July 25, 2017
PBS SoCal KOCE – the home to PBS for Greater Los Angeles and Southern California – announces the appointment of three new members to its Board of Trustees: Luanna Lindsey, Senior Vice President, Wells Fargo; L. Dennis Shapiro, CEO (retired), Lifeline Systems, Inc.; and Charles Steinmetz, President and Director Steinmetz Foundation. With the three additions, the Board of Trustees now consists of 25 members. Lindsey, Shapiro and Steinmetz join a talented group of community leaders and business people whose critical support, insight and ideas help shape the strategic direction of PBS SoCal and fuel its continued growth.
“We are delighted to welcome three outstanding business people and members of our community to the PBS SoCal Board of Trustees,” said James McCluney, Chairman of the PBS SoCal Board of Trustees. “They are deeply committed to the PBS mission, and their expertise and leadership will be critical as we continue our work to shape PBS SoCal into a strong community-based organization for Southern California, and a PBS station of national acclaim.”
Luanna Lindsey is Senior Vice President and District Manager for Wells Fargo’s Los Angeles Community Bank region. In this role, Lindsey oversees 170 financial professionals at ten banking stores serving communities in the Glendale and Burbank area. A 30-year veteran of the financial services industry, Ms. Lindsey joined Wells Fargo and assumed her district manager role in 2003. Prior to joining Wells Fargo she worked at Bank of America leading licensed banker programs and small business banking divisions. She has held numerous positions throughout her banking career, including regional group services manager for the Pomona Valley district of Bank of America, as well as Service and Store Manager for Security Pacific Bank. Ms. Lindsey is active in many nonprofit organizations.
L. Dennis Shapiro is an electronics engineer whose career roles have included researcher, inventor, project engineer and entrepreneur. Mr. Shapiro was Chairman for 28 years and served 10 years as CEO of Lifeline Systems, Inc. which pioneered the personal response industry in the U.S. and Canada serving millions of elderly and helping them to continue to live independently in their own homes….