OUR TEAM

Kathy Schloessman

KATHRYN SCHLOESSMAN
President & CEO

Kathryn Schloessman is President & CEO of the Los Angeles Sports & Entertainment Commission (LASEC), a non-profit organization officially designated by Los Angeles Tourism to attract, secure and support high-profile sports and entertainment events in Los Angeles.

Schloessman leads LASEC’s strategic efforts to bring major events to Los Angeles and partners with the City and the region’s iconic venues to host a successful experience, ensuring their desire for a future return. She is also responsible for overseeing and managing the organization’s day-to-day operations.

Under Schloessman’s leadership, LASEC has been awarded, and has begun plans for the hosting of, several high-profile sporting events including the 2021 MLS All-Star Game, 2022 Super Bowl, 2022 MLB All-Star Game, 2023 College Football Playoff National Championship, 123rd U.S. Open Championship, 2024 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball West Region Championship and continues to support the Local Organizing Committee for the 2028 Olympic and Paralympic Games. The LASEC team is now working to guarantee Los Angeles as one of the 2026 FIFA Men’s World Cup™ host cities. After securing these high profile events, LASEC connects these events with local businesses and communities to deliver lasting economic, cultural, and social impacts for the region.

LASEC also hosts four annual events aimed at bringing board members and community supporters together with industry leaders: Dodgers All-Access, Lakers All-Access, LASEC Golf Classic at The Riviera Country Club and NFL All-Access.

Prior to joining LASEC, Schloessman was a 13-year veteran of CB Commercial (now CBRE), the largest commercial real estate company in the United States. As managing officer of CB Commercial’s Downtown Los Angeles office, 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. Schloessman also served as marketing director for CB Commercial’s Western Division and has more than 10 years of experience as lead broker for major lease transactions in the Downtown Los Angeles market.

Schloessman is an active member of Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO). Schloessman holds a Bachelor of Science degree in business from the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. 

Irene Klepp

IRENE KLEPP
Chief Financial Officer

Irene Klepp is Chief Financial Officer of the Los Angeles Sports & Entertainment Commission (LASEC), a non-profit organization officially designated by Los Angeles Tourism to attract, secure and support high-profile sports and entertainment events in Los Angeles.

Klepp has responsibility for the Finance, Legal and Administrative functions of the organization and provides executive support for LASEC Board Committees in the areas of Audit, Finance and Risk Management.  Klepp works closely with LASEC partners for budget and contract initiatives related to special events and upcoming high-profile events including the Super Bowl and the College Football National Championship. 

In recent years, LASEC has been awarded and has begun plans for the hosting of several high-profile sporting events including the 2021 MLS All-Star Game, 2022 Super Bowl, 2022 MLB All-Star Game, 2023 College Football Playoff National Championship, 123rd U.S. Open Championship, 2024 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball West Region Championship and continues to support the Local Organizing Committee for the 2028 Olympic and Paralympic Games. The LASEC team is now working to guarantee Los Angeles as one of the 2026 FIFA Men’s World Cup™ host cities. After securing these high profile events, LASEC connects these events with local businesses and communities to deliver lasting economic, cultural, and social impacts for the region.

Prior to joining LASEC in July 2020, Klepp was Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President of Administration at the Richard Nixon Foundation, one of thirteen Presidential Foundations in the U.S. During a five-year term at the Foundation, Klepp led the Accounting, Sales, Operations, Retail Store and Facility teams through an average of 200 annual events, expanding the customer base through concierge marketing, benchmarking and innovative promotions for the retail experience. From 2007 to 2015, Klepp founded and managed Klepp & Associates, an outsourced CFO practice designed for startups and venture capital backed firms.  Klepp has held various Program Management and Finance roles with Verizon Wireless and Western Digital Corporation in Southern California. 

Klepp graduated from the University of California, Irvine with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biological Sciences.  Klepp served on the Boards of the Association for Latin American Professionals and Financial Executives International (FEI) and volunteered with SCORE of Orange County as an Accounting instructor to several hundred small business owners.

Allison Citelli

ALLISON CITELLI
Vice President, Events & Business Development

Allison Citelli is Vice President, Events & Business Development of the Los Angeles Sports & Entertainment Commission (LASEC), a non-profit organization officially designated by Los Angeles Tourism to attract, secure and support high-profile sports and entertainment events in Los Angeles.

Citelli works directly with community partners to put together bids that attract high-profile, impactful events to Los Angeles. She serves as a liaison to the event, ensuring stakeholders enjoy a positive experience and have the full support of the city during their time in Los Angeles. Citelli also oversees all LASEC-hosted events and marketing efforts, as well as the LASEC Volunteer Academy and the organization’s annual Professional Development Program.

In recent years, LASEC has been awarded and has begun plans for the hosting of several high-profile sporting events including the 2021 MLS All-Star Game, 2022 Super Bowl, 2022 MLB All-Star Game, 2023 College Football Playoff National Championship, 123rd U.S. Open Championship, 2024 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball West Region Championship and continues to support the Local Organizing Committee for the 2028 Olympic and Paralympic Games. The LASEC team is now working to guarantee Los Angeles as one of the 2026 FIFA Men’s World Cup™ host cities. After securing these high profile events, LASEC connects these events with local businesses and communities to deliver lasting economic, cultural, and social impacts for the region.

LASEC also hosts four annual events aimed at bringing board members and community supporters together with industry leaders: Dodgers All-Access, Lakers All-Access, LASEC Golf Classic at The Riviera Country Club and NFL All-Access.

Prior to joining the LASEC team, Citelli spent three years with AEG as Event Suites Sales Coordinator at STAPLES Center and Microsoft Theater. In her role, she helped manage premium seating sales and communications for the Lakers, Clippers, Kings and Sparks; concerts; 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 much more.

Citelli graduated from the University of California Santa Barbara with a Bachelor of Arts in Communications and Psychology.

Jason Krutzsch

JASON KRUTZSCH
Vice President, Marketing, Content & Communications

Jason Krutzsch is Vice President, Marketing, Content & Communications for the Los Angeles Sports & Entertainment Commission (LASEC), a non-profit organization officially designated by Los Angeles Tourism to attract, secure and support high-profile sports and entertainment events in Los Angeles.

Jason is focused on developing the brand strategy for LASEC and working with community partners to market the high-profile, impactful events taking place in Los Angeles.

In recent years, LASEC has been awarded and has begun plans for the hosting of several high-profile sporting events including the 2021 MLS All-Star Game, 2022 Super Bowl, 2022 MLB All-Star Game, 2023 College Football Playoff National Championship, 123rd U.S. Open Championship, 2024 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball West Region Championship and continues to support the Local Organizing Committee for the 2028 Olympic and Paralympic Games. The LASEC team is now working to guarantee Los Angeles as one of the 2026 FIFA Men’s World Cup™ host cities. After securing these high profile events, LASEC connects these events with local businesses and communities to deliver lasting economic, cultural, and social impacts for the region.

LASEC also hosts four annual events aimed at bringing board members and community supporters together with industry leaders: Dodgers All-Access, Lakers All-Access, LASEC Golf Classic at The Riviera Country Club and NFL All-Access.

Prior to joining the LASEC team, Jason spent twelve years working for ESPN on the X Games brand. During his time at ESPN, Jason was focused on event marketing, the launch and growth of @XGames social media platforms, developing the World of X Games weekly TV show and overseeing the strategy for all X Games content across TV, digital, social media and our premiere action sports events across the globe.

Jason is a Southern California native and graduated from Colorado State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Business Marketing.

Karina Herold

KARINA HEROLD
Vice President, Major Events

Karina Herold is Vice President, Major Events of the Los Angeles Sports & Entertainment Commission (LASEC), a non-profit organization officially designated by Los Angeles Tourism to attract, secure and support high-profile sports and entertainment events in Los Angeles.

Herold oversees operations, special events, legacy programming and community engagement for upcoming high-profile events including the Super Bowl and the College Football National Championship.

In recent years, LASEC has been awarded and has begun plans for the hosting of several high-profile sporting events including the 2021 MLS All-Star Game, 2022 Super Bowl, 2022 MLB All-Star Game, 2023 College Football Playoff National Championship, 123rd U.S. Open Championship, 2024 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball West Region Championship and continues to support the Local Organizing Committee for the 2028 Olympic and Paralympic Games. The LASEC team is now working to guarantee Los Angeles as one of the 2026 FIFA Men’s World Cup™ host cities. After securing these high profile events, LASEC connects these events with local businesses and communities to deliver lasting economic, cultural, and social impacts for the region.

Herold previously served as the Sports & Entertainment Sales Director at LASEC from 2008 – 2011. Before re-joining LASEC in 2020, Herold served as the Deputy Director of Athletics at Pepperdine University and was responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations of the athletics department including external operations (corporate partnerships, ticket sales, marketing, promotions, fan experience, branding, communications, and events), facilities operations, business operations and compliance as well as the student-facing units of academic support, leadership development, sports medicine, sports performance, mental health and diversity, equity and inclusion.  Herold was a member of the Athletics Student Care Team and co-chaired Pepperdine University’s Diversity Council.  Herold served as the Tournament Manager for the NCAA Men’s Basketball West Region Championship at STAPLES Center hosted by Pepperdine University in 2013, 2015, and 2018, as well as the 2020 event canceled by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Herold graduated from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst with a Master of Business Administration and Master of Science in Sport Management and the University of California, San Diego with a Bachelor of Arts in Human Development.

Gaby Coreas

GABRIELLA COREAS
Director, Operations

Gabriella Coreas is Director, Operations of the Los Angeles Sports & Entertainment Commission (LASEC), a non-profit organization officially designated by Los Angeles Tourism to attract, secure and support high-profile sports and entertainment events in Los Angeles.

Coreas 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. Coreas oversees the daily operations and interfaces with all LASEC board and advisory board members, sponsors, sports and entertainment executives.

In recent years, LASEC has been awarded and has begun plans for the hosting of several high-profile sporting events including the 2021 MLS All-Star Game, 2022 Super Bowl, 2022 MLB All-Star Game, 2023 College Football Playoff National Championship, 123rd U.S. Open Championship, 2024 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball West Region Championship and continues to support the Local Organizing Committee for the 2028 Olympic and Paralympic Games. The LASEC team is now working to guarantee Los Angeles as one of the 2026 FIFA Men’s World Cup™ host cities. After securing these high profile events, LASEC connects these events with local businesses and communities to deliver lasting economic, cultural, and social impacts for the region.

LASEC also hosts four annual events aimed at bringing board members and community supporters together with industry leaders: Dodgers All-Access, Lakers All-Access, LASEC Golf Classic at The Riviera Country Club and NFL All-Access.

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

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

Christopher Hicks

CHRISTOPHER HICKS
Director, Community Engagement & Legacy

Christopher Hicks is Director, Community Engagement & Legacy of the Los Angeles Sports & Entertainment Commission (LASEC), a non-profit organization officially designated by Los Angeles Tourism to attract, secure, and support high-profile sports and entertainment events in Los Angeles.

Hicks is responsible for developing LASBHC Community Programs and supporting NFL-specific community initiatives including NFL Green, the Volunteer Program, the Legacy Program, and others.

In recent years, LASEC has been awarded and has begun plans for hosting several high-profile sporting events, including the 2021 MLS All-Star Game, 2022 Super Bowl, 2022 MLB All-Star Game, 2023 College Football Playoff National Championship, 123rd U.S. Open Championship, 2024 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball West Region Championship and continues to support the Local Organizing Committee for the 2028 Olympic and Paralympic Games. The LASEC team is now working to guarantee Los Angeles as one of the 2026 FIFA Men’s World Cup™ host cities. After securing these high-profile events, LASEC connects these events with local businesses and communities to deliver lasting economic, cultural, and social impacts for the region.

LASEC also hosts four annual events aimed at bringing board members and community supporters together with industry leaders: Dodgers All-Access, Lakers All-Access, LASEC Golf Classic at The Riviera Country Club and NFL All-Access.

Prior to joining the LASEC team, Hicks spent nearly two years with Nike, Inc. In his role, he managed social and community impact programs and partnerships including, but not limited to,   Mamba League, Women Coach LA, Title IX Celebration, and Students Run LA. Hicks also spent over nine years in the retail industry specializing in loss prevention while leading territories in Long Beach, Orange, Ventura and Los Angeles counties.

Hicks graduated from the University of California, Berkeley with a Bachelor of Arts in African American Studies.

Chincie Mouton

CHINCIE MOUTON
Director, Business Connect

Chincie Mouton is Director, Business Connect of the Los Angeles Sports & Entertainment Commission (LASEC), a non-profit organization officially designated by Los Angeles Tourism to attract, secure and support high-profile sports and entertainment events in Los Angeles.

Mouton works to identify and connect local, diverse and experienced Los Angeles County businesses with professional development, networking and sub-contracting opportunities directly linked to large-scale sports and entertainment events.

In recent years, LASEC has been awarded and has begun plans for the hosting of several high-profile sporting events, including the 2021 MLS All-Star Game, 2022 Super Bowl, 2022 MLB All-Star Game, 2023 College Football Playoff National Championship, 123rd U.S. Open Championship, 2024 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball West Region Championship and continues to support the Local Organizing Committee for the 2028 Olympic and Paralympic Games. The LASEC team is now working to guarantee Los Angeles as one of the 2026 FIFA Men’s World Cup™ host cities. After securing these high profile events, LASEC connects these events with local businesses and communities to deliver lasting economic, cultural, and social impacts for the region.

LASEC also hosts four annual events aimed at bringing board members and community supporters together with industry leaders: Dodgers All-Access, Lakers All-Access, LASEC Golf Classic at The Riviera Country Club and NFL All-Access.

Prior to joining the LASEC team, Mouton spent nearly four years with Atlanta Sports Council, Championship Hosting Division. In her role, she managed community engagement programs and events for the 2020 NCAA Men’s Final Four, Super Bowl LIII and 2018 College Football Playoff National Championship. Mouton also spent five years in the engineering industry leading community, media and public relations for intergovernmental infrastructure improvement programs and coastal restoration projects.

Mouton graduated from Louisiana State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies.

Alana Hutchinson

ALANA HUTCHINSON
Senior Manager, Events & Partnerships

Alana Hutchinson is Manager, Events & Community Outreach of the Los Angeles Sports & Entertainment Commission (LASEC), a non-profit organization officially designated by Los Angeles Tourism to attract, secure and support high-profile sports and entertainment events in Los Angeles.

Hutchinson serves as the event manager for all LASEC events. She works to creatively activate LASEC annual partners across these events and oversees team front office staff, talent and vendors to ensure a positive guest experience.

In recent years, LASEC has been awarded and has begun plans for the hosting of several high-profile sporting events including the 2021 MLS All-Star Game, 2022 Super Bowl, 2022 MLB All-Star Game, 2023 College Football Playoff National Championship, 123rd U.S. Open Championship, 2024 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball West Region Championship and continues to support the Local Organizing Committee for the 2028 Olympic and Paralympic Games. The LASEC team is now working to guarantee Los Angeles as one of the 2026 FIFA Men’s World Cup™ host cities. After securing these high profile events, LASEC connects these events with local businesses and communities to deliver lasting economic, cultural, and social impacts for the region.

LASEC also hosts four annual events aimed at bringing board members and community supporters together with industry leaders: Dodgers All-Access, Lakers All-Access, LASEC Golf Classic at The Riviera Country Club and NFL All-Access.

Prior to joining the LASEC team, Hutchinson interned with FOX Sports, Legends Hospitality for the New York Yankees and Pepperdine Athletics.

Hutchinson graduated Cum Laude from Pepperdine University with a B.A. in Public Relations.

Clara Murphy

CLARA MURPHY
Senior Manager, Marketing & Business Development

Clara Murphy is the Manager, Business Development of the Los Angeles Sports & Entertainment Commission (LASEC), a non-profit organization officially designated by Los Angeles Tourism to attract, secure and support high-profile sports and entertainment events in Los Angeles.

In her role, Murphy supports the team effort in bringing world-class sporting and entertainment events to Los Angeles. Additionally, she works to activate and service LASEC Partners, and manages the brand strategy for high-profile events in Los Angeles.

In recent years, LASEC has been awarded, and has begun plans for the hosting of, several high-profile sporting events including the 2021 MLS All-Star Game, 2022 Super Bowl, 2022 MLB All-Star Game, 2023 College Football Playoff National Championship, 123rd U.S. Open Championship, 2024 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball West Region Championship and continues to support the Local Organizing Committee for the 2028 Olympic and Paralympic Games. The LASEC team is now working to guarantee Los Angeles as one of the 2026 FIFA Men’s World Cup™ host cities. After securing these high profile events, LASEC connects these events with local businesses and communities to deliver lasting economic, cultural, and social impacts for the region.

LASEC also hosts four annual events aimed at bringing board members and community supporters together with industry leaders: Dodgers All-Access, Lakers All-Access, LASEC Golf Classic at The Riviera Country Club and NFL All-Access.

Prior to joining the LASEC team, Murphy spent two years with AEG as a Sales Representative at STAPLES Center and Microsoft Theater. She managed ticket sales and service for events including Lakers, Clippers, Kings, and Galaxy games; concerts; special events including BET Experience, ESPY Awards, Emmy Awards, GRAMMY Awards, American Music Awards, WWE, Nike 3on3 Tournament and more.

Murphy graduated Cum Laude from the University of California Riverside, with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration.

Susan Bryant

SUSAN BRYANT
Manager, Board & Office Administration

Susan Bryant is Manager Board & Office Administration of the Los Angeles Sports & Entertainment Commission (LASEC), a non-profit organization officially designated by Los Angeles Tourism to attract, secure and support high-profile sports and entertainment events in Los Angeles.

Bryant works closely with the President & CEO 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.

In recent years, LASEC has been awarded and has begun plans for the hosting of several high-profile sporting events including the 2021 MLS All-Star Game, 2022 Super Bowl, 2022 MLB All-Star Game, 2023 College Football Playoff National Championship, 123rd U.S. Open Championship, 2024 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball West Region Championship and continues to support the Local Organizing Committee for the 2028 Olympic and Paralympic Games. The LASEC team is now working to guarantee Los Angeles as one of the 2026 FIFA Men’s World Cup™ host cities. After securing these high profile events, LASEC connects these events with local businesses and communities to deliver lasting economic, cultural, and social impacts for the region.

LASEC also hosts four annual events aimed at bringing board members and community supporters together with industry leaders: Dodgers All-Access, Lakers All-Access, LASEC Golf Classic at The Riviera Country Club and NFL All-Access.

Prior to joining the LASEC team, Bryant was a seasoned professional in the entertainment industry, having worked at Sony Pictures Entertainment, NBCUniversal and International Creative Management. She also has experience in production and development with an extensive background in corporate communications.

Bryant graduated from the University of Central Oklahoma with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science.