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October 03, 2009

WOMEN RECOGNIZED BY LEGISLATIVE OFFICIALS

Several area women were among the 25 recognized during the 10th annual Women in Business Legislative Update and Awards Luncheon on Friday at the Pasadena Hilton Hotel.

The event was presented by Sen. Carol Liu (D-21st District); Assemblyman Paul Krekorian (D-43rd District); and Assemblyman Anthony J. Portantino (D-44th District).

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Those honored were Barbara Dunn, partner with Lacey, Dunn & Do in Glendale; Pamela Elyea, co-owner with her husband Jim of History For Hire, and Glendale Arts board member; medical doctor Narine Arutyounian, medical director of West Coast Doctors in Glendale; Mona Marcos, regional manager of Aflac and board member with Glendale YWCA and Glendale Sunrise Rotary; Sandy Doughty, executive director of GAR Services and president of Soroptimist International of Glendale.

More are Elissa Glickman, associate director of Glendale Arts, an umbrella nonprofit arts organization, which manages the Alex Theatre, and active Downtown Glendale Merchant’s Assn. and co-chair of Glendale Unified School District’s Arts Strategic Planning Committee; Marlene Cagatao, Realtor with Keller Williams Realty in Burbank and past president of Filipino Business Assn. of Glendale and FIL-AM Kiwanis Club of Glendale; Linda P. Sheffield, community service counselor with Dignity Memorial/SCI-Hispania and volunteers at the Glendale Family History Center.

Others are Rita Lynch Speck of La Cañada Flintridge, who is director of government and community relations in public affairs for Kaiser Permanente’s Southern California Region; Gail Connell, owner and chef of multi-award-winning Gail’s Bistro and Gourmet a Go Go in Montrose; and Joella Hopkins, president of Simply Mumtaz Events Inc. in Burbank, and founded the California Green Special Event and Meeting Resource Directory.


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