L.A. Committee

Janet Clayton
Geoffrey Cowan
Frank Gehry
Ronald George
Antonia Hernández
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Janet Clayton
L.A. Committee
Janet Clayton is senior vice president of corporate communications for Edison International and Southern California Edison. She leads internal and external communications, corporate and brand positioning, and philanthropic programs. 

Prior to joining Edison International, Clayton was president of ThinkCure, a community-based nonprofit that raises funds for cancer research and is the official charity of the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Prior to ThinkCure, Clayton had a distinguished career at the Los Angeles Times as a key member of its leadership team. She represented the largest news organization in the West during live television presidential and gubernatorial debates and public affairs news programs on CNN and MSNBC. She held numerous positions, including editor of the editorial pages, where she determined the Times’ official opinions on local, state, national and international issues. 

Clayton has received many accolades for excellence in her profession, including recognition as the editor of two Pulitzer Prize-winning series, one on chronic homelessness in Los Angeles and one on the dysfunctions of California state government. She is a member of Phi Beta Kappa and holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Southern California. 

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Geoffrey Cowan
Board of Directors, L.A. Committee
An award-winning writer, television producer and teacher, Geoffrey Cowan is the former dean of the USC Annenberg School (1996-2007). He now holds the Annenberg Family Chair in Communication Leadership and the title of University Professor. During the administration of President Bill Clinton, Cowan headed the Voice of America. Then, from 2010 to 2016, Cowan served as the President of the Annenberg Foundation Trust at Sunnylands, where he hosted three presidential summits, including the historic meeting in 2013 between President Barack Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping of China. Cowan is the author of several popular books, including "Let the People Rule: Theodore Roosevelt and the Birth of the Presidential Primary", "Top “See No Evil: The Backstage Battle Over Sex and Violence on Television” and the best-selling “The People v. Clarence Darrow: The Bribery Trial of America's Greatest Lawyer", and an award-winning play, "Top Secret: The Battle for the Pentagon Papers".
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Frank Gehry
L.A. Committee
Frank Gehry has revolutionized architecture’s aesthetics, social and cultural role, and relationship to the city. His pioneering work in digital technologies set in motion the practices adopted by the construction industry today. The Canadian-born, Los Angeles–based architect’s work interrogates a building’s means of expression, a process that has brought with it new methods of design and technology as well as an innovative approach to materials. Gehry's innovation and ability to push the boundaries of architecture garnered him the Pritzker Architecture Prize in 1989.

Frank Gehry presents a comprehensive examination of his extraordinary body of work from the early 1960s—he established his firm in Los Angeles in 1962—to the present, featuring over 200 drawings, many of which have never been seen publicly, and 65 models that illuminate the evolution of Gehry’s thinking. Tracing the arc of his career, the exhibition focuses on two main themes: urbanism and the development of new systems of digital design and fabrication, including his use of CATIA, a software tool used in the aeronautics and automobile industries, which allows the digital manipulation of 3-D representations. This retrospective offers an opportunity to reflect on the development of Gehry’s work and to understand the processes of one of the great architectural minds.

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Ronald George
Think Long Committee for California, L.A. Committee

CHIEF JUSTICE RONALD M. GEORGE is a 1961 graduate of Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and a 1964 graduate of Stanford Law School.


From 1965 to 1972, he served as a Deputy Attorney General in the California Department of Justice, where he represented the State of California in six oral arguments before the United States Supreme Court, two of which involved arguing in support of the constitutionality of the death penalty, and appeared in numerous cases before the California Supreme Court, including the prosecution of Sirhan Sirhan for the assassination of Senator Robert Kennedy. 


In 1972, Chief Justice George was appointed to the Los Angeles Municipal Court by Governor Reagan, in 1977 to the Los Angeles County Superior Court by Governor Brown, Jr., in 1987 to the Court of Appeal for the Second Appellate District by Governor Deukmejian, in 1991 to the California Supreme Court by Governor Wilson as an Associate Justice (confirmed in 1994 by the voters for a 12-year term) and in 1996 as the 27th Chief Justice of California (confirmed in 1998 by the voters for a 12-year term).  On the Superior Court, he served as supervising judge of the Criminal Division and presided over People v. Buono (the “Hillside Strangler” case) from 1981 to 1983, thereafter serving for three years on civil assignments in that court.  In 1982, he was elected President of the California Judges’ Association.


As Chief Justice of California, he chaired the Judicial Council of California and the Commission on Judicial Appointments, and cochaired the California-Federal Judicial Council.  Chief Justice George has authored numerous publications and has lectured at numerous educational programs.  Among the recognitions he has received are the State Bar Council on Access and Fairness Diversity Award (2010), being inducted as a Member of the Warren E. Burger Society (2010), the National Association of Women Judges Joan Dempsey Klein Award (2010), the Consumer Attorneys of California Champion of Civil Justice Award (2010), being inducted as a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (2009), the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers’ Family Law Person of the Year Award (2009), the Asian Law Alliance’s Legal Impact Award (2009), the Friends of the Los Angeles County Law Library’s Beacon of Justice Award (2009), the Los Angeles Consumer Attorneys Association Roger J. Traynor Memorial Award (2008), the Bar Association of San Francisco’s Champion of Justice Award (2008), the American Bar Association’s John Marshall Award (2007), the American College of Trial Lawyers Samuel E. Gates Award (2007), the Legal Writing Institute’s Golden Pen Award (2007), the American Judicature Society’s Opperman Award for Judicial Excellence (2006), the Consumer Attorneys of California Justice of the Year Award (2006), the Burton Reform in Law Award (2006), the State Bar of California’s Bernard Witkin Medal (2005), the Public Counsel’s William O. Douglas Award (2004), the James Madison Freedom of Information Award of the Society of Professional Journalists (2003), the William H. Rehnquist Award for Judicial Excellence (2002), the Judge Learned Hand Award (2000), the Foundation of the State Bar’s Justice Award (2000), the American Judicature Society’s Herbert Harley Award (1998), and the St. Thomas More Law Society’s Medallion Award (1997).  He served as president of the Conference of Chief Justices and chair of the National Center for State Courts Board of Directors in 2003-04, and is a member of the steering committee of the Georgetown University Law Center’s Sandra Day O’Connor Project on the State of the Judiciary.

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Antonia Hernández
Think Long Committee for California, L.A. Committee

Ms. Antonia Hernandez serves as Director at Local Initiatives Support Corporation since January 2007. She has been a Director of Golden West Financial Corp. since 1995. She joined the California Community Foundation as President and CEO in February 2004. She was President and General Counsel of the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund, a national nonprofit litigation and advocacy organization. Before joining MALDEF as a regional counsel in Washington in ... 1981, she was a staff attorney with the Los Angeles Center for Law and Justice and then worked as counsel to the United States Senate Committee on the Judiciary. Ms. Hernández is a trustee for the Rockefeller Foundation and a member of the board of directors for the Automobile Club of Southern California and Golden West Financial Corporation. She serves on various commissions, advisory boards, committees and panels, including the Pacific Council for International Policy. She holds a J.D. from UCLA.

Maria Hummer-Tuttle
Robert Kotick
Cindy Miscikowski
Dominic Ng
Sean Parker
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Maria Hummer-Tuttle
L.A. Committee
Maria Hummer-Tuttle, a lawyer, was a partner and Chair of the Management Committee and Co-Managing Partner of Manatt, Phelps and Phillips in Los Angeles.  She was affiliated with the law firm for over 25 years.  She currently serves as the Chair of the Board of Trustees of the J. Paul Getty Trust, and serves on the boards of Caltech, the W.M. Keck Foundation, and the Foundation for Art and Preservation in Embassies.  Ms. Hummer-Tuttle is President of The Hummer Tuttle Foundation and is a member of the Pacific Council on International Policy, the Council on Foreign Relations, the Getty Conservation Institute Council, the Caltech Space Innovation Council, and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.  Ms. Hummer-Tuttle has served on a number of charitable and civic boards including The Music Center of Los Angeles County, the Hammer Museum, the Los Angeles World Affairs Council, Children's Institute Inc., Mount St. Mary's College and Scripps College, the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce, the Legal Aid Foundation and the Women’s Leadership Board of John F. Kennedy School of Government – Harvard University.  Maria Hummer-Tuttle received her B.A. from Scripps College and her J.D. from UCLA School of Law.
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Robert Kotick
L.A. Committee
Bobby Kotick is the Chief Executive Officer of Activision Blizzard. Through two decades of his leadership, Activision Blizzard has grown to become the world’s largest and most profitable interactive entertainment company. The company has created some of the world’s most valuable and beloved franchises including Call of Duty, World of Warcraft, Candy Crush, Skylanders, Destiny, Diablo and Guitar Hero. 

Mr. Kotick serves on the boards of The Coca-Cola Company, The Los Angeles County Museum of Art, The Center for Early Education and The Harvard Westlake School. Mr. Kotick is also the founder and co-chairman of The Call of Duty Endowment, a non-profit focused on increasing veteran employment.
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Cindy Miscikowski
L.A. Committee
Cindy Miscikowski served for more than 35 years in the City of Los Angeles in the fields of land use, planning, and fiscal management. She was a member of the Los Angeles City Council from 1997 to 2005, where she spear-headed the adoption in 2005 of the new Master Plan for Los Angeles International Airport, which allowed modernization to move forward. From July, 2009 until September, 2013, she served as President of the L.A. Board of Harbor Commissioners, and led the Port in achieving record air quality improvement while maintaining its status as the largest Port in the U.S. 

Since late 2009 Cindy has been the General and Managing Partner of The Ring Group, responsible for a real estate portfolio of multi-family properties consisting of over 2,600 units of apartments and boat slips in Marina del Rey and the Westside of Los Angeles. 

Additionally, she is a member of the Board of Directors of the Music Center, Genesis L.A. – a non-profit economic development entity, and the UCLA Board of Visitors for the School of Art & Architecture. She is also the Chair of The Ring Foundation.
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Dominic Ng
L.A. Committee
Dominic Ng is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of East West Bank. Headquartered in California, East West Bank is a top performing commercial bank with an exclusive focus on the U.S. and Greater China. Mr. Ng transformed East West Bank from a small savings and loan association with $600 million in assets in 1991, into a full-service commercial bank today with $33.1 billion in assets. East West Bank has been ranked in the top 15 of “America’s 100 Best Banks” by Forbes for the last six consecutive years. 

Widely recognized for his business achievements, civic and community leadership, Mr. Ng has been named one of the 25 most notable Chinese Americans by Forbes, Business Person of the Year by the Los Angeles Business Journal, and one of the 100 most influential people in Los Angeles by the Los Angeles Times. In 2016, Mr. Ng received The United Way Alexis de Tocqueville Award presented by United Way Worldwide that recognizes his exceptional and sustained engagement and philanthropic leadership. In 2014, Mr. Ng became the first Asian American to receive the Humanitarian Award from the Anti-Defamation League’s Pacific Southwest Region. 

Mr. Ng currently serves as an independent director on the board of Mattel, Inc. (NYSE: MAT). He is also a member of the University of Southern California Board of Trustees. From 2011 to 2014, he served as Chairman of the Committee of 100, promoting mutual understanding between the U.S. and China and advocating a collaborative partnership between the two countries. From 2005 to 2011, he served on the board of directors of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, Los Angeles Branch.
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Sean Parker
L.A. Committee
Sean Parker is a philanthropist and entrepreneur with a record of launching genre-defining companies. He is the President of The Parker Foundation which focuses on three areas: Life Sciences, Global Public Health and Civic Engagement. In April of this year, the Parker Foundation announced a $250 million grant to form the Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy. 

Mr. Parker has been recognized for his leadership in funding and promoting research into the relationship between the immune system and cancer. Mr. Parker helped to establish the Stand Up 2 Cancer (SU2C) and Cancer Research Institute's (CRI) Immunotherapy Dream Team. In 2013, he was honored by CRI with the Oliver R. Grace Award for Distinguished Service in Advancing Cancer Research. 

Mr. Parker was the co-founder of Napster at age 19 and Plaxo at 21. In 2004 he joined with Mark Zuckerberg to develop the online social network Facebook and served as Facebook's founding president, and in 2007 he co-founded Causes on Facebook, which registered 180 million people to donate money and take action. In 2014, he announced his backing of a new initiative called Brigade, an online platform for civic engagement. Mr. Parker is also chairman and founder of the Economic Innovation Group, based in Washington DC.
Gregory Rodriguez
Jeff Skoll
Steve Soboroff
Evan Spiegel
Zev Yaroslavsky
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Gregory Rodriguez
L.A. Committee
Gregory Rodriguez is the founder and publisher of Zócalo Public Square.  He is also the founding director of the Center for Social Cohesion at Arizona State University, a Goldman Sachs Senior Fellow at the Smithsonian Institution, and a Senior Research Fellow at the New America Foundation in Washington, D.C.

From 2005 to 2013 he wrote a widely syndicated op-ed column for the Los Angeles Times.  He is the author of Mongrels, Bastards, Orphans & Vagabonds: Mexican Immigration and the Future of Race in America, which The Washington Post listed among the Best Books of the Year. 
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Jeff Skoll
21st Century Council, L.A. Committee

Jeff Skoll is a philanthropist and social entrepreneur. As founder and chairman of the Skoll Foundation, Participant Media and the Skoll Global Threats Fund, he is bringing life to his vision of a sustainable, peaceful and prosperous world. Jeff was the first President of eBay, developing the company’s inaugural business plan and leading its successful initial public offering.  He also pioneered creation of the eBay Foundation through the allocation of pre-IPO shares.


In 1999, Jeff launched the Skoll Foundation - the world’s leading foundation for social entrepreneurship – and in 2004 he founded Participant Media.  Participant’s  films are accompanied by social action and advocacy campaigns to engage the public, and its 43
films to date have collectively received a total of 7 Academy Awards® and 35 nominations. Some of the films include, Good Night, and Good Luck, Syriana, An Inconvenient Truth, The Kite Runner,The Cove, Countdown to Zero, Waiting for Superman, and Food, Inc.


In 2009, Skoll founded the Skoll Global Threats Fund.  Its initial focus will be on five global issues that, if unchecked, could bring the world to its knees: climate change, water scarcity, pandemics, nuclear proliferation and Middle East conflict.Jeff holds a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Toronto and an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.

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Steve Soboroff
L.A. Committee
Steve Soboroff, Los Angeles Police Commissioner, is a member of the Board of Directors of the Weingart Foundation and the MaceRich Company (NYSE) and past President of Playa Vista. He is Senior advisor to California Science Center in the Space Shuttle Endeavour project and created the Staples Center project. He is married to Patti and they have five children and one new grandson. He is a lousy golfer, a great typewriter collector, and does not know anything about fine wines
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Evan Spiegel
21st Century Council, L.A. Committee
Evan Spiegel is co-founder and Chief Executive Officer at Snapchat. Evan launched Snapchat with co-founder Bobby Murphy in September 2011 while still a student at Stanford University. In 2012, Evan left Stanford’s d.school to dedicate one hundred percent of his time to the new company. 

Prior to studying at Stanford, Evan completed design classes at Otis College of Art and Design and the Art Center College of Design.




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Zev Yaroslavsky
L.A. Committee
During a career in public life spanning nearly four decades, Zev Yaroslavsky has been at the forefront of Los Angeles County’s biggest issues, including transportation, the environment, health care, and cultural arts. He was first elected to office in 1975, winning the Los Angeles City Council’s coveted 5th District seat at the age of 26. In 1994, he was elected to the five-member Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, representing the Third District, the western part of the county and a constituency of two million people. Because of term limits, he retired from office in 2014. As a member of the Board of Supervisors, he quickly emerged as a leader on fiscal, health care, transportation, cultural and environmental matters. The county’s leader in the cultural arts, he championed efforts to rebuild and modernize the Hollywood Bowl and was instrumental in the development of Walt Disney Concert Hall. He has also funded major investments in the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Museum of Natural History and the San Fernando Valley Performing Arts Center. He has long been associated with the National Democratic Institute (NDI) and he is now the Director of the Los Angeles Initiative at the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs and the Department of History, focusing on the intersection of policy, politics and history of the Los Angeles region. Born and raised in Los Angeles, he earned BA and MA degrees from UCLA.