Austin Buetner

Austin Buetner

AUSTIN BEUTNER

Superintendent

Los Angeles Unified School District

Austin Beutner was named superintendent of the Los Angeles Unified School District in May. The longtime civic leader is board member f the National Park Foundation, a fellow of the merican Academy of rts and Sciences and a member of the Council on oreign Relations. e also is co-chair of the L.A. Unified Advisory Task orce. He was reviously first deputy mayor of the City of Los ngeles, publisher of he Los Angeles Times and co-chairman of the LA 2020 ommission. Beutner founded Vision to Learn in 2012, which provides free eye exams and glasses to children in low-income communities. He was the youngest-ever partner at the Blackstone Group and went on to found Evercore Partners, helping to build the firm into a leading independent investment bank. Following the collapse of the Soviet Union, Beutner led a team in Russia that helped the country transition to a market economy.