Edward P. Roski Jr
Chief Executive Officer
Edward P. Roski, Jr. is President and Chairman of the Board of Majestic Realty Co. He also is co-owner of the Los Angeles Kings and Los Angeles Lakers. Combining his love of sports with his passion for business, he is recognized for playing a critical role in developing the STAPLES Center, a landmark in downtown Los Angeles.
A generous and well-respected philanthropist, Ed personally commits his time and resources to countless civic organizations throughout Los Angeles.
In addition, in 2002, he initiated the Majestic Realty Foundation whose charitable giving and community outreach focuses on youth, family, education, health, and violence prevention.
Mr. Roski takes an active role in the city’s cultural and educational development, serving as Chairman of the Board of Trustees at the University of Southern California as well as on boards of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), the Bowers Museum, The California Science Center, the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, and the Los Angeles Sports & Entertainment Commission. Additionally, Ed has joined the board of trustees of the National Geographic Society, serving on the Executive Committee.
In 2007, he cofounded the Land of the Free Foundation, where he currently serves as President, to help families of our country’s war veterans.
Outside of his civic and professional endeavors, Ed’s great love is adventure travel. A member of the famed Explorers Club, he has climbed to Base Camp at Mt. Everest, K2, and Mt. Kilimanjaro, ridden his bike across Mongolia, Russia, and Burma, made several deep-water dives throughout New Guinea, and descended in a Russian submersible to the wreck of the Titanic, 2.5 miles beneath the ocean’s surface.
Born in Oklahoma and raised in Southern California, Ed graduated from the University of Southern California in 1962 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance and Real Estate. He served as an officer in the United States Marine Corps from 1962 to 1966 where he was decorated for bravery with two Purple Hearts. He now resides in Los Angeles with his wife Gayle Garner Roski, with whom he has three children and eight grandchildren.