Kathryn Schloessman, President
As president of the LA Sports & Entertainment Commission (LASEC), Schloessman oversees and manages the day-to-day operations of the Commission, which acts as the organization for the City of Los Angeles to seek, host, promote and retain special sports and entertainment events such as Super Bowls, Grammy Awards and All-Star games.
Some of the events Los Angeles will be hosting over the next year include the GRAMMY Awards and the ESPN X Games, in addition to annual events, like the Tournament of Roses Parade and Rose Bowl Game. Over the past years, LASEC was actively involved in hosting the NBA All-Star Weekend and the BCS National Championship week. LASEC continues to work diligently to bring several other high-profile events to Los Angeles.
Prior to joining the Commission, Schloessman was a 13-year veteran of CB Commercial (now CB Richard Ellis), the largest commercial real estate company in the United States. She held the position of managing officer of CB Commercial’s downtown Los Angeles office, where she was responsible for business development, operations and management of the Los Angeles region’s office professionals and oversaw CB Commercial’s community relations efforts.
Previously, Schloessman served as marketing director for CB Commercial’s Western Division. She also has more than 10 years experience as lead broker for major lease transactions in the downtown Los Angeles market.
Schloessman serves on the Advisory Board of the USC Sports Business Institute and Fremont College. She is also an active member in the Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO).
Schloessman graduated in 1983 with a B.S. degree in business from the University of Southern California in Los Angeles.
The LA Sports & Entertainment Commission actively works to maintain Los Angeles as the sports and entertainment capital of the world. LASEC is a private nonprofit organization and a division of the Los Angeles Tourism & Convention Board.
Cindy Hanson, Manager
As manager at the LA Sports & Entertainment Commission, Hanson assists the president in development and implementation of plans for all LASEC events and manages and coordinates staff and vendors for all projects. She also interfaces with all LASEC board and advisory board members, sponsors, sports and entertainment executives.
Hanson’s other responsibilities include identifying potential sponsors for events and providing administrative support including preparation of contracts and making sure that LASEC fulfills all its obligations under sponsor contracts. She also manages and coordinates outside organizations and vendors for projects and programs and, in conjunction with president, develops concepts for collateral materials, then supervises their creation, design, copy and ultimate distribution.
Previous to this, she was the assistant to the executive vice president at the LA INC. The Convention and Visitors Bureau and also, was assistant to the assistant chief of staff in Mayor Richard J. Riordan’s office.
Born in Detroit, Hanson is a long-time resident of Southern California. She attended UCLA where she received a B.A. degree in environmental policy and geography in 1993. She is a resident of Long Beach.
Manager, Sales & Events
As the Special Events Manager of the Los Angeles Sports & Entertainment Commission (LASEC), Molly Maser helps coordinate the event logistics for all of the Commission’s activities. This work includes event registration, sponsorship sales, ticket sales, marketing, venue and hotel coordination, volunteer training and management, silent auction, celebrity speaker coordination and all other aspects of event management.
Maser is also responsible for assisting in the editorial production and distribution of all LASEC printed materials and press releases. She serves as a liaison between the Los Angeles Tourism & Convention Board and LASEC regarding all financial matters.
Maser worked for Ploughshares Fund in San Francisco, handling board relations and operations for the San Francisco office. She planned board meetings as well as supported development events to help raise funds for the foundation and bring awareness to the nuclear nonproliferation community. Maser graduated in December 2011 from the University of San Francisco with a Bachelor of Art’s degree in Politics, co-concentration in Urban Development.
Maser was born in San Diego, California and currently resides in Los Angeles.
Manager, Sales & Community Outreach
Allison Citelli, 27, serves as Manager of Sales and Community Outreach for the Los Angeles Sports and Entertainment Commission (LASEC). In her role, Allison works to develop relationships with Los Angeles event venues, sporting events, associations and local colleges; assists with proposals and bids to bring sporting and entertainment events to Los Angeles; and manages all digital marketing activities on the LASEC website, social media pages and newsletters.
Prior to joining the LASEC team, Allison spent three seasons (two lockouts) with AEG, as the STAPLES Center & Nokia Theatre Event Suites Coordinator. In her time with AEG, Allison helped manage sales for events including the GRAMMY Awards®, the Primetime Emmy Awards, the People’s Choice Awards, the American Music Awards, the NBA All-Star Weekend, the X Games, Lakers, Clippers, Kings (including the Stanley Cup Championship), concerts, family shows and live boxing.
Allison graduated from the University of California Santa Barbara, as a double major in Psychology and Communications. Throughout her years at UCSB Allison completed internships with the UCSB Recreational Sports Sponsorship Sales Dept, the Oakland Raiders (two summers), and the Washington Nationals.
Allison currently resides in West Hollywood, CA.