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Wave Staff Report

Keisha N. Brown has been named president of LaGrant Communications, a full-service marketing firm that specializes in African-American, Hispanic and LGBTQ consumer markets. In her new role, Brown will focus on client services and new business development. She replaces founding president Kim L. Hunter, who will remain LaGrant’s chairman/CEO.

Tana Session

Tana M. Session, an award-winning international speaker and coach, has been elected to the board of directors for Bloom Again Foundation.

The mission of Bloom Again Foundation is to provide rapid-response financial assistance for living essentials to working women living at or near the poverty level when medical challenges stretch their already limited resources.

Kedest Habtu

Kedest Habtu has been named one of the newest board members of Fregenet. Born and raised in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Habtu immigrated to Los Angeles approximately 28 years ago and has lived here ever since. She has been in the banking profession for more than 20 years in various roles, currently serving as a vice president and branch manager at JPMorgan Chase Bank.

She is a graduate of the Los Angeles Central Leadership program and is a certified mentor for branch managers and assistant manager trainees.

Angela Reddock-WSright

Angela J. Reddock-Wright, an employment law attorney, mediator and arbitrator, and the founder and managing partner of The Reddock Law Group, has been installed as president of the Southern California Mediation Association.

Reddock-Wright, along with several new members to the SCMA Board of Directors, was installed and sworn in by Judge Candace Cooper, retired judge of the California Court of Appeal, Second District.

Compiled by Angela Parker.

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