[MyNewsLA] Renata Simril named head of LA84 Foundation

November 20, 2015
Renata Simril

Renata Simril

[MyNewsLA.com]A former executive with the Dodgers and the Los Angeles Times was on Wednesday named the next president and CEO of a foundation endowed with 40 percent of the surplus of the 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Games to fund youth sports programs in Southern California.

Renata Simril will assume the leadership role at the LA84 Foundation on Jan. 4. She will succeed Anita L. DeFrantz, who has served as president of the LA84 Foundation for the past 28 years and was one of the original members of its staff, joining at its inception in 1985.

An Olympian who earned a bronze medal in the 1976 Summer Games, DeFrantz is the highest-ranking American member of the International Olympic Committee and served as the first female vice president of the IOC’s Executive Committee.

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