FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
USC Price School of Public Policy to Host Executive Education Forum Focused on Latino Leadership in California and Nationally
Two-day forum to highlight growing importance of Latino Americans in business and politics
Event comes following MOU with League of California Cities Latino Caucus
LOS ANGELES – September 22, 2016 — The Sol Price School of Public Policy will host an Executive Education Forum this Friday and Saturday, September 23 and 24, featuring leading voices from California’s Latino community discussing the growing role and importance of Latino leadership, both to California and the country as a whole.
Key speakers include Dennis Arriola, Chairman and CEO of Southern California Gas Company, Veronica Gutierrez, Vice President of Local Public Affairs for SoCal Edison, Marcel Rodarte, Executive Director of the California Contract Cities Association, Councilmember Jorge Morales of the City of South Gate, Councilmember Ana Maria Quintana of the City of Bell, and Frank Zerunyan, Professor of the Practice of Governance at USC-Price. The speakers mentioned will participate in panels on Latino leadership, the next generation of Latino leadership, and the role of leadership in government Friday morning from 9am to 12:15pm. The remaining time of the forum, which runs through Saturday, will feature USC Price faculty on Public Ethics, Housing Policy, and Environmental Policy.
Professor Zerunyan, who is also the Director of Executive Education, said, “Anyone who follows American politics knows that Latino Americans are playing a larger role every day. That has been true here in California for a long time, where Latinos are expected to reach majority by 2030, and it is now becoming more and more evident around the country. I’m proud of the great leaders we’ve brought together for this forum, and looking forward to hearing what they have to say, as well as the discussion among our participants.”
Media wishing to attend the forum should RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org by end of day Thursday, September 22.