VAN NUYS, Calif. — Pegi Matsuda, Senior Vice President of Community & Market Development
at Valley Presbyterian Hospital in Van Nuys, was honored with a "Lifetime
Achievement Award" from the
San Fernando Valley Business Journal.
Ms. Matsuda received the prestigious honor at the publication's 12
th Annual Women in Business Awards event held April 23
rd in Universal City. The award was presented in recognition of Ms. Matsuda's
outstanding career achievements as the former President & Publisher of the
San Fernando Valley Business Journal, and for her longstanding dedication to service in the San Fernando Valley
"I'm deeply honored to receive the 'Women in Business - Lifetime
Achievement Award' from the
San Fernando Valley Business Journal," Ms. Matsuda said. "I've had the pleasure of being part
of this vibrant business community for many years and appreciate having
the opportunity to work with so many accomplished women and men."
Ms. Matsuda was instrumental in the
San Fernando Valley Business Journal's growth. During her 13-year tenure, she helped to position the newspaper
as a trusted source of business news and information. Under her leadership,
the publication hosted numerous business awards events annually to honor
successful businesspeople and companies, and encourage networking and
Ms. Matsuda was appointed Senior Vice President of Community & Market
Development for Valley Presbyterian Hospital (VPH) in June 2012. She is
responsible for creating and directing external programs including community
development, fund development and employee volunteerism programs. Ms.
Matsuda also is responsible for planning and directing marketing, advertising,
media and external and internal communication programs.
In addition to her successful career in publishing, Ms. Matsuda spent 20
years at Southern California corporations including GTE Telephone Operations
and Sempra Energy. During this time, she held numerous leadership positions
in sales and marketing, advertising, market planning, customer operations,
market research, public and community affairs, new product development
and strategic planning.
Ms. Matsuda is a longstanding Valley business leader and serves as a board
member for VICA, chairman-elect of VEDC, a founding board member of ACG-101
Corridor and she is also a member of the board of trustees for Woodbury
University in Burbank. She has received numerous awards including recognition
from the San Fernando Valley Bar Association, VICA, Haven Hills and MEND.
She was also honored in 2008 by the state of California as "Woman
of the Year" by the 42nd Assembly District.
Ms. Matsuda received her Bachelor of Science degree in Human Relations
and Organizational Behavior from the University of San Francisco and her
Master of Arts degree in Organizational Leadership from Woodbury University, Burbank.
About Valley Presbyterian Hospital
Valley Presbyterian Hospital is a 350-bed facility that ranks among the
largest acute care hospitals in the San Fernando Valley. Founded in 1958,
the nonprofit, non-sectarian, independent, community hospital provides
high quality, patient-centered care through leading-edge technology and
a full range of medical services.