New Leadership at The PLATO Society of Los Angeles

The PLATO Society of Los Angeles, a Domestic Nonprofit Organization, with 501(c)(3) status is excited to announce its new leadership for the 2018-2019 fiscal year.

Los Angeles, CA, July 19, 2018 --( Fred McLane will be the President. Fred has been a member of PLATO for eleven years. Prior to that he was a senior partner with a large Los Angeles-based law firm. He also was an officer and director of the California Science Center Foundation, the Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles, and the Los Angeles Music Center Unified Fund. Fred said that, “It is an honor and privilege to serve this wonderful organization of more than 400 members dedicated to helping each other have new learning experiences.”

Sam Pryor will be the Vice-President and President-Elect with duties that include supervising registration, coordinating with the Past President’s Council, supporting the President, and preparing to assume those duties the following year.

Sam is a retired entertainment trial lawyer who is a former president of the Board of Directors of Break the Cycle, a site docent at the Getty Center, and a teacher of meditation. Sam has found PLATO a wonderful way to continue to learn-and to share his love of learning-in the company of many other congenial, bright, and curious people.

Hang Zangwill will be the Secretary
Hank Zangwill is a former attorney specializing in complex business litigation. In addition to PLATO he also serves on the Board of Governor of Cedars Sinai Medical Center, and was active with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, where he served on the Board of Directors and chaired the Business and Professional Committee.

Susana Schuarzberg will be the Treasurer.
Susana, a 11 year PLATO member, has an MBA and CPA from Buenos Aires University, an MPA from Syracuse University and the honor of being designated CFO of the year 2007 by the Puget Sound Business Journal (Seattle). “No job has been more rewarding than serving the PLATO community,” she said.

The PLATO Society
Lifelong Learning Center - Where Learning Never Retires

At PLATO, the emphasis is on the enjoyment of learning, in a supportive environment where peers lead weekly study-discussion groups in which everyone participates. More than 70 different seven to fourteen-week courses are offered every twelve months. The topics change three times a year and are selected by the over 400 active members.

Whether it's opera, forensic science, the American Revolution, hominids, great jury trials, films of noted directors like David Lean, literature, art, baseball or any provocative topic members choose to study, discussions are in depth. PLATO members come from a variety of backgrounds, but all share a love of learning.

PLATO encourages people to arrange for a visit its office in Westwood to sample the "PLATO experience." For more information, please go to its website or call the office Monday through Friday and talk with members at the Welcome desk. You can also learn about the many social opportunities at PLATO, where members come together to share common interests both on and off site.

The PLATO Society of Los Angeles
Phone: 310-443-7676
The PLATO Society of Los Angeles
Rudy Sabaratnam