Sherry Lansing

Sherry Lansing is CEO of the Sherry Lansing Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to cancer research, public education and Encore Career opportunities. Among the SLF’s initiatives is the EnCorps Teachers Program, which retrains technology professionals as California math and science teachers. Lansing is also founder of PrimeTime LAUSD, which engages retirees in public education through targeted volunteerism. In addition, she serves on the University of California Board of Regents and is co-founder of the Stand Up To Cancer initiative. During nearly 30 years in the movie business, Lansing was involved in the production, marketing and distribution of more than 200 films, including Academy Award winners Forrest Gump (1994), Braveheart (1994) and Titanic (1997). In 1980 she became the first woman to head a major film studio when she was appointed president of 20th Century Fox. In 1992 she was named chairman and CEO of Paramount Pictures. Lansing sits on numerous boards, including the Carter Center, Encore.org, the Entertainment Industry Foundation, the W.M. Keck Foundation, the Lasker Foundation, and Special Olympics World Summer Games Los Angeles 2015.