Board of Directors

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Christopher Dusseault
Chair LA's BEST Board of Directors. Partner, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP
Adam Deromedi
Sr. Manager Corporate Strategy, AECOM
Alberto Diaz
LAX Chief Pilot, United Airlines
Trudi Ferguson, Ph. D.
Advisory Board Chair; Professor, USC, Marshall School of Business
Neal Fraser
Chef/Owner, Redbird, Vibiana, Fritzi Coop
Ruben Gonzalez
President, Gonzalez Strategic Affairs and Senior Advisor to the CEO of the LA Chamber of Commerce
Eric Gurna
President & CEO, LA’s BEST
Gerald L. Katell
Board Chair Emeritus & President, Katell Productions, LLC and Katell Properties, LLC
Lyndal Larkin
Head of People, NEXT
Heather Lord
SVP, Head of Strategy & Innovation at American Funds, part of Capital Group
Jawaad Malik
Vice President, Gas Acquisition, SoCalGas
Damián Mazzotta
Senior Advisor, Zero Gravity
Mary Odell
Chairman, The Riordan Foundation
Kelechi Ogbunamiri
CIO of Hankey Group
Dakota Ortiz
Director of Social Impact, Endeavor
Samira Poulos
The Honorable Richard J. Riordan
Founder, The Riordan Foundation
June Sale
Advisory Board Chair Emeritus and Child Care Consultant
Teresa Samaniego
Vice President, Diversity & Community Relations ABC7
Dean Schramm
Principal, The Schramm Group
Cameron Strang
David Travers
CFO, ZipRecruiter
Robert L. Wicke
Managing Director, Technology Practice, Deloitte Consulting