Marva Bryan, CEcD

Accounting Manager/Tax Incentive Analyst
Development Authority of Fulton County
Atlanta, GA

As Accounting Manager/ Tax Incentives Analyst, Marva supports the Executive Director of the Authority with the organization’s strategic plan and annual budget; management of the Authority’s financial records, preparation of financial reports, and tax analysis. She supports programs that encourage industries to locate or expand facilities in Fulton County and all its municipalities. Marva oversees the state economic development grants REBA; analyze potential job creation and retention in Fulton County; provides project analysis and justification as well as cost benefit information for the Board; and guides investments in projects and programs.

Prior to taking on full time responsibilities with the Development Authority, Marva served as Economic Development Manager for Fulton County administering Fulton’s three small business loan programs and providing management and technical assistance to small businesses and entrepreneurs.

In addition to her day to day responsibilities with the Development Authority, Marva serves or has served in leadership positions on a number of civic boards including:

Founding Board Member and Treasurer – Tapestry Homes (Past)- South Fulton County, a residential facility for teenage mothers age 17 and under; Treasurer- Pride Rings in Stone Mountain (PRISM)- Stone Mountain, a community advocacy and information resource for businesses and communities in Central DeKalb County. Marva also holds membership in several economic development organizations: International Economic Developers Council (IEDC); Georgia Economic Developers Association (GEDA), and the Southern Economic Development Council (SEDC), and is a past board member of the South Fulton Chamber of Commerce; Elder and Treasurer- Memorial Drive Presbyterian Church.

Marva grew up in Jamaica, West Indies; travelled to New York City as a teenager; earned her BBA – Accounting from Bernard M. Baruch College, CUNY, NY; has earned her CEcD and EDFP designations, successfully passed all parts of the CPA examinations and is the adoptive mother of an incredibly talented son, Gregory Broxton. Marva has called Georgia home since 1993. Favorite pastimes include cooking, dancing and tennis and providing Radical Hospitality to a diverse refugee and immigrant, as well as a growing homeless community surrounding Memorial Drive Presbyterian Church.