JM Eagle CEO & Chairman Walter Wang board member announcement for LA 2024

March 2017

LA 2024's Board is led by Chairman Casey Wasserman, CEO Gene Sykes and five Vice Chairs: four-time Olympic champion and Director of Athlete Relations Janet Evans, eight-time Paralympic champion Candace Cable, Olympic Champion and leading sports entrepreneur Earvin “Magic” Johnson, The Walt Disney Company Chairman and CEO Bob Iger and UNITE HERE (National Hospitality Workers Union) Vice President Maria Elena Durazo.

Representing the very best of California’s business expertise, creativity and imagination, the Board has contributed invaluable insight to LA 2024's low-risk, high-tech and sustainable proposal to the International Olympic Committee. In addition to lending their talent and expertise to the bid, Board members have donated more than $50 million to finance LA 2024's operations to bring the Games back to Los Angeles. Unlike many Olympic bids, LA 2024 is entirely privately funded and run, without any government funding.

LA 2024 Chairman Casey Wasserman said: “The world is changing, and so are the needs of the Olympic and Paralympic Movements. This calls for new thinking, and that is precisely what the diverse group of 117 leaders and innovators on LA 2024's Board of Directors brings to LA's bid for the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games. LA 2024's low-risk proposal has earned 88% public support for the Games and does not require building any new permanent venues. That means that instead of focusing on complex and costly construction projects, we can dedicate this group’s incredible energy and creativity to connecting the Games to the future."

LA 2024 CEO Gene Sykes said: “LA is a vibrant, youthful city, focused on the future, and the LA 2024 Board embraces that ethos. On behalf of the LA 2024 team, I want to thank the Board for supporting our Olympic and Paralympic bid to restore the credibility of the Games, ensure financial stability for the Olympic and Paralympic Movements and reconnect the Games with young people around the world.”

Additional business and community leaders will join LA 2024's Board of Directors as the bid progresses to the International Olympic Committee's election of a 2024 Host City on September 13, 2017 in Lima, Peru.

LA 2024 Board of Directors and Nominees

Mark Attanasio - Managing Partner, Crescent Capital and Chairman, Milwaukee Brewers

John Babcock - Partner, Rustic Canyon Partners

Larry Baer - President & CEO, San Francisco Giants

Steve Ballmer - Owner, Los Angeles Clippers

Dan Beckerman - President & CEO, AEG

Scott Blackmun - CEO, US Olympic Committee

Gene D. Block - Chancellor, University of California, Los Angeles

Robert Bradway - Chairman & CEO, Amgen

Kathleen Brown - Partner, Manatt, Phelps & Phillips LLP and Former California State Treasurer

Chad Brownstein - Board Representative, Banc of California

Elise Buik - President & CEO, United Way of Greater Los Angeles

Michael S. Burke - Chairman & CEO, AECOM

Jeanie Buss - Owner & Governor, Los Angeles Lakers

Laphonza Butler - President, SEIU Local 2015

Candace Cable - Paralympian and Director of Paralympic & Disability Engagement & Vice-Chair, LA 2024

Rick Caruso - Founder & CEO, Caruso

Jae Min Chang - Chairman, CEO & Publisher, The Korea Times Los Angeles, Inc.

Alex Martin Chaves - CEO, Parking Corporation of America

John F. Chavez - Chair, LA 84 Foundation Grants & Programs Committee

Jason Collins - NBA Global Ambassador and Retired NBA Player

Gordon Crawford - Chairman, US Olympic & Paralympic Foundation

Jim Davidson - Co-Founder, Managing Partner & Managing Director, Silver Lake Partners

Anita DeFrantz - Olympian and Senior Advisor for Legacy, LA 2024 and IOC Executive Board

Kevin Demoff - Chief Operating Officer, Los Angeles Rams

Donna de Varona - Olympian and Member, IOC Women and Sport Commission and Advisor - Women in Sport, LA 2024

Placido Domingo - Opera Singer, Conductor and General Director of LA Opera

Michael Dreyer - Managing Partner, Dreyer, Robbins & Associates

Gustavo Dudamel - Music & Artistic Director, Los Angeles Philharmonic

Maria Elena Durazo - Vice President, Unite Here (National Hospitality Workers Union) and Vice-Chair, LA 2024

Phyllis Easton - Board Member, Easton Technology Management Center at UCLA Anderson School

Dr. Eric Esrailian - Co-Chief, Digestive Diseases, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

Janet Evans - Olympian and Vice-Chair & Director of Athletes, LA 2024

Jim Ford - Senior Advisor, Oaktree Capital and Senior Advisor-Strategic Partnerships, LA 2024

Nichelle Gainey - President & CEO, SilverStone International

W.M. Garland III - Owner, Quercus LLC

David Geffen - CEO, The David Geffen Company

Bill Gerber - Film Producer

Ben Goldhirsh - Co-Founder & Co-CEO, GOOD

Most Reverend Jose Gomez - Archbishop of Los Angeles

Tom Gores - CEO, Platinum Equity and Owner, Detroit Pistons

Sir Lucian Grainge - Chairman & CEO, Universal Music Group

Antonia Hernandez - President & CEO, California Community Foundation

Rusty Hicks - Executive Secretary-Treasurer, Los Angeles County Federation of Labor AFL-CIO

Jeff Hill - Managing Partner, Boston Consulting Group Los Angeles

Jim Hirschmann III - President & CEO, Western Asset Management Co.

Maria Hummer-Tuttle - Chair, J. Paul Getty Trust

Bob Iger - Chairman & CEO, The Walt Disney Company and Vice-Chair, LA 2024

Earvin “Magic” Johnson - Olympian, Chairman & CEO, Magic Johnson Enterprises and Vice-Chair, LA 2024

Matthew M. Johnson - Managing Partner, Zifferen Brittenham LLP and President, Los Angeles Police Commission

Martha Karsh - Co-Founder, Karsh Family Foundation

Stan Kasten - President & CEO, Los Angeles Dodgers

Barbara Kendall MBE - Olympian, Former IOC Member

Michelle Kerrick- Managing Partner, Deloitte Los Angeles

Michelle King - Superintendent, Los Angeles Unified School District

Jessica Lall - President & CEO, Central City Association

David Lee - Co-Founder & Managing General Partner, Clarity Partners

Mike Lenard - Olympian and Vice President, International Court of Arbitration for Sport

Mary Leslie - President, Los Angeles Business Council

Robert W. Lovelace - Vice Chair, Capital Group Companies

Peter Lowy - Co-CEO, Westfield Group

Maurice Marciano - Co-Founder & Chairman emeritus, GUESS? Inc.

William McMorrow - Chairman & CEO, Kennedy Wilson

Alicia Miñana - Owner, Law offices of Alicia Miñana

Rachel Moore - President & CEO, The Music Center

James Murdoch - CEO, 21st Century Fox

Reverend Cecil Murray - Chair, USC Cecil Murray Center for Community Engagement

Kimbal Musk - Founder, The Kitchen

Janet Napolitano - President, University of California

Brian Nelson - General Counsel, LA 2024

C.L. Max Nikias - President, University of Southern California

Eloy Ortiz Oakley - Chancellor, California Community Colleges

Ron Olson - Partner, Munger, Tolles & Olson

Steve Pagliuca - Co-Chairman, Bain Capital and Co-Owner & Managing Partner, Boston Celtics

Romel Pascual - Executive Director, CicLAvia

Skip Paul - Senior Advisor, Centerview Partners

Joan Payden - President & CEO, Payden & Rygel

Greg Penner - General Partner, Madrone Capital Partners and Chairman, Walmart Board of Directors

Greg Penske - Chairman & CEO, Penske Motor Group

Jerry Perenchio

James Perse - Founder, James Perse Enterprises

Whitney Ping - Olympian, Board Member, US Olympic Committee and Vice President, Bain Capital

Pedro Pizarro - President & CEO, Edison International

Tony Pritzker - Managing Partner & Founder, Pritzker Group

Larry Probst - Chairman, Electronic Arts and Chairman, US Olympic Committee and IOC Member

Michael Rapino - President & CEO, Live Nation Entertainment

Tony Ressler - Chairman & CEO, Ares Management and Owner, Atlanta Hawks

Alberto Retana - President & CEO, Community Coalition

Thomas F. Rosenbaum - President, California Institute of Technology

Ed Roski, Jr. - President & Chairman of the Board, Majestic Realty Co. and Co-Owner, Los Angeles Kings

Robert K. Ross, MD - President & CEO, The California Endowment

Angela Ruggiero - Olympian, Director of Strategy, LA 2024 and IOC Executive Board

Haim Saban - Chairman & CEO, Saban Capital Group

The Hon. Sunil Sabharwal - Member, IOC Commission on Sustainability & Legacy

Frank Sanchez - Chair, LA84 Foundation and McDonald's Licensee

Barry Sanders - Chair, Southern California Committee for the Olympic Games

Carol Schatz - President & CEO, Downtown Center Business Improvement District

Jonah Schnel - Chairman & President, Fast A/R Funding

Jeff Shell - Chairman, NBCUniversal Filmed Entertainment Group

Chris Silbermann - Managing Partner, ICM Partners, LLC

Renata Simril - President & CEO, LA84 Foundation

Eric Smidt - Chairman & CEO, Harbor Freight Tools

Robert F. Smith - Founder, Chairman & CEO, Vista Equity Partners

Marc Stern - Chairman, The TCW Group, Inc.

Gene T. Sykes - CEO, LA 2024

Steve Tisch - Co-Owner & Chairman, New York Giants

Gary Toebben - President & CEO, The Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce

Kevin Tsujihara - Chairman & CEO, Warner Bros.

David Ulich - Partner, Sheppard Mullin and President, Foundation for Global Sports Development

Alex von Furstenberg - Founder & Chief Investment Officer, Ranger Global Advisors, LLC

Stuart Waldman - President, Valley Industry Commerce Association

Shirley Wang - Founder & CEO, Plastpro Inc.

Walter Wang - Chairman & CEO, JM Eagle Inc.

Casey Wasserman - Chairman & CEO, Wasserman and Chairman, LA 2024

Kevin White - VP & Director of Athletics, Duke University and Board Member, US Olympic Committee

Kevin Yorn - Managing Partner, Morris Yorn Barnes Levine Entertainment Law Firm

Andre Young - p/k/a Dr. Dre, Music Producer, Songwriter & Performer, Film Producer, Entrepreneur

Jeremy Zimmer - CEO, United Talent Agency