04 July, 2019

Delta honors LA, Seattle rising stars in entertainment, technology and media

Delta honours LA, Seattle rising stars in entertainment, technology and media

For the third year, Delta is recognizing and celebrating the West Coast's rising stars through its Delta Ones to Watch program.

Launched in 2017, the program honours innovative, inspirational and upwardly mobile leaders in LA's key industries – the movers, shakers and tastemakers who 'Keep Climbing' to new heights in their pursuits. The members of the Ones to Watch Class of 2019 were selected from hundreds of nominees and represent some of LA's top studios, networks, agencies, venture capital firms and early-stage companies, including executives from The Walt Disney Company, Quibi, Amazon Studios, Oculus and more.

This year, the program expanded to Seattle, where Delta recognized rising stars in the city's tech and philanthropic communities. The 17 honorees in the 2019 Seattle class represent companies like Microsoft, Amazon, Starbucks, Nordstrom, Against Gravity and T-Mobile.

The LA honorees were celebrated during a reception at Son of a Gun in LA, while Seattle honorees were recognized during a reception at Omega Ouzeri. Each honoree received a congratulatory package with travel credit, Medallion status, a customized aeroplane model, and access to a host of other Delta-related events, initiatives and networking opportunities throughout the year.

​The 2019 Delta Ones to Watch honorees are:

Los Angeles

​Adia Matthews, The Walt Disney Company
Alexander Zahn, Sony Pictures
Brian Tannenbaum, Quibi
Eric Hoberman, ITV
Jose Vazquez, Paramount
Josh Cohen, Amazon Studios
Katie Goldsmith, Universal Pictures
Kristin Robinson, Shondaland
Lauren Jarvis, Spotify
Leanne Sawicki, Netflix
Meron Alon, Facebook
Michelle Mendelovitz, Apple
Patrick Aviles, Los Angeles Football Club
Sanjay Amin, YouTube
Stacey Carr, Endemol Shine
Tanase Popa, Ryan Murphy Television
Tatiana Olsak, Hulu
Yelena Rachitsky, Oculus

Amy Hutchins, Unearth Technologies
Anu Sharma, Amazon Web Services
Brian Adams, Amazon Alexa Fund
Daniel Li, Madrona Venture Group
Daniel Zavala, Building Changes
Daniela Luzi Tudor, WeConnect Health
Jackie Wylie, Smartsheet
Janna Q Sewell, Starbucks
Julie Ly, Nordstrom
Kabir Shahani, Amperity
Laura Espriu, Espriu Consulting
Nelson Yong, BrookleyHuntington
Nick Fajt, Against Gravity
Ryan Rimsnider, T-Mobile
Sara Mosiman, The Sports Institute at UW Medicine
Sonal Mane, Microsoft
Tony Huang, Possible Finance

By Liz Savadelis

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