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Suzy Jack Named Vice President and Chief of Staff of The Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation

Los Angeles, March 13, 2019—The Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation announced today that Suzy Jack has been named vice president of the Foundation. She will also serve as chief of staff to its president, Gerun Riley, beginning April 8.

Jack will work with Riley in evolving and driving the Foundation’s commitment to public K-12 education, scientific and medical research, visual and performing arts and Los Angeles. She will be engaged in both external and operational activities of the $2.5-billion-philanthropy.

“Suzy’s experience serving Los Angeles and its many diverse communities makes her an ideal member of our team,” Riley said. “We’re thrilled to have her insights, energy and strategic thinking to help develop and drive the Foundation’s work into the future.”

“I’ve long been inspired by Eli and Edye Broad’s generosity to this city,” Jack said. “I’m looking forward to supporting the Foundation’s efforts to make Los Angeles an even better place to live, learn and play.”

For the past three years, Jack worked to strengthen the Los Angeles Times’ connection with its readers as vice president of public affairs. She oversaw the paper’s signature community events, the Festival of Books, Food Bowl and The Taste, along with nearly 100 other events that sought to build connections between Angelenos from a variety of backgrounds. Jack, 34, also developed the Times’s initiatives to advance literacy, education and civic engagement across Los Angeles.

“Suzy has been a strong and effective advocate for strengthening the Los Angeles Times’ ties to this community and building a culture of civic engagement,” Los Angeles Times Owner and Executive Chairman Patrick Soon-Shiong said. “We anticipate that Suzy will continue to make this city a more connected and engaged place in her new role at The Broad Foundation.”

Prior to her work at the Times, Jack served as Los Angeles’ deputy controller and was the youngest deputy mayor in the history of the city, advising Antonio Villaraigosa on legislative affairs. During her tenure at City Hall, Jack supported increased funding for youth development efforts, lead advocacy for marriage equality in California and nationally, and worked to deliver improved arts, library, parks and recreation and wraparound services to students across the city.

Jack, a native of Indiana, Pennsylvania, earned a bachelor’s degree in American studies and ethnicity from the University of Southern California and attended Harvard University’s executive education program for state and local government senior executives. She lives in Mt. Washington with her partner Emily Urbani, a vice president at Osbrink Talent Agency, and their dog Maybelline.

A photo of Jack is available upon request.

Founded by entrepreneur Eli Broad and his wife Edythe, both graduates of Detroit Public Schools, The Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation works to advance the public good in education, science and the arts. The Foundation has created groundbreaking independent institutions in each of its three grantmaking areas, including The Broad Center, which develops leaders to help transform America’s urban public schools, the Broad Institute, a global leader in genomics, and The Broad, a museum in downtown Los Angeles devoted to showcasing great contemporary art. For more information, visit


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