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Speakers Honorable Antonio Villaraigosa, Mayor of Los Angeles Villaraigosa is known for his exceptional skill at building broad bi-partisan coalitions and is considered one of the leading progressive voices in the country. His mayoral platform emphasizes finding solutions to the major issues facing Los Angeles including education, transportation, public safety, economic development and ethics. Prior to his election as mayor, Villaraigosa was the California State Assemblyman for the 45th District, the Speaker of the California State Assembly, and the Los Angeles City Councilman representing the 14th District. Jan Perry, Councilwoman District 9 Whether implementing cutting edge improvements or ensuring delivery of fundamental services, Jan Perry is making a positive change in the lives of her constituents. Now in her third term as Councilwoman of the Ninth District, Perry represents some of the most diverse and vibrant communities in Los Angeles including Bunker Hill, Little Tokyo, and South Los Angeles. Moctesuma Esparza Film Producer / CEO—Maya Entertainment An award-winning producer, entertainment executive, entrepreneur and community activist, Moctesuma Esparza is well known for his contributions to the movie industry and commitment to creating opportunities for Latinos everywhere. Moctesuma founded Maya Entertainment, a vertically integrated media content company providing full service motion picture distribution and production. Maya acquires, produces and distributes multicultural and Latino themed product for all distribution platforms throughout the world and is dedicated to the growing U.S. Latino market. Monica Garcia, School Board President of LAUSD Mónica García is the President of the Board of the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD), the second-largest school District in the nation. With her bold call for “Diplomas for All,” Board President García has Since her election to the Board in June 2006, Ms. García has successfully championed school reform models that offer students smaller, more personalized settings and that give school sites the autonomy they need to prepare all students for college or career. galvanized the LAUSD school community to take aggressive action to reach 100% graduation.

CELEBRATING OUR PARTNERSHIPS Wednesday, February 9, 2011 5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. City National Plaza 515 S. Flower Street — 51st floor Los Angeles, CA

In Partnership With:

Honorees Mike Garcia, President

Agenda 5:00 – 5:35


5:35 – 5:40

Welcome Allan Golad, Douglass Emmett, Inc.

5:40 – 5:45

Remarks Victor Narro, Chair of BSP’s Board of Directors

5:45 – 6:00

Presentation of Awards David Huerta, V.P. Southern California SEIU-USWW

6:00 – 6:10

Video: Building a Strong Future

6:10 – 6:15

Remarks Aida Cardenas, BSP Executive Director

6:15 – 6:25

Student Testimony

6:25 – 6:40

Comments from Distinguished Guests Antonio Villaraigosa, Mayor of Los Angeles Jan Perry, Councilwoman District 9 Moctesuma Esparza, Film Producer / CEO

6:45 – 7:00

Closing Remarks Monica Garcia, LAUSD Board President

Invitees include elected officials, representatives from private foundations and civic organizations, union officials, employers and key building owners statewide. To RSVP please visit: We hope that you will be able to join us. For event sponsorship opportunities or further information regarding the event please contact Luis Sandoval at 213.284.3814 or email at

SEIU United Service Workers West Mike Garcia is President of SEIU United Service Workers West, a property services workers union of over 40,000 members throughout California. Garcia was born in 1951 in East Los Angeles. His father was a union factory worker and he moved his family to Pacoima when Garcia was a child. Working his way through college as a janitor, Garcia learned of the exploitation associated with that industry. After earning a master's degree in social work and working for SEIU as an organizer in San Jose and San Diego, Garcia served as president of the union's Denver, Colorado local. Returning to California in 1990, Garcia became president of a new SEIU Building Service Local—Local1877—in the San Francisco Bay Area. From 1990 to 1996 he led successful janitorial organizing campaigns in the Silicon Valley against companies cleaning the giant campuses of Oracle, Apple, Hewlett-Packard and others. Local 1877 grew from less than 4,000 members to more than 7,000 members during this period. Garcia has led a process of unifying Local 1877 with two other property service locals to form SEIU United Service Workers West, which brings together 40,000 janitors, security officers, airport workers, and other service workers across California to win improvements for all working families. Garcia serves as Vice President of Service Employees International Union and as an Executive Board member of the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor.

Alan D. Levy, Chairman Tishman International Companies Alan D. Levy joined the New York based NYSE Tishman Realty & Construction Co., Inc. in 1963 in his native St. Louis and shortly thereafter moved to New York to manage a portfolio of the firm's properties. In 1969, he transferred to the West Coast and was appointed Vice President of management and operations. As a result of the Tishman privatization in 1977, Levy, with other Tishman senior executives, purchased the leasing and management divisions of Tishman Realty & Construction thus forming the privately-held company known as Tishman West Companies and became President and Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Levy is a graduate of the School of Real Estate of Washington University, St. Louis. Additionally, he is a member of the Institute of Real Estate Management and became a Certified Property Manager in 1962. He is a Director of the Building Owners and Managers Association of Greater Los Angeles, Chair of its PAC and, since 1971, has been the Chairman of its Labor Relations Committee, a group that negotiates industry-wide labor agreements for the Los Angeles area.

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