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Chief Derrick Abell

  • Chief of Police, Manhattan Beach
  • The City of Manhattan Beach

Chief Abell was born in Los Angeles and grew up in a single parent household with his mother in Inglewood, California. During an early period of his youth, Chief Abell was relocated to Dhahran Saudi Arabia with his family for two years. He experienced new and interesting cultures that have contributed to his ability to interact with people from all walks of life.  Chief Abell earned an athletic football scholarship…

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Tracy Allen

  • Human Resources Manager
  • Northrop Grumman

Tracy Allen is a Manager of Human Resources for Northrop Grumman Corporation. A native of Long Beach, CA where her dad was stationed after joining the U.S. Navy from The Philippines, Tracy attended CSULB with graduated with a B.S . in Finance and an MBA in org psychology. She joined NG in 2005, holding roles in supply chain, finance & operations, and is passionate about diversity, equity and…

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Seth Davis

  • Editor
  • The Athletic

Seth Davis is an award-winning sports writer and broadcaster who covers college basketball. Since 2004, Davis has been a mainstay of CBS Sports’ studio coverage of college basketball and the NCAA Tournament. He wrote for Sports Illustrated for 22 years and is currently the Managing Editor for college basketball at The Athletic. Davis is the author of five books, including the New York Times best sellers Wooden: A…

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Cedric Jones

  • Owner/Founder
  • Beastie Boxing Gym/BMoved Foundation

Cedric Jones is the founder of Beastie Boxing Gym in Manhattan Beach and a total package in the fitness world.  He has danced professionally, boxed in the Olympic trials and trained celebrity/pro athletes.  His passions have led him into acting, and the creation of the BMoved Foundation which guides and supports youths.  He believes, “You are not where you want to be, because you’re not doing what you…

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Tara Sorensen

  • Head of Children’s Programming
  • Apple

Tara Sorensen is Apple’s Head of Children’s Programming, Worldwide Video. A respected children’s programming executive, Sorensen oversees the development and production of original live-action and animated children’s series globally.Previously, Sorensen served as Head of Kids Programming for Amazon Studios, where she launched the division and shepherded Emmy Award-winning series, including Tumble Leaf, Emmy-nominated Annedroids, WGA Award and Humanitas Prize winner Gortimer Gibbon’s Life on Normal Street, Humanitas, DGA and NAACP Image Award winning…

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