Adam Nathanson


Appointed Commissioner

Term Expiration: June 30, 2025

Adam Nathanson is President and CEO of Mapleton Investments, LLC which invests in a broad range of global investments including equity managers, fixed income, private equity and direct investments. Mapleton Investments also owns and operates an active and diversified real estate portfolio.

Prior to joining Mapleton Investments in 2011, Mr. Nathanson was President and CEO of Mapleton Communications. During his eight year tenure, he built and grew the company into the 4th largest radio group serving the Western United States focused on mid-sized markets (2nd largest in California). Mr. Nathanson sold an equity position in Mapleton Communications to Lazard Alternative Investments in 2006. Mr. Nathanson began his career in 1992 as an executive in television as part of the launch team at MTV (Music Television) Europe based in London. From 1994 to 1998 Mr. Nathanson served as Director of New Business Development and was part of the launch team of MTV Latin America based in Miami. There he supervised and developed the MTV brand, building businesses in nineteen countries throughout Latin America. He also was the General Manager and Head of Business Development for the Beastie Boys’ Grand Royal Records.

Presently, Mr. Nathanson serves as a Commissioner for the City of Los Angeles on the Los Angeles Fire and Police Pensions, appointed by Mayor Eric Garcetti, is on the Board of Directors of Falcon Waterfree Technologies, is member of the Los Angeles Chapter of YPO (Young Presidents’ Organization) and is a member of the Pacific Council on International Policy and Chair of its “Future Leaders” group. He previously served as a Library Commissioner for the City of Los Angeles, appointed by Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, and was a Commissioner for Los Angeles County on Citizens’ Economy and Efficiency Commission and was a United States House of Representative Page (serving the 100th Congress).

Mr. Nathanson is a graduate of Tulane University with a Bachelors of Arts and Sciences.