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Layton is in her 18th season with the Chargers, overseeing corporate, community and governmental relations. She is responsible for expanding the team’s outreach and impact in the community by creating programs and initiatives to enhance the Chargers’ corporate, business, charitable and youth football relationships. She also oversees the Chargers Community Foundation. Layton has received numerous awards for her work on behalf of the team’s community initiatives, including the Community Service Award presented by the High School Sports Association and the Contributor to Amateur Football Award from the San Diego Chapter of the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame.
Prior to joining the team, Layton worked in state and local government for 12 years. She entered the political arena in 1988 and served as chief of staff for Assemblywoman Lucy Killea from 1989-95. In 1995, Layton was appointed assistant director for the City’s Department of Intergovernmental Relations, and in 1996 she was promoted to Director. In 1998, Layton was appointed as Chief of Staff for Mayor Susan Golding.
Layton serves on a number of Boards for local non-profits. In 2015, she was named President of the San Diego Bowl Game Association, the organization responsible for producing the Holiday and Poinsettia Bowls, which generate millions of tourism dollars each year for San Diego.
Layton is a graduate of San Diego High School. She earned her degree from the University of California at Irvine. Layton is married to Farrell Layton.