Mayor Garcetti and Mexican Undersecretary Jesús Seade kick off first MEXLA meeting

Mayor Eric Garcetti today hosted the inaugural meeting of the Mexico-Los Angeles Commission (MEXLA), alongside fellow MEXLA honorary co-chair Mexican Undersecretary for North American Affairs Jesús Seade. The commission includes leaders from Los Angeles and Mexico who represent key sectors, such as trade, sports, renewable energy, science, arts, food, culture, and tourism, who will take part in gatherings and projects to enhance cross-border cooperation. MEXLA is the first commission of its kind, representing a rare level of collaboration between a foreign national government and a U.S. city government. The Pacific Council on International Policy in Los Angeles and CoMexi in Mexico are the non-profit partners who serve as the conveners for MEXLA.

L.A.-based members
Beatriz Acevedo | Founder, mitú; President, Acevedo Foundation
Elise Buik | President/CEO, United Way of L.A.
Michael Camuñez | President/CEO, Monarch Global Strategies
Kevin Demoff | CEO, Rams
Susan Feniger | Chef, Author, and TV personality
Tom Gilmore | President, Gilmore Associates
Michael Govan | CEO, LACMA
Christy Haubegger | Executive, Creative Artists Agency
Dr. Lucy Jones | Chief Scientist, Center for Science and Society; Research Associate, California Institute of Technology
Nonny de la Peña | CEO, Emblematic Group
Castulo de la Rocha | President/CEO, AltaMed
Daniel Weiss | CEO, Angeleno Group
Maria Salinas | President and CEO, Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce
Cynthia Telles | Director, UCLA Neuropsychiatric Institute
Ernest Wooden | President and CEO, Los Angeles Tourism and Convention Bureau

Mexico-based members
Dr. Luis Aguirre | Director General, Green Momentum

Carlos Álvarez Del Castillo | Propietario, El Informador

Gabriel Brener | Director General, Brener International Group

Juan Manuel Santillán Castellanos | Director, Value Grupo Financiero.
Patricia Dorenbaum | Co-founder, Vapasi Consultores

Exequiel Ezcurra | Director Del Instituto De La Universidad De California Para México y Estados Unidos, UC Riverside

Epigmenio Ibarra | Founder, Argos Comunicación

Beatriz Leycegui | Sai Consultants

Manuel Martínez | Investigador, Instituto De Energias Renovables
Giancarlo Mulinelli | Sr. Vice President, Ventas De Aeroméxico

Mauricio Oberfeld | Founder, Dugally Oberfeld, Inc.

Mario Orozco | Sales Director, Azteca Milling, L.P.
Raúl Padilla | President, International Book Fair of Guadalajara and Guadalajara International Film Festival
Olegario Vázquez Raña | Director and Presidente, Grupo Empresarial Ángeles

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