Drake Dillard, Noted Architect and Community Advocate, Announces Retirement

Drake Dillard, AIA, NOMAC, LEED, a senior project manager of Perkins&Will, Los Angeles, announced that he is retiring from the firm following a long and illustrious career of working on noted projects like Destination Crenshaw and overseeing a wide range of commissions throughout the world, including education, civic, mixed-use, healthcare, and culture.

Blackness in Full Bloom: Building Black-owned Businesses from the Ground Up

The Playa Vista-based advertising firm, Deutsch LA is devoted to empowering the collective community through its complimentary marketing program, Blackness in Full Bloom. Blackness in Full Bloom is a sequence of two-hour weekly master classes for local entrepreneurs focused on varied marketing marke segments such as strategy, media, design, and production.

Jacqueline Waggoner Named President of Solutions Division at Enterprise Community Partners

Enterprise Community Partners (Enterprise), following a nationwide search, named Jacqueline Waggoner president of its Solutions division, which operates 11 market offices across the country and delivers policy, program, advisory and capacity-building support at the national, state and local level. As Enterprise embarks on an ambitious new five-year strategic plan, Waggoner will be a critical leader in leveraging all of the Solutions division’s capabilities to drive the organization’s three major priorities of increasing housing supply, advancing racial equity and building resilience and upward mobility.

GM Prodigy Charles Muse Recounts his Rise to the Top of Auto Industry

“I had many engineering assignments as an intern including Aerodynamics and Aeroacoustics in my last rotation and lo and behold, I got a full time offer as an aerodynamicist. As an Aerospace Engineering graduate, you typically end up in the aerospace industry like Lockheed Martin or Boeing, but I was able to land a dream job in both of my passions at General Motors starting out as the lead aerodynamicist for crossovers.”