La Cañada Flintridge resident Teena Hostovich is among a select group of individuals who will be honored “for their professional achievements and legacy of service” at the 89th annual University of Southern California Alumni Awards on Saturday evening, April 29, at the InterContinental in downtown Los Angeles.
Hostovich, who earned summa cum laude recognition when she graduated from USC while majoring in international finance and economics, is receiving the Alumni Service Award. She is a member of the USC Marshall School of Business Board of Leaders and is vice chair of Lockton Pacific.
An insurance underwriter for property and casualty securities, Hostovich has served on multiple boards and has been recognized for her work and her leadership. In 2021, she served on the Advisory Transition Committee to President Joe Biden.
She has been a member of the Advisory Council to the president of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and was the chair of its 20th Anniversary Committee of the Mark Twain Prize in 2015. In 2013, Hostovich was a member of the Presidential Inauguration Committee.
From 2010 to 2016, she was on the National Advisory Board to President Barack Obama and a member of the National Council of the American Film Institute. For more than eight years, Hostovich also served on the USC Marshall School of Business Board of Leaders Executive Committee. She is a current member of the University of Redlands Board of Trustees, has been on the Los Angeles Philharmonic board for more than a decade, and has been one of the chairs (along with her husband, Doug Martinet, and son, Michael) of Hollywood Bowl Opening Night many times for an event that honors significant artists and showcasing the L.A. music community while raising money for Music Matters, which benefits music/arts programs in public schools. In support of that goal, Hostovich was on the Steering Committee for Vote Arts and Music in Schools (Proposition 28), which passed overwhelmingly and will provide guaranteed funding for these programs for students in all state public schools.
In greater Pasadena and La Cañada Flintridge, she served on Flintridge Prep’s Board of Trustees (2012-18) and was on the Pasadena Playhouse Board of Directors and its Diversity Committee, where she was the organization’s 2014 gala chair.
Every year since 1932, the USC Alumni Association honors a select group of prestigious alumni for their professional achievements and outstanding service to the university and community at the Alumni Awards gala. Past honorees include Apollo 11 astronaut Neil Armstrong (class of 1970), world-renowned architect Frank O. Gehry (’54), opera great Marilyn Horne (’53), Academy Award-winning filmmaker Robert Zemeckis (’73) and real estate developer Rick Caruso (’80).
First published in the April 20 print issue of the Outlook Valley Sun.