LOS ANGELES, CA September 24, 2011 – CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) of Los Angeles (CASA/LA) announces the induction of Raymond Randall to its Board of Directors. CASA/LA is a non-profit organization whose volunteers serve the best interests of foster children in the courts and in the community.

Mr. Randall’s knowledge of business development and extensive sales and management skills brings great value to the CASA/LA Board. He spent 40 years with Lightolier, aiding the company through years of organizational and industrial change in both the national and international markets. Lightolier, recently purchased by Philips, is a century-old lighting and design company that has become a highly reputed producer of architectural lighting, and has been a major player in the store-lighting, hospitality and entertainment spaces. Lightolier currently focuses on the movement towards energy efficiency in commercial and residential markets.

With the recent changes to its operational philosophy and financing, due to state and federal budget cuts, CASA/LA will look to Mr. Randall’s experience to assist in the organization’s continued growth and stability moving forward.

“Up to this point my career has been spent illuminating just about everything this world has in it,” said Raymond Randall. “And now I have the opportunity to help shed some light onto the growing issue of the foster care system in Los Angeles, and assist CASA/LA in assuring that foster children have safe passage to adulthood.”

Randall graduated from the University of California, San Diego with a B.A. in Economics and earned an M.B.A. in Finance from the University of Southern California. He also served in the United States Marine Corps for three years from 1966-1969.

ABOUT CASA/LA – Founded in 1978, CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) of Los Angeles (CASA, LA) is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of children in the dependency court system. CASA/LA volunteers are judge-appointed to oversee and advocate for children to ensure they are not overlooked in foster homes or in the overburdened legal and social service system.  Throughout this process, CASA/LA volunteers are often the only unpaid voice speaking up for children and focused on their best interest.

For more information about CASA, Los Angeles, please visit www.casala.org.