River LA - Executive Director
OMAR BROWNSON – Executive Director, River LA - Los Angeles, CA Omar is the first Executive Director of River LA, a non-profit organization creating an inclusive 51-mile vision of the Los Angeles River with architect Frank Gehry and many more. Omar is inspired by the way the LA River brings our region together, and is glad to put his years in finance and real estate to good use. A colleague described him as "having the mind of a capitalist and the heart of an activist." He enjoys the great outdoors and climbed Mt. Whitney last year. He learned that going down a mountain is as hard as going up one. Omar is grateful that his wife and daughters know that he is trying to do good in the world.