Stephen Moret

Stephen Moret

President & CEO

Virginia Economic Development Partnership

Richmond, VA USA

Don’t let somebody tell you that you can’t do it if they haven’t done it themselves.


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Stephen Moret


My road in life took a while to figure out.
I grew up in rural Mississippi and was raised by my single mother.
While we weren’t poor, money was often tight, so I decided early on that I’d eventually go to college to study something that could lead to a job with good earning potential.
In middle and high school, I was involved in a gifted program that really focused on creativity, which gave me an interest in developing products to better the lives of others.
In alignment with my interest in product development, I studied mechanical engineering in college.
I spent a few years working before going to Harvard Business School for my MBA.
I eventually transitioned into economic development—I’ve worked as chief executive of the Baton Rouge Area Chamber and Louisiana Department of Economic Development.
I’m now the president and CEO of the Virginia Economic Development Partnership, where I work to increase economic opportunity and growth for the commonwealth of Virginia.
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President & CEO

I help create more economic opportunity and increase job growth and quality for Virginia.

Career Roadmap

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Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for college students

As you start to think about what you want to study and pursue as a career, seek advice from the people who are doing or have done whatever you're interested in. Don't let anyone tell you that you can't do something if they haven't done it themselves. Find the people who have done it, and use their guidance to supplement your passion. You'd be surprised at how many people are very willing to give you advice or have an informational meeting if you just ask!