In January, President Gray presented the Distinguished Alumnae Award to Ellen Goldsmith-Vein ’84 at an alumnae event hosted by Ellen and her husband, Jon Vein, at their home in Los Angeles. Ellen has had an outstanding career as an investment banker, talent manager, movie producer, and business owner. In 1994 she founded the Gotham Group, which quickly grew into the largest representation firm in the world, focusing on creative talent in the animation and family entertainment business and recognized as the powerhouse management firm in the animation industry. Her work in the industry has garnered an Emmy nomination and recognition as one of the Most Powerful Women in Entertainment by Hollywood Reporter. She has also recruited students for Hollins and supported Hollins as a volunteer and donor.