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Thursday, May 11, 2017

Westin Bonaventure Hotel & Suites
11 a.m. Registration & Networking Reception  •  Noon Luncheon & Awards Program

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CCA's Annual Treasures of Los Angeles is the City's most distinguished event, created 23 years ago to celebrate the diversity, strength, and excellence within the City of Los Angeles. The event recognizes Angelenos who have made outstanding contributions in a variety of fields, including arts and culture, business, media, science, community service, education, entertainment, fashion, and sports. Join us and more than 1,400 of Los Angeles' top business, elected and civic leaders on Thursday, May 11, 2017, at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel and Suites to celebrate City heros - known and unknown - who have contributed to the rich fabric of Los Angeles.

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Honorees

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Lt. Gen. Samuel A. Greaves

Commander,
Los Angeles Air Force Base
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Lieutenant General Samuel A. Greaves

Commander, Space and Missile Systems Center, Air Force Space Command, Los Angeles Air Force Base, California

Lt. Gen. Samuel Greaves is the Commander, Space and Missile Systems Center, Air Force Space Command, Los Angeles Air Force Base, California. He is responsible for more than 5,000 employees nationwide and an annual budget of $6 billion. As the Air Force Program Executive Officer for Space, General Greaves manages the research, design, development, acquisition, and sustainment of satellites and the associated command and control systems. His extensive portfolio includes military satellite communication, missile warning, navigation and timing, space-based weather, space launch and test ranges, certification for launch, space superiority, responsive space and other emerging evolutionary space programs.

General Greaves was commissioned in 1982 through the Reserve Officer Training Corps program after he graduated from Cornell University. He has held a variety of assignments in operational, acquisition and staff units, including assignments at Headquarters Air Combat Command, the National Reconnaissance Office, and on the Air Staff within the Directorate of Operational Requirements and the Air Force Colonel Matters Office. He commanded the 45th Launch Group at Patrick AFB, Florida, the Launch and Range Systems Wing and Military Satellite Communications Systems Wing at Los Angeles AFB, California, and then as Director, Strategic Plans, Programs and Analyses, Headquarters Air Force Space Command, Peterson AFB, Colorado. Prior to his current assignment, he was the Deputy Director, Missile Defense Agency, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama.

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Reverend Andy J. Bales, M.A.T.

CEO,
Union Rescue Mission
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Reverend Andy Bales

CEO, Union Rescue Mission

The Rev. Andrew J. Bales is the CEO of Union Rescue Mission (URM) located in Downtown Los Angeles’ Skid Row.  Since URM was established in 1891, it has continuously served the most desperate members of the Los Angeles community.  Rev. Bales first joined the staff of URM in 2005, and immediately began assisting in the development of transitional housing for mothers and children living at the time at URM & in single room hotels on Skid Row.  He & URM then addressed this need by providing transitional housing & permanent supportive housing for abandoned and destitute women with children and elderly women through the development of URM’s Hope Gardens Family Center.   As CEO, he has played a pivotal role in halting area hospital and governmental policies that have dumped patients onto Skid Row. 

Prior to his current position, Rev. Bales served as associate pastor of community outreach at Lake Avenue Church in Pasadena, California, and has also served as the executive director of its Lake Avenue Community Foundation. Previous appointments include Good Samaritan Urban Ministries, Door of Faith Mission, and Des Moines Christian School, all located in Des Moines, Iowa.

Rev. Bales is an in-demand speaker at conferences, school, and clubs. He has appeared on CBS’s 60 Minutes, NBC’s Dateline, and CNN, and was featured in an article in Leadership Journal.

In 2012 Rev. Bales received the Nonprofit Leadership Excellence Award from the Los Angeles Business Journal.  Fundraising Success magazine named him its 2011 Fundraising Professional of the Year.  His blog, Rev. Andy’s Blog, has been repeatedly recognized as number one for media success by the Association of Gospel Rescue Missions.  He was also named one of President George H.W. Bush’s “Points of Light” in 1992.

Andrew Bales received his bachelor’s degree in biblical studies from Bethel College and his master of arts in teaching social sciences from Drake University.  He is currently pursuing his doctor of ministry at Bakke Graduate University.

 

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Brandon Beck

Co-Founder, Chairman & CEO,
Riot Games
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Brandon Beck

Co-Founder, Chairman & CEO, Riot Games

Brandon Beck is the Co-Founder, Chairman & CEO of Riot Games. As lifelong gamers, Brandon and his co-founder Marc Merrill founded the company in 2006 with a vision to make a different kind of company - one focused on changing the way video games are developed, delivered, and supported for players. Riot's mission is to be the most player-focused company in the world.

 

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Sue Laris

Owner, Co-Founder, Editor, Publisher,
Los Angeles Downtown News
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Sue Laris

Owner, Co-Founder, Editor, Publisher, Los Angeles Downtown News

Sue Laris is owner, co-founder, editor and publisher of the 45-year-old weekly newspaper L.A. Downtown News (founded in 1972), which includes three magazines and an extensive web site. She has been involved with nearly 30 community organizations, serving on many boards of directors where she either chaired the group or was in a leadership role. She has received more than two dozen awards for her writing and civic work.

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Tim Gunn

Author, Executive & Emmy-
winning Project Runway Co-host
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Tim Gunn

Tim Gunn is an author, executive, and Emmy-winning Project Runway co-host. His popularity on Lifetime Television’s Project Runway led to two spin-off shows, Under the Gunn and Project Runway: Junior, where he serves as executive producer and mentor to teen designers. Tim has been on the Board of FIDM for many years and his positions as an educator and in the fashion industry are among his many accomplishments.

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Council President Herb J. Wesson, Jr. (Emcee)

10th District, Los Angeles City Council
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Council President Herb J. Wesson, Jr. (Emcee)

10th District, Los Angeles City Council

Herb J. Wesson, Jr. has served as the President of the Los Angeles City Council since November 2011 and has represented Council District 10 since 2005. Wesson is the first African American to hold the position of Council President in the city’s history and has been re-elected three times to lead the city’s legislative body. During his tenure as Council President, Wesson has presided over monumental policy initiatives making Los Angeles a better place to live, work and raise a family. Not only have local policy initiatives —which include raising the minimum wage, pension reform and consolidating city elections to increase voter turnout— positively affected local residents, but in many cases the city’s actions have spurred state and national response and served as a model for similar policies.

Wesson chairs several committees including the Rules, Elections, Intergovernmental Relations, and Neighborhoods (REIRN) Committee, Board of Referred Powers and the Ad Hoc Committee on the 2024 Summer Olympics. He is the Vice Chair of the Ad Hoc Committee on Comprehensive Job Creation. As chair of REIRN, Wesson has facilitated the empowerment of Neighborhood Councils while finding new and innovative ways to engage the public and promote civic engagement.

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