WHO WE ARE

ELEVATING OUR CITY THROUGH EXTRAORDINARY EXPERIENCES

Our mission is to help build a brighter, more vibrant city through the proven economic engine of hosting successful high-profile events. We work hard to ensure that Los Angeles is selected to host events that deliver significant and equitable economic benefits, huge community engagement opportunities, and extraordinary visibility.

OUR PILLARS

ELEVATE LOS ANGELES

Strengthening the region’s reputation as the premier sports and entertainment destination.

UNITE COMMUNITIES

Bringing people together from all parts of Los Angeles, encouraging participation in sports, entertainment and culture.

MAKE AN IMPACT

Driving significant social and economic impact across our local communities.

MEET THE PEOPLE BEHIND CHAMPIONLA

OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE

TOM TELLEFSEN
Principal, Tellefsen Investments — Chair

BRETT BITTEL
Bittel Enterprises, Inc.

JEANIE BUSS
CEO/Governor, Los Angeles Lakers

RON COHEN
Partner, LevatoLaw

JAMES ELLIS
Former Dean, Marshall School of Business, USC

PAUL MILLER
Managing Director, First Foundation Advisors

DAVID RONE 
Senior Managing Director, Guggenheim Partners

CHAMPIONLA DONORS

Thank you to our ChampionLA donors and supporters for your extraordinary civic support.

THE AHMANSON FOUNDATION

WALLIS ANNENBERG
Chairman of the Board & CEO
Annenberg Foundation

DAN BECKERMAN
President & CEO, AEG

BRETT & DENISE BITTEL

TODD BOEHLY
Co-Founder, Chairman and
CEO, Eldridge Industries

JEANIE BUSS
CEO/Governor
Los Angeles Lakers

VICTOR COLEMAN
Chairman & CEO
Hudson Pacific Properties

GORDON CRAWFORD
Investor & Philanthropist

DELOITTE
Terry Feit
Managing Partner, Los Angeles

JAMES ELLIS
Former Dean, USC
Marshall School of Business

BOB GRAZIANO & WENDY WACHTELL
Vice Chairman
Private Bank, J.P. Morgan
President & CEO
Joseph Drown Foundation

SUSAN HIRSCH WOHL
Director & President
Bob & Nita Hirsch Family Foundation

DAVID JENKINS

STEPHEN AND JEAN KAPLAN
Chairman, Nalpak Capital
Co-Chairman, DC United

KENNEDY WILSON

ERIK KRAMER

STAN KROENKE
Los Angeles Rams,
SoFi Stadium and Hollywood Park

LA84 FOUNDATION
Debra Kay Duncan, Board Chair

LOS ANGELES DODGERS

LOS ANGELES SPORTS & ENTERTAINMENT COMMISSION
Board of Directors

LOS ANGELES TOURISM MARKETING DISTRICT

MICHAEL MALDONADO
Fourth Dimension Events

ALFRED E. MANN FAMILY FOUNDATION

JOHN & CARRIE MAPES
Partner, Aurora Capital
Co-Founder, Hello Again

MELISSA’S PRODUCE

NBCUNIVERSAL
Jeff Shell

PILLSBURY WINTHROP
SHAW PITTMAN LLP

Jim Rishwain, Chair Emeritus

PLAY EQUITY FUND
Renata Simril, President

BENNETT & ALLISON ROSENTHAL
Co-Managing Owner, LAFC and
Co-Founder, Ares Management

SPENDTHRIFT FARM, LLC

SWEET SWEAT BY SPORTS RESEARCH
Jeff Pedersen, Founder/CEO

GENE SYKES
Managing Director
Goldman Sachs

TOM TELLEFSEN
Principal
Tellefsen Investments, Inc.

CASEY WASSERMAN 
Chairman & CEO, Wasserman
Chairperson, LA28

WORTHE REAL ESTATE GROUP

FEATURED CHAMPIONLA SUPPORTER


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“The wellbeing of our communities in Los Angeles depends on sustained, collective action. I’m proud to support ChampionLA as it works to attract the types of events that will benefit our city and region for years to come.”

Wallis Annenberg

CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD & CEO OF ANNENBERG FOUNDATION

CONTACT

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