Raphael Magaña


PHONE: (424)281-4184
EMAIL: rmagana@beverlyhillsnavyleague.org

The primary responsibility of the Raphael Magaña is to integrate the Navy League mission into the council goals and objectives, then monitor progress towards goal attainment. The Council President keeps current with all new information and policies within the Navy League and coordinates the dissemination of this information to pertinent members. During meetings, the Council President initiates discussion about Navy League organizational improvements and encourage other leaders to share ideas that have been successfully implemented. The Council President conduct meetings, formulate ideas, consummate plans, and delegate responsibility. The Council President is also responsible for upholding the Navy League’s policies and procedures and for handling problems among council members. The Council President prepare the Council Annual Report to summarize the year’s activities during term of office.


Raphael Magaña is the 26th President of the Beverly Hills Council of the Navy League of the United States. He is the first Hispanic president. He has spent more than one decade leveraging his knowledge of community engagement, volunteerism, and fund development as well as his dedication in the support and recognition of the men and women in uniform in the Navy, Marines, Coast Guard, and Merchant Marine who make our nation and the world a safer place.

He has done so in direct and indirect service to other organizations that support the sea services and their families. Whether in, academics, or the private sector, Magaña has been guided by pragmatism and his belief in the boundless opportunities of the United States and has worked tirelessly to contribute to the ideas, policies, and innovations that assure our leadership.

Outside of his service to the Navy League and Beverly Hills Council, Magaña was most recently a distinguished visiting lecturer at the University of California in Washington D.C. Magana earned his bachelor’s degrees at the University of California in Los Angeles.

Soon thereafter, in 2012 he attained a certificate on Human Rights and Health through the Pan American Health Organization, an international public health agency working to improve the health and living standards of people of the Americas.

Most recently obtained his certificate on Forensic Accounting and Fraud Examination from the University of West Virginia, and completed a course on International nonprofit management from the University of Geneva online.

Raphael Magaña is author on a variety of social issues, community, management, leadership, and philanthropy. A native of California, he currently lives in Los Angeles.

The Board of Directors of the Beverly Hills Council welcomes Raphael to take the helm and lead our Council throughout 2015 and beyond, grow our membership and develop new programs of interest and education.

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