Alliance Names Its First Executive Director

Andy Wilson
Andy Wilson

Serial tech entrepreneur and prominent civic leader Andy Wilson has been selected as the first executive director of the Alliance for Southern California Innovation (the “Alliance”), a nonprofit established to nurture and accelerate the growth of an entrepreneurial ecosystem in Southern California. In the immediate future, the Alliance will develop initiatives to attract seasoned tech entrepreneurs, venture capitalists and top talent to Southern California.
As executive director, Wilson will grow the Alliance’s professional staff, execute high-impact programming and expand its collaboration with key players in the SoCal ecosystem, including successful entrepreneurs and top venture capital investors.
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Armory Center’s Executive Director to Retire

Scott Ward
Scott Ward

Armory Center for the Arts Executive Director Scott Ward has announced his retirement from the nationally recognized contemporary arts center, effective June 30.
Nonprofit and donor-supported, Armory Center for the Arts is the Los Angeles region’s leading independent institution for contemporary art exhibitions and community arts education. In his 17 years as executive director, Ward has increased the Armory’s endowment, operating budget, geographic reach, breadth of service, and has deepened the Armory’s longstanding commitment to delivering meaningful art experiences to underserved populations, both in Pasadena and throughout greater Los Angeles. Ward is only the second executive director in the Armory’s 28-year history, succeeding founding director Elisa Callow in 2001.
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