Loyola Marymount University leaders are recognized once again among the “LA 500” — the Los Angeles Business Journal’s list of the city’s most influential, powerful and impactful people.
The 2022 LA 500 list comes after two years of pandemic impacts, challenging leaders across the region. “We’ve worked through difficult times and have been responsible for not only growing our businesses, but keeping our company cultures intact and thriving,” said Josh Schimmels, publisher and CEO of the newspaper, in his introduction to the special report.
President Timothy Law Snyder, Ph.D., appears for the seventh time among the dynamic leaders who are driving innovation, creativity, community and industry. Under his leadership, LMU opened its third campus, in Playa Vista, moved into the Doctoral Universities: High Research Activity classification, and debuted in the top 100 on U.S. News & World Report’s list of the best national universities.
LMU College of Business Administration Dean Dayle M. Smith, Ph.D., is named on the list for the third consecutive year. The Business Journal lauded the college’s recent gift of $5 million from the D.K. Kim Foundation, which will endow the Business for Good Program, and further its mission of crafting business solutions for low-income communities.
Board of Trustees Chair Paul S. Viviano, chief executive and president of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, is recognized for the seventh time in the LA 500’s health care category. He has served on LMU’s Board of Trustees since 2010 and assumed the role of chair in 2016. He is a former member of the Board of Regents.
Also named to the 2022 LA 500 are Angela Agrusa ’87 and Stuart Liner ’87, both partners with DLA Piper and members of LMU Loyola Law School’s Board of Directors. Former trustees William Ahmanson, president of The Ahmanson Foundation, and Mitchell Butier ’93, chairman, president and CEO of Avery Dennison Corp., are included, as is Maria Salinas ’87, past chair of the LMU Board of Regents and president and CEO of the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce.
The LA 500 includes key players across a range of industries, including arts and philanthropy, banks, civic leaders, construction and architecture, education, finance, health care, law, manufacturing and retail, media and entertainment, professional services, real estate, sports and tech.