems To Access Resources) OC Collaborative to build the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Orange County. This ecosystem is designed to illuminate pathways and eliminate barriers to entrepreneurship for under-represented and under-resourced communities.