SOURCE: Town Hall Los Angeles

TOWN HALL Los Angeles

April 13, 2010 12:00 ET

TOWN HALL Los Angeles Announces New Vice President and Board Members

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - April 13, 2010) - Joining TOWN HALL as its Vice President of Public Affairs and Programs is Marian Shima. Shima brings over 20 years of management, programming and public affairs expertise to the position. TOWN HALL also welcomes new additions to its Board of Directors and this year's officers.

"We're delighted that Marian will bring her talent and experience to TOWN HALL Los Angeles," said its president, Jon Goodman. "Once again, our community will benefit from her commitment to it."

Prior to joining TOWN HALL, Shima was Executive Director of Public Affairs for the Los Angeles Times where she supervised the Times' fundraising-grant making program to Southern California nonprofits, the children's literacy initiative, board and company memberships, and student journalism program. Throughout her tenure, Shima ran key fundraising initiatives including the Family Fund and Reading by 9. Prior to the Times, Shima held several management positions in resort marketing for the Walt Disney Company. She is on the Advisory Boards of the Asian American Journalists Association, Asian Professional Exchange and a member of the Goodwill Southern California Marketing Committee and Capital Campaign Communications. 

The newest members to TOWN HALL's Board of Directors are Bill L. Browning, Managing Partner for Ernst & Young LLP's greater Los Angeles practice; David Fuhrman, Managing Partner and CEO of Willis Insurance Services of California; Sue Laris, Editor and Publisher of the Los Angeles Downtown News; and Johannes Worsoe, Senior Executive Vice President of Global and Wealth Markets Group for Union Bank, NA.

The 2010 slate of officers include Chairman of TOWN HALL, Rand S. April, Managing Partner of the Los Angeles office, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP. The Vice Chairmen are Anthony J. Buzzelli, Vice Chairman and Regional Managing Partner of the Pacific Southwest for Deloitte LLP; and Carl E. Dickerson, President and Owner of Dickerson Employee Benefits. The Secretary is Eric H. Joss, Partner at Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker LLP; and this year's Treasurer is David Fuhrman.

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