Alex Lasry

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Born (1987-07-15) July 15, 1987 (age 33)
New York City
NationalityAmerican
CitizenshipUnited States
Alma mater
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • Trevor Day School
Occupation
  • Businessperson
  • Co-owner
Spouse(s)Lauren

Alex Lasry (born July 15, 1987) is an American businessperson and co-owner of the NBA’s Milwaukee Bucks. He previously served in the Obama White House.[1] He is the son of billionaire businessman and owner of the Milwaukee Bucks Marc Lasry.

Early life and education

Alex was born in New York City to Marc and Cathy Lasry. Lasry’s father, Marc, immigrated to the US when he was 7 years old from Morocco and Cathy grew up in Long Island. Alex graduated from Trevor Day School and then went on to graduate Cum Laude with honors in Political Science from the University of Pennsylvania in 2009 and receive his M.B.A from the New York University Leonard Stern School of Business in 2014.[2]

Career

Lasry worked in the White House during Obama Administration from 2009-2012.[3] He went on to become Special Assistant to the Chief of Staff to Senior Advisor Valerie Jarrett, and then Deputy Counselor for Strategic Engagement to the Senior Advisor where he worked on business outreach and the Jobs Council.[2]

After receiving his M.B.A in 2014, Lasry moved to Milwaukee when his family purchased the Milwaukee Bucks.[4] Since joining the Bucks, Lasry has been a leader in the teams transformation into one of the premier NBA franchises, serving on the companies management committee and led the teams rebrand that “established a new global identity that reflects the growth, energy and innovation in Milwaukee and Wisconsin.”[5]

Lasry was instrumental in bringing together the public/private partnership to build Fiserv Forum and the Deer District.[6] Additionally, he helped negotiate the historic project labor agreement, and the labor peace agreement, including $15 minimum wage.[7] As part of the agreement to build Fiserv Forum, Lasry led the workforce development efforts which required 40% of workers on the project to consist of people underemployed or unemployed for previous 5 years and at least 25% of service contracts to awarded to minority and disadvantaged businesses. As a result of Lasry’s leadership, the Bucks surpassed their goals with 43% and 30% respectively.[8][9] for the Milwaukee Bid Committee for the 2020 Democratic National Convention Lasry has been an active member of the Milwaukee community and central to the Bucks community initiatives[10]. Alex is on the board of the Milwaukee Film Festival, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Milwaukee, the Marcus Center for Performing Arts and the Sojourner Family Peace Center.[2] He also spearheaded the Bucks Vote initiative and their racial justice efforts.[11][12][13]

Lasry has also been an active member of the Democratic Party (United States). He led the successful effort to bring the 2020 Democratic National Convention to Milwaukee, serving as the Chair of the bid effort.[14][15] He also served as the Finance Chair for the Convention’s Host Committee, raising over $40m for the Convention.[16][17] Lasry was named Community Leader of the Year by the Milwaukee BizTimes for his efforts around the convention.[18] Additionally, Lasry was one President-Elect Joe Biden’s top bundlers.[19]

Personal Life

Alex Lasry lives in Milwaukee with his wife, Lauren who is the Chief of Staff for Planned Parenthood Wisconsin.

References

  1. "Alexander Lasry". whitehouse.gov. 2011-10-19. Retrieved 2020-12-22.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 "Alex Lasry". School of Continuing Education. Retrieved 2020-12-22.
  3. "Bucks VP Alex Lasry Chats About His Bid to Bring the Democratic National Convention to Milwaukee". Milwaukee Magazine. 2019-03-12. Retrieved 2020-12-22.
  4. "Bucks' new owners manage billions of dollars in investments". www.jsonline.com. Retrieved 2020-12-22.
  5. Staff, S. I. "Milwaukee Bucks draw on region's history for new logo". Sports Illustrated. Retrieved 2020-12-22.
  6. Nelson, James B. "Good City Brewing to feature sour beers in taproom at Milwaukee Bucks entertainment block". Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Retrieved 2020-12-22.
  7. "Bucks announce 'historic agreement' to bring minimum wage at Fiserv Forum to $15/hour by July". FOX 6 Now Milwaukee. 2020-01-29. Retrieved 2020-12-22.
  8. Romell, Rick. "Bucks launch new workforce development platform for arena". Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Retrieved 2020-12-22.
  9. Jannene, Jeramey. "Eyes on Milwaukee: Bucks Beat Hiring Targets on Fiserv Forum". Urban Milwaukee. Retrieved 2020-12-22.
  10. Nelson, James B. "Milwaukee Bucks Foundation gives $1 million to 15 community groups". Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Retrieved 2020-12-22.
  11. Milwaukee, Urban. "Milwaukee Bucks Launch "Bucks Vote" Campaign". Urban Milwaukee. Retrieved 2020-12-22.
  12. Glauber, Bill. "'Team Up for Change': Bucks, Sacramento Kings convene summit to discuss community challenges". Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Retrieved 2020-12-22.
  13. Torres, Ricardo. "'This is giving another level of access': Milwaukee Bucks partner with Michelle Obama group to host drive up voter registration". Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Retrieved 2020-12-22.
  14. Glauber, Bill. "Alex Lasry makes pitch for Milwaukee to host Democratic National Convention: Affordable, compact and no hurricanes". Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Retrieved 2020-12-22.
  15. "Bucks VP Alex Lasry Chats About His Bid to Bring the Democratic National Convention to Milwaukee". Milwaukee Magazine. 2019-03-12. Retrieved 2020-12-22.
  16. Wise, David. "DNC 2020 Host Committee members urge wisconsin cities to work to attract convention-goers | WisPolitics.com". Retrieved 2020-12-22.
  17. Glauber, Daniel Bice and Bill. "Milwaukee host committee raised $42.7 million for 2020 DNC, projecting a small deficit". Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Retrieved 2020-12-22.
  18. Meyer, Maredithe (2019-12-16). "Community Leader of the Year: Alex Lasry". BizTimes - Milwaukee Business News. Retrieved 2020-12-22.
  19. "Volunteer Fundraisers". Joe Biden for President: Official Campaign Website. Retrieved 2020-12-22.

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