There’s an intriguing article in the new issue of Bloomberg Businessweek, hitting newsstands today. Written by Robert Schmidt, it’s all about Steven Ross, head of Washington organization The Artists & Athletes Alliance, which helps A-listers navigate Washington attractions and the halls of government.
He’s arranged a special tour of the National Gallery for Will Ferrell and family; gotten Foo Fighters frontman David Grohl and daughter into the Smithsonian. He also comes to LA every one in a while for some no-press-allowed outreach at the Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills:
An event in April featured Philippe Cousteau, who discussed the one-year anniversary of the Gulf oil spill and the environmental consequences from the Japanese disaster. Attendees included two actors from the CSI television shows, Jorja Fox and Omar Benson Miller, as well as former NFL player Marcellus Wiley.
Next month, Ross has scheduled Japan’s ambassador to the U.S., Ichiro Fujisaki, to give a talk about how his country is handling the crisis and how Americans can help.
Ross takes only a modest annual salary, and the organization is entirely donation-supported. You can follow him on Twitter @ArtistsAthletes.