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Southern California Leadership Network Celebrates 30th Anniversary by Recognizing 30 Outstanding Leaders During 2017 Visionaries Awards

LOS ANGELES, CA — Thursday, as the culmination of a year-long celebration of its 30th anniversary, the Southern California Leadership Network (SCLN) hosted the 2017 Visionaries Awards, during which 30 outstanding alumni were recognized for their exemplary leadership and contributions to the region. 

An annual event that typically recognizes four to five outstanding leaders, Visionaries was expanded this year, as a part of the 30th anniversary celebrations. Leading up to this event, SCLN recognized one outstanding alumni per week for 30 weeks. Today, all of “30-in-30” honorees came together to be recognized for their individual and collective impact.

“These honorees represent the very core of Southern California Leadership Network's legacy: alumni who are bold, committed and passionate about driving change across our region and state. It is a privilege to honor so many truly incredible leaders," said Nancy Olson, executive director of the Southern California Leadership Network and vice president of the L.A. Area Chamber’s Center for Leadership.

Held at The Ace Hotel, this year’s event was attended by more than 400 area business, government and community leaders, and featured performances by Rent Poet, the Melrose Poetry Bureau, Low Leaf and the Ascendance and Vignes Rooftop Revival.

This year’s honorees include: