Welcome aboard new LAAS Executive Committee members!

The 2015-2017 Executive Committee members were voted in and announced to those who attended the general membership meeting last June.  The incoming Executive Committee members will start at the August 11 General Membershp meeting and include the following:

David Boulé (who is continuing on for another term) is a personal collector, researcher, archivist and author of The Orange and the Dream of California. He has worked to assemble items relating to the California citrus industry, particularly those that use the orange to reinforce California’s reputation as a place health, abundance and reinvention.

Jessica Hough, Director of Exhibitions at the California Historical Society, oversees the production of several exhibitions each year. Her publications include: A Wild Flight of the Imagination: The Story of the Golden Gate Bridge eBook; Revisiting the Glass House: Contemporary Art and Modern Architecture; and Catherine Opie: 1999 & In and Around Home.

Holli Lovich, Special Collections and Archives Coordinator at California State University, Northridge, oversees processing and quality control for archival collections. She also develops and coordinates exhibit installation, has responsibility for the department's social media identity, and enjoys working with colleagues on a wide variety of collaborative projects, committees, and councils.

Katie Richardson, Archivist for Special Collections and University Archives at Pepperdine has been involved with LAAS since she was a graduate student at UCLA working towards her library degree. Prior to her current role at Pepperdine, she worked at other cultural organizations including USC Special Collections; the Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens; and the Los Angeles Philharmonic Association Archives.

Edward Sumcad, manager of the Los Angeles County Records Management and Archives program. Since his appointment, he has established a new program to service all 35 County departments and its 100,000 employees. This required the reassessment and modernization of the County’s record retention schedules, policies, and other guidance to more effectively address the growing need for records management and information governance. He also currently serves as the program coordinator for ARMA International’s Greater Los Angeles chapter.

Please make sure to welcome and congratulate our new LAAS leaders!