LA Press Club advisory board has chamber of commerce flavor

eli-broad-book-cover.jpgThe Los Angeles Press Club has created an advisory board that skews much older and very Establishment. We're talking Eli Broad, Richard Riordan, Rick Caruso, Ramona Ripston and similar. Here's the whole membership and what the press club says about it. By the way, finalists for this year's Press Club journalism awards are posted on the club's website.

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 Club’s 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

¨ 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.

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