Laura Zucker is Executive Director of the Los Angeles County Arts Commission and a Senior Fellow in the Masters in Arts Management Program at Claremont Graduate University. The Arts Commission provides leadership in cultural services of all disciplines for the largest County in the United States, encompassing 88 municipalities and nearly 140 unincorporated areas. Ms. Zucker has been a driving force in the development and support of the arts and culture ecosystem of Los Angeles County over the last 25 years. Her leadership has led to a number of significant policy changes, programs and initiatives that influence not only the region but the field-at-large. Under her guidance, the Arts Commission funds 364 nonprofit arts organizations through a two-year $9 million grant program, implements the regional initiative dedicated to restoring arts education to 81 public school districts, funds the largest arts internship program in the country and manages the County’s civic art policy. The Arts Commission also produces free community programs, including the Emmy® Award-winning Holiday Celebration broadcast on public TV. Ms. Zucker is on the board of Grantmakers in the Arts. She formerly served on the boards of the Association of Arts Administration Educators and Arts for LA. She is a member of the Trusteeship, the LA branch of the International Women’s Forum, and the LA Coalition. She received a B.A. in English from Barnard College and attended the Yale School of Drama.