Features Region: West

Brittni L. Daley-Grishaeva – Daley’s Drywall & Taping

Est. reading time: 3 mins

There wasn’t an election or formal inauguration and the song “Hail to the Chief” doesn’t play when she enters the room. For Brittni Daley-Grishaeva, the title of president is just that—a title. “The title doesn’t define a person as much as their character, values and results,” says Daley-Grishaeva, the president and chief financial officer for […]

Jacqueline Davis – 24 Hour Home Care

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Jacqueline Davis knows the power of investing in oneself. From the moment she was accepted into college, she had to decide whether to pursue higher education despite the financial burden of completing a bachelor’s degree. Her grandfather encouraged her to believe in herself and her worth. “He believed education was the one concrete thing a […]

Freda Stolz – VXI Global Solutions

Est. reading time: 4 mins

In the year 2000, the world entered a new millennium—and Freda Stolz entered a new, unexpected chapter of her career, switching her focus from marketing to human resources. She quickly discovered the two areas are more similar than they appeared. In the late 1990s, working as a marketing coordinator at a mining and metals company, […]

Michael Naylor – PKL Services Inc.

Est. reading time: 5 mins

There are times when Michael Naylor misses the adrenaline rush of flying an Osprey tiltrotor or a helicopter, but as the veteran Marine explains, “I’ve cheated death enough times.” What used to be exhilarating became more challenging with age. Now he’s content facilitating the training and operations for the aircraft to be professionally maintained and […]

Robert Eisen – Western Dental & Orthodontics

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Imagine a chessboard, but instead of nights and pawns, it’s populated with medical professionals from dentists, doctors and nurses to receptionists, lab technicians and data analysts. Who moves those pieces around? That would be someone like Robert Eisen. Working in the health care industry—from labs to hospitals—for two and a half decades, he’s helped human […]

Alberto Martinez Magliano – Intel/Microsoft

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Watching the Apollo 11 moon landing in the summer of ‘69 on a black and white television in Venezuela, 6-year-old Alberto Martinez Magliano was thunderstruck with a love for science. It was that wondrous event, he says, that spawned a generation of would-be engineers like him. From that point in time, Martinez became a “studious […]

Jose Luis Jacobo Jr. – Boeing

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Growing up in a low-income neighborhood in East Los Angeles, Jose Luis Jacobo Jr. remembers struggling with English in school (Spanish being his first language). Surprisingly, his next fluency would come in mathematics, numbers being a “universal language”—and one he easily understood. Nurtured by a supportive family and network of mentors, his abilities in science, […]

Al Stoller – Meruelo Group

Est. reading time: 5 mins

The team’s been doing well on the ice, the Arizona Coyotes holding down first place as of early this year in the National Hockey League’s Pacific Division with the 80-game regular season near its halfway point. Not that that should be surprising. The Desert Dogs, as they’re sometimes called, stockpiled premium draft picks over the […]

Sean Collins – Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

Est. reading time: 5 mins

It takes a team to perform even the most minor operation, and a major one was about to get underway a couple of years ago at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. The patient being the flagship Advanced Health Sciences Pavilion of the huge hospital. The locale being urban Los Angeles, the stakes couldn’t have been much higher […]

Rodrigo Tomas Garcia – Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Whenever Rodrigo Garcia attends an event hosted by the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE), the organization he helped found nearly 50 years ago, he always finds himself fielding the same three-word question. Are you surprised? Between the throngs of young professionals packing the convention center halls and the well-known speakers and panelists, it’s abundantly […]

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