Joan Gladstone is president and CEO of Gladstone International, a strategic public relations firm founded in 1989. Joan has specialized in public relations planning and counseling for corporations, cities and nonprofits throughout California. Over the course of her career, Joan has achieved national recognition for public relations excellence. Her highest professional honor was election to the prestigious Public Relations Society of America College of Fellows, awarded for lifetime achievement and service to the profession. In addition to LCAD, she currently serves on the board of the Laguna Plein Air Artists Association (LPAPA). She has served on the boards of the Laguna Playhouse, Orange County Museum of Art, Orangewood Children's Foundation and the Urban Land Institute Orange County District Council. She and her husband Ed Gillow, live in Laguna Beach. Joan’s interests include oil painting, photography and travel.