Aileen Adams was the Deputy Mayor for the Office of Strategic Partnerships for the City of Los Angeles during the adminstration of Mayor Villaragoisa. In this capacity, she promoted collaboration among philanthropies, nonprofits and the City.
Her previous roles include service as a State Cabinet official, presidential appointee in the United States Justice Department as Director of the Office for Victims of Crime, and was the University of Southern California’s Vice Provost for Strategic Alliances.
Ms. Adams served for more than a decade as a Los Angeles City Fire Commissioner and as a reserve police officer. In addition, she has served as legal counsel at the Rape Treatment Center, where she co-founded and served as director of Stuart House, a center for sexually abused children. She has chaired the Board of the California Women’s Foundation and served on the boards of CalArts, Bet Tzedek Legal Services and the Los Angeles Conservation Corps.
Public Sector Leader of the Year Award
Southern California Leadership Network, 2010
Women’s Foundation of California, 2010