11.30.17 SCLN Visionaries Awards

The Chamber's Southern California Leadership Network celebrated their 30th anniversary at the 2017 Visionaries Awards held at the Theater at Ace Hotel in Downtown Los Angeles. Thirty of the leadership organization's most outstanding alumni were honored at the event, including Rep. Pete Aguilar, Former Administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration Maria Contreras-Sweet, L.A. County Sheriff Jim McDonnell, and L.A. County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas. The event featured first-hand stories of leadership by award recipients, a performance by Vignes Rooftop Revival and Low Leaf and the Ascendance, interactive poetry with Melrose Poetry Bureau and Rent Poet, and networking with more than 350 leaders.
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Musical opening performance by Low Leaf and the Ascendance
Musical opening performance by Low Leaf and the Ascendance
Guests take part in Visionaries photo booth fun!
The crowd at the 2017 Visionaries Awards
Musical opening performance by Low Leaf and the Ascendance
The evening's Emcees, Lolita Lopez of NBC4LA and Frank Mottek of KNX 10170 NewsRadio
Special performances by Rent Poet and the Melrose Poetry Bureau
Dave Barthmuss of Advotocracy and SCLN Board Chair shares the 30-in-30 story
L.A. County Supervisor Hilda Solis addresses the crowd
SCLN Visionaries 30-in-30 Honoree Rachelle Arizmendi, Mayor of Sierra Madre
SCLN Visionaries 30-in-30 Honoree Karen Baker, Chief Service Officer, Office of the Governor
SCLN Visionaries 30-in-30 Honoree Dave Barthmuss, President, Advotocracy
SCLN Visionaries 30-in-30 Honoree Danielle Brazell, City of L.A. Department of Current Affairs
SCLN Visionaries 30-in-30 Honoree Andy Carrasco, Director, Regional Public Affairs, SoCalGas
SCLN Visionaries 30-in-30 Honoree Juan Devis, Chief Creative Officer, KCET
L.A. County Sup. Hilda Solis presents SCLN with an award recognizing their work in leadership in L.A. County
SCLN Visionaries 30-in-30 Honoree Maria Contreras-Sweet, Former Administrator, U.S. Small Business Administration
SCLN Visionaries 30-in-30 Honoree David Eads, CEO and Executive Director, Tournament of Roses
SCLN Visionaries 30-in-30 Honoree Amy Grat, CEO, International Trade Education Programs (ITEP)
SCLN Visionaries 30-in-30 Honoree Albert Hernandez, Executive Director, Family Promise of the Verdugos
SCLN Visionaries 30-in-30 Honoree Hyepin Im, President & CEO, Korean Churches for Community Development
SCLN Visionaries 30-in-30 Honoree Sydney Kamlager-Dove, President of the Board of Trustees, Los Angeles Community College District

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