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Three La Cañadans new to board

Hathaway-Sycamores Child and Family Services, a nonprofit, private children's mental health and welfare agency, has named three La Cañada Flintridge residents—Brad Freer, Mark Jewell and Paulette Lang—to its board of directors.

Freer is a senior vice president and director of research for Capital World Investors, a division of Capital Research and Management Company. He is also an equity investment analyst with research responsibilities for small companies in India, New Zealand, and Australia. He also manages large-cap financials, utilities, building-materials, and health-care companies in Australia and India. Freer earned a bachelor's degree in international relations from Connecticut College and is a Chartered Financial Analyst.

Jewell is an employee benefits group sales representative with Sun Life Financial Group in Los Angeles. Prior to joining Sun Life in 2008, Jewell served an executive consultant with Enterprise Rent-A-Car. During his 16-year tenure with Enterprise, his responsibilities included regional profit-and-loss accountability for the corporation's $10 billion in annual sales, airport brand development, negotiation of national contracts, managing field personnel, and developing as well as implementing strategic plans. A longtime member of the United Way's Leadership Roundtable and a current member of the American Association of Airport Executives, Jewell received his bachelor's degree in business management from Loyola Marymount University.

Lang previously served as a senior transactor and managing director for Citicorp North America Inc. and as director of Citigroup Investment Bank. In these positions, she was responsible for overseeing product development, marketing and sales of structured-trade-finance products to U.S.-multinational companies, and serving as global coordinator for aviation finance. Lang also specialized in structuring transactions with bilateral and multilateral agencies for private, para-statal, and government borrowers in developing countries with particular emphasis on the integration of capital-market-funding technology into these agency-supported financings. She received her MBA with distinction from the Thunderbird School of Global Management and her undergraduate degree from Georgetown University. An active member of the community, Lang is a volunteer tutor for Pasadena Reads-Adult Literacy Program.

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