POSTED: January 6th 2017

Brence Culp named LA 2024 Executive Director of Sustainability and Legacy

Brence Culp has been appointed by LA 2024 as the Executive Director of Sustainability and Legacy © LA 2024
Brence Culp has been appointed by LA 2024 as the Executive Director of Sustainability and Legacy © LA 2024

MARISSA FLANDERS (USA) / Sports Features Communications

(SFC) Former Los Angeles (LA) County chief deputy Chief Executive Officer, Brence Culp has been appointed by LA 2024 as the Executive Director of Sustainability and Legacy. Culp will lead LA 2024's post-Games planning and development to put LA above the other bid cities. This further strengthens LA 2024's plan to deliver a sustainable Games, which falls right in line with the city's long-term goals.

Los Angeles is bidding against Budapest and Paris to host the summer Olympics in 2024 and the IOC will choose their host city in September of this year.

"It's an honor to join the LA 2024 team, and I am delighted to put my experience to work for the committee. The team is working hard to build a sustainable and environmentally forward-thinking plan that fits into the long-term goals of the city, the county, and the Olympic Movement while providing athletes with an outstanding Olympic experience. I welcome the opportunity to create a New Games for a new era that serves all members of the Olympic Family, as well as all Angelenos," expressed Culp.

Before taking on this new role, Culp was a key individual in the election of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) as the proposed Olympic and Paralympic Village for the LA 2024 Olympic Games. The use of UCLA in the Games plan reduces both risk and cost for LA as host of the Games. Culp was also involved in the review of LA 2024's budget and plan with other city officials.

LA 2024 will be able to draw on Culp's wealth of knowledge and experience to reinforce their sustainability plans.

In addition, Allen Vo and Cristina Lucas will be joining LA 2024 team. Vo comes from the LA Cleantech Incubator (LACI), while Lucas joins the team from the Gerson Lehrman Group (GLG).

The bid team is further supported by strategic advisor in sustainability and Olympic and Paralympic Games veteran, Ann Duffy. Also supporting LA 2024 is leading High-Performance Building innovator at AECOM, Alastair MacGregor. Furthermore, LA 2024 is working closely with UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability, along with various community and environmental organizations on developing sustainability strategies for the LA 2024 Games.

LA 2024 CEO, Gene Sykes stated, "In order to build a winning bid we know that the long-term needs of our city and region and the Olympic Movement need to be front-of-mind. We're very pleased that Brence, Allen, Cristina, Ann, and Alastair have brought their expertise to our team to ensure a 2024 Games would be sustainable and beneficial to Angelenos for generations."

LA 2024 is committed to setting environmental and sustainability standards for future Olympic and Paralympic host cities that align with the International Olympic Committee's Agenda 2020 reforms. The new additions will ensure that all LA 2024's sustainability plans are the best that can be offered.

 ** MARISSA FLANDERS is a graduate of Saint Leo University with a Bachelor's Degree in Sport Business. She has over four years of writing experience and has a real passion for ice hockey following the Pittsburgh Penguins on her blog

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