Jan 29, 2009 - Claremont, Calif. - 2009 Annenberg Series Schedule March 24 – Irwin Jacobs, co-founder and chairman of the board, Qualcomm
A reception and dinner will begin at 5:30 p.m. in the Green Room at HMC’s Platt Campus Center, followed by the lecture beginning at 7 p.m. Seating is limited and reservations are required. Please R.S.V.P. by Thursday, Feb. 12, to (909) 621-8335 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Richard J. Riordan
Richard J. Riordan was elected the 39th mayor of Los Angeles in June of 1993, becoming the first Republican mayor of the city in more than 30 years. He was overwhelmingly reelected in 1997, with more than 60 percent of the voters supporting his efforts to improve public safety, create quality jobs and reform Los Angeles’ public schools.
A well-established attorney, entrepreneur and philanthropist before he took office, Riordan inherited a city torn by urban unrest and weakened by California’s worst recession since the Great Depression. He worked hand-in-hand with both community and business leaders, as well as local elected officials, to transform Los Angeles into a thriving metropolis that boasted safer streets, a flourishing economy and revitalized communities.
The focus of Riordan’s first mayoral term was improving public safety, creating quality jobs, making government more common-sense and efficient, rebuilding the city’s neighborhoods and bringing overdue reform to the city’s public school system. Riordan also introduced a business mentality to the cost of running government by passing eight consecutive balanced budgets, generating the largest surplus in Los Angeles’ history and increasing city services—all without raising taxes or fees.
Feb. 17 – Richard J. Riordan, former Mayor of Los Angeles
March 31 – Marye Anne Fox, renowned chemist and chancellor, UCSD
April 7 – Richard F. Rashid, senior vice president, Microsoft Research
April 28 – Wanda M. Austin, president and CEO, The Aerospace Corporation
2009 Annenberg Series Schedule
March 24 – Irwin Jacobs, co-founder and chairman of the board, Qualcomm