Brand Associates Board of Directors, 2016-2017

 Arlene Vidor, PresidentArleneVidor

Vidor is serving her second term on the City of Glendale’s Historic Preservation Commission and is a past president of The Glendale Historical Society.  Vidor  was  Vice President of Regulatory Affairs at Baxter Healthcare Corporation, overseeing interactions with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and several international regulatory agencies.  Arlene has a Bachelors degree in Biology.  email

Jean Simone, Vice PresidentJeanSimone
Simone has forty years of fashion stylist/set decorator experience, working in New York and Los Angeles. She has a Bachelors degree in Journalism and Art History from Penn State and studied design at UCLA and Woodbury.  She has assumed oversight of the Associates’ art collections and mounted our first  temporary exhibit in a storefront in downtown Glendale in 2016.  She also serves on the Board of the  Chevy Chase Estates Association. email

Mary Jamora, TreasurerMaryJamora
Jamora spent thirty-eight years with Nestle, most recently as Director of Information Systems. She  has a Bachelors degree in Business Management from the University of Redlands and a UCLA certification in Industrial Relations. She volunteers at  “Dress for Success”, a non-profit organization assisting women re-entering the workplace.  She also serves on the Steering Committee for the Nestle Retired Employees Association. email

Debra Thompson, SecretaryDebThompson

Thompson has taught at Glendale Community College for ten years and is Adjunct Professor of Art History.  She serves as Chairperson of the Associates’ National Juried Exhibition of Works on Paper.   Thompson also sits on the Board of Directors of Antaeus Theatre Company, recently relocated  to Glendale.  email

Stephen Jerrome, DirectorStephenJerrome

Jerrome is a Los Angeles based photographer and owner of Studio5LA.  His archive of photographs has been widely published and chronicles the arts,  events, and Hollywood nightlife dating from the late 1980s. He is also a writer, pianist and composer who has authored two novels “New Suburbia” and “Two Gray Rooms”.  email

Tamara O’Connor, DirectorTammyO'Connor

O’Connor is Vice President at Community Arts Resources, Inc. (CARS) and oversees the firm’s business operations. Her projects include the Hollywood Arts Retention Project,  Playa Vista’s Bandshell Art Plan and many others.  She previously produced non-fiction television and remains an active member of the Producers Guild.   She is a graduate of UC San Diego and Dartmouth College. email

Simon Wright,  DirectorSimonWright

Wright is located in both Glendale and London, England. He is an attorney for a major reinsurance company and is qualified to practice law in both California and England. In 2014 he and his partner hosted the Brand Associates’ second “Glendale Collects” fundraising event.   He also  Chairs the Bentinck Close Homeowners Association in London. email

Brand Associates Advisory Board

Nina Crowe, Business Development & Sales Manager, Glendale Arts
Joy Feuer, artist and founder of ART from the Ashes
John LoCascio, A.I.A, Senior Architect, Historic Resources Group
Jaime Nichols, Exec Producer/Celebrate Dance; co-curator of dance series

Hilary Thomas, Artistic Director, Lineage Dance Company; co-curator of dance series