Los Angeles Campaign Committee

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Steering Committee

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Betsy Berkhemer-Credaire, Co-Chair
Renee Fraser, Ph.D., Co-Chair
Erika Anderson
Nicole Baker
Tammy Dickerson
Laura V. Farber
Angela Fentiman
Brigitte Frankel
Debra Langford
Maryanne Lataif
Christine Lawton
Bernice Ledbetter
Hilary Lentini
Mary J. Machado Schammel
Andrea Almeida Mack
Eileen E. Mancera
Ina McGuinness
Jana Monroe
Miriam Muscarolas
Trisha Muse
Rita-Anne O'Neill
Patricia Palleschi, PhD
Pamela S. Palmer
Judith Posnikoff
Lisa Greer Quateman
Heather Rim
Erica M. Rivera
Schenae Rourk
Maria S. Salinas
Paige Serden
Shannon Sutherland
Eva G. Tang
Hiroko Tatebe
Sue Toigo
Tammy Tucker
Betty Rengifo Uribe, Ed.D
Helane Wilbourne
Denita Willoughby
Dr. Tammy Wong
Angela Zepeda

President & Co-Founder, Berkhemer Clayton Retained Executive Search

Author of "The Board Game – How Smart Women Become Corporate Directors," Betsy is president and co-founder of Berkhemer Clayton Inc., retained executive search firm in Los Angeles.  Her book "The Board Game" reveals how 58 women directors found their first corporate board seats. Betsy chairs the Los Angeles/Orange County chapter of Women Corporate Directors (WCD), a global nonprofit network of women serving on public and private boards.

She serves on the boards of the statewide National Association of Women Business Owners-California (NAWBO-CA), also Southern California Leadership Network (SCLN) and was previously on the consumer advisory board at Southern California Edison (SCE), and UCLA Medical Center.

Berkhemer Clayton specializes in searches for Boards of Directors, also senior management of Corporate Communications, Finance and Investor Relations. Client companies include Bank of America, GAP, Mattel, Toyota, Ross Stores, Southern California Gas Company, Kia Motors, City of Hope, UCLA, USC and American Lung Association.

Before going into retained executive search, Betsy owned a major public relations agency which was acquired by global firm Golin/Harris based in Chicago. She's a graduate of UCLA.

CEO & Founder, Fraser Communications

Honored by Advertising Age as one of the “Ten Brightest Women in Advertising,” Fraser Communications Founder and CEO Renee White Fraser is a consumer psychologist with a Ph.D. in psychology. Her unique skills help a wide range of clients in both the private and public sector. As one of the most astute professionals in social marketing, she’s helped affect positive behaviors for First5 California, LA Department of Health, Metropolitan Water District, and hospitals such as Cedars Sinai and St. Johns. She has creating programs and communications for private sector clients Lexus, Toyota, East West Bank, MarketSmith and more. Under her leadership, Fraser Communications became one of the top 10 private companies in Los Angeles.

Renee is at the forefront of important societal issues, and Fraser Communications is one of the premiere “green” communications firms in the US. Giving back to society is an important part of her passion for the business. Whether it’s about our children, or our resources, Renee is able to create insights that lead to behavioral change, which is her most important criteria for success.

Continuing her involvement with the community, Renee serves on several non-profit boards, and has won many awards for her leadership and mentoring of women in business. She is Chair of the Girls Inc board, serves on the national board of Volunteers of America (a $980 million non-profit), the boards of United Way of Los Angeles, WISE and Healthy Aging and is Vice-Chair of the Harvard Kennedy School Women’s Leadership Board. Renée has also taught at the Annenberg School of Communications at the University of Southern California.

Former President & Publisher, Los Angeles Magazine Media Portfolio

Managing Director - Edison Account Lead, Accenture

Principal Owner, The Baker Group

Partner, Hahn & Hahn LLP

Manager of Marketing and Communication, North America, Brookfield Renewable

Partner, Spencer Stuart

Assistant Dean, Diversity and Inclusion, USC Marshall School of Business

Senior Vice President, Corporate Communications, AEG

StrategicMedia/Tech/Entertainment Executive, Former EVP, Fox Home Entertainment

Director, Pepperdine Center for Women in Leadership

Immediate Past President, NAWBO-LA Founder, Lentini Design & Marketing

Strategic Consultant, Greenwich  Associates

Managing Director, Consultant Relations, The TCW Group

Senior Managing Director, Kayne Anderson Capital Advisors, L.P.

Senior Vice President, Abernathy MacGregor

Vice President Global Security and Enterprise Risk Management, Herbalife

Senior Managing Director, Kayne Anderson Capital Advisors, L.P.

Director of Community Relations, SoCalGas

Partner, Sullivan & Cromwell LLP

President, The Executive Agency, LLC

Partner, Pepper Hamilton, LLP

Principal, Los Angeles, Polsinelli LLP

Managing Director, PAAMCO

Senior Vice President, Chief Communications Officer, AECOM

Partner, RHR International

President, NAWBO-LA Principal, Redwood Resources

President, Salinas Consulting Director, Pacific Commerce Bank Board of Directors

Senior Vice President, City National Bank

Wealth Advisor, Simple Impact LLC

Senior Vice President - Finance & Chief Financial Officer, American States Water Company and its Subsidiaries

Founder & Executive Director, Gobal Organization for Leadership and Diversity (GOLD)

Founder, Toigo Foundation

Health Care Consultant, Tammy Tucker LLC

Executive Vice President, California Bank & Trust

Diversity & Inclusion, Transamerica Insurance Company

Regional Vice President, SoCalGas

CEO, Fostering Executive Leadership, Inc.

CEO, Quigley-Simpson

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