General Park Manager

Bio For

Ana M. Lasso

General Manager of Exposition Park

Picture of Ana M. LassoAna M. Lasso was appointed to serve as the General Manager of Exposition Park by Governor Jerry Brown on April 23, 2014. Ms. Lasso has tirelessly advocated for children, young adults and the constituents of the Los Angeles County.

Ana M. Lasso previously managed the $170 million bond-funded Joint Use Development Program for the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD), dedicated to making schools centers of their communities. The Joint Use Development Program developed community partnerships and capital improvement projects to provide features and enhancements for public schools that provide benefits to students and the surrounding community. By leveraging matching funds and capital assets from local governments, non-profit organizations, and health care providers, Ms. Lasso created opportunities for access to open space and health care services on school campuses for the second largest school district in the nation.

Ana M. Lasso brings a broad background in urban design, city planning and real estate development to her new position as General Manager of Exposition Park. In her previous roles, Ms. Lasso developed a strategic plan for special facilities projects, cultivated relationships with federal, state, and local elected offices and worked with community and nonprofit organizations to bring resources to schools with specific needs.

In addition to her expertise in real estate development and strong commitment to public service, Ms. Lasso has worked at the international level on issues such as economic development, education, city design, and housing.

Ana M. Lasso holds a Masters in City Planning and Urban Design Certificate from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and dual Bachelors in Arts World Arts & Cultures and Chicano/a Studies from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Her commitment to underserved communities is undeniable and has been recognized through awards such as the Los Angeles County Medical Association’s Innovation Award of 2012, Building and Construction’s 2011 “40 Under 40,” the MIT Departmental Service Award, the UCLA Charles E. Young Humanitarian Award and as a Hispanas Organized for Political Equality “HOPE” Leadership Fellow.

Ana M. Lasso resides in northeast Los Angeles with her husband Jose Hernandez Vicente, their two children Alba Marina and Diego Jose and two dogs.