Karla Sayles, President-Elect-Elect

Karla joined the Junior League of Los Angeles in 2007 and currently serves as President-Elect-Elect.  She has held various leadership roles focused in the areas of community, membership and training including the Alliance for Children’s Rights Project Chair, Project Research and Development Chair, Provisional Training Team Co-Chair and Provisional Advisor, and has participated on committees including the Community Leadership Forum, Downtown Women's Center and Harvest Boutique.  She also previously served on the Board of Directors as Community Director and Membership Director.  She is a graduate of the Board Fellows program, the Leadership Development Institute, and was selected to represent JLLA at AJLI’s Organizational Development Institute in February 2015.  She is a graduate of Southern California Leadership Network's Leadership Los Angeles Fellowship.

Professionally, Karla serves as Public Affairs Manager for Warner Bros. Entertainment in Burbank, providing government and legislative support support to the studio.  She previously served as a Policy Deputy for Los Angeles County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas. In this capacity, she managed and implemented health policy and programmatic initiatives with an emphasis in children’s health and health capital projects.  Prior to joining the County, Karla managed public affairs and community outreach campaigns for land-use, transportation, and political campaign clients. 

Karla holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, International Studies and Spanish Literature from Northwestern University and a Master of Arts in Public Policy from Claremont Graduate University.  She serves on the Northwestern Alumni Admission Council and is co-chair for her class reunion committee.

Karla lives in Encino with her husband Matt, sons Matthew and Hunter, and three dogs. Her interests include baking, travel, tennis, and movie watching. 

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