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VISIONARY ON THE FUTURE OF DTLA

Central City Association (CCA) is the premier advocacy organization in the Los Angeles region and leading visionary on the future of Downtown Los Angeles (DTLA). Since its founding in 1924, we have produced meaningful results for our members and the Downtown community. We maximize our effectiveness by leading, convening and collaborating with stakeholders to form strong partnerships and coalitions. CCA represents the interests of 400 businesses, trade associations and nonprofits from a broad range of industries that collectively employ more than 350,000 people in the county.

 

Mission

Through advocacy, influence and engagement, CCA enhances Downtown’s vibrancy and increases investment in the region.

We fulfill our mission by:

  1. Providing a vision for the future of DTLA
  2. Making DTLA the place for housing at all income levels
  3. Advancing comprehensive solutions to homelessness
  4. Enhancing the experience of DTLA for employees, residents and visitors
  5. Supporting and attracting businesses and institutions to DTLA

Our Staff

Jessica Lall
President & CEO
(213) 416-7512
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Leslie Chung
Director of Events & Engagement
(213) 416-7530
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Régine David
Manager of Strategic Relations
(213) 416-7511
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Natalie Gori
Office Coordinator
(213) 416-7519
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Taylor Hall
Executive Assistant to the President & CEO
(213) 416-7512
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Nhien Lasky
Vice President of Strategic Relations
(213) 416-7531
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Tina Oh
Vice President of Communications
(213) 416-7521
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Shane Phillips
Director of Public Policy
(213) 416-7535
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Marie Rumsey
Vice President of Public Policy
(213) 416-7513
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Michael Shilstone
Director of Economic Development
(213) 607-2433
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Board of Directors

Tom Gilmore
CCA Chair | Chairman, Gilmore Associates
Rob Jernigan
CCA Vice Chair | Regional Managing Principal, Gensler
Noel Hyun
CCA Secretary and Treasurer | President & CEO, The Brooklyn Companies
Martha Saucedo
CCA Immediate Past Chair | EVP, External Affairs, AEG
Suzanne Boda
SVP of Los Angeles, American Airlines
Sean Burton
CEO, CityView
Carl Cade
Asset Manager, Tribune Real Estate Holdings
Javier Cano
VP and GM, The Ritz-Carlton, LA; JW Marriott at L.A. Live
Bert Dezzutti
EVP, Western Region, U.S. Office Division, Brookfield Properties
David Galaviz
Executive Director, Local Government Relations, USC
Garrett Gin
SVP of Global Marketing, Bank of America
Stephanie Graves
President & CEO, Lee Andrews Group
Lewis Horne
President, So. California and Hawaii Division, CBRE
Edgar Khalatian
Partner, Mayer Brown
Steven A. Nissen
SVP, Legal & Government Affairs, NBC Universal
Kevin Murray
President & CEO, The Weingart Center
Hilary Norton
Executive Director, FAST
Lupita Sanchez Cornejo
Cindy Starrett
Partner, Latham & Watkins
Jessica Lall
President & CEO, CCA