LOS ANGELES (CelebrityAccess) Oak View Group has announced that Los Angeles City Council President Pro-Tempore Mitchell Englander will be vacating his seat at the end of the year to join OVG as its new exec VP of government affairs.
Englander currently represents the 12th district of the City of Los Angeles and was elected in 2011. He was selected by his peers in 2013 to serve as Los Angeles City Council President Pro Tempore.
“Serving on the Los Angeles City Council has been one of the most rewarding experiences of my entire life and has gone way beyond just a career. If I ever had another dream to fulfill beyond what being a Councilmember has given me, it would be to make a significant difference in so many more lives and communities. Tim Leiweke, Irving Azoff, Francesca Bodie, and their entire team have presented me with a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to do just that,” Englander said. “To join a force that has become a positive disruption to business as usual in the sports and live entertainment industry. Beyond that, an opportunity to work with the most respected and brilliant minds in their industry. They are not only passionate about their work – they care deeply about improving the lives of every community they work in.”
OVG CEO Tim Leiweke and Irving Azoff of parent company The Azoff Company commented, “Mitchell is extremely well-respected inside City Hall and well-liked all around the city. He brings with him a wealth of Los Angeles governmental experience and a fresh perspective. We are thrilled to welcome him to OVG.”