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Ms. Elga A. Sharpe

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Chief of Protocol

City of Los Angeles
200 N. Spring Street Room 440
Los Angeles, California 90012
United States

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Employment History

  • Chief of Protocol for the Mayor
    Los Angeles
  • Member, Office of the Mayor
    Los Angeles
  • Director of Language Resources
    Warner Bros.
  • Head of Translation and Adaptation Department

Board Memberships and Affiliations

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International Visitors Council of Los Angeles - Board of Directors, 15 Jan 2014 [cached]
Elga A. Sharpe
Elga A. Sharpe City of Los Angeles Elga Sharpe is Chief of Protocol for the Mayor of Los Angeles. One of Ms. Sharpe's main duties is to serve as the liaison between the Office of the Mayor and the Los Angeles' Consular Corps, consisting of Consulates General from 80 countries. She is highly skilled in all aspects of international communications, business relations, corporate development, translation, international marketing and related multinational business applications. Ms. Sharpe is multi-lingual in English, Spanish, French, German, Dutch and Papiamento.
Elga A. Sharpe
The Netherland America Foundation: Southern California Chapter, 4 Aug 2013 [cached]
Elga Sharpe, Director
Elga Sharpe, Director
The Netherland America Foundation: Southern California Chapter, 4 Aug 2013 [cached]
Elga Sharpe, Director
As the Chief of Protocol for the Mayor of Los Angeles, Elga Sharpe oversees the relationships between the City of Los Angeles and foreign governments. Mrs. Sharpe has in-depth knowledge of world affairs and regularly communicates up-to-date information on international politics to the Mayor, prior to official meetings with foreign dignitaries. She also acts as the main liaison with the twenty five Sister Cities of Los Angeles and with the third largest Consular Corps in the world after New York City and Hong Kong. She is an expert in the rules of protocol, diplomatic etiquette, official formality, event planning, and the recognized system of international courtesy. She is the City's primary contact with the U.S. Department of State, Diplomatic Security Service, U.S. Secret Service Protection Operations, the Dignitary Protection Unit at Los Angeles International World Airport Police Department and the Los Angeles Police Department for dignitaries.
Mrs. Sharpe conducts high-profile briefings and staffs the Mayor for diplomatic visits, including U.N. Secretaries General and numerous Heads of States (Royalty, Presidents, Prime Ministers, Ministers, Ambassadors, Governors, and Mayors).
Mrs. Sharpe also plans, schedules and acts as an Advance Liaison for Mayor Villaraigosa's trade missions in Africa, Europe, Latin America, the Middle East and the Far East. The countries that were visited as part of trade missions for both Mayor Hahn and Mayor Villaraigosa include: South Africa, Iceland, Mexico, Israel, Germany, United Kingdom, Denmark (COP 15 Climate Change Conference), China, Taiwan, Japan, and South Korea.
Mrs. Sharpe also serves as liaison between the Mayor and the Hollywood film industry. On two occasions she facilitated the U.N. Secretary General's mission to promote the UN Community Outreach Initiative with the entertainment industry; planned and oversaw the Academy Awards Nominees Night 2010 and 2011; and regularly organizes guided tours for high-level foreign officials at Sony Studios in Culver City. rs. Sharpe has extensive corporate and non-profit international background.
Prior to her engagement as Chief of Protocol, Mrs. Sharpe was a consultant to SHOAH, the USC Foundation Institute to overcome prejudice, intolerance, and bigotry through the educational use of the Institute's visual history testimonies. She also worked as the Head of Translation/Adaptation Department at DreamWorks SKG and as the Director of Language Resources at Warner Bros., International Channels.
Prior to working for the film industry, Mrs. Sharpe worked for the 1994 World Cup USA as the Director of Language Services and Protocol and served in several capacities at Air Canada, including In-Flight Service in Canada and Human Resources in Los Angeles. She was also employed by the Consulate General of Belgium in Toronto, Canada as a multi-lingual trade coordinator, where she played a vital role during the visit of the late King Baudouin and Queen Fabiola to Canada.Mrs. Sharpe was born in Aruba and studied in Aruba, Suriname, the Netherlands and Switzerland. She is fluent in Dutch, French, German, Papiamento and Surinamese and conversational in Spanish. Mrs. Sharpe is married and has a son in college (20 years old).
T.J. Martell Foundation - Leukemia, Cancer and AIDS Research, 19 May 2012 [cached]
Elga Sharpe, Office of the Mayor, Los Angeles
Embassy of Hungary, Washington, D.C., 14 Nov 2006 [cached]
Mrs. Simonyi and Elga Sharpe Chief of Protocol of City of Los Angeles
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