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LA High Table with Mark Anthony Thomas: "Innovating City Hall"
Join us for "Innovating City Hall” with Mark Anthony Thomas!

We invite Yale, MIT, Princeton, and Dartmouth alums to join us for the Los Angeles High Table, a new every-other-month series aimed at showcasing dynamic speakers in an intimate setting. We especially welcome established alums in fields relevant to the talk and younger alums in all fields. This event features a talk by Mark Anthony Thomas about the challenges and opportunities to drive innovation in Los Angeles’ city government.

Date: Sunday, April 24th

Time: 1pm – 3:30pm

Location: We are lucky to have this event at the Cerritos home of Anu Sood, an MIT alum. The address will be provided the Thursday prior to the event.

Price: $5. We also request you contribute a dish or drink to our potluck. Suggestions below.

Event format: 30 min mingling, 60 min High Table Program featuring Mark Thomas, 60 min networking and discussion post-talk with refreshments.

About The Speaker: Mark Anthony Thomas is the Director of Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti’s newly created Operations Innovation Team. His team was established to leverage public-private sector expertise, streamline how the City contracts, create a coordinated strategy for the City’s real estate portfolio, and reduce employee injuries. Last year, Mark served as the City’s inaugural FUSE Corps Executive Fellow, developing a comprehensive plan to make the City’s neighborhoods more livable.

Mark has served in creative, academic, and corporate sectors, including as Publisher of New York City’s City Limits magazine and Deputy Director of the think tank Center for an Urban Future. Mark earned his MBA from MIT, an MPA in Advanced Management and Finance from Columbia University, and a Bachelor in Business from the University of Georgia—which recognized him as one of its Top 40 alumni under 40.


Potluck suggestions by first letter of your last name:

We ask that you please bring a dish to share for lunch. Suggestions by last name are below:

  • A-F Desserts / Drinks

  • G-O Salads / Appetizers

  • P-Z Main Dishes

Parking: Ample street parking.

Registration: Use the registration button on this page to sign up. Once the button disappears, use the form here to join our wait-list. Space is limited to 45 participants for the April High Table, so register early and be sure to attend!


For questions concerning registration for the upcoming High Table event, contact Jon at la.hightable.reg at gmail.com.

For all other inquiries (speaking at or hosting a future High Table event, helping to organize future events, etc.) write to Seth at la.hightable at gmail.com.

Event Information
Sunday, Apr 24 2016 at 1:00pm [ iCal ]

Cerritos, CA

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