Huntington Hospital, Leadership Pasadena Honor Veterans

Photo courtesy Christopher Grisanti The Veterans Day flag-raising ceremony at Huntington Hospital included comments from Cindy Bengtson Budzyn, Leadership Pasadena executive consultant; Jaynie Studenmund, vice chair of the hospital’s board of directors; Dr. Lori J. Morgan, hospital president and CEO; and Lorenzeno Pereyra, a retired U.S. Navy corpsman.
Photo courtesy Christopher Grisanti
The Veterans Day flag-raising ceremony at Huntington Hospital included comments from Cindy Bengtson Budzyn, Leadership Pasadena executive consultant; Jaynie Studenmund, vice chair of the hospital’s board of directors; Dr. Lori J. Morgan, hospital president and CEO; and Lorenzeno Pereyra, a retired U.S. Navy corpsman.

Huntington Hospital hosted its inaugural Veterans Day flag-raising ceremony at the entrance of the hospital as more than 100 nurses, physicians and employees — joined by family and friends — gathered to recognize the service of those in the United States’ military, past and present.
The hospital’s driveway was lined with American flags and names of veterans, several of whom are Huntington employees. Continue reading “Huntington Hospital, Leadership Pasadena Honor Veterans”

Leadership Pasadena, Rusnak Auto Group ‘Art of Conversation’ June 2

Event Committee leads Anthony Guthmiller and Cheri Washington with Event Sponsors Drew Polenchar, Rusnak Maserati, Liz Rusnak Arizmendi, Rusnak Auto Group and Eszylfie Taylor of Taylor Insurance and Financial Services announce support for “The Art of Conversation.”
Event Committee leads Anthony Guthmiller and Cheri Washington with Event Sponsors Drew Polenchar, Rusnak Maserati, Liz Rusnak Arizmendi, Rusnak Auto Group and Eszylfie Taylor of Taylor Insurance and Financial Services announce support for “The Art of Conversation.”

Leadership Pasadena is delighted to announce a partnership with Rusnak Auto Group to host an exciting, one-of-a-kind “tablescape” design competition, called “The Art of Conversation,” at the Hotel Constance in Pasadena on June 2 at 7 p.m.
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Leadership Organization Trains Veterans to Lead Communities

U.S. Marine Corps Lt. Col. Garth Massey, a La Cañada Flintridge resident, will help veterans navigate the civilian and corporate worlds with the new six-month community leadership course held by Leadership Pasadena, only the second program of its kind in the country.
The nonprofit focuses on community leadership, and is launching the veteran’s course to help military veterans (including National Guard and all Reserves) who have achieved a rank of E4 or higher and now are living, working or studying in the San Gabriel Valley as they transition into their new civilian lives. Continue reading “Leadership Organization Trains Veterans to Lead Communities”

Leadership Pasadena Welcomes New VP of Veterans Services

Kim Miller-Anderson
Kim Miller-Anderson

Leadership Pasadena has elected Kim Miller-Anderson to the board of directors as vice president of Veterans Services.
“We are honored to have Kim’s service-driven leadership and laser focus as we launch our Community Leadership Course for Veterans. Her professional expertise in technology and process analysis will be a tremendous asset to us across the organization as well,” according to Leadership Pasadena board member Cindy Bengtson.
“I am excited about the opportunity to work with such an accomplished team of leaders and volunteers. I look forward to using my professional and military background to bring leadership opportunities to veterans,” she stated.
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Leadership Pasadena: Battlefield to Community, Veterans Should Lead

Photo courtesy Dennis Lowe Army Capt. Dennis Lowe participates in a field training exercise at Fort Carson, Colorado, during his last year in the Army. Lowe, currently enrolled at USC Marshall School of Business, hopes to be a part of Leadership Pasadena’s efforts to train veterans as community leaders.
Photo courtesy Dennis Lowe
Army Capt. Dennis Lowe participates in a field training exercise at Fort Carson, Colorado, during his last year in the Army. Lowe, currently enrolled at USC Marshall School of Business, hopes to be a part of Leadership Pasadena’s efforts to train veterans as community leaders.

Like a lot of young people, it’s taken some time for National Guard veteran Giselle Ashook to find her professional calling.
After serving in the armed forces, including a deployment to Afghanistan, she stayed on in the reserves, working a lot of odd jobs along the way.
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Leadership Pasadena Elects New Board Member

Felicia Friesema
Felicia Friesema

Leadership Pasadena, a leadership growth and community involvement organization, recently elected Felicia Friesema to the board of directors as vice president of marketing and communications.
Friesema is the 12th board member to join the organization, which is chaired by Alma Apodaca.
“We are very excited to have Felicia join the LP board of directors. Her passion for community service and marketing expertise will serve us well as we continue to deliver our cornerstone program to develop community leaders, and as we prepare to launch our inaugural Veteran Program in May,” said board chair Apodaca.
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