Blaine Lourd is a 25-year veteran of Wall Street, having started his career at E.F. Hutton, followed by Shearson Lehman Hutton, Lehman Brothers, Bear Sterns, Oppenheimer, and A.G. Edwards. Blaine founded LourdMurray with the simple goal of giving fee-only advice with no investment banking, no proprietary trading, fair fees, and no broker dealer affiliation. Blaine was featured by Michael Lewis in “The Evolution of an Investor,” November 19, 2007.
Lourd graduated with a BS from Louisiana State University, 1985, and is a native of New Iberia, Louisiana. He is married with three children, is actively involved in youth sports coaching, and is the author of a critically acclaimed memoir, Born on the Bayou, published in August 2015 by Simon & Schuster.
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.
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.
Shannon Mabrey Rotenberg
Shannon Mabrey Rotenberg started her career with non-profit organizations and the entertainment industry while at Creative Artists Agency, a talent and sports agency based in Los Angeles. She was a program director in their philanthropic division for six years before helping to launch the just keep livin Foundation.
Shannon’s work with non-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 the Board of Angels for Baby2Baby. She is involved with Teach for America and Hollygrove, an EMQ Children & Family Services Agency. She works with the Harold Robinson Foundation which is committed to providing impoverished children with camp retreats which are designed to strengthen confidence, independence, build character and develop leadership skills. She is also the founding-chair of “Kidstock” an annual event which benefits One Voice’s Scholarship Program 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.
Shannon grew up in Okmulgee, Oklahoma and graduated from the University of Oklahoma. Shannon and her husband Michael now reside in Los Angeles, California with their two sons, Luke Eli and Colt Carlisle.