Board of Directors


Steven Nissen

Board Chair

Senior Vice President, Legal and Government Affairs
NBC Universal

Michelle Kerrick

First Vice Chair

Managing Partner, Los Angeles
Deloitte LLP

Jerold Neuman

Second Vice Chair


Denita Willoughby

Third Vice Chair

Vice President Supply Management and Logistics, and Chair
Southern California Gas Company, a Sempra Energy utility; UNITE-LA, Inc.

Thomas S. Sayles

Immediate Past Chair

Senior Vice President, University Relations
University of Southern California

Michael Savoy


Gumbiner Savett Inc.

Gary L. Toebben


President & CEO
L.A. Area Chamber of Commerce

Council Chairs

Education & Workforce Development

Deane Leavenworth

Vice President
arnie berghoff & associates

Global Initiatives

Lisa Greer Quateman

Polsinelli LLP

Government & Fiscal Affairs

Phillip R. Recht

Mayer Brown LLP

Health Care

Augustavia J. Haydel

General Counsel
L.A. Care Health Plan

Innovation & Technology

Mike Silacci

Regional Vice President - External Affairs
AT&T Services, Inc.

Land Use, Construction & Housing

Edward J. Casey

Alston & Bird LLP

Small Business

Brandon F. Shamim

Beacon Management Group

Transportation & Goods Movement

Maureen 'Mo' Hayes

Vice President, Regional Business Development Leader, West Division
HNTB Corporation

Board Member

Board Position Unfilled


Board Position Unfilled


Leticia Aguilar

Regional President
Union Bank

Mike Aparicio

Executive Vice President

Eileen Aranda

University President
Claremont Lincoln University

Chris Argentieri

SVP and General Manager, California News Group
Los Angeles Times

Rod Banks

Executive Vice President
Commerical Banking, City National Bank

Ralph Barnes

General Manager
Beverly Center

John P. Barrett

Resident Managing Director
Aon Risk Insurance Services West, Inc.

Elaine Batchlor

Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Hospital

Dan Beckerman

President & CEO

Richard L. Benbow III

Senior Executive Director, Government and Community Relations
University Of California, Los Angeles

Kelli Bernard

Chief Executive, Los Angeles Metro+ Region

David L. Borger

Senior Vice President
STV Incorporated

Elise Buik

President & CEO
United Way of Greater Los Angeles

Paul A. Butler

Client Partner
Newleaf Training & Development

Lou Anne Bynum

Vice President, Board of Harbor Relations
Port of Long Beach

Mario Camara

Cox, Castle & Nicholson LLP

Steven L. Canepa

General Manager Global Telecommunication, Media and Entertainment Industry
IBM Corporation

Javier Cano

Vice President & Market General Manager
The Ritz- Carlton, Los Angles & JW Marriott Los Angeles LIVE

William Caswell

SVP Operations & COO, Southern California Region
Kaiser Permanente

Eugene Chi

General Manager SMB Sales, West Region
Microsoft Corporation

Dr. Soraya M. Coley

California State Polytechnic University, Pomona

Bill Covino

President & CEO
California State University, Los Angeles

Brennon Crist

Region Manager, Los Angeles Middle Market Banking
JPMorgan Chase & Co.

Michael Czarcinski

Managing Director
The Westin Bonaventure Hotel & Suites

Joseph Czyzyk

Chairman & CEO
Mercury Air Group, Inc.

Kenneth Dami

Public and Government Relations, Director

Hal Dash

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Cerrell Associates, Inc.

Dana Debel

Managing Director, State and Local Government Affairs
Delta Air Lines Inc.

Lisa Deloney

Managing Director, Market President
Southern California Division, Citibank N.A.

Bert Dezzutti

Executive Vice President
Brookfield Office Properties

LaDonna DiCamillo

Regional Assistant Vice President, State Government Affairs
BNSF Railway Company

Mark DiNapoli

Chief Operating Officer, Corporate
Suffolk Construction

Gaurav Diwan

Managing Director, Health and Human Services

Chad Donath

Vice President, Southern California
Walmart Stores, Inc.

Kevin E. Dow

Vice President & General Manager
Turner Construction Company

John Q. Duong

Vice President, Real Estate & Public Affairs, Southern California Division
Clear Channel Outdoor, Inc.

Christine Essel

President & CEO
Southern California Grantmakers

Donna Estacio

Regional Director of State & Local Government Affairs
American Airlines

Jeff Etherington

Director Sales & Community Marketing
Alaska Airlines

Stephen Finnegan

Government and Community Affairs Manager
Automobile Club of Southern California (AAA)

David Fleming

Senior Advisor
Office of California State Senator Robert M. Hertzberg

Deborah Flint

Los Angeles World Airports

Kevin Flood

General Manager
Coca-Cola Refreshments

Melinda Yee Franklin

Managing Director, Corporate and Government Affairs, Western Region
United Airlines

Myeisha Peguero Gamiño

Director of Corporate Affairs and Government RElations
Ralphs Grocery Company

James Garrison

Pacific Federal, LLC

Samuel Garrison

Vice President, Development & Strategic Initiatives

Ronald Gastelum

Board Chair
Water Conservation Partners

Josh Gertler

Consensus Inc.

Rob Gluck

Founder & Managing Partner
High Lantern Group

George W. Greene


Robert Gumm

SoCal Assurance Leader
PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

Willie J. Hagan

California State University, Dominguez Hills

Dianne F. Harrison

California State University, Northridge

Karen Hathaway

President & Managing Partner
The Los Angeles Athletic Club

Taylor Hathaway-Zepeda

Corporate Attorney
Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP

William Y. Hecht

Chief Operations Officer
Westfield Corporation, Inc.

S. Keith Hinkle

Senior Vice President for Advancement & Public Affairs
Pepperdine University

Humphrey Ho

Managing Director
Hylink USA

Lewis C. Horne

CBRE Group Inc.

Alan Hostrup

President & CEO
YMCA of Metropolitan Los Angeles

Pilar Hoyos

Senior Vice President Public Affairs
Watson Land Company

Fiona J. Hutton

Fiona Hutton & Associates

Fran Inman

Senior Vice President, Corporate Development
Majestic Realty Co.

Joe Jacobsen

Vice President, West Region Marketing

Robert Jernigan

Regional Managing Principal

Cary D. Jones

Managing Partner
Snell & Wilmer LLP

Dan Kearney

Senior Vice President & Market Manager
CBSRadio, Los Angeles

Beverly Kenworthy

Executive Director
California Apartment Association Los Angeles

Lara Khouri

Senior Vice President & Chief Strategy Officer
Children's Hospital Los Angeles and Children's Hospital Los Angeles Medical Group

George D. Kieffer

Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP

Jeff Kightlinger

General Manager
The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California

Kevin Sung Kim

Chairman, President & CEO
Bank of Hope

Maureen A. Kindel

Kindel Gagan

John Laco

O'Melveny & Myers LLP

Arthur T. Leahy

Southern California Regional Rail Authority (Metrolink)

Hee-Won Lim

Vice President & General Manager
Pacific Palms Conference Resort

Michael D. Lizarraga

President & CEO
TELACU Industries

John F. Llewellyn

Forest Lawn Memorial Park Association

Mark Louchheim

CEO & President
Bobrick Washroom Equiptment, Inc.

Robert Lowe

Chairman & CEO

Anna Magzanyan

Publisher & CEO
Los Angeles Business Journal

Michael Mahdesian

Chairman of the Board
Servicon Systems, Inc.

Christopher C. Martin

Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
AC Martin Partners, Inc.

Lidia S. Martinez

Manager Community Affairs & Grassroots
Southwest Airlines Co.

Randall D. Martinez

Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer
Cordoba Corporation

Lisa Maurath

Vice President and Los Angeles Area Manager
WSP/Parsons Brinckerhoff

Jeff McConnell

Englander Knabe & Allen

Liam McGuinness

Whittier Trust Company

Deryl McKissack

Chairwoman & CEO
McKissack & McKissack

Gregory McWilliams

Regional President

Brian Mecum

Network Vice President, West Territory
Verizon Wireless

Rudy Medina

Market President, Southern California Commercial Banking
U.S. Bank

Carmen Moch

Senior Group Vice President
Target Corporation

Bryan Moeller

Senior Vice President, Director of Small Business Banking
Wells Fargo

Jared W. Moore

Western Region Business Development Manager

Ann Muenster-Nuiry

Vice President, Business Development

Patrick J. Niemann

Managing Partner, Greater Los Angeles
Ernst & Young LLP

Timothy Noonan

President & Chief Executive Officer
Lockton Insurance Brokers LLC

S. Christopher Park

Senior Vice President
Hanjin International Corporation

Luis Patiño

Senior Vice President & General Manager
Univision Communications, Inc.

Lisa Pitney

Vice President, Government Relations
The Walt Disney Company

Thomas M. Priselac

President & CEO
Cedars-Sinai Health System

Dennis Rodriguez

Chief City Executive - LA/SF/SD
Siemens Corporation

Francisco Rodriguez

Los Angeles Community College District

Naomi Rodriguez

Vice President of External Affairs
Los Angeles Dodgers

Paul Rohrer

Loeb & Loeb LLP

Alan Rothenberg

Chairman and CEO
1st Century Bank

Mandana Sadigh

Senior Vice President & Treasurer
Mattel, Inc.

Linda Sanazaro

Head of Enterprise Operations
Farmers Insurance Group of Companies

Frank Sanchez

McDonald's Licensee
McDonald's Corporation

Emma Schafer

Los Angeles Current Affairs Forum

Michelle D. Schwartz

Senior Director of Government Affairs
Charter Communications

Anthony Sciarrino

Senior Vice President/Market Executive
Bank Of America

Eugene D. Seroka

Executive Director
The Port of Los Angeles

Sandra Seville-Jones

Managing Partner
Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP

Sarah Paulson Sheehy

Senior Director, Government & Public Affairs
Hollywood Burbank Airport

John R. Shiner

Bryan Cave LLP

Cameron Smith

Senior Director, Counsel
Herbalife International of America, Inc.

Jeff Smith

Interim Leader, Consumer Markets
Blue Shield of Southern California

Timothy Law Snyder

Loyola Marymount University

R.K. (Rod) Spackman

Manager, Public & Government Affairs-LA Basin
Chevron Corporation

Brissa Sotelo-Vargas

Valero Energy Corporation

Frank A. Stephan

Senior Managing Director
Clarett West Development

Howard Sunkin

Ek, Sunkin, Klink & Bai, L.L.C.

Christopher Thompson

Vice President, Local Public Affairs
Southern California Edison

Christopher Thornberg

Founding Partner
Beacon Econmics

Francisco Uribe

Director, State, Local, and International Government Relations
The Home Depot

Lupe Valdez

Director of Public Affairs
Union Pacific Railroad

David C. Warner

Senior Vice President, LA Infrastructure Board Leader

Phillip Washington


Jenna Watkinson

Manager, External Communications and Community Relations
Albertsons | Vons | Pavilions

Russell “Rusty” Weiss

Partner, Technology & IP Transactions and Media & Entertainment
Sidley Austin LLP

Kenton Woods

SCI California Funeral Services Inc.

David E. Wright

President & CEO
DEWright, Inc.

David H. Wright

General Manager
Los Angeles Department of Water & Power

Robert Wyman

Latham & Watkins LLP


William C. Allen

President & Chief Executive Officer
Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation

Dave Barthmuss

Board Member
Southern California Leadership Network

Leron Gubler

President & CEO
Hollywood Chamber of Commerce

Paul Little

President & Chief Executive Officer
Pasadena Chamber of Commerce

Alan McCorkle

Committee Chair
World Trade Week

Aram Nadjarian

Chairman of the Board

David Simon

Los Angeles Sports Council

Stuart Waldman

Valley Industry & Commerce Association

Ernest Wooden Jr.

President & CEO
Los Angeles Tourism & Convention Board
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