The annual SCLN Visionaries Awards is a celebration of California’s most dynamic leaders whose vision has inspired action, collaboration and positive community outcomes, are honored for their outstanding achievements in civic and community leadership.
Congratulations to our 2016 honorees:
David Ambroz – SCLN Graduate of the Year
President, L.A. City Planning Commission and Executive Director, Corporate Citizenship and Social Responsibility, Disney | ABC Television
View David Ambroz’s acceptance speech (Link coming soon)
Congresswoman Karen Bass – Public Sector Leader of the Year
Representative, 37th Congressional District
View Congresswoman Karen Bass’ acceptance speech (Link coming soon)
Betsy Berkhemer-Credaire – Empowering Leadership Awards
President, Berkhemer-Clayton, Inc., Retained Executive Search
View Betsy Berkhemer-Credaire’s acceptance speech (Link coming soon)
Chris Essel – Southern California Leader of the Year
CEO, Southern California Grantmakers.
View Chris Essel’s acceptance speech (Link coming soon)
Additional highlights included:
- A performance by L.A. Dance Project
- Live entertainment
- Signature cocktails and hearty hors d’oeuvres
- A live art installation by Christopher Konecki
- Networking reception with more than 400 leaders from government, business, nonprofit and philanthropic sectors.
Demonstrate your organization’s commitment to developing tomorrow’s leaders through high profile sponsorship opportunities for the 2017 Visionaries Awards, to be held in December. View our sponsorship package. Custom packages are available – contact SCLN Executive Director, Nancy Olson at 213.580.7577 for more information.