Acting Regional Director
Maiea Sellers serves as the Acting Regional Director of EDA’s Seattle Regional Office. She currently manages Seattle’s dedicated team of economic development professionals covering the states and territories of Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, Washington, American Samoa, Northern Mariana Islands, Guam, Federated States of Micronesia, Rep. of Marshall Islands, and Rep. of Palau.
Maiea joined the Seattle Regional Office in 2016 as an Area Director with 14 years of prior Federal grant administration, program, and project management experience with the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Office of Multifamily Housing. In her tenure with EDA, Maiea has been responsible for Seattle Regional Office programs including the Partnership Planning, Short Term Planning, Technical Assistance, University Center, and the Economic Adjustment Assistance program.
Maiea is a native of Seattle and holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Washington and a Master of Business Administration from Texas A&M University – Commerce.