State Sentaor Ted Lieu to Host Otis Report Legislative Hearing in Sacramento

Mon, 02/10/2014 - 9:05am

photo: california's creative economyRecognizing the importance of creativity to California’s past, present and future, Sen. Ted Lieu will convene a hearing in the state’s capitol to examine the role the creative sector plays in the state’s economy.

Legislative hearing Feb. 12, 2014 in Sacramento:

•        WHO: Sen. Ted Lieu, chair, Joint Committee on the Arts, & members
•        WHAT: Informational Hearing on California’s Creative Economy
•        WHEN: 10 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014
•        WHERE: Room 3191, State Capitol, Sacramento, CA 95814
•        Contact: Policy - Lauren Pizer Mains, of Lieu’s office: (310) 318-6994 or Lauren.PizerMains@sen.ca.gov

Legislative hearing speakers that are either confirmed or invited include:

Wylie Aitken of Orange County, chair, California Arts Council; 
Sammy Hoi of Los Angeles, president, Otis College of Art and Design; 
Robert A. Kleinhenz, Ph.D., chief economist, Kyser Center for Economic Research, LAEDC;
Charles Segars of Santa Monica, CEO, Ovation TV; 
Anne Gadwa Nicodemus, principal, Metris Arts Consulting of Easton, PA.; 
David Malmuth,  I.D.E.A Partners, LLC, Innovative Design District in San Diego; 
Brian Ulaszewski, Partner, City Fabrick, of Long Beach; 
Kerry Adams Hapner, director of Cultural Affairs & deputy director of Economic Development, San Jose; 
Susan Straight, professor, Department of Creative Writing, University of California, Riverside; 
Jewon Yu, Otis alumna, Global Sr. Designer, Levi Strauss of San Francisco; 
Erik Metzger, Processor Architecture Patent Portfolio Manager, INTEL; 
Chris Cabaldon, executive director, Linked Learning of Sacramento; 
Shawn Sullivan, art educator, K-9 Studios and Sheldon High School, Sacramento; 
Matt Sorum, rock and roll hall-of-fame musician; 
Austin Madison, Pixar animator.