Anthony M. Brown
Chief Executive Officer, Heart of Los Angeles (HOLA)
Originally coming to HOLA in 1992, Tony Brown has been Executive Director since 2006. He holds a BA in Communications Studies from Loyola Marymount University (LMU), an MS in Sports Management/Marketing from the University of Tennessee and was a Graduate Fellow of the Stanford University Graduate School of Business Center for Social Innovation. Tony has since been awarded Distinguished Alumni Awards from both LMU and the University of Tennessee, where he also delivered the 2014 commencement address. He has received the 2012 LA Business Journal Leadership Excellence Award, Bank of America’s Local Hero award and was named to Town & Country’s Annual List of Top 50 philanthropists in 2015. Last year, Tony was appointed by the California Senate Rules Committee to the Advisory Committee on Before and After School Programs, and received the James Irvine Leadership Award in February 2017.