Long Beach Public Library Foundation

About Us

Board of Directors

PRESIDENT
Lance Adams, CPA
Partner, Audit & Assurance Services
Windes, Inc.

PRESIDENT-ELECT
J.P. Shotwell
Director and Deputy Ethics and Compliance Officer
Southern California Edison

IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENT

Stephanie S. James
President
Davis and Associates Advertising and Public Relations

VICE PRESIDENT, FINANCE
Lorrie Hutton
Dealer Development Manager
American Honda Motor Co., Inc.


VICE PRESIDENT, BOARD DEVELOPMENT

Susan DeLand
President, Susan C. DeLand Consulting
Business Advisor, Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Business

VICE PRESIDENT, FUND DEVELOPMENT
Susan Redfield
Fund Development Professional
University of Southern California

VICE PRESIDENT, PROGRAMS
Mary Lamo
Community Leader

VICE PRESIDENT, PUBLIC AFFAIRS
Margaret Smith
President
Farwell Associates

SECRETARY
M. Lissette Flores
Founder, Principal
estrella pr + marketing

Dee Abrahamse, Ph.D.
Dean, College of Liberal Arts, Retired
California State University Long Beach

Rick Alsagoff
Financial Services Professional
New York Life Insurance Company

Sarah Bennett
Vice President, Business Development
City National Bank, Long Beach Commercial Banking Group

Margaret Durnin
Community Leader

Mary Hinds
Former Director of Communications
U.S. Representative Steve Horn

Jack Irvin
Owner
Coldwell Banker/Coastal Alliance

Kim Neipling
Community Leader

Suzanne Poulsen
Community Leader

Thomas Reep
Co-Founder, Retired
First Consulting Group

Renee Simon
Freelance Writer

Melissa Smith
Associate
Keesal Young and Logan

Kenny Taing
Agent
New York Life Insurance

Kay Tortorice
School Librarian, Retired


Honorary Directors

Glenda Williams
Director of Library Services

Jo Rae Zuckerman
President
Friends of the Long Beach Library


Advisory Board


Gene Richey, Executive Director Emeritus
Honorable Jacob Adajian
Cheryl Avirom
Colleen Bentley
Darrell Cannon, M.D.
Dr. Thomas Clark
Jim Crenshaw
Bob Foster
Nancy Foster
Frances Grover, Ph.D.
City Prosecutor Doug Haubert
Diane Jacobus
Supervisor Don Knabe
Police Chief Jim McDonnell
Josephine Molina Battiste
Ludmila Montoya
Frank Newell
Douglas Otto
Chris Steinhauser, LBUSD Superintendent
Joan Van Hooten
Leo Vander Lans
Susan Wise