Hahn Taps Local Leaders to Guide Reopening and Recovery of the LA County Economy

Hahn Taps Local Leaders to Guide Reopening and Recovery of the LA County Economy

During task force meeting, Hahn focused on importance of safely reopening the economy as quickly as possible.

San Pedro, CA—Los Angeles County Supervisor Janice Hahn has appointed 39 local business and cultural leaders to the LA County Economic Resiliency Task Force so that they can use their experience and expertise to guide LA County’s safe reopening amid the COVID-19 pandemic.  

The task force includes 13 representatives from different sectors of LA County’s economy. Each one of those 13 task force members will chair working groups focused on reopening and revitalizing their specific sector or industry. Supervisor Hahn requested that Commodities and Goods Movement be represented on the task force. Her appointee, Mario Cordero, the Executive Director of the Port of Long Beach, will represent this sector on the task force as well as chair the Commodities and Goods Movement working group.  

During the second meeting of the task force, County leaders discussed a goal of more fully reopening the LA County economy by July 4th.  

“The longer we stay closed in certain sectors, particularly small businesses and restaurants, the odds are that they will not be able to come back,” said Supervisor Janice Hahn.  “I feel that we have to get to the point that we learn to live with the virus. We cannot stay locked down forever. My hope is that this task force will bring forth real plans for reopening these sectors that our Department of Public Health can agree on and present to the governor.”

Supervisor Janice Hahn’s appointees to the LA County Economic Resiliency Task Force and working groups include:


Arts and Culture Sector


Lori Bettison-Varga

Natural History Museum

Eric Eisenberg

LA County Arts Commission

Adrienne Nakashima

South Coast Botanic Garden



Business—Corporate and Manufacturing


Joe Ahn

Northrop Grumman Corp.

Randy Bowers

Malaga Bank

Banyon Huetter




Business- Small


Adam Carillo

ETA Agency

Donna Duperron

Torrance Chamber of Commerce

Anna Wu

Wu and Associates



Commodities and Goods Movement


Mario Cordero* Chair

Port of Long Beach

Diane Middleton

LA Harbor Commission





Lou Anne Bynum

Long Beach City College

Judy Chen

Mt. San Antonio

Jim Gash


Dr. Barry Corey

Biola University



Faith Based Organizations


Ed Dover

Pastor Beatitudes of Our Lord Catholic Church

Jose Gomez

Archdiocese of Los Angeles

Alex Wu

Hsi Lai Temple

Yossi Mintz

Chabad of the Beach Cities



Film, Entertainment and Digital Media


Thomas Davis

California Film Commission Local 80

Mark Hubbard

Hubbard Accountancy Crop

Arlen Valdvia




Foundations and Non-Profits


Heidi Butzine

Lomita Chamber of Commerce

Gloria Cordero

Metropolitan Water District of Southern California

Elise Swanson

San Pedro Chamber of Commerce



Healthcare and Bio-science


Craig Leach

Torrance Memorial Medical Center

Mary Lemeir

Providence Little Company of Mary

Matthew Sandoval

Lakewood Regional Medical Center



Infrastructure Development and Construction


Robert Ferrante

LA County Sanitation District

Elvin Moon

Regional Planning Commission

Matt Petersen

LA Cleantech Incubator





Dan Langford

Southwest Regional Council of Carpenters

Vivian Malauulu


Rick Vasquez

Sprinkler Fitters UA 709



Restaurants, Leisure and Hospitality


Jim Luttojohann

Catalina Island Chamber of Commerce

Janet Zaluda

Marina Del Rey Convention and Visitors Bureau



Sports and Large Venue Entertainment


Kelly Cheeseman

AEG Sports LA Kings/Galaxy

Kathy Schlossman

LA Sports and Entertainment Commission

Suzy Schuster

LA Memorial Coliseum





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  • Liz Odendahl
    published this page in Press Releases 2020-12-02 15:03:11 -0800