About Us

LA Fleet Week was created through a unique public-private affiliation to connect Southern Californians with the men and women of our United States Sea Services.


The mission of LA Fleet Week Foundation is to plan, promote, honor and financially support Los Angeles Fleet Week, an annual celebration honoring the United States Sea Services and the men and women who presently serve or have served in the armed forces. The Foundation also educates the public about the history and traditions of the Sea Services and the contributions of the City of Los Angeles in support of them.


Expose the Public to the Sea Services
Engage Service Members in
Authentic L.A. Experiences
Build Community Resiliency through
Knowledge and Networking


Congresswoman Nanette Barragan

California 44th District
LA Fleet Week Event Co-Chair

Supervisor Janice Hahn

County of Los Angeles District 4
LA Fleet Week Event Co-Chair

Mayor Eric Garcetti

City of Los Angeles
LA Fleet Week Event Co-Chair

Leadership Council

Members of the LA Fleet Week Leadership Council are leaders in various sectors of the community who are dedicated to supporting and advancing the mission of the annual LA Fleet Week event.

Karla and William H. Ahmanson

Wallis Annenberg

Andrew F. Barth

Ambassador Frank Baxter

Councilmember Joe Buscaino

Former CA Governor Gray Davis

Kevin Demoff

Elisabet and Bill Fleischman

Warner Henry

Richard and Suzanne Kayne

Bruce MacRae

Chris Martin

Ron Meyer

Dominic Ng

Ed Roski

John Semcken

Gene Sykes

VADM Nora Tyson (Ret.)

Former CA Governor Pete Wilson

Board of Directors

Overseeing the mission and director of the LA Fleet Week Foundation and actively participating in the planning and production of the event.

Jonathan Williams (President)

Jeff Gorell (Vice President)

David P. Bender, Jr. (Secretary)

John McOsker (Treasurer)

Doane Liu (Director)

RADM Mike Shatynski, USN (ret.) (Director)

Stephanie Stone, USN (ret.) (Director)

Committee Chairs

Committee chairs oversee the planning elements in affilitation with the Port of Los Angeles, City of Los Angeles, and USO.

Leadership Events

Maritime Leadership Symposium

Jonathan Williams | Jeff Gorell
LA Fleet Week Foundation


City of Los Angeles Emergency Management Department

Maritime Policy Forum

Joe Walsh
Collier Walsh Nakazawa, LLP

Aerial Demonstrations

Dennis Lord
Principal, PIC Services

Excursions & COMRELs

LCDR Ken Hagihara, USN (ret.)
Integrity Public Relations

Allison Anderson
Bob Hope USO


Dan & Joyce Smith, Retired

Melani Hurwitz
Development at Battleship IOWA

First Responders Village

Dave Badgett
Ret. Asst. Chief, LAFD

Galley Wars

Leigh Smith
Media Relations, Port of Los Angeles

Military & Veterans Villages

CAPT Larry Vasquez, USN (ret.)
Military & Veterans Affairs, City of L.A.

Stem Expo Village

RADM Mike Shatynski, USN (ret.)

Presenting Sponsors

Supporting Sponsors


Howard & Marilyn Levine Foundation

Greens Hill Memorial Park

Navy Federal Credit Union


CTS Cement / Rapid Set


Phillips 66


Cabrillo Way Marina

Business Contingency Group

Crowne Plaza

County of Los Angeles Supervisor Janice Hahn

Pacific Harbor Line