Tuesday, June 15, 2010
Meet Phil Sanchez
Part of my role is to organize press conferences. In the council chamber yesterday, Phil Sanchez was introduced as Pasadena's next police chief. He'll begin his new duties on July 11. City Manager Michael Beck is in the background in the photo above.
After the formal portion of the press conference, Phil Sanchez took a few minutes to chat it up with some reporters, including (left to right) Dan Abendschein of the Pasadena Star-News, André Coleman of the Pasadena Weekly and Terry Miller of the Pasadena Independent.
In addition to press, there were community leaders at the conference. Here's Phil being greeted by Tanganica Turner, field representative to California Assemblyman Anthony Portantino...
...and Martin Gordon of the ACLU (that's an L.A. Times photographer on the right).
I needed to wrangle Phil for an interview outside with a TV reporter.
All in a day's work.
Photos by the mighty Zack Stromberg of the Public Affairs Office.