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Board of Directors

The support and strong leadership of the Alliance Board of Directors is integral to the success and growth of our network.  Our board members and senior advisors bring leadership and experience in education excellence, charter school management, leadership development, finance, operations, politics, community engagement, law, and fundraising. 

Lionsgate Motion Picture Group
Hybrid Apparel
Jefferies & Company, Inc. 
Authentic Ventures
USC-Katzman Chair and 
Professor for Educational Entrepreneurship, Innovation & Technology 
CrossCut Ventures 
Capital Group International, Inc. 
National Notary Association
Ivie, McNeill & Wyatt
Accenture Competitiveness Center of Excellence
Wise Entertainment
Okuno Associates, Inc. 
Harvard-Westlake School 
Bobbitt & Roberts 
Rossier School of Education, USC 
Campaign for College Opportunity
Freeman Spogli & Co. 
Northrop Grumman Corporation 
Senior Advisors
California Community Foundation
Heritage Provider Network
Chair Emeritus & Former Los Angeles Mayor

Alliance Young Professionals Network Board

The Alliance Young Professionals Network (YPN) gathers philanthropic-minded civic leaders who believe education is important, are aware of the critical issues facing our public schools, and want to help students in LA’s most under-served communities.  This network is led by the YPN Board, which leads fundraising & volunteer programs to connect young professionals in Los Angeles with initiatives to help school communities and mentor students.

Kamala Avila-Salmon, Co-Chair 
Erik Kronstadt, Co-Chair
Accenture Competitiveness Center of Excellence 
Rebecca Agonafir
UCLA Extension 
Todd Beiley
Kayne Anderson Rudnick Investment Management
Monica R. Briseño
Cox, Castle & Nicholson, LLP 
Kathleen Bryson
Brand Knew 
Hannah Cannom
Walker Stevens Cannom Yang LLP 
Ashley Chay-Fairty
Proskauer Rose LLP 
Will Craig
Capital International Investors
Evan Doran
Sydell Group 
Zach Friedland
Morgan Stanley
Yuree Han
International Justice Mission
Gloria Hann
Sony Pictures Entertainment
Salmon Hossein
Andrea John
Tim Hortons
Roopali Malhotra
University of Southern California 
Leandro Otero
Teach for America 
Sarah Ouchi
Stacy Blackman Consulting 
Andrew Sahn
Buchalter LLP
Moises Silva
Northrup Grumman Corporation
Almuhtada Smith
Jenner & Block LLP 
Darin Smidth-Gaddis
CAPA The Global Education Network
Chris Weber
UCLA Anderson School of Management 
Jeff Weston
Tortuga Wealth Management