Alumni Spotlight: Darin Chidsey

COO

Southern California Association of Governments

(LSC '08, Cal Conn '12, SCLN Board Member)

In what ways have you used some of the tools and skills developed through Leadership Los Angeles, and how did the up-close examination and exposure to community issues directly impact your work?

“Southern California Leadership Network is a compelling organization that I am very proud to be a part of. We live in a dynamic region with a world-class economy and unparalleled diversity. This means our problems are equally as complex and the leaders of today must be steeped in all the critical issues of our region. Fortunately, the leadership development programs of the Southern California Leadership Network are doing just that.

Through California Connections and Leadership Southern California, I experienced unique opportunities to bolster my knowledge of the region and developed meaningful relationships with like-minded individuals. Through this shared experience of strengthening our leadership skills and working towards positive change for our region, we continue to collaborate on initiatives and expand our network of leaders and innovators that will shape Southern California for generations to come.”