LA84 Foundation President & CEO Renata Simril was honored by WISE Los Angeles as a Women of Inspiration Honoree on Thursday night. One of three recipients during the annual event, Simril was introduced by Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors member Mark Ridley-Thomas and spoke to a crowd of over 100 WISE LA members and prolific figures in the Los Angeles community. “What I admire in Renata is that she is the example of the fact that you can have it all,” said Los Angeles Clippers President of Business Operations Gillian Zucker in a video (see below) honoring Simril’s achievements. “There really isn’t anything this woman can’t do.”
Simril has been the President & CEO of the LA84 Foundation since January 2016. Since then, Simril has led LA84 in ‘Playing Forward’ to continue leveling the playing field of youth sports. “She is willing to take a look at anything, take a look at anybody, and look at any possibility. She keeps everyone in the game,” said Peter Ueberroth, the chief organizer of the 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Games and current LA84 board member.
WISE (Women in Sports and Events) Los Angeles also honored ESPN reporter Shelley Smith and FOX Sports executive Claudia Teran for their achievements.