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Paul Davis, who has made a specialty of advising clients about Medicare with his Paul Davis Insurance Services firm, has himself turned 65 and transitioned onto Medicare on Aug. 11. To celebrate, he’s asking clients to donate to one of his favorite charities, ONEgeneration, which provides care for seniors, children and at-risk youth. Naturally, he’s asking for donations in some version of 65 – either $6.50, $65 or $650. But, he admits, “any amount is appreciated.”…Elizabeth Hamren, vice president for gaming experiences and platforms at Microsoft Corp., has joined the board of LegalZoom.com Inc.

in Glendale. “I’m inspired by LegalZoom’s mission to make legal services more affordable and accessible to entrepreneurs and individuals,” she said in a statement. LegalZoom went public in June. … S. Omar Ishrak, former chief executive of Medtronic plc, has joined the board of Amgen Inc. in Thousand Oaks. “Omar is an accomplished business leader with deep experience in a fast-paced, technology-driven sector of the health care industry,” said Chief Executive Robert Bradway in a statement. Ishrak also serves as chairman at Intel Corp. and as an advisor on life science investing at Blackstone Group. … Mary Akpovi, who earlier this year retired from her accounting firm Martini Akpovi Partners in Encino, recently returned from a three-week mission trip to Uganda, where she delivered food to an orphanage, helped a school and mentored some youth. Although she’s been to Africa many times – she was born and raised in Nigeria – she said she is still struck by how open and accepting the Ugandans are. Whenever she and her team arrived at a village, “everyone stopped and welcomed us,” she said. Children sang songs of welcome, a feast was put on, and the community danced into the evening.

Joel Russel
Joel Russel
Joel Russell joined the Los Angeles Business Journal in 2006 as a reporter. He transferred to sister publication San Fernando Valley Business Journal in 2012 as managing editor. Since he assumed the position of editor in 2015, the Business Journal has been recognized four times as the best small-circulation tabloid business publication in the country by the Alliance of Area Business Publishers. Previously, he worked as senior editor at Hispanic Business magazine and editor of Business Mexico.
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