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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.

Torrance Memorial Cedars Sinai Affiliate

Torrance Memorial

Founded in 1925 by Jared Sidney and Helena Childs Torrance, Torrance Memorial Medical Center is a 512-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 ranks number one among all hospitals in the South Bay.  U.S. News & World Report ranked Torrance Memorial as 12th best hospital for 2019-20 in California and the 7th best in the Los Angeles/Orange County region. Newsweek ranked Torrance Memorial at 38th in the nation and was recognized as the best non-academic hospital in the country. For more information, please visit:

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