David Siegel
President & CEO




David joined the Los Angeles Sports Council and Southern California Committee for the Olympic Games as President and Chief Executive Officer of both organizations in December 2018 after a 22-year career in the Los Angeles Dodgers organization. With the Dodgers, he worked in every revenue producing department, most recently as Vice President of Global Partnerships, after spending 10 years as the Vice President of Ticket Sales. Under his leadership, the Dodgers achieved the highest attendance in Major League Baseball for five consecutive seasons. 

David is a leading expert in sports marketing, ticket policy, pricing and promotion, as well the development of unique product offerings. He frequently shares his expertise, delivering presentations and lectures at industry events and meetings, in addition to university undergraduate and graduate sports business programs. 

David also serves as a Director for Team Prime Time, a non-profit program for at-risk children from low-income areas of Los Angeles. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication from the University of California, San Diego, where he played on the school’s nationally ranked baseball team.

 

 
 

Jocelyn Papciak
VP, Business Operations & Events













Jocelyn Papciak is Vice President of Business Operations & Event for the Los Angeles Sports Council (LASC) and the Southern California Committee for the Olympic Games (SCCOG). Both are not-for-profit organizations that serve the greater Los Angeles Community.

Jocelyn works closely with the organizations’ CEO, Executive Committee, and Board of Directors to develop and implement plans for the operational processes and initiatives to accommodate and align with the organizations’ missions, values, and growth objectives.

She leads the development, communication, implementation, and day-to-day management of internal and external strategies, processes, and operations related to event programming accounting and finance, human resources, and administration. Jocelyn also supports organizational business development initiatives that contribute to the visibility and growth of events and programs.

In 2020, Jocelyn successfully transitioned LASC & SCCOG from an affiliate of the LA Chamber of Commerce to independent functioning organizations implementing new internal processes and increasing operational efficiency. Jocelyn also led the planning and execution of the 2020 LA Sports Awards, resulting in the most financial success since the event’s inception.

Prior to joining the LASC, Jocelyn spent six years with AEG working in business development and account management for the LA Galaxy and the STAPLES Center. At the STAPLES Center, Jocelyn managed $15M+ in annual revenue across 150 premium key accounts and global partnerships and generated an annual average of $2.3M in new business COI.

Jocelyn graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree summa cum laude in Business Management from Towson University (MD). She was a four- year starter on the school’s D1 soccer team and was named scholar athlete of the year in 2012. 

 
 
 

Michaela Reynolds 
Program Director, Ready, Set Gold!




Michaela is a former collegiate athlete who led her team in Sailing and immediately became passionate about the impact mentorship has on a through her time at the Los Angeles Dodgers and as a volunteer with Women in Sports and is a former collegiate athlete who led her community.

Throughout her career, Michaela has always found a way to create an impact, both Events organization. Michaela brings a unique and powerful energy to the Southern California area and is committed to building champions in life through sport.

 

 

 

 

 
 

David Simon
 Senior Advisor

David Simon served as the Founding President of the Sports Council from 1988 until his retirement in 2018, Under his leadership the organization attracted events to Southern California with an economic impact of more than $1 billion, launched the annual LA Sports Awards show (now in its 14th year) and created programs which provided thousands of underprivileged local youngsters with the opportunity to attend college and professional sporting events.

He continues to support the Sports Council on a project basis. He also holds the positions of Vice President of the World Union of Olympic Cities and Co-Chair of City Accord at the annual Sport Accord Convention.