Board of Directors
Blaine Lourd, CEO and Managing Partner of Lourd Capital Management, has over 25 years of experience advising institutions and ultra-high net worth clients. After time with E.F. Hutton, Lehman Brothers, Bear Stearns, Morgan Stanley Dean Witter, Oppenheimer, and A.G. Edwards, Lourd became an Independent Registered Investment Advisor (2006) and founded Lourd Capital Management, which currently manages approximately $2.3 billion in assets.
The following article by Michael Lewis (The New New Thing, Moneyball) made a splash in the investment world upon its release and inspired many to emulate Lourd Capital’s approach: http://www.portfolio.com/executives/features/2007/11/19/Blaine-Lourd-Profile/
Lourd is married to Crystal Moffett and has three sons. He is a board member on the Cedar Sinai Department of Surgery Advisory Committee and the Motion Picture Television Fund Professional Advisory Commission. He is also very active in Los Angeles youth sports, coaching, and mentoring, and is a proud graduate of Louisiana State University.
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Jim Toth is a Motion Picture Talent Agent at Creative Artists Agency (CAA), an entertainment and sports agency based in Los Angeles with offices in New York, London, Nashville, and Beijing. Toth works in the Los Angeles office and represents many of the world’s leading actors and actresses, advising artists on overall career development. Toth has also worked with marketing clients such as Coca-Cola.
Toth began his career in the entertainment business in the CAA mailroom. Prior to that, he worked as a financial consultant. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from Loyola Marymount University.
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P. Kevin Morris
Kevin Morris is the founding partner of the Century City, California entertainment law firm Morris Yorn Barnes Levine Krintzman Rubenstein Kohner & Gellman. In his law practice he specializes in representing prominent actors, writers, and directors in the motion picture and television industries. He also advises and consults for a number of companies focused on distribution of entertainment content over emerging digital platforms. Kevin has served as managing partner of the firm since its inception and in that role he is responsible for the day-to-day operations as well as strategic planning.
Kevin graduated from Cornell in 1985 with a B.A. in Government and spent a semester at the London School of Economics. He attended law school at New York University, graduating with a J.D. in 1988. He is a producer of the Tony award winning musical “Book of Mormon” and a number of feature films, including the 1997 documentary, “Hands on a Hard Body” which has been adapted into a Broadway musical which opens in March 2013. He writes frequently about media and entertainment matters, and his articles have appeared in the Wall Street Journal and Los Angeles Times.
He has been a member of the Cornell University College of Arts and Sciences Advisory Council since 2001, and is active with Mending Kids International, the Malibu High School Shark Fund and several other charitable organizations.
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Shannon Mabrey Rotenberg
Shannon Mabrey Rotenberg started her career with not-for-profit organizations and the entertainment industry while at Creative Artists Agency. She was a program director in their philanthropic division for six years before helping to launch the just keep livin Foundation.
Shannon played a vital role in shaping the mission and vision of the organization as well as the development and implementation of the program’s curriculum. Under her guidance, the number of school sites has grown dramatically. From humble beginnings helping a handful of students at Venice High School, just keep livin now has 18 programs, empowering thousands of teenagers in Southern California, Austin, Dallas and New Orleans to lead healthier lives.
Shannon’s work with not-for-profits extends beyond the walls of the just keep livin Foundation. She serves on the Board of Directors of Communities in Schools Los Angeles West and is involved with Teach for America and Hollygrove, an EMQ Children & Family Services Agency. She is also the founding-chair of “Kidstock” an annual event which benefits One Voice in Los Angeles. Additionally, Shannon volunteers her time overseeing The Faro Foundation– a philanthropic family foundation whose primary focus is helping children and education related causes– and The Sam Loeb Scholarship Fund– which was set up in memory of a North Hollywood High School student who died of cancer at the age of 16. Other organizations she works with include Baby2Baby and the Harold Robinson Foundation.
Shannon and her husband Michael reside in Los Angeles, California with their two sons, Luke Eli and Colt Carlisle.
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