Christine Simmons is an exceptional C-suite Business Strategist, Impact Maker and Diversity Supplier. She is the former Chief Operating Officer of The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, and previously president and COO of the Los Angeles Spark. Prior to her role with the Los Angeles Sparks, Simmons served as executive VP of Magic Johnson Enterprises. She has held senior positions managing and expanding supplier diversity at both Disney and NBCUniversal. She is the Board Co-Chair of the Shared Harvest Foundation. Simmons also serves on the advisory councils for Women in Sports and Events and Next Play Capital. In October, Ebony magazine included Simmons in its "Power 100" list of inspiring African-Americans.