Los Angeles Mayor-elect Karen Bass on Tuesday, Dec. 6, announced the individuals serving on her transition advisory team, which will be headed up by five honorary co-chairs, including famed labor and civil rights leader Dolores Huerta.
Rounding out the list of co-chairs are Monica Lozano, president of College Futures Foundation and the former publisher and CEO of La Opinión; Dominic Ng, CEO of East West Bank; Steve Soboroff, a civic and business leader; and Yvonne Wheeler, president of the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor.
Other transition team members include former L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and the city’s former controller, Wendy Greuel, who also was the first female candidate to make it to a mayoral runoff in L.A. in 2013.
Bass is the first woman elected to the mayor’s office in L.A.
Transition team members, which number 103 to date, including the co-chairs, come from both the public and private sectors. They will provide advice and counsel to Bass between now and her first 100 days in office. The people she’s tapped include individuals who work in the business, education and nonprofit worlds, as well as civic and religious leaders.
“The team is composed of a broad cross-section of Los Angeles leaders and experts who will also help lay the foundation for long-term success by identifying the best possible talent for positions in the Mayor’s Office, City departments and on the City’s 49 Boards and Commissions,” the Office of the Mayor-elect said in a news release.
Below is a list of individuals named to her transition team. More names could be added in the future.
Raul A. Anaya
Danny Bakewell, Sr.
Chancellor Gene Block
Pastor “J” Edgar Boyd
Senator Steven Bradford
Charisse Bremond Weaver
Governor Gray Davis (ret.)
Arnulfo De La Cruz
Castulo de la Rocha
Senator Maria Elena Durazo
Cecilia V. Estolano
Rabbi Noah Farkas
President Carol Folt
Controller Wendy Greuel (ret.)
Ari Gutierrez Arambula
Maral V. Karaccusian
Va Lecia Adams Kellum
Deborah La Franchi
Joseph Tomás McKellar
Assemblymember Cindy Montañez (ret.)
Assembly Speaker Fabian Nuñez (ret.)
Assembly Speaker John A. Pérez (ret.)
Senator Richard Polanco (ret.)
Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard
Chancellor Francisco C. Rodriguez
Alexandra C. Suh
Mayor Michael Tubbs (ret.)
Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (ret.)