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Nichole Battle

GEDCO
CEO
Since June 2013, Nichole Battle as served as the Chief Executive Officer at Govans Ecumenical
Development Corporation (“GEDCO”). She originally started her career with GEDCO in 2006
as the Director of Real Estate Development. As CEO, Nichole oversees the senior services,
community services, and homeless and supportive services lines of business. She also
manages and staffs the real estate development and consulting business of the organization
identifying new business opportunities, managing and growing the development consulting
business, addressing financing and capital needs of existing portfolio, and completing the
Stadium Place community-an affordable senior housing complex located on the former
Memorial Stadium site.
As CEO of GEDCO, Nichole is leading the organization on a path of sustainability,
accountability, and growth as GEDCO continues to implement their strategic plan, rebuild their
organizational infrastructure, improve their service delivery, while building partnerships and
serving the needs of the community. Ms. Battle has 20+ years of professional real estate and
management experience in promoting and addressing community affordable housing needs in
Ohio, Maryland and the District of Columbia where she has managed the development of over
500 rental and homeownership units in urban communities.
With her affordable housing and community development experience, Ms. Battle holds a Master
of Business Administration from Loyola University of Maryland’s Sellinger School of Business,
Maste’rs in City and Regional Planning, a Master’s in Public Policy and Management from The
Ohio State University, and a Bachelor of Science in Landscape Architecture from The
Pennsylvania State University. She currently serves on the following boards: Arlington Housing
Coalition of Baltimore, the Community Leadership Board of the Y of Central Maryland, University
of Baltimore Real Estate and Economic Development Program Advisory Board, Secretary,
Central Maryland Ecumenical Corporation, Waverly Main Street, Secretary and Chair of the
Membership Committee of Maryland Affordable Housing Coalition, and Vice Chair of Baltimore
Community Lending and Board Chair of Baltimore Business Lending.

Nichole resides in Baltimore with her teenage daughter Kayla and dog Cocoa.