Leadership in Los Angeles
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Interim Executive Director for City Year Los Angeles
Erin Ross currently serves as the Interim Executive Director for City Year Los Angeles (CYLA). Previously, Erin served as the Senior Managing Director of External Affairs at CYLA, leading the site’s public and private funding strategies, government relations, community partnerships and marketing and communications work. Erin began her career at City Year on the Los Angeles start-up team in 2006, where she was instrumental in founding the site. From there, she ran the development department for more than a decade, building the strong base of donors and champions that have helped the site grow and sustain. More recently, she led the site in efforts to grow public revenue, including leading a strategy to access state dollars, expand into Inglewood Unified and renegotiate City Year’s contract with LA Unified.
Prior to joining City Year, Erin was a member of the founding team of United Leaders, a national non-profit focused on training the next generation of political leaders. For her work at United Leaders, she was recognized with the Gleitsman Foundation Award of Achievement and featured in The Los Angeles Times, Boston Magazine, The Washington Post, “Taking Back the Vote” and more.
Erin proudly serves on the Board of Changeist (formerly Big Citizen HUB) and the Board of Advisors for the Tisch College of Civic Life at Tufts University. She is also a member of the NationSwell Council.
Erin graduated magna cum laude from Tufts University. She is also a graduate of Leadership L.A. Erin lives in Los Angeles with her husband, Mike Liotta, son Duncan and dog Rocket.