Hilary Ash - Host City speaker

Hilary Ash

Position: Vice President, Games Delivery & Infrastructure, LA28

Strategist. Venue Expert. Operations Lead. Vice President, Games Delivery & Infrastructure, LA28 Olympic & Paralympic Games.

Hilary Ash is a proven strategist who is instrumental to LA28’s technical operations and Games delivery planning, specifically for the sport and venue masterplan and budget considerations.

In her current role, Hilary leads LA28’s venue infrastructure planning and delivery. She oversees the development of the venue masterplan as well as venue design, costing and overlay. She ensures integration with all sport and delivery partners, helping define the overall venue delivery strategy and leading strategic program management of venue infrastructure. In prior roles at LA28, Hilary led strategic projects for the executive leadership team across long-term business planning efforts and supported operational integration Hilary joined the LA Games team in October 2015.


  • Manager of Strategic Planning, LA 2024/2028 Exploratory Committee
    • Shepherded all candidate city technical deliverables
    • Led the development of the LA 2024 bid books
    • Developed the projected organizing committee budget
  • Consultant at The Boston Consulting Group
    • Led projects on consumer insights, corporate strategy and organizational design
    • Specialized in data analytics and growth strategy for Fortune 500 companies
  • ESPN X Games and Rose Bowl Game – Production
    • Played key roles in venue development, athlete relations and field production


  • 2019 Recipient of the Sports Business Journal New Voices Under 30 Award
  • 4-year Division I Volleyball player at the University of Pennsylvania
  • Two-time Ivy League Volleyball Champion
  • University of Pennsylvania, B.S. from the Wharton School of Business


  • Volunteer for Year Up, a national non-profit and job training program
  • Board Member for local LA chapter of WISE (Women in Sports & Entertainment)
  • Finished the 2022 Paris Marathon and is an avid runner