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
Managing Director - LAX, United Airlines
Trudi Ferguson, Ph. D.
Advisory Board Chair; Professor, USC, Marshall School of Business
Neal Fraser
Chef/Owner, Redbird, Vibiana
Ruben Gonzalez
President, Gonzalez Strategic Affairs
Eric Gurna
President & CEO, LA’s BEST
Peter Hidalgo
Director of Government Affairs, Charter Communications
Gerald L. Katell
Board Chair Emeritus & President, Katell Productions, LLC and Katell Properties, LLC
Lyndal Larkin
Executive Coach and Leadership Consultant
Heather Lord
SVP, Head of Strategy & Innovation at American Funds, part of Capital Group
Jawaad Malik
Vice President, Gas Acquisition, SoCalGas
Gianandrea Marcaccini
Owner and Operating Partner, Villa Dolce Gelato
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
Juan Rodriguez
Partner, SCRB Strategies
June Sale
Advisory Board Chair Emeritus and Child Care Consultant
Teresa Samaniego
Vice President, Diversity & Community Relations ABC7
Steve Sommers
VP and Philanthropic Specialist, Wells Fargo Philanthropic Services
Cameron Strang
David Travers
CFO, ZipRecruiter
Efren Vasquez
Director, Advisory, PwC
Robert L. Wicke
Managing Director, Technology Practice, Deloitte Consulting