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December 12, 2009 , Long Beach , CA and Los Angeles , CA

Connecting the Dots: All in a Day's Work

At ESP, we believe in networking and building effective relationships to develop and increase opportunities for our clients, promote and showcase their brand, and help them achieve their personal and professional objectives. We accomplish this by connecting with a diverse network of business, civic, community, educational, political and religious leaders from across the country.

It was in the spirit of networking that ESP President Everett Glenn recently spent a day connecting with 3 different influential individuals/groups. Everett started his day with a breakfast meeting with Los Angeles County Board of Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas and members of the Greater Los Angeles African-American Chamber of Commerce ("GLAAACC").

Willie Tucker, Principal, Newman Tucker Group, Ann Seymour, Owner, Discount Computer Supplies and Everett Glenn connect at the GLAAACC event.

Following breakfast, Everett joined Congresswoman Laura Richardson, Dr. Mike Walter, Secretary of the five-member Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners, the governing body of the Port of Long Beach, California, and a host of business, community and political leaders at the grand opening of the Congresswoman's 37 th Congressional District office in Long Beach . Dr. Walter has had a distinguished career in business, holding senior executive positions with Levi Strauss, DuPont and Rockwell International. Dr. Walter and his wife, Arline, have donated $2.1 million to CSULB's Faculty Development and Research Program and to its Department of Athletics. The university honored the Walters by naming its iconic sports complex the Mike and Arline Walter Pyramid.

Los Angeles County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas, a community activist, and ESP's Everett Glenn connect at the Supervisor's briefing as part of the Greater Los Angeles African-American Chamber of Commerce event at the Downtown Marriott.



Joseph D. Epps, Attorney, Lemuel Daniels, Vice President, Deutsche Bank Alex, Brown, LA County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas and ESP President Everett Glenn connect following the Supervisor's briefing on the impact of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Tax Act on Los Angeles county.

Richardson has the distinction of serving all three levels of government, local, state and federal, in a span of less than a year. In 2007, Richardson succeeded 16 candidates in a special election and was elected to her first term in the House of Representatives to represent California 's culturally and economically diverse 37th Congressional District. In 2006, after serving six years as a Long Beach City Councilwoman, Richardson won a seat in the California Assembly in the 55th District serving as Assistant Pro Tempore in the Assembly.

Congresswoman Laura Richardson and First Lady Michelle Obama

On Saturday evening, Everett Glenn joined a host of judges from the Office of the Chief Immigration Judge including Judge David Anderson, Judge Jan Latimore, Judge Monica Little, Judge William J. Martin, Jr. and a host of well wishers who gathered at the landmark Oviatt Penthouse in Los Angeles to celebrate the appointment of Joyce Bakke as a judge with the Executive Office for Immigration Review. As an office within the Department of Justice, the Executive Office for Immigration Review adjudicates immigration cases in a careful and timely manner, including cases involving detained aliens, criminal aliens, and aliens seeking asylum as a form of relief from removal, while ensuring the standards of due process and fair treatment for all parties involved.


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