Governing Board Bios - River LA

Governing Board Bios

Harry B. Chandler - Chair

Harry B. Chandler (Chair)

After nearly thirty years as a media executive at 20th Century Fox, Showtime, Hearst Entertainment, the Los Angeles Times and Overture Services (now Yahoo Search), Harry Chandler now devotes much of his time to the River LA board and other non-profit pursuits. 

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Christopher Rising

Christopher Rising (Vice-Chair)

Christopher Rising manages the day-to-day business activities of Rising Realty Partners, while also serving on its Investment Committee. 

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Leslie Lassiter

Leslie Lassiter - (Treasurer)

Leslie Lassiter is a Managing Director and leads our Entertainment Practice in J.P. Morgan’s Private Bank in Los Angeles. A veteran banker, Leslie joined Chase Manhattan Bank in 1979. During her more than 30 years with the firm, she has held a number of senior leadership positions in both the Private Bank and the Investment Bank. 

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Steve English

Steve English (Secretary)

Before co-founding Advancement Project, Steve English was a partner in the Los Angeles office of Morgan, Lewis & Bockius for twelve years, helping to manage a 20-lawyer litigation department. 

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Heather Crossner

Heather Crossner

Heather Crossner is counsel in the Los Angeles office of Latham & Watkins and is a member of the firm's Environmental, Land & Resources Department.

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Monica Dodi

Monica Dodi

Currently Managing Director of The Women’s Venture Capital Fund, focused on early stage women led new ventures, Monica Dodi has over 20 years experience as a new media pioneer. 

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Cynthia Hirschhorn

Cynthia Hirschhorn

Cynthia Hirschhorn is proud to serve on the board of River LA to which she brings her passions for Public Art, Urban Gardens and the Creative Culture of Los Angeles. 

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Krisztina Holly

Krisztina Holly

Krisztina Holly, known by her colleagues as "Z" is a Hungarian American innovator and entrepreneur. She serves as Entrepreneur-in-Residence for the City of Los Angeles Mayor's Office.

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Jordan Kerner

Jordan Kerner

Jordan Kerner’s feature film credits include: Charlotte’s Web, Snow Dogs, Inspector Gadget, George Of The Jungle, Up Close & Personal, When A Man Loves A Woman, The Three Musketeers, The Mighty Ducks Trilogy, Fried Green Tomatoes and many others. His most recent film, The Smurfs, grossed over $500 million.

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Brian Moore

Brian Moore

Brian Moore is a seasoned manager and engineer who has planned, designed, and constructed some of the largest public works and military construction projects in Southern California, Arizona, and Nevada. 

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Cedd Moses

Cedd Moses

Cedd Moses is the founder and inspiration behind 213 Hospitality, a company which operates several of Los Angeles' most celebrated bars, restaurants, and breweries. Including The Varnish; Cole's Originators of the French Dip; Seven Grand Whiskey Bar; The Golden Gopher; Tony's Saloon; The Broadway Bar; Caña Rum Bar; Las Perlas; Casey's Irish Bar; Honeycut; The Normandie Club; and Arts District Brewing Company.

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Dee Dee Myers

Dee Dee Myers

Dee Dee Myers became Executive Vice President, Worldwide Corporate Communications and Public Affairs for Warner Bros. in September 2014.  In this role, she oversees all of the company's corporate communications strategies and activities on a global basis, including media relations, public positioning, executive communications, corporate responsibility and philanthropy. 

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Gary Ross

Gary Ross

Gary Ross is an American film director, writer, and author. He wrote and directed the film The Hunger Games, as well as Pleasantville and the Best Picture nominated Seabiscuit, among others.

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Bruce Saito

Bruce Saito 

Bruce Saito is the Director of the California Conservation Corps. 

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Mark Stanley

Mark Stanley

Mark Stanley is the Executive officer of the San Gabriel and Lower Los Angeles Rivers and Mountains Conservancy, a state agency within the California Natural Resources Agency, enacted by State Legislature in 1999.

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Richard Weintraub

Richard Weintraub

Richard Weintraub, President and founder of Weintraub Real Estate Group, has distinguished himself among developers as a community oriented developer whose unparalleled vision and creativity is only match by his incredible sensitivity to the unique needs of each neighborhood in which he develops. 

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Daphne Zuniga

Daphne Zuniga

In addition to her successful career in film and television, which includes starring roles in Mel Brooks' Spaceballs, Melrose Place and One Tree Hill, Daphne Zuniga was a founding board member of Earth Communications Office, and has worked with such organizations as the Natural Resource Defense Council and Waterkeeper Alliance. 

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