/ Joyce O. Sloss / Managing Partner
Joyce O. Sloss is the Managing Partner at SCA Strategic, a public/private strategic consulting firm that works with government agencies to stimulate economic development and create local jobs, and with corporations to win public contracts. The company’s industry expertise includes airports, construction, concessions, transportation authorities and municipalities, with services primarily focused on consulting, business inclusion, business development and workforce development.
Ms. Sloss has more than 27 years of government and airport experience with the City of Los Angeles. As the director of the Business and Job Resources Center for Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA), she ran the division as a central, one-stop resource and clearinghouse for LAWA contracts, employment opportunities, and student on-the-job training and work experience. She focused on developing and implementing policies and innovative new programs that connect emerging businesses with contracts and community residents with jobs, while also helping LAWA divisions, tenants, and prime contractors meet their strategic objectives in regards to the modernization of LAX.
Prior to working at LAWA, Ms. Sloss rose through the ranks to become a chief administrative analyst with the Office of the City Administrative Officer (CAO), LA City’s budget office. During her time there, she created the framework for the creation of the Department of Neighborhood Empowerment, handled the development of the $213.9 million Central Library renovation and expansion project, and the creation of Los Angeles Opportunities for Procurement Services (LA OPS). She also served as the liaison to the Los Angeles Community Development Bank and the Mayor’s Office, and was a member of the Public Participation Task Force on Economic Development Consolidation.
Ms. Sloss’s guiding principal is to work collaboratively with all to establish winning solutions to difficult and sometimes seemingly intractable issues.
For her work in the community, she has been honored by the Greater Los Angeles African American Chamber of Commerce as the Small Business Advocate of the Year, and she was selected as an “Interesting Personality” in the 2nd Annual Edition of Who’s Who in Black Los Angeles. The YWCA has also recognized Ms. Sloss for her “outstanding contribution to professionalism, women’s issues and public service,” and she has been given a Certificate of Commendation from the Board of Library Commissioners for her budget efforts on the Central Library renovation project.
Ms. Sloss has a B.S. in education from St. John's University. She lives in South Pasadena with her husband, Michael, and daughter, Anneliese.