Gloria Franz to receive ‘Spirit of Indio’ award

Recognition

Gloria Franz of Franz Tatum Wealth Management in Palm Desert will receive the “Spirit of Indio” award from the Indio Chamber of Commerce at its upcoming Smoke ‘N’ Summer Barbecue and installation dinner at 5 p.m. Tuesday at the The Golf Club at Terra Lago at 84000 Terra Lago Parkway in Indio. The award recognizes her exceptional contributions to the community and to the city of Indio as a volunteer. Franz is the first recipient of this award who does not currently serve on the board of the Indio Chamber.

Job Changes

The Foundation for Palm Springs Unified School District Board of Directors elected three new members at its June 2015 meeting: Dr. Rick Post, J.D. was most recently the interim vice president of academic affairs, Bakersfield College, as well as having more than 16 years at College of the Desert as its dean and assistant to the president. Bruce Purdy is president of Purdy International Consulting, which focuses on urban planning and infrastructure development in emerging economies and change management plans for both public and private organizations. Dr. David Wolfe, PhD., has held administrative positions in healthcare and higher education and has had articles in numerous professional journals, and continues to serve on the editorial boards of professional journals.

Dr. Bobby Butler, DDS, Diplomate American Board of Periodontology, has moved to the Coachella Valley and will join Dr. Ellie Love, DDS, MSD at the Advanced Periodontics Implant Center at 72780 Country Club Drive, Suite 402 in Rancho Mirage. Dr. Butler developed a premier periodontal practice in Seattle 21 years ago and was recognized in the Top Dentist / Periodontists Issue of Seattle Magazine every year since the annual rankings began. Butler has published articles in such journals as Journal of the American Dental Association; Journal of Periodontology; Periodontology 2000; Implant Realities; Journal of Oral-maxillofacial Implants and contributed to textbook chapters. Butler lives full-time in Palm Springs and enjoys the outdoor activities of the Coachella Valley.

Morgan Stanley in Palm Desert announced the formation of the Relationship Group at Morgan Stanley, led by David W. Schrager, vice president, financial advisor and CFP; Catherine A. Eklund Mares, vice president, financial advisor and Janet R. Malachowsky, associate vice president, financial advisor in the firm’s wealth management office in Palm Desert. Each brings their unique set of skills to enhance customer and community relations in their field of expertise.

Philanthropy

Dusty Wings of the Desert, Inc., in Palm Desert, the organization of retired flight attendants, chose Gilda’s Club Cancer Support Community as the recipient of its 2015 charitable contribution. Brigitte Davis, Dusty Wings president, presented a check for $34,000 to Maria Elena Geyer, president and CEO, and Paul D. Golden, board chairman of Gilda’s Club Desert Cities, in Palm Desert at Dusty Wings’ final luncheon of the season held at Las Casuelas Nuevas in Rancho Mirage.

Desert Hot Springs Elks Club held its annual charity awards dinner on June 6, at the Elks Lodge in Desert Hot Springs, where proceeds from the 21st annual Golf Tournament totaled more than $8,500 were split and awarded to the following Desert Hot Springs charities: AYSO Soccer, Desert Hot Springs High School Band, Golf Team, Swim Team and ROTC; along with Little League Baseball, Boys and Girls Club of Coachella Valley, Food Now, Inc., Desert Hot Springs Jr. All American Football and Cheer and the Soroptomist House of Hope.

Openings, expansions renovations

Zaino Mizani, creative director and CEO of Mizani Media in Palm Springs, announced collaboration with Pamela Bieri, a Southern California-based freelance writer and owner of Bieri Marketing Media Relations of Palm Desert, to offer their clients a full spectrum of web and print design solutions, and Internet marketing strategies along with custom copywriting, press, and public relations strategies.

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Monday, June 29th, 2015 EN

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