Linda Griego "rejoined the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Board of Trustees in January 2005. She had previously served as a trustee from 1995 until 2003.
"Griego is an entrepreneur and former Los Angeles deputy mayor. Her career encompasses civic leadership, business management and government service. Griego is president of Griego Enterprises Inc., which produces television programming through Zapgo Entertainment Group. She is the managing general partner of Engine Co. No. 28, a successful downtown restaurant that she founded in 1988. She also owns and operates a lodge in northern New Mexico.
"From 1999 until 2000, Griego was the interim president and chief executive officer of the Los Angeles Community Development Bank, a $430 million federally funded development bank. From 1994 until 1997, she served as president and chief executive officer of Rebuild LA, a nonprofit corporation created in 1992 to spearhead a five-year riot recovery plan. From 1991 to 1993, Griego served as deputy mayor of Los Angeles. In January 1993, she resigned her post to run for mayor. In 1993, she worked for the late U.S. Secretary of Commerce Ron Brown.
"She currently serves as a trustee of the David and Lucile Packard Foundation and the Public Policy Institute of California. Griego has served on the boards of several national and local organizations. From 1998 until 2003, she served as a Los Angeles director of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco. Griego was a presidential appointee to NAFTA's North America Development Bank from 1995 until 2000. She was a member of the California Community Colleges Board of Governors. In January 2004, she joined the Board of Governors of Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.
"She currently serves on the boards of directors of three publicly traded companies, City National Bank, Granite Construction, Inc. and Southwest Water Company. Throughout her career, she has received several leadership awards including the City of Hope, UCLA, Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce, the Mexican American Bar Foundation and the San Francisco Hispanic Foundation.
"Griego earned a B.A. in history in 1975 from UCLA. She was a senior fellow at the UCLA School of Public Policy from 1998 until 2000."