Todd Sargent, Commission President

Todd Sargent leads talent and organizational development for Walt Disney Parks & Resorts, solving complex organizational challenges and implementing innovative change strategies.  He drives organizational assessments, strategy alignment, organization design, change leadership, and organizational culture and values primarily for the Disneyland Resort.  Previously, Todd has led cross-industry management consulting solutions in transformative strategic collaboration, change enablement, organization design and strategy, talent management, quality assurance and process improvement. Todd has worked to shape and engage global organizations, improve collaboration and build internal change capabilities, particularly in information technology and operations. 

Through professional experience with clients that have included some of the largest employers in the county: DIRECTV, Raytheon, Toyota Motor Sales USA, Sony Pictures Entertainment, Walt Disney Company, AT&T and others, he translates that skill set to help improve the responsiveness, efficiency, and quality of services delivered by the City of Los Angeles to the public.

He has a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from University of California, Los Angeles, where he continues to be involved as an alumni leader through the UCLA Alumni Association.  He holds an MBA from The George Washington University.  He was a member of the National Finance Committee for the 2016 Clinton/Kaine campaign and the 2012 Obama/Biden campaign, where he also served as a National Co-Chair of Young Professionals for Obama.  He is a former member of the LGBT Victory Fund Campaign Board and has previously been the Chair of the Change LA Committee for Liberty Hill Foundation.  He has previously served as an appointee to the Industrial Development Authority (IDA) for the City of Los Angeles.  He lives in Mt. Washington with his husband, Alex De Ocampo, their foster child, and two Yorkie mutt rescue dogs.