Executive Team

Kathryn Schloessman,
President, Los Angeles Sports & Entertainment Commission

Schloessman leads LASEC’s strategic efforts to bring major events to Los Angeles and partners with the City to host a successful experience, ensuring their desire to return in the future. She is also responsible for overseeing and managing the organization’s day-to-day operations.

Under Schloessman’s leadership at LASEC, Los Angeles is confirmed to host mega sporting events such as NCAA Men’s West Regional in 2018 & 2020, NFL’s Super Bowl in 2022, College Football Playoff National Championship Game in 2023, and is a Candidate Host City for the FIFA World Cup in 2026. LASEC works closely with major entertainment award shows such as the GRAMMY Awards. LASEC also hosts four annual events aimed at bringing LASEC board members and community supporters together with industry leaders: Dodgers All-Access, Lakers All-Access, LASEC Golf Classic at The Riviera Country Club and NFL All-Access.

Prior to joining LASEC, Schloessman was a 13-year veteran of CB Commercial (now CBRE), the largest commercial real estate company in the United States. As managing officer of CB Commercial’s Downtown Los Angeles office, she was responsible for business development, operations and management of the L.A. region’s office professionals and oversaw CB Commercial’s community relations efforts. Schloessman also served as marketing director for CB Commercial’s Western Division and has more than 10 years of experience as lead broker for major lease transactions in the Downtown L.A. market.

Schloessman currently serves on the advisory board of the USC Sports Business Institute and is an active member of Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO). Schloessman holds a Bachelor of Science degree in business from the University of Southern California in Los Angeles.

Allison Citelli
Director, Events & Business Development
Los Angeles Sports & Entertainment Commission

As the Director, Events & Business Development for LASEC, Citelli works with community partners, putting together bids to bring events to Los Angeles, that have a positive impact on the economy as well as the local community. In her role, she serves as a liaison to these events, ensuring they enjoy a positive experience and the full support of the city so that they are successful and want to return. She also oversees all LASEC-hosted events as well as the LASEC Volunteer Academy and the annual Professional Development Program.

Prior to joining the LASEC team, Citelli spent three seasons with AEG, as the STAPLES Center and Microsoft Theater Event Suites Sales Coordinator. In her role, she helped manage premium seating sales and communications for regular season games, concerts, and special events including the GRAMMY Awards®, the Primetime Emmy Awards, the People’s Choice Awards, the American Music Awards, NBA All-Star, the X Games and others.

Citelli graduated from the University of California Santa Barbara with a B.A. in Communications and Psychology and currently resides in Santa Monica.

Susan Bryant
Executive Assistant to the President, Los Angeles Sports & Entertainment Commission

As the Executive Assistant to the President at the Los Angeles Sports & Entertainment Commission, Bryant works closely with the president on all Board of Directors matters, development of plans for all LASEC events and bids to bring sporting and entertainment events to Los Angeles. She oversees the office of the president and interfaces with all LASEC board and advisory board members, sponsors, sports and entertainment executives.

Prior to joining the LASEC team, Bryant was a seasoned professional in the entertainment industry, having worked for many years for Sony Pictures Entertainment, NBCUniversal, and International Creative Management. During the last two decades, she has worked in production and development and has extensive experience in corporate communications.

Susan graduated from the University of Central Oklahoma, with a B.A. in Political Science.

Alana Hutchinson
Manager, Events & Community Outreach

As Manager, Events & Community Outreach, Hutchinson assists the LASEC team across a variety of platforms. In her role, Hutchinson manages the event production of LASEC-hosted events including Dodgers All-Access, Lakers All-Access and NFL All-Access with the Los Angeles Rams.

Before joining the LASEC team, Hutchinson interned with Legends Hospitality for the New York Yankees, the Pepperdine Athletics Communication Department and FOX Sports.

Hutchinson graduated from Pepperdine University in April 2016 with a B.A. in Public Relations. During her time at Pepperdine, she served as President of the Lambda Pi Eta Communications Honor Society, Vice President of Waves PRSSA, Public Relations Director for The Waves Effect and co-captain of the Step Team.

Gabriella Coreas
Manager, Operations

These events have a significant economic impact on the local economy and continue to spotlight Los Angeles as the Entertainment Capital of the World. The competition for attracting high-profile events is intense, so LASEC works to ensure that these events enjoy a positive experience and the full support of the city.

As the Manager of Operations at the Los Angeles Sports & Entertainment Commission, Coreas works closely with the president on all Board of Directors matters, financial planning and development of plans for all LASEC events and bids to bring sporting and entertainment events to Los Angeles. Coreas oversees the daily operations and interfaces with all LASEC board and advisory board members, sponsors, sports and entertainment executives.

Prior to joining the LASEC team, Coreas was a seasoned Litigation Secretary/Paralegal for multiple prestigious law firms including Sidley Austin LLP, Crowder Law Center and Price Law Group.

Coreas graduated from the University of California Riverside, with a B.A in Political Science-International Affairs and a B.A. in Philosophy.

Evelyn Hitchcock
Coordinator, Digital Media & Community Outreach

As Coordinator, Digital Media & Community Outreach, Hitchcock creates LASEC’s monthly newsletters, coordinates website and marketing material updates and maintains all social media channels. She is also responsible for growing and engaging LASEC’s volunteer network and manages the online volunteer database.

Before joining the LASEC team, Hitchcock worked at Allied Integrated Marketing and interned with 87eleven, Factory PR, Pop TV and Paramount Pictures. Hitchcock participated in LASEC’s Professional Development Program as a rising junior in college, where she discovered her passion for the business side of the sports and entertainment industries.

Hitchcock graduated from Loyola Marymount University in May 2016 with a B.A. in English.