Wednesday, June 11, 2014 10:15 PM
HOLLYWOOD June 11, 2014: The Los Angeles Press Club is pleased to announce the formation of an Advisory Board of prominent individuals from business, government and media. These distinguished leaders in their respective fields will lend their expertise and time to the Clubs continuous effort to support, promote and defend quality journalism in Southern California.
The LA Press Club does an excellent job of connecting members with each other and sponsoring public events, so it made perfect sense to enhance our program with an Advisory Board of non-journalists, said Press Club president Robert Kovacik of NBC4. I am thrilled that so many respected men and women with such a wide range of expertise and experience have agreed to share their wisdom with us. We are fortunate to have these new partners to help us in pursuit of our mission and we deeply appreciate their willingness to participate.
The Advisory Board will be formally introduced on June 29th at the 2014 Southern California Journalism Awards gala at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel in downtown Los Angeles.
Los Angeles Press Club Advisory Board
Eli Broad Founder, The Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation
Rick J. Caruso Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Caruso Affiliated
Madeline Di Nonno Chief Executive Officer, Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media
David W. Fleming Counsel, Latham & Watkins LLP
Sherry Lansing CEO, The Sherry Lansing Foundation
George E. Moss Chairman, Moss Group
Constance L. Rice Co-Director, Advancement Project
Hon. Richard J. Riordan former Mayor of Los Angeles
Ramona Ripston former Executive Director, ACLU of Southern California
Hon. Bill Rosendahl former Councilmember, City of Los Angeles
Angelica SalasDirector, Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles
Gary L. Toebben President & CEO, Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce
Matt Toledo Publisher,Los Angeles Business Journal
Stuart Waldman President, Valley Industry & Commerce Association
The Los Angeles Press Club, founded more than a century ago, exists to support, promote, and defend quality journalism in Southern California. Our task is to encourage journalists by involving the public in recognizing such journalism, together in belief that a free press is crucial to a free society. Finally, the Los Angeles Press Club provides a place for journalists to gather, network, and learn from one another, especially through the sponsorship of events. The LA Press Club is the only organization in Southern California that speaks for all journalists, newspapers, magazines, radio, television, and the Internet.