President & Chief Executive LA84 Foundation
ARTS | 2022 LA500
The LA84 Foundation, a legacy of the 1984 Los Angeles Summer Olympic Games, focuses on youth sports programs in underserved communities in Southern California as well as serving as a national leader in the positive role sports plays in youth development. Since her appointment as chief in 2016, Simril has expanded the foundation’s mission to include supporting childhood health, youth socio-emotional development as well as community well-being. She has developed new partnerships to bring greater resources to communities and increase access to sports and play. Simril previously served as senior vice president of external affairs for the Los Angeles Dodgers, among other posts.