City Impact Lab is a monthly breakfast attended by a diverse range of distinguished Los Angeles leaders. Every month, we feature a new speaker and engaging workshop activities — CURRENTLY HELD ONLINE!
As CEO, Mark Loranger sets Chrysalis’ strategy in partnership with the Board of Directors and oversees its operations. During his tenure, Mark has led significant expansion of Chrysalis, including doubling programmatic outcomes and the development or renovation of all five of its centers and locations. In 2019, Chrysalis helped over 2,500 of its clients find employment.
Prior to being named CEO in early 2009, Mark served as Vice President of Chrysalis Enterprises, a group of social enterprise businesses that provides transitional jobs for Chrysalis clients. These businesses employ more than 1,500 clients each year and are recognized as among the most innovative, successful, and impactful social enterprises in the United States.
Mark is a frequent speaker on the topics of Social Enterprise, homelessness, and employment. He is a contributing author to the book, “Succeeding at Social Enterprise: Hard-Won Lessons for Non-Profits and Social Entrepreneurs.” Mark’s civic and community activities include: Board Member & Co-Chair, Homelessness Policy Committee, Central City Association; Board Member, SVP-Los Angeles; Advisory Board Member, BLOOM Initiative of the California Community Foundation; Advisory Board Member, LA Mas; and Senior Fellow at USC’s Brittingham Social Enterprise Lab.
Mark has a diverse skill set developed over 30 years as both an entrepreneur and a corporate leader. Early in his career, Mark held various sales and technical positions for nearly a decade at IBM in both Washington, D.C., and New York. Among his entrepreneurial ventures, includes the founding, operation, and sale of a leading logistics and marketing firm in Southern California.
Prior to joining Chrysalis, Mark served as a consultant to nonprofit organizations such as the Alzheimer’s Association, the Avon Products Foundation, and the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society – this included the development and execution of large-scale fundraising walks. He holds a B.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of California Davis and a Masters in International Business from George Washington University.
City Impact Lab attendees come from all backgrounds, including government, the arts, neighborhoods, nonprofits, and business. Come connect with your future collaborators, mentors, and partners.
Make sure your webcam or phone/tablet camera is ready, as the program is interactive and engaging, which requires all participants to be on screen.
Each City Impact Lab breakfast begins with a presentation from a civic, business, and/or community leader who shares their personal experiences and strategies. We then conduct online activities that draw themes from the presentation and engage attendees on the challenges they are facing in their own work.
Cost: $10 (space is limited to 30 attendees, so register early. Access Pass and Partner Pass holders receive free admission)