December 01, 2008

LOS ANGELES -- UCLA Anderson Dean Emeritus Harold M. Williams will receive a lifetime "still achieving" award from the Southern California Leadership Network (SCLN), in partnership with the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce, as part of SCLN's annual Southern California Visionaries luncheon on December 9. Along with Williams, the group is honoring Debra Reed (president & CEO, Southern California Gas Company and San Diego Gas & Electric), Chief Jim McDonnell (LAPD) and Charlie Woo (Megatoys).

SCLN presents awards to individuals in the Southern California region who have demonstrated outstanding achievement in civic leadership, celebrating those whose vision has inspired action, collaboration and positive outcomes. This event allows the group to recognize these leaders and gain insight into the strengths they display. "Without a doubt, this year's honorees have distinguished themselves as managing and leading positive change and transitions in their respective careers. We are thrilled to be honoring Southern California Visionaries whose combined talent bridges the business, non-profit and government sectors to ensure quality of life in our region," Taleen Ananian of SCLN wrote in a statement.

Williams served as UCLA Anderson dean from 1970 until 1977, when he was succeeded by J. Clayburn La Force. Subsequent to his tenure as dean, he became chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission and later president of the J. Paul Getty Trust. He has also served the University of California as a regent from 1982 until 1994.

Those interested in purchasing a ticket, or in having their company consider an event sponsorship, can contact Taleen Ananian at 213-580-7526, or  They may also visit for more information.

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UCLA Anderson School of Management, established in 1935, is regarded among the leading business schools in the world. UCLA Anderson faculty are advancing management thinking through innovative research and teaching. Each year, UCLA Anderson provides management education to more than 1,700 students enrolled in MBA, Executive MBA, Fully-Employed MBA and doctoral programs, and to more than 2,000 professional managers through executive education programs. Combining highly selective admissions, varied and innovative learning programs and a world-wide network of 36,000 alumni, UCLA Anderson prepares students to become global leaders.

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