Big Brothers Big Sisters

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Los Angeles Honors Michael E. Kassan, Stacy Green and The Los Angeles Rams Raising Over $1,050,000 At 'The Big Night In & Out' Hybrid Gala

Friday, October 22, 2021 - 6:49pm

Stacy Green, Executive Vice President and Chief People Officer at Sony Pictures Entertainment, was honored with the 2021 Sherry Lansing Award, and the Los Angeles Rams received the Defender of Potential Award.

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  • Stacy Green, Executive Vice President and Chief People Officer at Sony Pictures Entertainment, was honored with the 2021 Sherry Lansing Award, and the Los Angeles Rams received the Defender of Potential Award.
  • The gala's co-hosts, actress, director and Big Sister Heather Hemmensand auctioneer Nick Di Nieri, began the awards portion of the evening.
  • Upon accepting her honor, Green said,"Being in the Women in Entertainment mentorship program and partnering with Big Brothers Big Sisters has brought me more than I'd ever thought.
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Blackbaud Announces Major Gift to Big Brothers Big Sisters to Support a More Diverse Workforce of the Future

Thursday, October 21, 2021 - 3:30pm

Part of Blackbaud's gift will support a new program called the BIG Beyond Scholar Program hosted by Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Lowcountry in Charleston, S.C., where Blackbaud is headquartered.

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  • Part of Blackbaud's gift will support a new program called the BIG Beyond Scholar Program hosted by Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Lowcountry in Charleston, S.C., where Blackbaud is headquartered.
  • In addition, Blackbaud will make gifts across the Big Brothers Big Sisters international network to support efforts to bridge the divide between education and employment for under-resourced youth around the world.
  • "We're proud to make this contribution to the Big Brothers Big Sisters organization to support college and career readiness for high-potential youth locally, nationally and internationally."
  • "Big Brothers Big Sisters and Blackbaud share a common commitment to bridging the opportunity gap for high potential and under-resourced youth, and building a diverse workforce," said Merridith Crowe, CEO, Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Lowcountry.

Spencer Stuart Welcomes General Counsel and Chief Legal Officer Lucy Lopez

Thursday, October 21, 2021 - 3:00pm

CHICAGO, Oct. 21, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Spencer Stuart, a leading global executive search and leadership advisory firm, is pleased to announcethat Lucy Lopez is joining the firm as General Counsel and Chief Legal Officer.

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  • CHICAGO, Oct. 21, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Spencer Stuart, a leading global executive search and leadership advisory firm, is pleased to announcethat Lucy Lopez is joining the firm as General Counsel and Chief Legal Officer.
  • Lopez will succeed Dave Rasmussen, who is retiring as Spencer Stuart's General Counsel after 24 years at the firm.
  • Lopez, who is based in New York, joins Spencer Stuart after more than two decades with McKinsey & Company, most recently serving as Deputy General Counsel and Head of Legal, Americas.
  • "I am thrilled to start a new chapter as General Counsel and Chief Legal Officer of Spencer Stuart.

Phonexa Hires Amanda Farris as Director of Strategic Partnerships

Wednesday, October 20, 2021 - 1:42pm

GLENDALE, Calif., Oct. 20, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Marketing automation platform Phonexa has hired Amanda Farris as its new Director of Strategic Partnerships.

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  • GLENDALE, Calif., Oct. 20, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Marketing automation platform Phonexa has hired Amanda Farris as its new Director of Strategic Partnerships.
  • "Phonexa has seen a tremendous amount of growth this year, and as our business continues to trend upward, so do the influential individuals like Amanda who help lead them," said Phonexa CEO Lilit Davtyan.
  • We're excited to have her join the company and be a contributing factor in further growing Phonexa into an industry leader."
  • "I'm happy for this new opportunity as Director of Strategic Partnerships for Phonexa and to grow with a rapidly expanding team with such a creative vision for the future," said Farris.

Boyden Canada Appoints Michael Lewis Partner, Bringing Innovative Talent to Clients in Financial Services and Real Estate

Wednesday, October 20, 2021 - 8:00am

Michael joins Boydens global financial services practice and will work with local, regional and international clients to help them secure next generation talent in financial services and real estate.

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  • Michael joins Boydens global financial services practice and will work with local, regional and international clients to help them secure next generation talent in financial services and real estate.
  • Under Michaels leadership, Boyden Canada will continue to strengthen services in banking & capital markets, financial consulting, fintech, institutional asset management, insurance, real estate, wealth management and private banking.
  • Michael is a great addition to our financial services practice, bringing next generation and rare talent to the table through his executive search, banking and real estate experience, commented Carlos Dafauce Global Co-Leader, Financial Services Practice and Partner, Spain.
  • Previously, he served as Managing Director, Financial Services and Real Estate at an executive search firm specializing in financial services.

ACE Cash Express Helps Promote Solutions for Individuals with Autism by Donating $9,261 to Autism Speaks

Tuesday, October 19, 2021 - 5:05pm

"We are so grateful for the support of ACE Cash Express through their Give a Little Campaign," saidLauren Brooke, Senior Field Development Coordinator at Autism Speaks.

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  • "We are so grateful for the support of ACE Cash Express through their Give a Little Campaign," saidLauren Brooke, Senior Field Development Coordinator at Autism Speaks.
  • By supporting Autism Speaks, ACE is helping to provide crucial autism research , advocacy , services and support for people with autism.
  • "We are proud to support Autism Speaks this year," said Eric Norrington, Senior Vice President of Public Affairs for Populus Financial Group.
  • "Our employees selected Autism Speaks for our Give A Little Campaign in order to increase autism awareness and show support for the autism community both at ACE and in the communities we serve."

Arctaris Announces Hiring of Richard Hampson, formerly President of Citizens Bank in Michigan, to Advance Impact Investing in Michigan and Ohio Markets

Tuesday, October 19, 2021 - 3:35pm

Arctaris Impact Investors, LLC, announces the addition of Richard Hampson as a Principal of the firm to oversee and expand the firms ESG and Impact Investing practice in Michigan and Ohio.

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  • Arctaris Impact Investors, LLC, announces the addition of Richard Hampson as a Principal of the firm to oversee and expand the firms ESG and Impact Investing practice in Michigan and Ohio.
  • We are pleased to welcome Richard Hampson, with his breadth of commercial banking expertise to our leadership team, said Uche Osuji, Managing Director at Arctaris.
  • Prior to Arctaris, Mr. Hampson was the market leader and State President of Citizens Bank in Michigan.
  • Before Citizens Bank, he had leadership roles with PNC Bank and Comerica Bank in Michigan as well as Brown Brothers Harriman in New York.

Nordstrom Invites Customers To Make Merry And Celebrate The Season Of Joy

Monday, October 18, 2021 - 2:00pm

Nordstrom encourages customers to "Make Merry" through this year's marketing campaign, which was inspired by the happy, sometimes hilarious mid-revelry moments that turn the season into a celebration.

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  • Nordstrom encourages customers to "Make Merry" through this year's marketing campaign, which was inspired by the happy, sometimes hilarious mid-revelry moments that turn the season into a celebration.
  • This holiday season, Nordstrom will offer four unique holiday gift wrap prints inspired by different holiday celebrations at Nordstrom and Nordstrom Local stores.
  • Customers can pick up their Nordstrom.com or NordstromRack.com order at their most convenient Nordstrom, Nordstrom Rack or Nordstrom Local.
  • This holiday season, Nordstrom aims to hire more than 28,000 employees across our US and Canada Nordstrom and Nordstrom Rack stores, supply chain facilities and customer care team.

LG Hits The Road To Give A 'Second Life' To Unwanted Clothing With East Coast Clothing Drive

Thursday, October 14, 2021 - 5:22pm

The clothing drive is part of the brand's ongoing effort to raise awareness around clothing waste and inspire people to take responsible action through fabric care, donations and upcycling.

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  • The clothing drive is part of the brand's ongoing effort to raise awareness around clothing waste and inspire people to take responsible action through fabric care, donations and upcycling.
  • Each year, millions of pounds of unwanted textiles end up in landfills.
  • LG launched its Second Life campaign earlier this spring, kicking off with a West Coast clothing drive that collected more than 5,000 pounds of unwanted textiles.
  • LG's East Coast Second Life Tour kicks on Oct. 16 in New York City and visits three more cities along its way.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Los Angeles to Host 'The Big Night Out & In' Hybrid Gala Honoring Michael E. Kassan, Stacy Green and the LA Rams

Thursday, October 14, 2021 - 4:44pm

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 14, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Los Angeles (BBBSLA) will host a hybrid 'Big Night Out/ Big Night In' Gala on Thursday, October 21, at the Fairmont Century Plaza, in conjunction with a Virtual Event with celebrity chef Antonia Lofaso.

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  • LOS ANGELES, Oct. 14, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Los Angeles (BBBSLA) will host a hybrid 'Big Night Out/ Big Night In' Gala on Thursday, October 21, at the Fairmont Century Plaza, in conjunction with a Virtual Event with celebrity chef Antonia Lofaso.
  • "The Big Night Out & In" Gala benefits youth facing adversity from underserved communities in Los Angeles by providing and supporting one-to-one mentoring relationships.
  • We honor their long-time dedication and generosity toBBBSGLA," saidLauren Plichta, President & Chief Executive Officer, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Los Angeles.
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    About Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Los Angeles: Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Los Angeles (BBBSLA) provides children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one mentoring relationships that change their lives, for the better, forever.