Seventeen San Diegans Earn Local Heroes Awards

| March 1, 2012 | 0 Comments

As part of its ongoing commitment to cultural diversity and responsible banking, Union Bank, N.A., partnered with KPBS to honor 17 local individuals who are making a difference to enrich the lives of others.  The honorees were announced as part of the 2011 Cultural Diversity Partnership, which recognizes and pays tribute to local heroes from eight diverse communities who are making a difference by improving their workplace, profession, neighborhood, community, region and the world.

Back row, L to R: George Ramirez, Union Bank; Tom Karlo, KPBS; honorees Kathi Anderson, Veverly E. Anderson, Richard Nares, Nicole Murray Ramirez, Michelle Marie Parada and Theophilus A. (Theo) Logan. Front row, (L to R): honorees Bill Bodry, Thomas E. Hom, Robin J. Tarr, Jackie Gmach, Barbara Bry, Edith Eva Eger, Ph.D., Delores A. Jacobs, Ph.D., Martha Logan, Rachael Ortiz and Brandie Taylor.

The 2011 Local Heroes honorees are: Veverly E. Anderson, Theophilus A. (Theo) Logan and Martha R. Logan (Black History Month); Kathi Anderson and Barbara Bry (Women’s History Month); Thomas E. Hom and Robin J. Tarr (Asian Pacific American Heritage Month); Edith Eva Eger, Ph.D. and Jackie Gmach (Jewish American Heritage Month); Delores A. Jacobs, Ph.D. and Nicole Murray Ramirez (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Pride Month); Richard Nares and Rachael Ortiz (Hispanic Heritage Month); Bill Bodry and Pamela Finkel (Disability Awareness Month); and Michelle Marie Parada and Brandie Taylor (Native American Heritage Month.)

“We are grateful for the opportunity to express our commitment to diversity and our communities through the Local Heroes program and our partnership with KPBS,” said Union Bank Senior Executive Vice President Pierre P. Habis, head of Community Banking.

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