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Darrell Williams is an economist whose career spans academic, government and business. For more than a decade, he's advised Fortune 500 companies and government agencies on business strategy, competition policy and economic regulation, first as a partner at Economic Analysis LLC, then as a Director at global consulting firm LECG LLC. As an economics professor at UCLA, he focused on methods to help students understand and apply economics in their jobs and in their daily decision-making. Darrell began his professional career in Washington D.C. at the President's Council of Economic Advisors and worked on financial markets while in the Office of the Chief Economist at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.
A part of the Loop21 family from the beginning, Annie Gldzhyan is the Senior Producer of Operations, where she leads projects in the digital marketing and social media space. Before writing website content and overseeing the social media accounts for Hollywood A-listers, Annie received a Bachelor of Arts in Broadcast Journalism from California State University, Northridge.
What do you do when your obsession with words rivals your love of media and all things lifestyle? If you’re Loop21’s Senior Producer of Programming Shontel Horne, you turn your passions into a full-fledged career.
The Georgia State University alum has spent the last several years weaving through the arts, culture, culinary, design and entertainment scene in L.A., cranking out pieces for Angeleno Magazine, Modern Luxury Brides California, California Interiors, Guest of a Guest and Blackboard Eats along the way. Born in Pensacola, FL and raised in Atlanta, GA, the Southerner can usually be found wandering through a Thai market or cruising a used bookstore on for inspiration.
Karla Ovalle is the Lead Producer of Digital Marketing for Loop21. Raised in the surprisingly clean streets of New York City, Karla developed a love for computers early in life. After 4 wondrous years at Haverford College (just Google it, it's good) Karla interned with Baratunde Thurston then abandoned him for a real job at Interactive One/TV One. Now at Loop21.com, Karla spends her days on the interwebs and looking at informative line graphs.
Dana Robinson is the Lead Producer & Contributor for the Health/Fitness Channel. Always on the hunt for the next workout to keep exercise boredom at bay, she has experienced everything from Cardio Barre to Spinning to Pole Dancing classes.
When she's not glued to her laptop on course to meet a deadline, you can typically find her watching "The Big Bang Theory" and "Chopped" on the Food Network or picking up/dropping off another book that she's borrowed from the Los Angeles Public Library.
Loop21’s News Producer Rocio Turcios comes from the broadcast journalism side of media, previously working as a news anchor/reporter for a radio station in the middle of nowhere. After covering stories and beats in a small, conservative town, Rocio decided to move back home to Los Angeles to take her love of news to another level. Rocio enjoys yoga, movies, the beach and live music. She hates traffic.
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