Ana Guerrero is an organizational strategist with more than 30 years of experience in leading organizations and campaigns, building multi-racial coalitions, and developing and implementing public policy. From 2013 to 2021, Guerrero served as Chief of Staff to Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti. She also served as Chief of Staff to Garcetti’s council office and assisted him in leading the legislative branch of government while he was City Council President from 2006 to 2012. As Chief of Staff to Mayor Garcetti, Guerrero was responsible for directing all aspects of the administration and implemented Mayor Garcetti’s ambitious policy agenda. Guerrero began her career as a community organizer in 1990 and worked with rural communities in Northern California before coming to Los Angeles in 1995.
Guerrero has received numerous awards throughout her career, including the 2013 Ray of Hope Award from Hispanas Organized for Political Equality (HOPE), the 2017 Women for a New Los Angeles Award from the Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy (LAANE), the 2017 Helen F. Chavez Award from the United Farmworkers, and the 2019 Gender Justice Champion Award from the Women’s Foundation of California. In 2021, Guerrero received an Honorary Doctorate in Humane Letters from the University of La Verne. Guerrero holds a B.A. degree in Liberal Arts from Antioch College.