Board of Directors

The Friends of EXPO Center’s Board of Directors is comprised of community leaders and high-level professionals from multi-national corporations, local and regional public sector agencies and local businesses, foundations and nonprofit organizations. The breadth of international acumen that The Friends’ Board provides EXPO includes political, social and business experience. Under the leadership of Chairman Steve Soboroff, the Board of Directors epitomizes the “who’s-who” of Los Angeles – galvanized to make a difference in the heart of south Los Angeles.


Steve Soboroff, Chairman
Soboroff Partners
Terry L. Feit, Treasurer
Partner, Strategic Clients
F. Patrick Escobar, Secretary
Law Offices of Fausto Patrick Escobar


Mrs. Roy A. Anderson
Founding Director
Friends of EXPO Center
John M. Argue
Founder & Senior Managing Director
Henry J. Brandon
Acquisition & Deal Structure
Nile Capital Group
Eric S. Bright
Senior Vice President
Bel Air Investment Advisors LLC
Stephen C. Calhoun
Executive Vice President               Colliers International
Lyn DeSantis
Audit Partner
Jon S. Gibby
Executive Director
Rotary Club of Los Angeles
Cecilia Aguilera Glassman
Executive Director
Los Angeles Police Foundation
Maricela Gomez
Director, Real Estate & Government Relations
Paramount Pictures
Donovan Green
Director, External Affairs
Jim Hill
Sports Anchor
Shelby Jordan
Deane Leavenworth
Regional Vice President
Governmental Relations – West Region
Time Warner Cable
Allen J. Lynch
Michael O’Donnell
Partner, Assurance Services
Ernst & Young LLP
Earl Paysinger
Vice President, Civic Engagement
University of Southern California
Stefan Pollack
President & CFO
The Pollack PR Marketing Group
Curren D. Price, Jr.
Councilmember, 9th District
Los Angeles City Council
David A. Roberts
Director, Economic Development & Planning
Office of Councilmember Joe Buscaino, CD15
Dennis Rodriguez
Chief City Executive,
Los Angeles
Siemens Corporation
Jeffrey N. Rudolph
President & CEO
California Science Center
Martha Saucedo
Executive Vice President,         External Affairs
Andrew Shuleschenko
Senior Vice President
Oaktree Capital Management, L.P.
Mike A. Shull
General Manager
City of Los Angeles, Dept. of Recreation & Parks
Arturo Sneider
Primestor Development, Inc.
John Somerville
Vice President, Area Business Unit Lead, LA Metro Buildings + Places
Stender E. Sweeney II
Regional Vice President & Manager
L.A. Regional Commercial Banking, Wells Fargo & Co.