Executive Director, NextLA
The Executive Director of NextLA, Nancy Olson also oversees the Southern California Leadership Network (SCLN) – a network of diverse leaders in the business, government and community sectors who are working to address the critical challenges facing the Southern California region. Alumni from Leadership L.A., Leadership Southern California and California Connections serve in the highest levels of business and government, and lead nationally-recognized non-profit organizations. Prior to joining the Chamber, Olson was executive director of Volunteer Los Angeles. She also served with the Governor’s Office as a director with CaliforniaVolunteers; as director of Private Sector Campaigns with two United Ways; as an account executive with MasterWorks; and spent eight years working in the country of Haiti. Olson is a member of the L.A. Emergency Preparedness Foundation Board and the L.A. Mayor’s Service Advisory Board. She earned her B.A. in International Studies at George Fox University, holds a certificate in Corporate Social Responsibility from UC Berkeley Haas School of Business, is a graduate of Leadership L.A. and is mom to two creative and brilliant young adults.