Marcia Kingslow is President of Kingslow Associates LLC, which for over 22 years has provided research, evaluation, strategic planning, and technical assistance services in the areas of economic, workforce, and community development. She has a specialty in food and agriculture systems and is particularly focused on strengthening the sector's contribution to urban and regional economic development, job creation, sustainable development, and right-sizing strategies.
Marcia has extensive experience conducting multi-site evaluations and assessments in cities and regions around the country, as well as providing design, capacity building, and implementation assistance to projects and initiatives. Her clients have included the Annie E. Casey Foundation, Ford Foundation, MacArthur Foundation, W.K. Kellogg Foundation, University of Maryland, National League of Cities, various U.S. Department of Agriculture agencies, and others. Her work with Mt. Auburn includes evaluations of the SkillWorks Initiative, the Surdna Foundation's Community Revitalization Program, and (with Regional Technology Strategies) the Arkansas Creative Economy Project.
Prior to founding Kingslow Associates, Marcia served as Director of Economic Development for the Maryland Food Committee and City Planner for the Philadelphia City Planning Commission and Baltimore Department of Planning. Marcia earned a Master of Regional Planning degree from the University of Pennsylvania and a Bachelor of Science degree from Boston University. She is a former Fellow of the National Center for Food and Agriculture Policy.