With over three decades of experience in urban planning, economic development and community revitalization efforts, Sandra M. Moore joins the Advantage Capital team as chief impact officer to guide the design of our investments and investment strategies to maximize community impact, to assist our investment team in growing and sharing our community impact results and to also study our results to ensure we are producing as we hope and project.
Prior to joining us in this capacity, for nearly 15 years, she was as an invaluable member of our New Markets Tax Credit Advisory Board, serving as a key advisor in our efforts to bring businesses, technologies and jobs to communities that have historically lacked access to investment capital.
Most recently, Ms. Moore was the president of Urban Strategies in St. Louis, leading a team of professionals working in cities across the U.S. to help transform distressed urban core communities into vibrant, safe residential neighborhoods with new housing and good schools. She has also served as the CEO of the Missouri Family Investment Trust, a public-private partnership entity leading Missouri’s multi-system reform efforts. In that capacity, she was responsible for helping communities across the state develop, implement and evaluate strategies to improve economic development outcomes for vulnerable families.
Earlier in her career, Ms. Moore served in Governor Mel Carnahan’s cabinet as director of the Missouri Department of Labor and Industrial Relations, overseeing and coordinating all efforts of the department. Under her leadership, the department ensured businesses were competing on a level playing field not only through enforcement of Missouri’s labor laws, but also by educating businesses and workers through community outreach. She has served as a judge for the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, adjudicating over 500 administrative complaints of employment discrimination.
She is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis, receiving her bachelor’s degree in urban studies in 1976 and her J.D. from the School of Law in 1979.