Aug 9, 2019

How Schloessman and LASEC help bring the big games to LA

When it comes to landing major sports events for Los Angeles, the 18th floor of downtown’s U.S. Bank building could be considered the control tower.

That’s where Kathryn Schloessman, president and chief executive of the Los Angeles Sports & Entertainment Commission since 1997, orchestrates the city’s process of bidding for, securing and planning some of the world’s biggest events.

The nonprofit LASEC, which was launched in 1995 by then-Mayor Richard Riordan and works closely with the Los Angeles Tourism and Convention Board, has played a key role in shaping what Schloessman calls L.A.’s “decade of opportunity.”

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