Joseph S. Roseman, general manager of the new Sheraton hotel in Long Beach, has been awarded the 3,000th certified hotel administrator designation by the Educational Institute of the American Hotel and Motel Assn. The award, presented at a banquet in Dallas, includes a plaque and certification scholarship in his name. Roseman, 52, a 30-year veteran of the hospitality industry, formerly was general manager of the Great Wall Sheraton in Beijing, China, the first U.S.-managed hotel to operate openly under its own corporate name in China. He is supervising preparations for the Monday opening of the 462-room Sheraton at Ocean and Long Beach boulevards. The hotel is part of the $130-million Shoreline Square project, which includes an office building and parking structure. The hotel is expected to create more than 300 jobs in Long Beach, and hiring interviews are under way.
Cormack Gets 2nd Term as Mayor of Downey
Robert G. Cormack has been elected mayor of Downey by a unanimous vote of his City Council colleagues. Cormack, who has served nine years on the council, will take up his second one-year term as mayor. Cormack, 68, is president of Delta Systems, a Santa Fe Springs manufacturing firm. The outgoing mayor is Councilwoman Diane Boggs. Councilman Randall Barb was elected mayor pro tem. Newly elected Councilwoman Barbara Hayden was also sworn in.
New Conductor for Rio Hondo Symphony
Wayne Reinecke, a violinist who has missed performing in only one Rio Hondo Symphony concert in the last six years, has been named conductor and music director of the orchestra. His appointment by the symphony association board was effective July 1, and he will take the podium Oct. 2 at the symphony's first of four free concerts during its 1988-89 season.
Reinecke is an assistant professor of music at Pasadena City College and also conducts the Pasadena Community Orchestra, which he founded five years ago. He has taught in California schools for 30 years, including 11 years as orchestra director at Arcadia High School. A graduate of USC, Reinecke started his musical career in 1950 when he began studying violin with Ruth Haroldson, the Rio Hondo Symphony's founder and first conductor. Reinecke's wife, Susanne, a viola player, and son, Alan, a tympanist, also play with the orchestra.
Reinecke is the Rio Hondo Symphony's fifth conductor in 56 years. He succeeds Hans Lampl, who resigned at the end of the 1987-88 season after 12 years with the orchestra. Lampl, a former Cal State Long Beach professor, had been commuting from his retirement home in Sedona, Ariz.
Boys and Girls Club Board Installs Officers
Joan Woehrmann, part owner of AME Inc., a medical supplies and transportation firm, has been installed as president of the board of the Boys and Girls Club of Whittier. She has been first vice president the last two years. Lind Coop is the new first vice president and John Eagle is second vice president. Lloyd Chandler and Claudia Grace-Holdbrook will serve their second terms as secretary and treasurer, respectively. Lee Owens has been chairman of the board for several years and heads the club's endowment program. The club has nearly 1,000 members ages 7 to 18 involved in various activities supervised by Ron Ferrari, executive director.
Freeway Affirmative Action Panel Expanded
The Century Freeway Affirmative Action Committee board of directors has been expanded to 11 members with the addition of Brenda Curry and Helene Smookler. Curry is president of the Century Freeway Contractors Assn. and owns Curtom Building & Development Co. Smookler is affiliated with the Center for Law in the Public Interest and has a 20-year background in affirmative-action issues. U.S. District Judge Harry Pregerson appointed the two women to the court-commissioned committee whose mission is to ensure participation of minorities, women and residents in the construction of the Century Freeway (I-105), which is scheduled for completion in 1993 linking Norwalk with Los Angeles International Airport.
Winners in Whittier Aerobic Competition
Winners have been announced in the second annual Whittier aerobic competition sponsored by the city's Human Services Department and held in connection with the Whittier Village Festival. Individual winners were Sue Pribyl, first place; Ampy Guadez, second; and Carol Hush, third. Team competition winners were Dawn Gustafson and Al Mendez, first; Kim Worthen, Shelly Marshall and Christina Gold, second; and Karen Chandler and Tina Monger, third. The winners received prizes of athletic fitness equipment and clothing.
Cudahy City Clerk Duties Change Hands
Ebbie Mouton, 55, has been appointed Cudahy city clerk, effective Aug. 17. Mouton, a city employee for more than 20 years, will take over the clerk duties from Gerald Caton. Caton previously served as both city manager and city clerk. Mouton is executive assistant to Caton. Caton will continue as city manager and executive director of the city's Redevelopment Agency.
One of Mouton's duties as city clerk will be to conduct municipal elections. Mouton also will be responsible for keeping city records, preparing ordinances and resolutions and filing election financial disclosure statements with the state Political Fair Practices Commission. Mouton, who receives an estimated monthly salary of $2,400 as executive assistant, will be paid $350 a month for her duties as city clerk.
Manager of Montebello Town Center Named
Elizabeth Milner has been named general manager of the Montebello Town Center, a 2-story, enclosed regional shopping center that includes three major department stores and 168 smaller specialty shops. She is employed by Donahue Schriber Development Co. of Irvine, the owner-developer, to oversee operations, landscaping, construction and marketing at the nearly 3-year-old mall. Milner replaces Vicki Conrad, who left to become general manager of Topanga Plaza in the San Fernando Valley.
Santa Fe High Student Wins Business Award
Santa Fe High School student Josephine Navarro won a second-place award in business English in competition at the national leadership conference held by Future Business Leaders of America, an association for students pursuing business careers and sponsored by Phi Beta Lambda Inc. Navarro, 17, lives in Norwalk and will be a senior this fall at her school in Santa Fe Springs. She is on her school's academic decathlon team, and also won a superior rating in the critical review category at a national write-off sponsored by the Journalism Education Assn. in San Francisco.