Last week, Mayor Karen Bass announced the appointment of three deputy mayors and three directors in her administration.
“These leaders are innovative and experienced changemakers who will drive Los Angeles forward by helping to improve the quality of life of all Angelenos,” Bass said. “I want to thank the previous deputy mayors who stayed on to help my administration transition into office during this critical moment in our city’s history.”
Deputy Mayor of Energy and Sustainability Nancy Sutley will lead the mayor’s environmental, energy and sustainability policy and programs. Sutley is currently the senior assistant general manager of external and regulatory affairs and chief sustainability officer for the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, where she oversees all external relations activities for our nation’s largest municipally owned utility.
Prior to that, Sutley led the White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) for five years during the administration of President Barack Obama. Sutley also previously served as Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa’s Deputy Mayor for Energy and Environment and is a member of the Board of Directors for the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California.
Deputy Mayor of Public Works Randall Winston will be leading the Mayor’s infrastructure policy and aligning public works with community safety efforts. Winston is an attorney at O’Melveny & Myers whose career spans law, architecture, and government.
Previously, Winston was appointed by Gov. Jerry Brown to serve as executive director of the California Strategic Growth Council, a state agency integrating efforts to achieve the state’s climate and sustainable community goals.
Randall also worked for Pritzker Prize-winning architect Norman Foster, collaborating with interdisciplinary teams on design, urban planning, and infrastructure projects throughout the world.
Deputy Mayor of Community Empowerment Karren Lane is California program director for the Leading Power for Change portfolio of the California Wellness Foundation. Prior to that, she worked at the Weingart Foundation, where she held the role of program director where she co-designed and launched their $4.25 million, multi-year Youth Organizing Capacity Building Initiative.
Lane will oversee community engagement and participatory governance on a variety of topics, including community safety and homelessness solutions. Lane will also play a key role in shaping the Mayor’s initiatives focused on equity and opportunity.