Ana Lasso was appointed Director of the Department of General Services by Governor Gavin Newsom and began serving in April 2021.
Lasso worked as the General Manager of Exposition Park in Los Angeles, administering all park-related activities and managing the common interests of the governing bodies including the Exposition Park and California Science Center Board of Directors, the California African American Museum Board of Directors, the Los Angeles Coliseum Commission, the Los Angeles County Natural History Museum, the City of Los Angeles Recreation and Parks' EXPO Center, the Friends of EXPO Center, the University of Southern California-Coliseum, the Los Angeles Football Club – Banc of California Stadium and the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art. In the role, she led all operations and public safety needs and represented the state of California in land-use management and real estate negotiations related to Exposition Park.
Previously, Lasso managed the Joint Use and Innovation bond program for Los Angeles Unified School District and spearheaded the development of wellness centers, mobile health clinics and other bond-funded partnership programs, including managing and executing the Community School Park (CSP) program and the Sustainable Environmental Education Development in Schools (SEEDS) program.
Lasso has a Master of Arts in City Planning from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and dual bachelor’s degrees from UCLA in World Arts and Cultures, and Chicano Studies.