Name: Alysia Bell
Job Title: President
Company Name: UNITE-LA
Bio: Alysia Bell currently serves as President of UNITE-LA. After pursuing UNITE-LA for two years, Bell joined the organization in 2011. In her 11 years with the organization, she has led our national work in partnership with the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives (ACCE). This partnership has raised over $13 million, sub-granting over $700 thousand to chambers across the country leading promising practices in higher education attainment; graduated nearly 200 business organization leaders from the Fellowship for Education Attainment UNITE-LA and ACCE co-designed; and engaged more than 600 chamber professionals in the Education and Talent Development Division UNITE-LA and ACCE co-launched in 2011. At the state level, Bell has staffed the Education and Workforce Development Committee of the Regional Association of Economic Leaders (R.E.A.L.) Coalition of California and is now engaged in the California Stewardship Network.
Bio 2: Regionally, Bell works closely with our programs, policy and systems teams, plays a key role in our Anti-Racism and Race Equity learning journey, and leads organization-wide efforts, including CRM implementation and strategic planning. Before joining UNITE-LA, Bell served as an executive for the Greater-Irving Las Colinas Chamber of Commerce, held positions with LAUSD’s Personnel Selection Branch and Southern California Edison’s Performance Assessment Services Division, and served as an Adjunct Professor of Industrial-Organizational Psychology at Pepperdine University. Bell graduated summa cum laude from the University of Southern California and earned her master’s degree in Industrial-Organizational Psychology from Cal State Long Beach.
Bio 3: Born and raised in Santa Cruz and an avid sports fan, she remains dedicated to her San Francisco Giants, although she has adopted the Lakers and Rams since moving to Los Angeles in 1999. In her spare time, she does HIIT training, enjoys kombucha, and enjoys time with her husband Matt and their four-year-old son Maddox.
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