Beutner was named Superintendent of LAUSD in May 2018. He has served as First Deputy Mayor of the City of Los Angeles, Publisher of the Los Angeles Times, Co-Chair of the LA 2020 Commission and the L.A. Unified Advisory Task Force, and Founder of Vision To Learn. As First Deputy Mayor, he oversaw the policy and operations of 13 municipal departments. While Publisher and CEO of the Los Angeles Times, he led the newspaper as it strengthened its commitment to the community. Beutner founded Vision To Learn, which provides free eye exams and glasses to children in low-income communities. At the invitation of then-Superintendent Michelle King, Beutner created the L.A. Unified Advisory Task Force, which has provided recommendations to the District on equity, workforce, budget, student attendance, transparency and accountability, and the District’s real estate holdings.