Friends of SCLARC Board of Directors
Malcolm N. Bennett
Malcolm N. Bennett
has been selected to serve as the President of the Board for Friends of SCLARC, Inc. Bennett is the founder of International Realty Investment, Inc. Since 1975, he has brought his vast experience in real estate to this venture. His contributions to the business community have been matched with his commitment to bettering the lives of Los Angeles residents as a Realtor and a former board member of South Central L.A. Regional Center.
Today, Bennett owns one of the largest minority-owned property management and investment property firms in the city. In 2001, he received the Apartment Association, California Southern Cities (AACSC) Industry Leader of the Year Award for his outstanding service to the rental housing community. Bennett is also a member of the Los Angeles County Tax Appeals Board; president and founder of the Minority Apartment Owners Association; chairman of the Inglewood Rental Property Owners Association and is also currently a member of the National Multi/ National Apartment Association.
He hopes to continue to positively impact the lives of the developmentally disabled living in South Los Angeles through his service with Friends of SCLARC, Inc.
Friends of SCLARC, Inc. Secretary Glenda Lang has been working to improve the lives of families for more than two decades. She is the executive director of Birth and Family Services, Inc., an agency that provides independent and supportive living skills to men and women in the parenting phase of their lives. With a biological science degree from Howard University, course work at the Graduate School of Education at American University in Washington D.C. and certification in childbirth education from UCLA, Ms. Lang also helps hone the parenting skills of the developmentally disabled. Her dedication to empowering families was acknowledged by the American Association of Mental Retardation (Region II) with the 2001 Humanitarian Award. Glenda is also a former board member of SCLARC where she co-chaired the Vendor Advisory Committee and is a long time member of the American Society for Psycho prophylaxis in Obstetrics (ASPO)/Lamaze International group. She brings her extensive knowledge of the challenges that developmentally disabled parents face to her work on the Friends of SCLARC board of directors where she will use her business expertise to help shape the policy and practices for this new organization.
Board member Kibibi Springs is a 13-year marketing communications professional with experience in public relations, business development, and sales for the consumer goods, technology and non-profit industries.
Kibibi began her career in 1995 in the Los Angeles office of the global PR firm, Edelman Public Relations. At Edelman, Kibibi worked in the consumer group as an Account Assistant and after a year was promoted to Jr. Account Executive supporting and executing media strategy. In 1997, Kibibi chose to focus her public relations skills in the non-profit sector. During her three year tenure as Manager of Marketing & Publicity for The Milken Family Foundation, Kibibi increased media exposure by 50% in a two-year period through a strategic media relations plan. Kibibi moved on from the Foundation in 1999 to a position as the Manager of Global Communications for Proctor and Gamble brand Sebastian International.
At Sebastian, Kibibi was responsible for managing the Global Communications staff and all media relations activities for Sebastian. In 2001, Kibibi was promoted to the Business Development department of P & G's Wella brand where she served as the Manager of Internet Marketing. In 2007 Kibibi returned to the corporate arena taking a position as the Sales and Promotions Manager for the Virgin Entertainment Group where she develops relationships with third-party brands, marketing agencies and executives to create partnerships for the Virgin brand Megastores.
Kibibi was born and raised in San Jose, California and graduated from the University of California at Santa Barbara with a Bachelor of Arts in Communications. She has resided in and called Los Angeles home for the last 13 years.
Board member Patrick Collins is a USC Business Law School graduate with over 15 years of experience in business, finance, and management. During his career, Patrick has worked with the US Air Force, McDonnell Douglas Aircraft, Ernst & Young Personal Financial Counseling Group, the Los Angeles Unified School District, the City of Los Angeles, and numerous other financial and professional consulting firms.
Patrick is currently the Executive Director of 3rd Party Audit and Corporate Compliance for Sony Pictures Entertainment in Culver City. He is responsible for the financial review of 3rd Party agreements involving music, home entertainment, television, consumer products, and vendors.
Patrick has served as a member of USC’s Alumni Board of Governors, has coached youth football, and mentored numerous students. Patrick currently serves on the Board of the Armando Gallegos Memorial Fund supporting students through scholarships, and is Chair of the City of Long Beach’s Cable Communications Advisory Commission.