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DreamHammer profiled in Drone Definition


Drone Definition writes about DreamHammer and their dream of bringing Ballista to the commercial sector.

“DreamHammer sees a future fast approaching in which drones are an everyday part of business. If the company has its way, entire fleets of drones and robots – whether an air vehicle, a space vehicle or a ground or surface vehicle – will use one inter-operable operating system.”

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Hot Drone Startups: DreamHammer

August 18th, 2014|Categories: Client News|Tags: , , |

Ice Energy and Geneva Healthcare select OWC

Ice Energy

Business-to-business public relations firm Olmstead Williams Communications has signed contracts with energy storage solution firm Ice Energy and healthcare technology platform maker Geneva Healthcare.

“Both of these companies are providing advanced technology solutions to improve efficiency, reduce costs and save the planet. It makes us proud to be a part of their success, and this is the area where we thrive,” said Tracy Williams, CEO and president of Olmstead Williams Communications.

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Olmstead Williams Communications Selected By Ice Energy and Geneva Healthcare

August 12th, 2014|Categories: OWC News|Tags: , , , , |

Hopkins named Ice Energy president

Headshot of Mike Hopkins

Mike Hopkins

Ice Energy today announced Mike Hopkins as president of the company, the leading provider of distributed thermal energy storage technology. Hopkins previously served as the company’s executive vice president of corporate development and legal and played a key role in engaging with utilities across the country and internationally.

“Mike is an experienced and proven leader with just the right skills for the job. Visionary CEO Dave Prezioso will continue to focus on R&D, development of upcoming new product lines and operations. This talented and dedicated pair will help us accelerate Ice’s growth and prominence in the marketplace,” said James Kelly, Ice Energy director and former senior vice president of transmission and distribution for Southern California Edison.

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Ice Energy Names Mike Hopkins President

August 7th, 2014|Categories: Client News|Tags: , , , |

Broads Circle names 16 Top Women of Influence


From left: Courtney Nichols Gould, SmartyPants Vitamins; Elizabeth Stewart, The Hub LA; Linda LoRe, InJoy Global; Deborah Benton, formerly Nasty Gal; Rita Illig Liebelt, Illig Construction Company

Broads Circle, a women’s C suite group in Los Angeles, announced the 16 winners of its 2014 Top Women of Influence from more than 150 nominations, spotlighting women who drive revenue and grow capital for their organizations.

The winners are:

  • Accounting: Cheryl Calhoun  Managing Director, Tax & Business Management, CBIZ MHM, LLC
  • Banking: Commercial Banking: Julia Gouw President and COO, East West Bancorp, Inc. and East West Bank
  • Banking – Investment Banking: Fran Seegull Chief Investment Officer and Managing Director, ImpactAssets
  • Banking – Fund Managers: Eva Yazhari CEO, Beyond Capital Fund
    Close runner-up: Jeri Harman Managing Partner, Avante Mezzanine Partners
  • Corporate Boards: Larraine Segil CEO, Little Farm Company and Board Director Frontier Communications among others
  • C-Suite – CEOs & Presidents: Deborah Benton Former President & COO, Nasty Gal
    Close runner-up: Susan Feldman Co-founder & Chief Merchandising Officer, One Kings Lane
  • C-Suite – CFOs: Susan Collyns CFO, Dun & Bradstreet Credibility Corp
  • Attorneys: Pamela Palmer Partner, Securities Litigation and Corporate Governance, Latham & Watkins LLP
  • General Counsels: Carol Bradford General Counsel, California Community Foundation
  • Technology: Therese Tucker CEO and Founder, BlackLine Systems
  • Life Sciences: Dr. Nazli Azimi Founder and CEO, Bioniz
  • Talent Acquisition & Diversity: Kimberly Congdon Managing Director and CHRO, Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences
    Close runners-up: Debra Langford The Langford Company and Associate Director, Diversity Programs, Keenan MBA Career Resources Center, USC, Daisy Auger-Dominguez Vice President, Talent Acquisition and Organization & Workforce Diversity, Disney ABC Television Group
  • Marketing & PR: Linda Whalen Western US Brand and External Communications Leader, Ernst & Young LLP
  • Nonprofit & Philanthropy: Elizabeth Stewart Co-founder and CEO, The Hub LA
    Close runners-up: René JonesDirector, UTA Foundation, Jocelyn Tetel Vice President Advancement, Skirball Cultural Center

Read the full list of winners:

Sixteen Women of Influence in LA Named by Women’s C-Suite Group, Broads Circle

July 8th, 2014|Categories: Client News|Tags: , , , |