Executive Team

Kathryn Schloessman,
President, Los Angeles Sports & Entertainment Commission

Founded in 1995, the Los Angeles Sports & Entertainment Commission (LASEC) partners with the City of Los Angeles to seek, host, promote and retain major sporting and entertainment events in Los Angeles. These events have a significant economic impact on the local economy and continue to spotlight Los Angeles as the Entertainment Capital of the World

The competition for attracting high-profile events is intense, so LASEC works to ensure that these events enjoy a positive experience and the full support of the city so that they are successful and want to return.

As president of the LASEC, Schloessman oversees and manages the day-to-day operations of the Commission. Some of the major events the Commission is working with, to help market and promote, include the U.S. Amateur and the Walker Cup (August/September 2017), the NBA All-Star Weekend (February 2018), the NCAA Men’s Regional (March 2018) and the Super Bowl (February 2021).

LASEC also hosts four annual events that bring LASEC board members and supporters together with other industry leaders – Rams All-Access, Lakers All-Access, the LASEC Golf Classic at The Riviera Country Club and Dodgers All-Access.

Prior to joining the Commission, Schloessman was a 13-year veteran of CB Commercial (now CBRE), 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 of 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. She is also an active member, and on the regional board of, Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO).

Schloessman graduated with a B.S. degree in business from the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. LASEC is a private nonprofit organization and affiliated with the Los Angeles Tourism & Convention Board.

Allison Citelli
Senior Manager, Events & Business Development

As the Director, Events & Business Development for the Los Angeles Sports & Entertainment Commission (LASEC), Allison works to develop relationships with Los Angeles venues, major leagues, and local associations and colleges. She assists with proposals and bids to bring events to Los Angeles and manages all LASEC-hosted events including Lakers All-Access, Dodgers All-Access, Rams All-Access and the LASEC Golf Classic. Allison also manages the annual Professional Development Program.

Founded in 1995, the Los Angeles Sports & Entertainment Commission (LASEC) partners with the City of Los Angeles to bring major sporting and entertainment events to Los Angeles, like the NBA All-Star Weekend, the GRAMMY Awards, the Super Bowl and many more. These events have a significant economic impact on the local economy and continue to spotlight Los Angeles as the Entertainment Capital of the World.

Prior to joining the LASEC team, Allison spent three seasons with AEG, as the STAPLES Center & Microsoft Theater Event Suites Sales Coordinator. In her time with AEG, Allison helped manage premium seating sales and communications for regular season games and concerts, plus special events including the GRAMMY Awards®, the Primetime Emmy Awards, the People’s Choice Awards, the American Music Awards, NBA All-Star, the X Games and more.

Allison graduated from the University of California Santa Barbara and currently resides in Santa Monica.

Susan Bryant
Executive Assistant to the President, Los Angeles Sports & Entertainment Commission

As the Executive Assistant to the President at the Los Angeles Sports & Entertainment Commission, Susan works closely with the president on all Board of Directors matters, development of plans for all LASEC events and bids to bring sporting and entertainment events to Los Angeles. She oversees the office of the president and interfaces with all LASEC board and advisory board members, sponsors, sports and entertainment executives.

Prior to joining the LASEC team, Susan was a seasoned professional in the entertainment industry, having worked for many years for Sony Pictures Entertainment, NBC Universal, and International Creative Management. During the last two decades, she has worked in production and development and has extensive experience in corporate communications.

Susan graduated from the University of Central Oklahoma, with a B.A. in Political Science.

Alana Hutchinson
Coordinator, Events & Community Relations

Founded in 1995, the Los Angeles Sports & Entertainment Commission (LASEC) partners with the City of Los Angeles to bring major sporting and entertainment events to Los Angeles, like the NBA All-Star Weekend, the GRAMMY Awards, the Super Bowl and many more. These events have a significant economic impact on the local economy and continue to spotlight Los Angeles as the Entertainment Capital of the World.

The competition for attracting high-profile events is intense, so LASEC works to ensure that these events enjoy a positive experience and the full support of the city.

As Coordinator of Events and Community Relations, Alana assists the LASEC team across a variety of platforms. In her role, Alana manages the social media accounts and works alongside the Community Relations Manager on the LASEC Volunteer Academy as well as assisting with event production of LASEC-hosted events including Dodgers All-Access, Lakers All-Access and NFL All-Access with the Los Angeles Rams.

Before joining the LASEC team, Alana interned with Legends Hospitality for the New York Yankees, the Pepperdine Athletics Communication Department and most recently, FOX Sports.

Alana graduated from Pepperdine University in April 2016 with a B.A. in Public Relations. During her time at Pepperdine, Alana served as President of the Lambda Pi Eta Communications Honor Society, Vice President of Waves PRSSA, Public Relations Director for The Waves Effect and co-captain of the Step Team.

Gabriella Coreas
Manager, Operations

Founded in 1995, the Los Angeles Sports & Entertainment Commission (LASEC) partners with the City of Los Angeles to bring major sporting and entertainment events to Los Angeles, like the NBA All-Star Weekend, the GRAMMY Awards, the Final Four, the Super Bowl and many others.

These events have a significant economic impact on the local economy and continue to spotlight Los Angeles as the Entertainment Capital of the World. The competition for attracting high-profile events is intense, so LASEC works to ensure that these events enjoy a positive experience and the full support of the city.

As the Manager of Operations at the Los Angeles Sports & Entertainment Commission, Gabriella works closely with the president on all Board of Directors matters, financial planning and development of plans for all LASEC events and bids to bring sporting and entertainment events to Los Angeles. She oversees the daily operations and interfaces with all LASEC board and advisory board members, sponsors, sports and entertainment executives.

Prior to joining the LASEC team, Gabriella was a seasoned Litigation Secretary/Paralegal for multiple prestigious law firms including Sidley Austin LLP, Crowder Law Center and Price Law Group.

Gabriella graduated from the University of California Riverside, with a B.A in Political Science-International Affairs and a B.A. in Philosophy.

Evelyn Hitchcock
Coordinator, Marketing & Community Outreach, Los Angeles Sports & Entertainment Commission

Founded in 1995, the Los Angeles Sports & Entertainment Commission (LASEC) partners with the City of Los Angeles to seek, host, promote and retain major sporting and entertainment events in Los Angeles. These events have a significant economic impact on the local economy and continue to spotlight Los Angeles as the Entertainment Capital of the World. The competition for attracting high-profile events is intense, so LASEC works to ensure that these events enjoy a positive experience and the full support of the city so that they are successful and want to return.

As LASEC’s Coordinator of Marketing and Community Outreach, Hitchcock helps to promote LASEC and its events to increase awareness and attendance. Hitchcock works to enhance LASEC’s online and social media presence. She is also responsible for overseeing the activities of LASEC’s Volunteer Academy and event production of LASEC’s events.

Some of the major events the Commission is working with, to help market and promote, include the NBA All-Star Weekend (February 2018), the NCAA Men’s Regional (March 2018) and the Super Bowl (February 2021). LASEC also hosts four annual events that bring LASEC board members and supporters together with other industry leaders – Rams All-Access, Lakers All-Access, the LASEC Golf Classic at The Riviera Country Club and Dodgers All-Access.

Before joining the LASEC team, Hitchcock worked at Allied Integrated Marketing with the Strategic Marketing & Branded Entertainment Team and interned with 87eleven, Factory PR, Pop TV and Paramount Pictures. Hitchcock participated in LASEC’s Professional Development Program as a rising junior in college, where she discovered her passion for the business side of sports and entertainment industries.

Hitchcock graduated from Loyola Marymount University in May 2016 with a B.A. in English. While attending LMU, Hitchcock co-founded Her Campus LMU, a website targeting collegiate women with curated content specific to Loyola. She also served as an active member of her sorority, Epsilon Zeta Delta Gamma.