The Trusteeship

August 2014 update

We are pleased to acknowledge recent honors, accomplishments and recognition of our members. Here is news from August 2014.

Lita Albuquerque was featured in a Los Angeles Times article on August 20 about Olympic murals in Los Angeles.


Patt Morrison interviewed Marcie Edwards in her August 20 column in The Times.


For the fourth consecutive year, Robin Ferracone has been named to the National Association of Corporate Directors’ (NACD) Directorship 100, a list of the most influential people in the boardroom and corporate governance community.


The Girl Scouts Orange County will honor Millie Garcia at their annual 2014 Celebrate Leadership dinner on Friday, November 7th at the Island Hotel, Newport Beach.


Billie Greer wrote an opinion editorial that ran on Fox & Hounds on August 18. Titled “The Water Bond..Letting Go of the North South Divide,” the article responds to the legislature’s recent approval of a scaled-down water bond for voter consideration in November.


Jennnifer Keller has again been named to the Los Angeles and San Francisco Daily Journal’s annual list of the Top 100 Lawyers in California. The list is released in a special issue on September 10. She has also been named a Distinguished Fellow for 2014-15 by the UC Irvine Center for Law & Psychology.


On September 22, Devorah Lieberman will be serving on a panel during the White House Forum on Interfaith & Community Service for College Presidents & Supporters. She will be discussing the topic of Campus Interfaith/Community Service and Social Capital. This is part of the 4th Annual President’s Interfaith & Community Service Campus Challenge initiative.


Sheila Prell Sonenshine has been named one of Loyola Law School’s 50 Inspirational Alumni. The honorary list, compiled by nominations from Loyola Law’s alumni, includes graduates who have had a significant impact on the legal community.


Sadly, we lost another preeminent member of The Trusteeship with the passing of Deborah Sussman, a Trusteeship member since 1987. Iconic in the world of design and unforgettable to all who knew her, Deborah was her inimitable self until her last moments, unafraid and peaceful at the time of her passing with husband Paul at her side.

The subject of a retrospective exhibition in 2013, Founder of AIGA Los Angeles and a former AIGA board member, Deborah also was the recipient of many honors and accomplishments.

Deborah left an indelible mark on Los Angeles and on all of us who loved and admired her. She was a very active member of The Trusteeship, attending our annual retreats and even our trip to Africa to see Molly Melching’s work in Senegal.

There will be a celebration of Andrea Rich on Sunday, September 21st, 3-5:30 pm, at The Hammer Museum, Billy Wilder Theatre. We are asked to arrive on time as the program begins promptly at 3 pm, followed by a reception in the courtyard. Please RSVP if you are planning to attend to



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