Carlos Illingworth is Director of Public Affairs and Government Relations for Vons. In this capacity, and as Chair of The Vons Foundation, he serves as the grocery chain’s Chief External Affairs Officer, overseeing all media, government and community relations.
Illingworth represents Vons on a number of boards, including the Chambers of Commerce Alliance of Ventura & Santa Barbara Counties, Valley Industry & Commerce Association, Los Angeles Economic Development Corporation, Los Angeles Business Council, Central City Association of Los Angeles, San Gabriel Valley Economic Partnership, Retail Association of Nevada and Chicano Latino Youth Leadership Project.
He is also President of the Cal State L.A. Alumni Association, a Trustee of the Cal State L.A. Foundation, Chair of the Montebello-Commerce YMCA Board of Managers and Chair of the Personnel Commission for the Montebello Unified School District.
Illingworth earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications from Cal State L.A., where he served two years as student body president, and is a graduate of Leadership L.A., a fellowship program of the L.A. Area Chamber of Commerce. Prior to joining Vons in 2008, he worked for two members of the California State Legislature.
Illingworth and his wife, Corrine, reside in Los Angeles with their daughter Charlize.