Former L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa
Antonio Villaraigosa, Former Mayor of Los Angeles (2005-2013); Fellow at Harvard University; Twitter @villaraigosa
Russlynn Ali, CEO, XQ Institute—Moderator
In 2013, Antonio Villaraigosa finished his two terms as mayor of Los Angeles, a city of nearly 4 million residents, after eight years of major strides in transportation, crime reduction, infrastructure, energy and resource sustainability, "right-sizing" government, business development and education reform. Before his time in the mayor's office, he served as an L.A. city council member and speaker of the California Assembly. He has more than 20 years of leadership experience at the highest levels of state and municipal government, as well as in business, political, educational and nonprofit organizations.