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The Pacific Council’s 2020 Digital Annual Report 

Welcome

Welcome to the Pacific Council on International Policy’s 25th anniversary edition annual report. Due to changes we have made to our operations—and the broader global changes happening around us—this report covers all of 2019 and the first half of 2020.* Instead of publishing a printed report as we have in years past, we hope you will enjoy traveling through this digital report that includes video messages, photos, written narratives, and graphics that tell the Council’s story from the last 18 months.

Thanks to you and your gifts to the Pacific Council, we have been able to achieve a great deal, even in the midst of a pandemic. At the beginning of 2020, we put in place a new five-year strategic plan  with an evolved vision and mission for the Council. Your support allows us to advance our work to educate Angelenos on international issues, expand our audience, and forge new partnerships for better policy outcomes. You will find that new strategy reflected in the pages of this report.

As part of this welcome, we share with you the following video which features renowned voices reflecting on the value of the Pacific Council over the years. We are honored to work with leaders from around the country and the world, and from both sides of the political aisle. Hear what these global leaders, from Kamala Harris to Condoleezza Rice, have to say about the Pacific Council:

Global leaders including Kamala Harris, Hillary Clinton, and John McCain comment on the role of the Pacific Council in foreign affairs.

*This year, we changed our fiscal year from the calendar year (January-December) to the more traditional fiscal year of July-June. This report covers a short FY19 (January-June 2019) and FY20 (July 2019-June 2020).

From the CEO

A Video Message from President and CEO Jerrold D. Green

Read the transcript of Dr. Green’s remarks here.

Thought Leadership

Local-to-Global

Downtown Los Angeles
Downtown Los Angeles

The pandemic has highlighted how globally interconnected we are. An invisible virus is able to travel around the world in a matter of days; the economy of a city in the southern hemisphere is severely impacted by closures in the north. Almost at once in the middle of March, our local actions had global ramifications, a concept we are referring to as “local-to-global” at the Council.

But local-to-global does not only refer to massive disruptions like a pandemic. It is also a lens through which to unpack issues like systemic racism, climate change, the role of technology in culture, and more. We believe that a global city like Los Angeles can offer experiences and lessons for the rest of the world. And likewise, LA can learn from elsewhere.

The Council helps people who live and work in their local communities understand how their movements, choices, and especially their local policies can have global impact. We also show international leaders and decision makers how global policies affect small communities every day. The Pacific Council is leading the local-to-global discussion and mindset, guiding members and the broader community in recognizing where local actions have global impact and where global actions have local impact.

Where can you learn more about local-to-global issues?

  • The Pacific Council Magazine launched in June 2020 as a rebranded update to the long-standing digital Newsroom. The Magazine is only online and includes commentary and analysis by our members, recaps of our events, and spotlights on our members and partners. We publish new content almost daily and compile the content to send to members via email. Much of the content on our Magazine has a local-to-global lens, offering our members and readers a unique perspective on important topics of the day. Find the Pacific Council Magazine at pacificcouncil.online.
  • The Pacific Council Podcast – This spring we launched a limited series podcast hosted by Director of Programs Thomas Zimmerman that featured local and global efforts during the pandemic. Be sure to listen to Season One of our original podcast, “Local Planet,” anywhere you find your podcasts. You can listen to the audio recordings from our virtual events on these platforms, too.

Initiatives and Partnerships

Our Year in Review

The Pacific Council builds the role of LA in the world by harnessing the collective power of individuals, businesses, and institutions in our city – primarily through our initiatives and partnerships. The COVID-19 pandemic has required us to be flexible in this work, deploying rapid response projects to help our neighbors near and far while pausing our travel and meeting-dependent activities.

Stephen Cheung shares how Pacific Council’s partners help support his personal and career growth. 

Here is a snapshot of the impact of our projects, partnerships, and initiatives in 2019 and 2020:

INITIATIVES

COVID-19 Response Project

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, we called on the Pacific Council community to coordinate rapid relief projects in support of domestic and international community needs. With your help, we spoke with medical providers, the LA Consular Corps, and others, and linked those in need of PPE with donations from suppliers from around the globe.

With your help, we also gifted 1,000 masks from a donor to the United Way of Greater Los Angeles to disseminate to LA’s unhoused population.

Finally, in partnership with Sister Cities International and the City of Los Angeles Mayor’s Office of International Affairs, we gifted 1,000 units of hand sanitizer and helped Los Angeles sister city Mexico City build their connections with PPE suppliers across the United States.

Taking a Stand Against Racial Inequity

The Pacific Council on International Policy stands by all communities feeling the hurt and anger of the racial injustices and violence our Black community faces on a daily basis. We recognize that systemic racism in our own country negatively affects not only lives in the U.S., but our country’s global standing and leadership.

Because of this belief, the Council has shared anti-racism resources with our members, is hosting ongoing conversations on topics related to systemic racism such as the militarization of the police, and even took a delegation to Alabama in early March to better understand our country’s history of slavery and discrimination. We remain committed to understanding and ending racism and inequity in our country and world.

We made it clear on social media and across our website that the Pacific Council believes Black lives matter. Press play to view slides.

See more in a later section dedicated to diversity, equity, and inclusion to learn how the Pacific Council is taking action to ensure that racism and discrimination have no place in our member community.

2020 Election: A Local-to-Global Opportunity

The Pacific Council believes that having a local-to-global mindset as a voter leads to better policy outcomes. Pandemic or not, voting is a foundational democratic right and value.

Because of this belief, in fall 2020 we are focusing on what it means to be a local-to-global voter through our virtual events, social media resources, volunteer opportunities, and expert commentary and analysis in our online Magazine.

Our actions have included:

  • Sharing community information and encouraging members to get involved in voter issues
  • Hosting conversations on what it means to be a local-to-global voter
  • Taking action as an organization: we declared Election Day an organizational holiday this year and in the future, and have encouraged peer organizations to sign on and join us. Read our open letter here.

Mexico Initiative

Photos from activities under the Mexico Initiative 

The Council’s Mexico Initiative works to (1) promote stronger ties between Mexico and the United States; (2) build awareness among Angelenos of the importance of the U.S.-Mexico relationship; and (3) give influential voices in politics, the press, and the business community a more nuanced understanding of Mexico.

In 2019 we launched the Mexico Board Advisory Committee, comprised of 13 members who work closely with our team to provide strategic direction and guide the substantive work of the Mexico Initiative.

In September 2019, we hosted the inaugural meeting of the Mexico-Los Angeles Commission (MEXLA) in partnership with the Mayor’s Office of International Affairs in Los Angeles, the Office of the Foreign Secretary of Mexico, and the Mexican Council on Foreign Relations.

MEXLA is the first commission of its kind fostering collaboration between a city and a federal government. Fifteen Angelenos with expertise in local-to-global issues such as trade, sports, renewable energy, arts, food, culture, and tourism serve as Commissioners and are paired with industry counterparts in Mexico City to create cross-border partnerships and collaborative projects. Commissioners convene formally twice per year but work in smaller sub-groups throughout the course of the year to connect on issues of mutual priority.

PARTNERS

It has been an honor to work with the following organizations this year, and we look forward to continued collaborations:

A Snapshot of our Delegations 2019-2020

Our Year in Review

El Paso & Juárez - March 2019  Pacific Council member Mary Ann Walker is interviewed in Spanish and English by local media about the implementation and impacts of immigration policy at the border during a delegation to El Paso, Texas, and Ciudad Juárez, Mexico, in March 2019.
El Paso & Juárez – March 2019 Pacific Council member Mary Ann Walker is interviewed in Spanish and English by local media about the implementation and impacts of immigration policy at the border during a delegation to El Paso, Texas, and Ciudad Juárez, Mexico, in March 2019.
UK & France - May 2019  Council delegates visit the new U.S. Embassy in London during a visit to the United Kingdom and France at the height of the Brexit controversy in May 2019.
UK & France – May 2019 Council delegates visit the new U.S. Embassy in London during a visit to the United Kingdom and France at the height of the Brexit controversy in May 2019.
Mexico - July 2019 Council delegates pose for a group photo during a visit to Mexico City in July 2019 to promote better understanding of the shared priorities and ongoing challenges in the U.S.-Mexico relationship.
Mexico – July 2019 Council delegates pose for a group photo during a visit to Mexico City in July 2019 to promote better understanding of the shared priorities and ongoing challenges in the U.S.-Mexico relationship.
Colombia - August 2019  Emerging Leaders, LA Mayor’s Young Ambassadors (“MaYa” community college students representing the city of Los Angeles abroad), and other Council delegates explore the landscape of the 2016 peace process negotiated between the Revolutionary Armed Forces (FARC) and the Colombian government during a delegation to Colombia in August 2019. Thank you to the RM Liu Foundation for supporting the inclusion of the Mayor’s Young Ambassadors!
Colombia – August 2019 Emerging Leaders, LA Mayor’s Young Ambassadors (“MaYa” community college students representing the city of Los Angeles abroad), and other Council delegates explore the landscape of the 2016 peace process negotiated between the Revolutionary Armed Forces (FARC) and the Colombian government during a delegation to Colombia in August 2019. Thank you to the RM Liu Foundation for supporting the inclusion of the Mayor’s Young Ambassadors!
Washington, D.C. - October 2019  Emerging Leaders discuss Middle East policy with government officials, experts, and civil society leaders during a delegation to Washington, D.C., in October 2019.
Washington, D.C. – October 2019 Emerging Leaders discuss Middle East policy with government officials, experts, and civil society leaders during a delegation to Washington, D.C., in October 2019.
United Arab Emirates - February 2020  Council delegates pose for a group photo during a visit to Abu Dhabi and Dubai in the United Arab Emirates in February 2020 at the invitation of the Crown Prince Court to attend the World Urban Forum and meet with Emirati officials and executives.
United Arab Emirates – February 2020 Council delegates pose for a group photo during a visit to Abu Dhabi and Dubai in the United Arab Emirates in February 2020 at the invitation of the Crown Prince Court to attend the World Urban Forum and meet with Emirati officials and executives.
Alabama - March 2020  Council delegates explored the legacy of institutional racism and slavery during a special visit to Alabama in March 2020.
Alabama – March 2020 Council delegates explored the legacy of institutional racism and slavery during a special visit to Alabama in March 2020.

A Video Message from our Programs Team

Our Year in Review

Read the transcript from this video here.

2020 Global Summit: Beyond the Horizon

A virtual series to celebrate the Council’s 25th anniversary

In lieu of holding a traditional gala for our 25th anniversary, the Council made a “pandemic pivot” to produce a weeklong virtual series in July that we called the Global Summit: Beyond the Horizon.

We featured leading decisionmakers in conversation as they explored the range of challenges facing the United States in this moment—from our national reckoning over racial injustice to the global pandemic—and discussed what the future might hold. In keeping with the Pacific Council’s mission, the Summit placed particular emphasis on assessing Los Angeles and California’s global leadership role going forward.

Our speakers included former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, Lieutenant Governor of California Eleni Kounalakis, CEO of the National Urban League Marc Morial, Representative Maxine Waters, and many others who shared their unique expertise and experience.

Here are some short video highlights from the Summit:

Thank you to our Summit sponsors!

Visionary Level

Alicia Miñana & Rob Lovelace

25th Anniversary Level

Mrs. Lynn A. Booth

The Mesdag Family Foundation

Ambassador Rockwell & Mrs. Marna Schnabel

The Harry & Florence Sloan Foundation

Mr. Gene T. Sykes

Benefactor Level

Michael Camuñez

Ambassador John B. Emerson

Ms. Antonia Hernández

Mr. Barry Porter

Nelson & Sharon Rising

Charles H. Rivkin

Nancy & Miles Rubin

Supporter Level

Hon. John E. & Mrs. Louise Bryson

Mr. Brian Goldsmith

Ms. Sherry Lansing

Dr. David & Mrs. Sandra Lee

Dr. Cynthia A. Telles

Mr. David J. & Ms. Claudia Zuercher

Organizational sponsors:

2020 is the Pacific Council’s 25th Anniversary

Celebrating our History

25 years. It could be a recent college graduate ready to take on the world. It could be an anniversary of marriage that has learned love really does get better with time.

In our case, 25 years signify a milestone and a moment of reflection. We feel grateful for the community we’ve built and the impact our work has had on Angelenos and global policy.

Member Elex Michaelson shares what the Pacific Council space has come to mean and represent. 

25 years testify to a powerful foundation of leaders who are ready to lift up emerging leaders. It means new voices speaking up and being heard.

25 years have resulted in shared goals for global engagement and policies that work for the common good. The Pacific Council has been a space of coming together as people willing to learn and change and grow.

25 years also brings a renewed vision for the Pacific Council that sets us on a path – together – toward a future where our work makes a difference in the world.


25 Years in Los Angeles (video edited and narrated by Chandra Ingram). The Council remembers and mourns the loss of long-time member Patrick Del Duca, who passed away in 2020 and is featured in this video.

The Founders Series

Celebrating our History

The Pacific Council emerged in 1995, a time when the world was becoming increasingly interconnected. The Council’s founders believed that the West Coast, not just the D.C.-New York corridor, had an important role to play in grappling with global issues and developing improved U.S. foreign policy. By building the Pacific Council as a membership organization, they aimed to reframe U.S. foreign policy as a concern not only for foreign policy practitioners, but also leaders from sectors like business, media, politics, academia, and law.

To read perspectives from the Council’s Founding Members, check out our Founders Series which also includes a timeline of all major Pacific Council accomplishments from 1995 to 2020. The Founders Series features Abe Lowenthal, Karen Elliott House, Jane Olson, and others whose leadership shaped the early days of the Pacific Council and laid the foundation for the organization it is today.

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View more photos from the Pacific Council’s history and activities on our Flickr page.

Take Action

Where We Are Headed

In recent years, you – our members – have asked for more ways to have impact with the Pacific Council. We are responding by providing opportunities for members to take action on issues you care about, from signing up for a free contact tracing course to having hard conversations about race with family and friends. For now, we are sharing these “calls to action” with members via email, and sometimes they will relate to one of our virtual events or Magazine articles.

Your continued support will help us do even more. Keep an eye out as we provide more ways for you to stay involved and engaged globally and locally.

Dulce Vasquez highlights the different ways she has become involved with Pacific Council. 

Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Where We Are Headed

Many of you remember that in 2017 the Pacific Council recognized the position of responsibility we have in the international affairs community to do our part to increase diversity and inclusion within our industry.

Since our initial announcement of our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI), we have established:

  • an annual Pay-it-Forward giving campaign to help the Pacific Council recruit members from underrepresented backgrounds;
  • an Emerging Leaders membership program to support young professionals who are breaking into the international affairs space. We have recruited more than 140 Emerging Leaders to date;
  • a partnership with the Mayor of LA’s Mayor’s Young Ambassadors Program (MaYa) to expose local LA high school students to the possibility of working in international affairs. Most recently we subsidized the participation of two local community college students to attend an international delegation and related professional development opportunities;
  • an educational partnership with two LA-area high schools through Ednovate: USC Hybrid High and East College Prep to reach over 220 students about the possibility of a career in global affairs;
  • community guidelines to ensure the Council is a space that is warm and welcoming for all; and
  • an internal communications guide that emphasizes ethical storytelling and an inclusive approach to our imagery and language.

Also, in 2019, the Pacific Council engaged DEI practitioners who helped the Council integrate a thoughtful DEI component into our new five-year strategic plan.

We recognize that we have a long way to go and that we are part of a philanthropic and nonprofit system that disproportionately invests in white-led, wealthy organizations. As we strive to change the face of global affairs, we must first acknowledge the inequality that currently exists throughout the space. Especially now, in the wake of the civil rights movement before us, we remain even more committed to this duty to continue our efforts to advance DEI in global affairs.

We are pleased to share with you the Council’s planned institutional activities for the coming year:

LEADERSHIP

The Membership Advisory Committee of the Board of Directors will propose a new member code of conduct with stronger provisions against discrimination and harassment and a specific call for members to share the responsibility of creating an inclusive environment at the Pacific Council. The Committee will also lend its support to a Board pipeline project designed to train, create new volunteer opportunities, and ultimately bring more underrepresented voices in global affairs into our member network and onto our Board of Directors.

Additionally, the Executive Team remains committed to investing in the professional growth of our staff. Throughout 2020, we are hosting a breadth of technical and soft-skills internal trainings. This effort will be supplemented by individualized professional development planning for staff who opt in.

In 2019, representation of people of color on the Pacific Council’s Board of Directors was at 20 percent, or about 1 out of 5 directors. As of June 2020, that percentage had increased to 24 percent, or about 1 out of 4 directors.

The percentage of people of color on the Council’s staff (including Executive Team) increased 10% from December 2019 to June 2020, from 25% to 35%.

MEMBERSHIP

The membership staff team, for their part, will continue to focus on reducing structural barriers to joining the Council’s member community, including:

1) lifting the nomination requirement for new members during the pandemic;

2) piloting an all-virtual membership program, and

3) identifying unique and emerging challenges faced by young people, women, and Black, Indigenous people of color (BIPOC) in our field while implementing programs and policies to help elevate underrepresented voices to leadership positions in global affairs.

From 2019 to 2020, the percentage of self-reported members who identify as people of color increased from 25% to 31%.*

* Other demographics that we have reported such as gender and age stayed close to the same between 2019 and 2020.

Sarah Sieloff highlights how the Pacific Council continues to promote new and underrepresented voices.

PROGRAMS

We will implement the following changes in FY21 to promote DEI among our speakers and program guests:

1)  The Pacific Council will identify and implement ways to remove barriers to entry for our speakers, in order to provide a platform to the next generation of global policy leaders and to bring unique perspectives that our audience cannot hear anywhere else.

2) We are updating our representation tracking system and have set a goal to increase racial diversity in our programming by 50% in FY2021.

3) In early 2021, we will launch a new program to highlight emerging talent that is working to promote global engagement at the state and local level and engaging their communities to take global action. The first class of leaders will reflect the diversity of the communities from which they come. Stay tuned for more on this exciting new program!

INITIATIVES

Lastly, we will incorporate a diversity, equity, and inclusion lens to our initiatives and project-based work in the following ways:

1) We will continue to educate our members on race relations and structural inequity in the United States and the damaging effects the issue has on our global standing through project work, event features, and partner activity.

2) Starting with our local-to-global voter project, we will select and feature community partners for all future projects who meet one or more of the following criteria:

  • are led by women and / or BIPOC;
  • prominently feature the perspectives and work of women and / or BIPOC;
  • whose work advances social justice to the benefit of women and / or BIPOC in the U.S. and abroad.

3) We will also strengthen our partnership with the Leadership Council for Women in National Security, an organization whose mission is to promote the work of women and BIPOC at the highest levels of the U.S. national security apparatus.

4) Starting in FY21, all of our work on the Mexico Initiative will be published in English and in Spanish.

For the Pacific Council, DEI is not simply a buzz-word – it’s a perspective we are incorporating into every aspect of our work; it is a long-term commitment we plan to keep. We call on the rest of the international affairs sector to do the same, across political lines and ideologies, race and experience.

Join us in changing the face of global affairs.

Our Financials

Here we include audited statements from a 6-month period ending June 2019, and unaudited statements from FY2020.

We closed FY2020 with a shortfall of revenues by 33 percent compared to budget, and expenses were also down by 11 percent. Much of this can be explained by the disruption of regular member services and a major gala fundraiser that was suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Today, the Council is in a strong financial position as we undertake year one of our new five-year strategy.

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You can view more details at the links below:

2019 Audited Financial Statements

Statement of Activity for FY 2020 unaudited

Statement of Financial Position for FY 2020 unaudited

The financial statements of the Pacific Council on International Policy as represented here for the month and year ended June 30, 2020, were not yet subject to an independent audit and might thus change in the course of the upcoming audit.

Our Donors

As of June 2020

Long-time Pacific Council supporters Robert Liu and Michael Kaplan
Long-time Pacific Council supporters Robert Liu and Michael Kaplan

Individual donors, foundation grants, and corporate sponsorships help comprise the highest cadre of annual supporters of the Pacific Council. We gratefully acknowledge the generous financial contributions of the following individuals:

Christopher Society

Amb. Frank & Mrs. Kathrine F. Baxter

David & Marianna Fisher

Mr. & Mrs. Robert & Mimi Liu

Alicia Miñana & Rob Lovelace, The Capital Group Companies Charitable Foundation

Marc & Jane Nathanson

Amb. Robert H. Tuttle & Ms. Maria Hummer-Tuttle

$100,000+

Foundation to Promote Open Society

$50,000+

Amb. Colleen Bell

Mrs. Lynn A. Booth

Mr. Charles C.Y. Chen

Conrad N. Hilton Foundation

Dr. Bradford W. & Mrs. Louise D. Edgerton

Mr. Arnold & Ms. Judy Fishman

Goldman Sachs Gives

Mr. Hans J. Dau & Ms. Deborah Benton

Harry & Florence Sloan Foundation

The W. M. Keck Foundation

Amb. Rockwell & Mrs. Marna Schnabel

$25,000+

AECOM

Amgen

Anonymous

Mr. Sonny Astani

Hon. Michael C. Camuñez

Cedars-Sinai

Ms. Carla Christofferson

Mr. Robert Eckert

Mr. Richard B. Goetz

Hudson Pacific Properties

Mr. Michael & Ms. Terri Kaplan

Dr. David & Mrs. Sandra Lee

Lockton Insurance Brokers, LLC

Los Angeles Rams

The Mesdag Family Foundation

Mr. Arthur J. Ochoa

Mr. Barry Porter

Nelson & Sharon Rising

Nancy and Miles Rubin

Sotheby’s

The Starr Foundation

Wedbush Securities

Whittier Trust

$15,000+

Dr. Nina Ansary

Ms. Pamela Brady

Nell Cady-Kruse

California Community Foundation

The Crown Robinson Family

Hon. Mel Levine & Ms. Connie Bruck

Teddy & Ellen Schwarzman

Mr. Jay and Ms. Deanie Stein

Ms. Mary Lu Tuthill

Ms. Carole Wagner Vallianos & Mr. Peter Vallianos

$10,000+

Anonymous

Robert Adler & Alexis Deutsch Adler

Mr. Stan Golden

Joan and Irwin Jacobs

Ms. Sherry Lansing

Ambassador Michael Lawson

Mr. Scott Olivet

Jane and Ron Olson

Donald & Susan Rice

Charles H. Rivkin

Mr. Steven Stathatos

Dr. Cynthia A. Telles

Ms. Barbera Thornhill

Karen Toffler Charitable Trust

Embassy of the U.A.E.

Mr. Daniel G. Weiss

Mr. David J. & Ms. Claudia Zuercher

$5,000+

Robert J. Allan

Ms. Joan Borinstein

Joe & Margot Calabrese

The California Wellness Foundation

Mr. Mark & Mrs. Anne-Marie Cappellano

Mr. Alexander L. & Ms. Linda Cappello

Ms. Maren Christensen

Ms. Gail Cohen

Seth Freeman & Julie Waxman

Ms. Elizabeth Karatz Faraut

Ms.  Leslie Gilbert-Lurie

Ms. Frida P. & Mr. Joel Glucoft

Amb. Nina L. Hachigian

Mr. Fred Grant & Ms. Tara Hubbard

Mr. William H. Hurt

Mr. Brett R. Johnson

Ms. Suzanne Nora Johnson & Mr. David Johnson

Hon. Mickey Kantor & Ms. Heidi Schulman

Ms. Joanne C. Kozberg, Ms. Lindsey Kozberg

Dr. Phillip Kurzner and Dr. Michael-Anne Browne

Mr. Stephen G. Larson

Mr. Christopher Lawson

Mr. Harry J. Leonhardt Esq.

Mr. Li Lu

Frank & Melanie Monestere

Mr. Steven S. Myers & Ms. Vivian Soren-Myers

Ms. Heidi Novaes

Ms. Viveca Paulin-Ferrell

Ms. Radha Iyengar Plumb

Mr. Arnold & Ms. Anne Porath

Mr. James Prince

Mr. David Rosenblum

Sanders Charitable Fund

Mr. Richard & Ms. Ellen Sandler

Susan C. Schnabel & Edward L. Plummer

Mr. Ken Solomon

Mr. Harry & Ms. Marta Stang

Mr. Seth Stodder

Mr. Nicholas H. Stonnington

Mr. Richard & Ms. Sandra Swarz

Ms. Lynda Thomas

Ms. Leslie Weisberg & Mr. James Hyman

Mr. Jeffrey & Ms. Vanessa Wright

Mr. Michael Zak

Interested in learning more about supporting the Council? Contact Ms. Lauren Batten at Lbatten@pacificcouncil.org or (213) 221-2005.

Corporate Members

The Council’s work would not be possible without the support from our corporate members. Thank you for the work you do in LA and beyond!

Our Board of Directors

As of June 2020

The Hon. Marc B. Nathanson (Co-Chair), Chair, U.S. Broadcasting Board of Governors (1995-2002); Vice Chair, National Democratic Institute; Trustee, The Aspen Institute

Ambassador Rockwell A. Schnabel, (Co-Chair), Chairman, The Sage Group, LLC; Former U.S. Ambassador to Finland and the European Union; Acting Secretary of Commerce (1991-1992)

Ambassador Frank Baxter, Chairman Emeritus, Jefferies & Company

Ms. Willow Bay, Dean, USC Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism

Ambassador Colleen Bell, U.S. Ambassador to Hungary (2014-2017)

The Hon. Howard L. Berman, Senior Advisor, Covington & Burling LLP

Mrs. Lynn A. Booth, President, The Otis Booth Foundation & The Evening Star Foundation

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

Ms. Maria Camacho, Director of Government Affairs, Los Angeles Rams

The Hon. Michael C. Camuñez, President & CEO, Monarch Global Strategies LLC

Mr. Charles Chen, Chairman, Eyon Holding Group; President, Chen Yung Foundation; Vice Chairman, Taian Insurance

Ms. Carla Christofferson, Executive Vice President and Chief Risk Officer, DXC Technology

Dr. Bradford W. Edgerton, President, Edgerton Foundation & Plastic Surgeon, SCPMG

Ambassador John Emerson, Vice Chairman, Capital Group International, Inc., Former U.S. Ambassador to Germany

Mr. Richard B. Goetz, Partner, O’Melveny & Myers, LLP

Ambassador Nina Hachigian, Deputy Mayor for International Affairs, City of Los Angeles; Former U.S. Ambassador to the U.S. Mission to ASEAN

Ms. Antonia Hernández, President and CEO, California Community Foundation

Ambassador David Huebner, Former U.S. Ambassador to New Zealand & Samoa

The Hon. Mickey Kantor, Partner, Mayer Brown LLP

Ms. Sherry Lansing, Founder & Chair, The Sherry Lansing Foundation

Dr. Peter Laugharn, President & CEO, Conrad N. Hilton Foundation

Ambassador Michael Lawson, President & CEO, Los Angeles Urban League

The Hon. Mel Levine, Partner, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP

Mr. Robert W. Liu, Chairman, Tireco, Inc.

Mr. Robert W. Lovelace, Vice Chairman, Capital Group Companies

Mr. Willem Mesdag, Managing Partner, Red Mountain Capital Partners, LLC

Mr. Arthur J. Ochoa, Senior Vice President of Advancement and Chief Advancement Officer, Cedars-Sinai

Mr. Barry Porter, Managing General Partner, Clarity Partners, Inc.

Mr. Nelson C. Rising, CEO, Rising Realty Partners

Ambassador Charles H. Rivkin, Chairman & CEO, Motion Picture Association of America

The Hon. Nancy Rubin, Former U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Commission on Human Rights; Presidential Appointee to the White House Council for Community Solutions

Ms. Maria Salinas, President & CEO, Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce

Mr. Harry Evans Sloan, Chairman & CEO, Global Eagle Acquisition

Mr. Gene Sykes, Managing Director & Co-chair, Global Mergers & Acquisitions, Goldman Sachs & Co.

Dr. Cynthia A. Telles, Director, UCLA Hispanic Neuropsychiatric Center of Excellence at the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior; Clinical Professor, Department of Psychiatry at the UCLA School of Medicine

Ambassador Robert H. Tuttle, Co-Managing Partner, Tuttle-Click Automotive Group; Former U.S. Ambassador to the United Kingdom (2005-2009)

Our Staff

As of June 2020

Pacific Council staff in October 2019
Pacific Council staff in October 2019

Dr. Jerrold D. Green, President and CEO

Jennifer Faust, Executive Director

Carmille Lim, Vice President

Thomas Zimmerman, Director of Programs

Nastasha Everheart, Director of Strategy

Lauren Batten, Development Officer

Justin Chapman, Communications Officer

Julia Jamnejad, Chief Innovation Officer

Alex Jasiulek, Senior Membership Officer

Chaka Jones, Senior Human Resources & Operations Officer

Amie Kashon, Chief Development Officer

Ashley McKenzie, Senior Project Manager, External Affairs

Alexandre Moore, Senior Programs Officer

Marissa Moran, Chief Communications Officer

Ilyssa Padrid-Dykman, Communications Officer

YJ Paik, Operations Coordinator

Sumaya Quillian, Programs Associate

Moriah Tafoya, Project Associate, Initiatives

Ina Thigith, Membership Associate

Pacific Council staff in October 2019
Pacific Council staff in October 2019

Credits

This Annual Report was created by Communications staff at the Pacific Council:

Marissa Moran Gantman, Chief Communications Officer

Justin Chapman, Communications Officer

Ilyssa Padrid-Dykman, Communications Officer

Carmille Lim, Vice President

A special thank you to all Pacific Council staff who contributed to this report, especially Amie Kashon, Julia Jamnejad, Jennifer Faust, Sumaya Quillian, Nastasha Everheart, and Lauren Batten.