Leadership Long Beach 2018 Community Welcome Reception

08/27/2018 05:30 PM - 08:00 PM PT


  • Free


Rancho Los Cerritos
4600 N. Virginia Road
Long Beach, CA 90807
United States


Community Welcome Reception
Monday, August 27
Rancho Los Cerritos


The Community Welcome Reception for the Leadership Long Beach will be held on Monday, August 27 at Rancho Los Cerritos from 5:30 - 8 PM.  This is the first large community event for Leadership Long Beach as it commemorates its 30th Anniversary of its principled leadership programs and the 1800+ alumni who are serving the community to make Long Beach better.  The highlight of the event will be the introduction of the Institute Class of 2019, the 30th Institute program class for Leadership Long Beach.

Community Welcome Reception
Rancho Los Cerritos
4600 N. Virginia Road
Long Beach, CA  90807


Community and business leaders, Leadership Long Beach alumni and guests will have the opportunity to hear about the upcoming plans and activities for the organization as it continues to inform, activate and connect community leaders to more meaningfully serve Long Beach.  In addition, this event will kickoff will introduce the 30th adult class of the program as the group begin their 10-month experience gaining a wider perspective on Long Beach, its people and the community. 

This year’s reception is sponsored by The Boeing Company, one of the original supporters of Leadership Long Beach. The Community Welcome Reception initiates the 30th program year for Leadership Long Beach, which began in 1989 as an idea to build a resource of leaders to address the issues and opportunities that the Long Beach community would face in the coming years. The McDonnell Douglas Company, before being merged into The Boeing Company, along with several other key Long Beach businesses, helped finance the inaugural class and the nonprofit organization during its first year of existence.


Institute Class of 2019


James Ahumada, California State University, Long Beach

Jennifer Allen, Corazon, Inc

Alison Andersen, Long Beach Fire Department

Troy Bennett, Long Beach Unified School District

John Bryant, Jr., The Boeing Company

Tessa Cavenah, Rancho Los Cerritos

Theresa Dau-Ngo, Port of Long Beach

Charlotte Dean, P2S, Inc.

Constance Gilkie, Transformational Living Homes, Inc.

Michael Gold, Long Beach Transit

Alyssa Gutierrez, City of Long Beach, Council District 9

Aida Honey, City of Long Beach, Department of Health & Human Services

Lamar Howard, Port of Long Beach

Susan Jacobs, Press-Telegram

Julissa Jose-Murray, City of Long Beach

Allison Kargas, St. Anthony Parish School

Heather Kern, MADE by Millworks

Anne Lattime, City of Long Beach, Office of the City Attorney

Juliette Mahoney, Long Beach Airport

Kristopher McLucas, YWCA

Brian McPhail, Long Beach Police Department

Alma Membreno, The Children’s Clinic

Kellie Morris, Bikeucation

Ian Nevarez, HOPE, Inc.

Fern Nueno, City of Long Beach

Kathleah Pagdilao, California Conference for Equality and Justice (CCEJ)

Tony Parra, Long Beach Fire Department

Sofia Riley, TGIS Catering & Events

Stephanie Rivera, Long Beach Post

Solimar Salas, Museum of Latin American Art

Kevin Shin, Blackbaud

Stephanie Stembridge, Memorial Care Long Beach Medical Center

April Walker, City of Long Beach, Public Works Department

Derek Wratchford, Mutual of America