Lara Bergthold

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Lara Bergthold

Lara Bergthold serves on the People for the American Way's Board of Directors.[1]


Lara Bergthold is a Principal at Schein, a cause communications firm based in Los Angeles. Previously, she was the Executive Director of the Lear Family Foundation and the Hollywood Women’s Political Committee and the Director of Development for Act III Productions, Norman Lear’s production company. She has a long history of working with progressive nonprofits to reach out more effectively to the entertainment industry. In the 2004 presidential campaign, she served as National Political Director for General Wesley Clark’s presidential bid and then as National Deputy Political Director for the Kerry campaign, acting as a liaison to the entertainment industry. She is the Board Chair of People for the American Way and Campaign for America’s Future.[2]]

Campaign for America's Future

In 1996 Lara Bergthold, Act III Communications was one of the original 130 founders of Campaign for America's Future.[3]

Liberty Hill Commissions Training Program

Liberty Hill Commissions Training Program Sponsorship Committee members: Sheila Kuehl (Chair), Director, Public Policy Institute at Santa Monica College and former State Senator; Dean Hansell President, Board of Fire & Police Pension Commissioners; Lara Bergthold, Principal, Griffin Schein; Aileen Adams, Deputy Mayor of Strategic Partnerships Office of Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa; Stewart Kwoh, President, Asian Pacific American Legal Center; Kathay Feng, Executive Director, Common Cause; Tom Saenz, President and General Counsel, Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF); Torie Osborn, Deputy Mayor of Neighborhood and Community Services Office of Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa; Larry Frank, Deputy Chief of Staff, Office of Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa; Pascual Romel, Deputy Mayor for the Environment, Office of Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa; Nolan Rollins, President & CEO Los Angeles Urban League; Helen Torres, Executive Director Hispanas Organized for Political Equality (HOPE); Regina Freer, Professor, Occidental College, Vice President, Planning Commission; Sharon Delugach, Community Engagement Coordinator, American Federation of Teachers; Roxana Tynan, Executive Director Los Angeles for a New Economy (LAANE). Honorary Co-Chairs: Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas, Assemblymember Jimmy Gomez, Assemblymember Holly Mitchell, Assemblymember Bob Blumenfield.[4]

CDA connection


Lara Bergthold attended a reception: June 20, 2012 Center for Democracy in the Americas' DA 6th Anniversary Celebration Honoring "Unsung Heroes" She made a toast to Stephen Rivers.[5]

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