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.
He is a graduate of Stanford University and attended UCLA's Graduate School of Film and Television, and the Anderson School of Management. He has also become a writer and photographer with his first book, “Dreamers in Dream City”, having been published in 2009 by Angel City Press.
Cynthia is an architect and environmental designer who’s proud to activate her passions for healthy communities, public art, urban gardens and water resiliency with her service on the board of River LA. Her focus on water issues is also reflected through her service on the board of AltaSea at the Port of LA. Cynthia founded and directs flowproject.la, a platform for water-related civic art, and Civicas, a women’s leadership network.
A native of Los Angeles, Cynthia attended Yale College and has a BA in Cultural History and a Masters in Architecture from UCLA. She and her husband Charles have three adult children, live in Pacific Palisades and love to travel.
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.
She is best known as the creator of the firstTEDx, the founding executive director of the Deshpande Center for Technological Innovation at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the Vice Provost for Innovation and founding executive director of the Stevens Center for Innovation at the University of Southern California. She has been involved in various startups and was a prominent mountain bike advocate in New England for a decade. She is currently an advisor to the Obama Administration and the World Economic Forum. She is married and resides in Los Angeles.
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.
In addition to his numerous awards, Kerner was named the Producer of the Year by the Hollywood Entertainment Museum in 2006. As President of Kerner Entertainment and previously a founding partner in The Avnet/Kerner Company, Kerner began his career in the entertainment industry working in various capacities for San Francisco CBS affiliate KPIX-TV. He relocated to Los Angeles and worked in the Motion Picture Department of Ball, Hunt, Brown and Baerwitz, a Beverly Hills law firm. Two years later, Kerner joined CBS as a Talent and Program Negotiator in the network’s Business Affairs Department. From 1978 to 1981 he held positions in development at Universal and QM Productions, until moving to ABC Entertainment as Director of Dramatic Series Development. He became Vice President of that division in 1983. While at ABC, Kerner was responsible for developing shows such as “Moonlighting,” “MacGyver,” “Dynasty,” “Spenser: For Hire” and “Call to Glory.” Kerner is a former Governor of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences and the Beverly Hills Bar Association Barristers. He is the Founder and former Cochairman of the Committee for the Arts of the Beverly Hills Bar Association. He currently is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, the Producers Guild and the American Film Institute. A 1972 graduate from Stanford University, Kerner received a degree with distinction, and honors in Political Science and Communications. He then earned a JD-MBA degree from the University of California at Berkeley and San Francisco in 1976, serving on the Law Review and founding COMM/ENT, the Journal of Communications and Entertainment Law.
Cedd Moses is the founder and inspiration behind 213 Hospitality, a company which operates several of Los Angeles' most celebrated bars, restaurants, and breweries.
Moses was instrumental in bringing National recognition to LA’s craft cocktail culture in LA beginning with a dive bar called Liquid Kitty 19 years ago. Upon establishing 213 Hospitality in 2000, Moses has dedicated his professional pursuits to the revitalization of Downtown Los Angeles.
Cedd Moses was raised in Venice, California partly by his father, the famous Abstract Expressionist painter Ed Moses. For nearly two decades, Moses worked as a professional money manager, known for his business acumen and socially responsible investing. In the mid-90s Moses shifted gears to concentrate on hospitality projects and development, an extension of his ongoing passion for the city’s arts and underground music subculture. He currently is on the board of LASI (Los Angeles Street Car), Historic Core Business Improvement District, and The Museum of the American Cocktail.
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.
Gary Ross is married to Allison Thomas and they have settled their family on the LA River in the valley. Gary bikes the LA River multiple times a week and is one of LA River Corp's newest Board Members.
David Schindler is a partner in the Los Angeles office of Latham & Watkins and former Co-Chair of the firm's White Collar Defense & Investigations Practice. Mr. Schindler advises clients on the defense of white-collar and government investigations, healthcare fraud and abuse, intellectual property, e-commerce, business litigation, and civil litigation.
Mr. Schindler has conducted internal investigations and represented companies, Boards of Directors, and individuals in connection with trials, ancillary proceedings, and government investigations involving a wide array of criminal, quasi-criminal, and regulatory matters.
Debra Wong Yang is a partner in Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher’s Los Angeles office. Reflective of her broad practice and comprehensive abilities, Ms. Yang is Chair of the Crisis Management Practice Group, former Chair of the White Collar Defense and Investigations Practice Group, which includes the FCPA Practice Group and former Chair of the Information Technology and Data Privacy Practice Group. She is also a member of the firm’s Executive Committee and the Management Committee.
Ms. Yang received her Juris Doctor in 1985 from Boston College Law School and was a law clerk to the Honorable Ronald S.W. Lew in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California.