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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

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.



Loyola Marymount University is creating the world we want to live in. At LMU, we educate, create, and empower in Los Angeles, the global epicenter of innovation. We are a top-ranked national university where students excel, scholars thrive, and world-changing ideas ignite. We harness our curiosity and creativity to understand our world, pursue knowledge, and lead for the greater good. Visit us at or contact us to learn more.


Ride Alto

Some people get there. Others arrive. Alto is redefining rideshare with a luxury fleet of SUVs, professional employee drivers, and a curated experience complete with in-app music control and thoughtful amenities on every ride. Download Alto to elevate your ride.

Alto is redefining rideshare with a fleet of luxury SUVs and professional employee drivers – not contractors. In app-music selection, a do not disturb feature, and thoughtful amenities including complimentary water, chargers, and WiFi put you in control on every Alto ride. Download the Alto app to elevate your ride. Learn more at

Swickard Auto Group

Swickard Autos

Torrance Memorial Cedars Sinai Affiliate

Torrance Memorial

Founded in 1925 by Jared Sidney and Helena Childs Torrance, Torrance Memorial Medical Center is a 443-bed, nonprofit medical center established to provide quality health care services predominantly to the residents of the South Bay, Peninsula and Harbor communities. Torrance Memorial seeks to offer the most current and effective medical technologies rendered in a compassionate, caring manner. No longer just a hospital, today Torrance Memorial Medical Center includes an extensive integrated system of physicians and comprehensive medical services to provide coordinated communication and continuum of care. Torrance Memorial is affiliated with Cedars-Sinai under the umbrella of Cedars-Sinai Health System. Torrance Memorial’s nursing program has earned coveted Magnet® recognition from the American Nurses Credentialing Center, which recognizes nursing excellence. Torrance Memorial Medical Center has once again been recognized as a Best Hospital for 2020-21 for the ninth straight year by U.S. News & World Report, placing the hospital in the top 3% in the state. Torrance Memorial remains the 12th highest-ranking hospital for overall hospital quality in the state of California and moved up in ranking to 6th in the Los Angeles region. Torrance Memorial Medical Center has also been recognized by Newsweek as part of its list of World’s Best Hospitals 2021. This year, Torrance Memorial moved up eight points to rank as the 40th best hospital in the nation, 10th best in California and for the first-time places Torrance Memorial in the top elite 200 hospitals in the world.

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