The LA84 Foundation funds youth sports in Southern California, trains coaches, and examines the role of sport in society.

Our Team

The LA84 Foundation funds youth sports in Southern California, trains coaches, and examines the role of sport in society.

FRANK M. SANCHEZ – CHAIR

McDonald’s licensee; Board of Directors, Los Angeles Sports Council, Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce and McDonald’s Operators Association of Southern California.

RENATA SIMRIL – PRESIDENT & CEO

Full biography can be found here.

YVONNE B. BURKE

Former Los Angeles County Supervisor (Second District); President, Southern California Association of Governments for 2006-2007; Former U.S. Congresswoman; Former California State Assemblywoman; Former Regent, University of California; Former Member, Los Angeles Olympic Organizing Committee Board of Directors.

RAFER JOHNSON

Chairman, Board of Governors of Special Olympics in Southern California; Olympic silver medallist in the decathlon in 1956 and gold medallist in 1960; Member, Board of Directors, Joseph P. Kennedy Jr. Foundation and Exceptional Children’s Foundation; Advisory Board Member, Kids In Sports; Member, President’s Commission on Olympic Sports; Former Member, Los Angeles Olympic Organizing Committee Board of Directors.

JAE MIN CHANG

Chairman and Publisher, The Korea Times-Hankook Ilbo, the leading Korean language daily newspaper in the U.S.; Member, Board of Korean American Museum and Harvard-Westlake School; Member, Board of Councilors UCLA School of Dentistry.

STAN KASTEN

President and CEO, Los Angeles Dodgers; Former President, Washington Nationals, Atlanta Braves, Atlanta Hawks and Atlanta Thrashers. Served on the NBA and NHL Board of Governors; Former Trustee, Naismith Hall of Fame.

JOHN F. CHAVEZ

Former President & Chief Operating Officer/Director, Manufacturers Bank, Los Angeles; Former Vice President and Executive Credit Risk Manager, Bank of America N.T. and S.A., Los Angeles; Member, Board of Directors, Westside Regional Center, Achievable Foundation and American Martyrs School; Trustee, Notre Dame Girls Academy.

MAUREEN KINDEL

Principal, Kindel Gagan; Chair, L.A. Business Council Education Committee; University Regent, Loyola Marymount University; Member, Board of Directors Executive Committee, Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce; Member, Board of Directors, International Foundation for Election Systems and the League of Women Voters of Los Angeles Education Fund; Former Member, Los Angeles Olympic Organizing Committee Board of Directors

DEBRA KAY DUNCAN

Executive Director, Dan Murphy Foundation; Former Director, Ticket Office, University of Southern California. Former Director of Ticket Operations, Los Angeles Dodgers; Former Vice President, Finance, Olson Travelworld; Former General Manager, Ticketing, XV Olympic Winter Games in Calgary; Former Associate Vice President, Ticketing, XXIII Olympic Games in Los Angeles. Member, Board of Directors, Kids In Sports and Together in Mission for the Los Angeles Archdiocese. Member, Finance Council, American Martyrs Parish.

PATRICK MCCLENAHAN

President & CEO, Goodwill Southern California; Former President and Chief Executive Officer 2015 Special Olympics World Games; Former President and General Manager of CBS-owned television stations in Los Angeles, CBS2 and KCAL9; Former Executive Producer, Prime Ticket; Former Sr. Vice President of Production, Fox Sports Net. Honored with six Emmy’s for his work in sports television. Chairman, Special Olympics Southern California Board of Directors; Member, Board of Directors, Los Angeles Sports Council and the Ukleja Center for Ethical Leadership at California State University, Long Beach where he served as the William Dickson Leader in Residence.

JAMES L. EASTON

Chairman, Jas. D. Easton, Inc. of Van Nuys; Member, International Olympic Committee; Member, National Archery Association Foundation; Member, U.S. Olympic Committee Board of Directors.

PETER V. UEBERROTH

Managing Director, The Contrarian Group, Inc.; Board of Directors, Aircastle Ltd., Coca-Cola Company and the Irvine Company; Former Commissioner, Major League Baseball; Former President, Los Angeles Olympic Organizing Committee.

JONATHAN GLASER

Founder, JMG Capital Partners, L.P., Inc.; former member floor trader on the American Stock Exchange and Pacific Stock Exchange. Member, Board of Directors, Hudson Pacific Properties and Los Angeles Little League; Board of Trustees for Echo Horizon School, Max Factor Family Foundation, Jewish Community Foundation and the UC Berkeley Foundation. Member, World President’s Organization, Los Angeles Chapter.

WALTER F. ULLOA

Chairman & Chief Executive Officer Entravision Communications Corporation; Trustee, Loyola Marymount University; Member, Board of Directors, Los Angeles Music Center, Los Angeles Theatre Center and La Plaza de la Cultura y Artes.

ROBERT V. GRAZIANO

Managing Director, J.P. Morgan Private Bank; Former Managing Partner, Family Advisory Services at Northern Trust; Chair, Los Angeles Sports and Entertainment Commission; Board of Directors, LA’s BEST and USC Associates; Advisory Board Member, Jackie Robinson Foundation, USC Leventhal School of Accounting and USC Sports Business Institute; Member, Bel Air Chapter of Young Presidents Organization and Los Angeles Chapter of World Presidents Organization.

GILBERT R. VASQUEZ, CPA

Managing Partner, Vasquez & Company LLP; Former Member, Los Angeles Olympic Organizing Committee Board of Directors; Board of Directors, Entravision Communications Corporation, Latino Business Chamber of Greater Los Angeles, The Cal State LA Foundation, Manufacturers Bank and Promérica Bank; Founder, Association of Latino Professionals in Finance and Accounting (ALPFA).

MARIANN HARRIS

Vice President, HR & Operations, Stun Creative; Former Vice President Human Resources, NBC Universal – Universal Picture; Former Vice President, Human Resources & Administrative Operations, A&E/Lifetime Television Networks; Former Manager, Finance and Administration NBC/KNBC; Former Director, Food Services Operation and Manager, Finance, World Cup Soccer Organizing Committee; Former Director, Operations and Facilities, CGS Incorporated. Member, Society of Human Resources Management; Member, National Association for Multi-Ethnicity in Communications.

JOHN ZIFFREN

Award-winning television producer; Former Vice President of Production for Z.com; Served as Member, Board of Governors and Chairman of the National Awards Committee of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences; Member, Board of Trustees, The Oakwood School.

THOMAS E. LARKIN JR.

Board Member Emeritus

PETER O’MALLEY

Board Member Emeritus