Miguel A. Santana is the President and CEO of the Los Angeles County Fair Association, a private nonprofit association that manages the nearly 500-acre Fairplex in Pomona. With a mission to build community and strengthen the economy, Miguel’s vision for the Fairplex campus is to create an experiential environment for the community to live, learn, work and play.
Prior to his employment at Fairplex, Miguel was the City Administrative Officer for the City of Los Angeles since 2009, and directed oversight over the City’s $8.1 billion budget. He has more than 25 years of experience managing numerous fiscal, legislative, political, and community issues. Previously he served as one of five Deputy Chief Executive Officers for Los Angeles County.
Miguel has a B.A. in Sociology and Latin American Studies from Whittier College and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from Harvard University. He serves on the Boards of the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF), LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes, United Way of Los Angeles and Discovery Cube Los Angeles.