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Bob Hope USO Appoints Three New Board Members


Organization Taps New Talent as Military Service Support Grows

Hope USO
, the premier Central and Southern California non-profit
organization dedicated to strengthening America's military by keeping
250,000 service members and their families connected to family, home and
country, today announces the election of three new Directors to its
Board. The new appointments are Glenn
, Ph.D., Chief Investment Officer at LourdMurray, Michael
, partner at Knobbe Martens and Don
, Chief Accounting Officer in the Real Estate Debt Group of
Ares Management.

Bob Hope USO board members are responsible for the fiduciary oversight
and funding resources of the organization. Together with a small staff
and over 750 volunteers Bob Hope USO ensures that our troops are
supported every day of the year from worldwide deployments to family
support programs and community events.

"As Bob Hope USO continues as the fastest growing USO operation in the
country, our board is growing as well, to ensure we have the talent and
resources to provide additional support to service members and their
families from the very first day they are in uniform until their
transition into the civilian world," said Adam Michaelson, Chairman of
the Board at Bob Hope USO, and Senior Vice President, Chief Marketing
Officer at Farmers & Merchants Bank. "Each of these individuals bring an
insightful perspective and a deep commitment of service to our board.
And the timing couldn't be better, as we continue our $5 Million capital
campaign to finance our move into our new state-of-the-art USO center in
the famous Theme Building at LAX later this year. We are honored to have
them join us."

Dr. Glenn Freed, CPA, is the Chief Investment Officer at LourdMurray. He
has over 30 combined years of work experience in wealth management,
asset management, accounting, research, education, and tax advising. Dr.
Freed has served as Chief Executive Officer and Chief Investment Officer
of Vericimetry Advisors LLC, an investment management firm he founded in
2011. Before joining private industry, he was Associate Dean of the
Leventhal School of Accounting and Academic Director of the Master of
Business Taxation Program at the University of Southern California.

Michael Friedland is a Partner at Knobbe Martens. A Harvard Law School
graduate, Friedland has more than two decades of expertise in
intellectual property law. Friedland taught at Whittier College of Law
and served as a JAG officer with the California State Military Reserve.
He currently serves as a Reserve Sergeant with the Orange County
Sherriff's Department. Friedland received his undergraduate degree from
the University of California, Berkeley.

Don Haisch, CPA, is Principal and Chief Accounting Officer, Real Estate
Debt in the Ares Finance Department. Prior to joining Ares in 2014,
Haisch was a Senior Vice President in the Finance Department of CBRE.
Haisch is a 2004 graduate of the UCLA Anderson MBA program and attended
Western Illinois University as an undergraduate.

The new Board directors join a distinguished group of leaders from
across the Southland, including Board officers Chairman Adam Michaelson,
CMO Farmers & Merchants Bank, Vice Chairman, Alysia Vanitizian, Founder,
Eagle & Lion Executive Talent Coaching, and Board Secretary, Major
General Stephen Sargeant, USAF (ret) CEO, Marvin Test Solutions.

About Bob Hope USO

Bob Hope USO strengthens America's military by keeping them connected to
family, home and country throughout their service to the nation. We
provide USO services and programming to current members of the military
and their families across 50,000 square miles of Southern and Central
California. Bob Hope USO is an independent 501(c)3 non-profit
organization operating under a charter from USO, Inc., providing morale
and recreational services to members of the U.S. Military. Although
Congressionally chartered, Bob Hope USO is not a government agency and
relies entirely on contributions from patriotic Americans and
philanthropic corporations and organizations. Please visit, for
more information.

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