POSTED: Thursday March 30th 2017

LA 2024 announces Board of Directors working to connect the Games to the future

LOS ANGELES - LA 2024, the non-profit organization bidding to bring the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games to Los Angeles, today announces its current and nominated Board of Directors. The diverse group of 117 leaders and innovators are drawn from the sports, entertainment, media, technology, higher education, business, philanthropic and public sectors in California and around the world, helping LA 2024 develop a Games Plan that will serve the Olympic Movement in 2024 and beyond.

LA 2024's Board is led by Chairman Casey Wasserman, CEO Gene Sykes and five Vice Chairs: four-time Olympic champion and Director of Athlete Relations Janet Evans, eight-time Paralympic champion Candace Cable, Olympic Champion and leading sports entrepreneur Earvin “Magic” Johnson, The Walt Disney Company Chairman and CEO Bob Iger and UNITE HERE (National Hospitality Workers Union) Vice President Maria Elena Durazo.

Representing the very best of California’s business expertise, creativity and imagination, the Board has contributed invaluable insight to LA 2024's low-risk, high-tech and sustainable proposal to the International Olympic Committee. In addition to lending their talent and expertise to the bid, Board members have donated more than $50 million to finance LA 2024's operations to bring the Games back to Los Angeles. Unlike many Olympic bids, LA 2024 is entirely privately funded and run, without any government funding.

LA 2024 Chairman Casey Wasserman said: “The world is changing, and so are the needs of the Olympic and Paralympic Movements. This calls for new thinking, and that is precisely what the diverse group of 117 leaders and innovators on LA 2024's Board of Directors brings to LA's bid for the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games. LA 2024's low-risk proposal has earned 88% public support for the Games and does not require building any new permanent venues. That means that instead of focusing on complex and costly construction projects, we can dedicate this group’s incredible energy and creativity to connecting the Games to the future."

LA 2024 CEO Gene Sykes said: “LA is a vibrant, youthful city, focused on the future, and the LA 2024 Board embraces that ethos. On behalf of the LA 2024 team, I want to thank the Board for supporting our Olympic and Paralympic bid to restore the credibility of the Games, ensure financial stability for the Olympic and Paralympic Movements and reconnect the Games with young people around the world.”

Additional business and community leaders will join LA 2024's Board of Directors as the bid progresses to the International Olympic Committee's election of a 2024 Host City on September 13, 2017 in Lima, Peru.

LA 2024 Board of Directors and Nominees

Mark Attanasio
Managing Partner, Crescent Capital  
Chairman, Milwaukee Brewers
John Babcock  
Partner, Rustic Canyon Partners
Larry Baer
President & CEO, San Francisco Giants
Steve Ballmer
Owner, Los Angeles Clippers
Dan Beckerman          
President & CEO, AEG
Scott Blackmun
CEO, US Olympic Committee
Gene D. Block
Chancellor, University of California, Los Angeles
Robert Bradway      
Chairman & CEO, Amgen
Kathleen Brown
Partner,  Manatt, Phelps & Phillips LLP    
Former California State Treasurer
Chad Brownstein
Board Representative, Banc of California
Elise Buik
President & CEO, United Way of Greater Los Angeles
Michael S. Burke
Chairman & CEO, AECOM
Jeanie Buss
Owner & Governor, Los Angeles Lakers
Laphonza Butler                    
President, SEIU Local 2015
Candace Cable
Director of Paralympic & Disability Engagement & Vice-Chair, LA 2024
Rick Caruso              
Founder & CEO, Caruso
Jae Min Chang
Chairman, CEO & Publisher, The Korea Times Los Angeles, Inc.
Alex Martin Chaves
CEO, Parking Corporation of America
John F. Chavez
Chair, LA 84 Foundation Grants & Programs Committee
Jason Collins            
NBA Global Ambassador
Retired NBA Player
Gordon Crawford
Chairman, US Olympic & Paralympic Foundation
Jim Davidson
Co-Founder, Managing Partner & Managing Director, Silver Lake Partners
Anita DeFrantz
Senior Advisor for Legacy, LA 2024  
IOC Executive Board
Kevin Demoff
Chief Operating Officer, Los Angeles Rams
Donna de Verona
Member, IOC Women and Sport Commission
Advisor - Women in Sport, LA 2024

Placido Domingo
Opera Singer, Conductor and General Director of LA Opera
Michael Dreyer
Managing Partner, Dreyer, Robbins & Associates
Gustavo Dudamel
Music & Artistic Director, Los Angeles Philharmonic
Maria Elena Durazo
Vice President, Unite Here (National Hospitality Workers Union)
Vice-Chair, LA 2024
Phyllis Easton
Board Member, Easton Technology Management Center at UCLA Anderson School
Dr. Eric Esrailian
Co-Chief, Digestive Diseases, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

Janet Evans
Vice-Chair & Director of Athletes, LA 2024
Jim Ford
Senior Advisor, Oaktree Capital  
Senior Advisor-Strategic Partnerships, LA 2024
Nichelle Gainey
President & CEO, SilverStone International
W.M. Garland III
Owner, Quercus LLC
David Geffen                            
CEO, The David Geffen Company
Bill Gerber
Film Producer
Ben Goldhirsh
Co-Founder & Co-CEO, GOOD
Most Reverend Jose Gomez
Archbishop of Los Angeles
Tom Gores
CEO, Platinum Equity  
Owner, Detroit Pistons
Sir Lucian Grainge
Chairman & CEO, Universal Music Group
Antonia Hernandez
President & CEO, California Community Foundation
Rusty Hicks
Executive Secretary-Treasurer, Los Angeles County Federation of Labor AFL-CIO
Jeff Hill
Managing Partner, Boston Consulting Group Los Angeles
Jim Hirschmann III
President & CEO, Western Asset Management Co.
Maria Hummer-Tuttle
Chair, J. Paul Getty Trust
Bob Iger
Chairman & CEO, The Walt Disney Company  
Vice-Chair, LA 2024
Earvin “Magic” Johnson
Chairman & CEO, Magic Johnson Enterprises   Vice-Chair, LA 2024
Matthew M. Johnson
Managing Partner, Zifferen Brittenham LLP    
President, Los Angeles Police Commission
Martha Karsh
Co-Founder, Karsh Family Foundation
Stan Kasten                              
President & CEO, Los Angeles Dodgers
Barbara Kendall MBE
Former IOC Member
Michelle Kerrick                        
Managing Partner, Deloitte Los Angeles
Michelle King
Superintendent, Los Angeles Unified School District
Jessica Lall
President & CEO, Central City Association
David Lee
Co-Founder & Managing General Partner, Clarity Partners
Mike Lenard
Vice President, International Court of Arbitration for Sport
Mary Leslie
President, Los Angeles Business Council
Robert W. Lovelace
Vice Chair, Capital Group Companies
Peter Lowy
Co-CEO, Westfield Group
Maurice Marciano
Co-Founder & Chairman emeritus, GUESS? Inc.
William McMorrow
Chairman & CEO, Kennedy Wilson
Alicia Miñana
Owner, Law offices of Alicia Miñana
Rachel Moore

James Murdoch

President & CEO, The Music Center

CEO, 21st Century Fox
Reverend Cecil Murray
Chair, USC Cecil Murray Center for Community Engagement
Kimbal Musk
Founder, The Kitchen
Janet Napolitano
President, University of California
Brian Nelson
General Counsel, LA 2024
C.L. Max Nikias
President, University of Southern California
Eloy Ortiz Oakley
Chancellor, California Community Colleges
Ron Olson
Partner, Munger, Tolles & Olson
Steve Pagliuca

Romel Pascual                          
Co-Chairman, Bain Capital  
Co-Owner & Managing Partner, Boston Celtics

Executive Director, CicLAvia
Skip Paul
Senior Advisor, Centerview Partners
Joan Payden
President & CEO, Payden & Rygel
Greg Penner
General Partner, Madrone Capital Partners  
Chairman, Walmart Board of Directors
Greg Penske
Chairman & CEO, Penske Motor Group
Jerry Perenchio
James Perse
Founder, James Perse Enterprises
Whitney Ping
Board Member, US Olympic Committee  
Vice President, Bain Capital
Pedro Pizarro
President & CEO, Edison International
Tony Pritzker
Managing Partner & Founder, Pritzker Group
Larry Probst
Chairman, Electronic Arts  
Chairman, US Olympic Committee  
IOC Member
Michael Rapino                        
President & CEO, Live Nation Entertainment
Tony Ressler

Alberto Retana

Chairman & CEO, Ares Management  
Owner, Atlanta Hawks

President & CEO, Community Coalition
Thomas F. Rosenbaum
President, California Institute of Technology
Ed Roski, Jr.
President & Chairman of the Board, Majestic Realty Co. 
Co-Owner, Los Angeles Kings

Robert K. Ross, MD
President & CEO, The California Endowment
Angela Ruggiero
Director of Strategy, LA 2024  
IOC Executive Board
Haim Saban
Chairman & CEO, Saban Capital Group
The Hon. Sunil Sabharwal
Member, IOC Commission on Sustainability & Legacy  
Frank Sanchez
Chair, LA84 Foundation
McDonald's Licensee
Barry Sanders
Chair, Southern California Committee for the Olympic Games
Carol Schatz
President & CEO, Downtown Center Business Improvement District
Jonah Schnel
Chairman & President, Fast A/R Funding
Jeff Shell
Chairman, NBCUniversal Filmed Entertainment Group
Chris Silbermann
Managing Partner, ICM Partners, LLC
Renata Simril
President & CEO, LA84 Foundation
Eric Smidt
Chairman & CEO, Harbor Freight Tools
Robert F. Smith
Founder, Chairman & CEO, Vista Equity Partners
Marc Stern
Chairman, The TCW Group, Inc.
Gene T. Sykes

CEO, LA 2024
Steve Tisch                              
Co-Owner & Chairman, New York Giants
Gary Toebben
President & CEO, The Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce
Kevin Tsujihara
Chairman & CEO, Warner Bros.
David Ulich
Partner, Sheppard Mullin  
President, Foundation for Global Sports Development
Alex von Furstenberg
Founder & Chief Investment Officer, Ranger Global Advisors, LLC
Stuart Waldman
President, Valley Industry Commerce Association
Shirley Wang
Founder & CEO, Plastpro Inc.
Walter Wang                            
Chairman & CEO, JM Eagle Inc.
Casey Wasserman
Chairman & CEO, Wasserman  
Chairman, LA 2024
Kevin White
VP & Director of Athletics, Duke University  
Board Member, US Olympic Committee
Kevin Yorn
Managing Partner, Morris Yorn Barnes Levine Entertainment Law Firm
Andre Young
p/k/a Dr. Dre
Music Producer, Songwriter & Performer, Film Producer, Entrepreneur
Jeremy Zimmer                        

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