LEA + COTY

2017

Leadership Excellence Award
Monica Rodriguez
Councilwoman, District 7
City of Los Angeles

Hollis Smith Legacy Award
Monetta Stephens
Manager of Supplier Diversity
Toyota

Spirit of Diversity Award
Michelle Smith-Ballard
Vice President of Community and Citizenship
Turner Construction Company

Diversity Optimist Award
Alma McMaster
Program Manager, Supplier Diversity and Development
Southern California Edison

Community Visionary Award
Jarrod Sheets
Business Initiatives Consultant, Supplier Diversity
Wells Fargo

Chairman's Award
Vicky Harper-Hall
Sector Manager, Global Supplier Diversity
Programs & Government Relations

Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems

2016

Leadership Excellence Award
Dennis Arriola
Chairman, President & CEO
SoCalGas

Spirit of Supplier Diversity Award
Bruce Geier
Founder, President & CEO
Technology Integration Group

2015

Leadership Excellence Award
Janice Bryant Howroyd
Founder and CEO
ACT-1 Group

Spirit of Supplier Diversity Award
Richard Chacon
Director of Supplier Diversity and Development
MUFG Union Bank

2014

Bill Imada
Founder, Chairman and Chief Collaboration Officer
IW Group, Inc.

2013

Gwen Moore
Former Assemblywoman
49th District, renumbered as the 47th District

2012

Ronald L. Litzinger
President
Southern California Edison

2011

Kenneth P. McNeely
President
AT&T California

2010

Michael W. Allman
President & CEO
Southern California Gas Company

2009

Tetsuo Iwamura
President & CEO
American Honda Motor Co., Inc.

2008

Earvin “Magic” Johnson
Chairman and CEO
Magic Johnson Enterprises
Founder and Chairman
Magic Johnson Foundation

2007

Alfred E. Osborne, Jr.
Senior Associate Dean
UCLA Anderson School of Management
Associate Professor of Global Economics
& Management, Founder and Faculty Director

Harold Price Center for Entrepreneurial Studies

2006

Stephen F. Bollenbach
Co-Chairman & Chief Executive Office
Hilton Worldwide

2005

Robert A. Iger
Chief Executive Officer
The Walt Disney Company

2004

Robert D. Pryor
Chief Executive Officer
Capgemini Energy LP

2003

Richard Hartnack
Vice Chairman, Community Banking & Investment Services Group
Union Bank of California

2001

Kenneth T. Lombard
President – Los Angeles Board of Water and Power Commissioners
President – Johnson Development Corporation

2000

Stephen G. Welch
President, Procurement
SBC Operations, Inc.

1999

Takahiro Moriguchi
President & Chief Executive Officer
Union Bank of California

1998

David Coulter
Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
Bank of America Corporation

1997

Koichi Amemiya
President & Chief Executive Officer
American Honda Motor Co., Inc.

1996

Kent Kresa
Chairman, President, & Chief Executive Officer
Northrop Grumman Corporation

1995

Leonard D. Schaeffer
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Blue Cross of California

1993

Robert A. Best
Group Vice President Senior Advisor
Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc.

1992

Warren I. Mitchell
President
The Gas Company

1991

William C. Rusnack
President
ARCO Transportation Company

1990

Edsel D. Dunford
Executive Vice President & General Manager
TRW Space & Defense Sector

Past Award Recipients Prior To 1990

Howard P. Allen
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Southern California Edison Company

Samuel H. Armacost
President and Chief Executive
Bank of America

Jack R. Attwood
President and Corporate Senior Vice President
Beatrice Company

Lodwrick M. Cook
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
ARCO

Raymond D. Edwards
Chairman
Glenfed, Inc.

Lawrence O. Kitchen
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Lockheed Corporation

William E. Leonhard
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
The Parsons Corporation

Frank W. Lynch
President
Northrop Corporation

Robert M. McIntyre
Chairman
Southern California Gas Company

George F. Moody
President and Chief Operating Officer
Security Pacific Corporation

Dr. Allen E. Puckett
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Hughes Aircraft Company

Theodore J. Saenger
President and Chief Operating Officer
Pacific Bell

Larry J. Sparrow
Area President – West
GTE California Inc.

Harry J. Wetzel
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Garrett Corporation