Antonio Villaraigosa

Antonio Villaraigosa, Director

Antonio Villaraigosa served two terms as mayor of Los Angeles from 2005 to 2013, was the Speaker of the California State Assembly from 1998 to 2000, a Los Angeles councilmember from 2003 to 2005 and President of the United States Conference of Mayors in 2012. He was appointed by President Obama to chair the 2012 Democratic Convention. Time magazine called Villaraigosa one of the country’s 25 most influential Latinos. Mr. Villaraigosa brings with him two decades of public service and a long track record of coalition building. He is nationally renowned for his ability to unify disparate groups behind common causes.