Press Release
For Immediate Release
Friday, Feb. 04, 2011

Lee Harrington (BIO)
Executive Director Lee Harrington, SCLC
Past President & CEO LAEDC

LAEDC Statement about former LAEDC CEO

And Southern California Leadership Council

Executive Director Lee Harrington


“We are deeply saddened by the passing of our colleague, friend and mentor, Lee Harrington.  We mourn the loss of a great

leader, a dedicated public servant and a giving and decent human being.  For the past five years, Lee led our Southern

California Leadership Council, an organization dedicated to making the region a better place for the more than 20 million

people who live and work here.  He worked closely with former Governors Davis, Deukmejian and Wilson as well as

Governor Brown to improve the business climate and create a better quality of life for everyone who calls
Los Angeles

and Southern California home.   Lee also led our organization, the LAEDC, for more than ten years.  His

accomplishments as CEO are too many to enumerate, but he took the LAEDC to new levels of effectiveness and prominence,

and in doing so, helped create and save more than 100,000 jobs for the people and communities of
Los Angeles County.

His life of public service and his legacy of civic responsibility are testaments to his love and passion for
Los Angeles.  Lee

was taken too abruptly from us while he was still in the prime of his life.  He will be deeply missed by everyone at the

LAEDC family.”


-Bill Allen, LAEDC President and CEO

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