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The Chevron El Segundo Refinery has been a South Bay neighbor for over 100 years. In fact, the city of El Segundo is named after the refinery, which was “the second” Standard Oil Refinery in California. Today, the Chevron El Segundo Refinery produces over 260,000 barrels per day of transportation fuels, including gasoline, diesel, and jet fuel. Much has changed since the refinery first began production in 1911. Homes and businesses sprang up around the refinery’s borders over the years. As a result, Chevron has strived to be a good neighbor in many ways, from running our operations smoothly to donating money, time and materials to local non-profit groups. Chevron is proud to be a longtime sponsor of the Distinguished Speakers Series. For more information on the Chevron El Segundo Refinery, visit our web site at

City National

A longtime sponsor of the Distinguished Speaker Series, City National supports organizations that contribute to the economic and cultural vitality of the communities it serves. City National has grown to more than $45 billion in assets, providing banking, investment and trust services through 72 offices, including 17 full-service regional centers in Southern California, the San Francisco Bay Area, Nevada, New York City, Nashville, Atlanta, and Minneapolis. The corporation and its wealth management affiliates oversee more than $58 billion client investment assets, and has been listed by Barron’s as one of the nation’s top 40 wealth management firms for the past 15 years. City National Bank provides entrepreneurs, professionals, their businesses, and their families with complete financial solutions on The way up®. City National Bank is a subsidiary of Royal Bank of Canada.

EP Wealth Advisors

We have been serving Southern California since 2004, and are proud to be a sponsor of the Distinguished Speaker Series. EP Wealth Advisors is a financial planning, wealth advisory, and investment management firm specializing in the needs of affluent individuals, businesses, and nonprofit organizations. Our mission is to understand each client’s unique situation and develop a customized plan with strategies designed to achieve their specific goals and objectives. The financial landscape is constantly evolving and this is why our highly experienced team of Certified Financial Planners (CFP®) and Chartered Financial Analysts (CFA®) work closely with each client to create and maintain a secure financial future.

Ferguson Case Orr Paterson

For over 30 years, the law firm of Ferguson Case Orr Paterson LLP has been providing quality solutions and personal attention to clients in Ventura County and throughout California, offering expert counsel across 14 specialized practice groups. As the largest law firm in Ventura County, with offices in Ventura and Westlake Village, our dedicated attorneys strive to provide each client with exceptional legal counsel and personal service while maintaining the highest standards of excellence and integrity. FCOP takes pride in serving the community through pro bono services and by volunteering and sponsoring a variety of charitable, civic and professional organizations. We are pleased to sponsor the Distinguished Speaker Series and its remarkable ensemble of celebrated speakers. For more information on Ferguson Case Orr Paterson LLP, visit our website at or call (805) 659-6800.

Hotel Constance

A boutique lifestyle destination, Hotel Constance is located on historic Route 66, which is also the world-renowned Tournament of Roses Parade route. It is in the heart of Pasadena’s business and theater district, just blocks from the famed Rose Bowl stadium and within walking distance of shopping, dining, cultural and entertainment options.

KNX 1070 News Radio

KNX 1070 News Radio

For news that affects you, depend on Southern California’s only 24-hour news and traffic station – KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO. KNX has Southern California’s most experienced and reliable team of anchors and reporters working 24/7 to bring you the news you need. KNX has been broadcasting its all-news format for more than 47 years and is one of the most respected and honored stations in the nation. Backed by the worldwide resources of CBS News, more than a million people turn to KNX each week. KNX airs the region’s most frequent and reliable traffic reports with Traffic & Weather Together Every 10 Minutes on the Fives. Featured KNX programming includes “Ask the Mayor,” a monthly call-in program with L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti, KNX Spotlights on the big stories that matter to you most and the KNX Money Hour weekdays at 1pm. KNX streams live on

Torrance Memorial

Torrance Memorial is a non-profit medical center serving the communities of the South Bay, Peninsula and Harbor areas with 470 licensed beds, more than 900 nurses, 2,600 clinical and ancillary support staff, and nearly 1,000 physicians on staff.  Torrance Memorial cares for the community through prevention, diagnostics, and treatment with highly advanced medical care, technology, clinical expertise, and health education outreach. The medical center, imaging centers, primary care offices and urgent care locations offer state-of-the-art diagnostics for the treatment and management of complex conditions.  Torrance Memorial is ranked as one of the best hospitals in California and the Los Angeles metro areas by U.S. News & World Report, placing the hospital in the top 6 percent in the state.  The medical center is also the recipient of the coveted Magnet® recognition from the American Nurses Credentialing Center, for nursing excellence.  Torrance Memorial has been an integral service provider for the community for more than 90 years and was founded by the City of Torrance’s namesake, Jared Sidney Torrance, and his wife Helena Childs Torrance, in 1925. For more information, please visit or call 310-517-4711.

Union Bank

At MUFG Union Bank, we know that our success as a company is directly related to our investing in the communities where we do business. As part of our ongoing commitment to responsible banking, we are a proud supporter of the Distinguished Speakers Series, and we applaud the extraordinary speakers. MUFG Union Bank, N.A., is a full-service bank with offices across the United States. We provide a wide spectrum of corporate, commercial, retail banking and wealth management solutions to meet the needs of customers. The bank also offers an extensive portfolio of value-added solutions for customers, including investment banking, personal trust, capital markets, global treasury management, transaction banking and other services. With assets of $108.8 billion (USD), as of June 30, 2014, the bank has strong capital reserves, credit ratings and capital ratios relative to peer banks. MUFG Union Bank is a proud member of the Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (NYSE: MTU), one of the world’s largest financial organizations. MUFG Americas Holdings Corporation, the financial holding company, and MUFG Union Bank, N.A., have corporate headquarters in New York City.

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