Board Of Directors

Sarah Ketterer

Board of Directors Co-Chair
CEO, Causeway Capital

Sarah Ketterer

Board of Directors Co-Chair
CEO, Causeway Capital

Ms. Ketterer is the chief executive officer at Causeway, fundamental portfolio manager, and is responsible for investment research across all sectors. Ms. Ketterer co-founded the firm in June 2001 and is a member of the operating committee. From 1996 to 2001, Ms. Ketterer worked for the Hotchkis & Wiley division of Merrill Lynch Investment Managers (HW-MLIM). At HW-MLIM, she was a managing director and co-head of the firm’s HW-MLIM International and Global Value team. From 1990 to 1996, Ms. Ketterer was a portfolio manager at Hotchkis & Wiley, where she founded the International Equity product.

Tracy Williams

Board of Directors Co-Chair
CEO and President, Olmstead Williams Communications

Tracy Williams

Board of Directors Co-Chair
CEO and President, Olmstead Williams Communications

Tracy Williams founded Olmstead Williams Communications in 2008 to provide focused public relations counsel to high-growth tech and healthcare companies, and the professional service firms that work with them. Her strategic insights have been responsible for new revenue, investors and partners for hundreds of organizations. She is sought after when crisis hits or a lawsuit threatens brands and reputations. Tracy trains CEOs, politicians, scientists, lawyers and professors to become savvy, in-demand media sources. She began her career at Hill & Knowlton in Washington, D.C. and worked with U.S. and European giants in aerospace and defense. After moving to LA, she built a public relations practice for tech firms such as Hewlett-Packard, Acer Inc. and Computer Sciences Corporation. She serves on the executive committees of the California Council on Economic Education and Town Hall Los Angeles. She was a member of the Workforce Investment Board of Los Angeles; the Board of Directors of the Downtown Women’s Center; the board of governors of the Los Angeles Economic Development Corporation and the Board of Trustees of St. Matthew’s Parish School.

William Temko

Board of Directors Treasurer
Partner Munger Tolles & Olson LLP

William Temko

Board of Directors Treasurer
Partner Munger Tolles & Olson LLP

Bill Temko was born in Washington, D.C., in 1954. He received his B.A. degree from Williams College (with honors, magna cum laude) in 1976, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa and was awarded the 1976 Graves Essay Prize for the best senior thesis in Political Science. Mr. Temko received his J.D. degree from Columbia Law School in 1979, where he was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar and articles editor of the Columbia Journal of Law and Social Problems. Following graduation from law school, Mr. Temko served as law clerk to the Honorable Frank A. Kaufman of the United States District Court for the District of Maryland during the 1979-1980 term. For the past 34 years, Mr. Temko has been engaged in a complex commercial litigation practice in the Los Angeles firm of Munger, Tolles & Olson. As part of that commercial litigation practice, Mr. Temko has counseled clients, litigated, and negotiated complex multi-party agreements and settlements in the areas of business and contract litigation, securities litigation and antitrust.

Patrick Niemann

Board of Directors Secretary
Office Managing Partner, Greater Los Angeles Ernst & Young LLP

Patrick Niemann

Board of Directors Secretary
Office Managing Partner, Greater Los Angeles Ernst & Young LLP

As Managing Partner of the EY Los Angeles office, Pat leads a team of over 2,000 professionals who serve more than 1,000 clients in all of Los Angeles’ key industries, including real estate, construction, public sector, consumer products, technology, manufacturing, retail, entertainment, life sciences, and health care. Pat is also a client-serving partner who works with public and private companies in diverse sectors, from startups to Fortune 100 companies. Pat has served as Managing Partner since 2011, prior to which he managed EY’s Greater Los Angeles audit practice. Pat is a graduate of the University of Southern California’s Marshall School of Business. He currently is a member of the USC Marshall Corporate Advisory Board and a recipient of the Distinguished Service Award presented by USC Leventhal.

Kim McCleary Blue

President & CEO
Los Angeles World Affairs Council & Town Hall

Kim McCleary Blue

President & CEO
Los Angeles World Affairs Council & Town Hall

Kim McCleary Blue is the President & CEO of the Los Angeles World Affairs Council & Town Hall, the city’s most prominent nonprofit public speaker forum, which has hosted past presidents, key business leaders and cultural icons since 1937. Her career experience includes senior executive positions in the nonprofit and private sectors, with accomplishments resulting from her skills in public affairs, strategic planning, fundraising, program management, marketing and operations. Prior to joining LAWACTH, McCleary was Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer of New Visions Foundation, which focuses on providing excellent educational opportunities to underserved youth. McCleary also spent more than 20 years at the Los Angeles Times serving in most of the major operational management roles. She is widely known for The Times’ community outreach efforts that she led as Vice President of Public Affairs. She also served as President of the paper’s charitable foundations, The Times Mirror and Los Angeles Times Foundations, and has served in a leadership position on numerous Los Angeles nonprofit boards. She holds a B.A. from Stanford University and a M.B.A. from Pepperdine’s Graziadio School of Business and Management.

Robert Abernethy

Founder and President Tech Center
President Tech Center

Robert Abernethy

Founder and President Tech Center
President Tech Center

Robert J. Abernethy is Chairman of American Standard Development Company. He received a BA from Johns Hopkins University, an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School, certificates in Real Estate and Construction from UCLA and was formerly the Controller of the Technology Division of Hughes Aircraft Company. He is on the boards of Johns Hopkins, Brookings and New America. He serves as a Vice Chairman of The Atlantic Council and of The Los Angeles Music Center.

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Cecile Ablack

International Communications Consultant
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Cecile Ablack

International Communications Consultant
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David G. Adishian

Senior Portfolio Manager, Senior Vice President, Wealth Management Advisor, Merrill Lynch Wealth Management

David G. Adishian

Senior Portfolio Manager, Senior Vice President, Wealth Management Advisor, Merrill Lynch Wealth Management

Rand S. April

Retired Partner – Los Angeles Office Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

Rand S. April

Retired Partner – Los Angeles Office Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

Mr. April is one of our Class III directors and currently serves as a member of the compensation committee and the nominating and governance committee. Mr. April was a Partner of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, an international law firm, for three decades until 2013 and Mr. April served as the leader of Skadden’s Los Angeles office from 1994 until 2012. Subsequent to Mr. April’s retirement as a Partner in 2013, he was Of Counsel to Skadden until April 2016. During his time at Skadden, Mr. April had an extensive real estate and finance practice, regularly advising both U.S. and international clients in transactions involving a wide variety of real estate asset classes. He has considerable experience with the public and private offering of various types of real estate securities, including REIT and securitized debt offerings. Mr. April serves as a consultant to various real estate related companies, from time to time. In addition, Mr. April is a longtime board member and former Chairman of Public Counsel Law Center, the nation’s largest pro bono law firm serving the indigent, where he was interim President and Chief Executive Officer in 2015. Mr. April is also a board member of Town Hall Los Angeles, where he served as Chairman from 2010 to 2011, and a member of the Advisory Board of the Los Angeles Sports and Entertainment Commission. Since July 2016, Mr. April has served as general counsel to the Karsh Family Social Service Center, Inc., an organization that provides comprehensive support services for indigent clients and other individuals in the surrounding community. Mr. April holds a B.A., phi beta kappa, from Northwestern University and a J.D. from Columbia University School of Law, where he was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar.

Loreen Arbus

President/Executive Producer Loreen Arbus Productions, Inc.

Loreen Arbus

President/Executive Producer Loreen Arbus Productions, Inc.

Loreen Arbus is currently the President of The Loreen Arbus Foundation, The Goldenson-Arbus Foundation and Loreen Arbus Productions, Inc. Through these organizations and in her personal endeavors, Ms. Arbus is a tireless advocate for women and girls; a champion for one of the world’s largest minorities, people with disabilities; and is passionate about encouraging equal opportunities in television, film, communications, and the arts.

A high-profile professional and pioneer in her field, Ms. Arbus is a sought-after speaker at national and international conferences. Among her many appearances she has spoken at TEDxWomen.

The author of six non-fiction books, she has also written countless articles for many national publications, and was twice nominated for an Emmy® Award. She co-wrote the first book on AIDs, Everything You Need to Know About AIDs with Dr. Mathilde Krim.

Jon Basalone

President - Stores Trader Joe’s Company

Jon Basalone

President - Stores Trader Joe’s Company

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Fred G. Bennett, Esq.

International and domestic arbitrator JAMS

Fred G. Bennett, Esq.

International and domestic arbitrator JAMS

Fred Bennett has broad experience in many types of business litigation, with particular emphasis on international and commercial arbitration, complex technical disputes, satellite and aerospace disputes, intellectual property claims involving technical matters, complex construction disputes and legal malpractice defense. He has either tried or arbitrated as lead counsel over 25 major disputes to verdict or award. Mr. Bennett has over 30 years experience as an advocate and arbitrator in international and domestic arbitration. In August of 2019, Mr. Bennett joined JAMS. For the prior 14 years, he served as Global Chair of the Quinn Emanuel’s arbitration practice, and served as the Global Vice Chair of the International Practice and U.S. Chair of that firm’s arbitration practice. Mr. Bennett was the head of the worldwide ADR practice group at his former firm, Gibson Dunn & Crutcher.

Gene Block

Chancellor University of California, Los Angeles

Gene Block

Chancellor University of California, Los Angeles

Gene Block became chancellor of UCLA in August 2007. As chief executive officer, he oversees the university’s three-part mission of education, research and service.
He has defined academic excellence, civic engagement, diversity and financial security as top priorities for his administration. A champion of public universities, his dedication to access and affordability has enhanced UCLA’s position as a national leader in enrolling undergraduates who are Pell Grant recipients, come from underrepresented groups and go on to become first-generation college graduates. Under Chancellor Block’s leadership, UCLA has been named the number one public university in the United States, has grown its profile internationally and receives $1 billion annually in research grants. In one of the largest capital campaigns ever undertaken by a public university, UCLA surpassed its $4.2 billion Centennial fundraising goal more than a year ahead of schedule, raising $5.49 billion total. An expert in neuroscience, Chancellor Block’s current research focuses on the effects of aging in the nervous system and how it impacts biological timing in mammals, including humans. He holds faculty appointments in psychiatry and biobehavioral sciences in the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and in integrative biology and physiology in the UCLA College of Letters and Science.

David Bohnett

Chairman David Bohnett Foundation

David Bohnett

Chairman David Bohnett Foundation

David Bohnett is a philanthropist and technology entrepreneur committed to effecting positive change through community building and social activism. In addition to serving as Chair of the David Bohnett Foundation, he is the Chairman of the Executive Committee on the Board of the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, Vice Chairman of the Board of the Los Angeles Philharmonic Association and Trustee of the Brookings Institution, John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) and the University of Southern California (USC). Since 1999, the David Bohnett Foundation has provided funding, state-of-the-art technology and technical support to hundreds of innovative organizations and institutions in several primary funding areas: The Fund for Los Angeles, supporting a broad spectrum of arts, educational and civic programs including the Los Angeles Philharmonic, LACMA and CicLAvia; LGBTQ-related causes; graduate school leadership programs at the University of Michigan, UCLA, NYU and Harvard; voting rights and registration initiatives; supporting research and public policies to reduce the toll of firearm violence; and animal research and rights.

Mark Bottom

Partner, Audit Services Grant Thornton LLP

Mark Bottom

Partner, Audit Services Grant Thornton LLP

Mark Bottom is an Audit Services partner in our Los Angeles office. Through his two decade career in public accounting, he has experience in serving dynamic entities focused on the development and advancement of technology.He served a multiple-year assignment as the U.S. resident technical director for the China member firm of Grant Thornton International Ltd. Based in Grant Thornton China’s national office in Beijing, Bottom was an integral component of the quality control review process and was an on-the-ground resource for the application of U.S. GAAP, international auditing standards and PCAOB auditing standards. Prior to his assignment in China, Bottom spent 13 years in the firm’s San Francisco Bay Area offices, with a primary focus on providing audit services to companies within the high-tech industry. He has developed a sound knowledge of audit and accounting matters related to entities focused on advancements in technology and development of software, as well as an enthusiasm for collaborating on multinational engagements. He has been a moderator and speaker at seminars that discussed the application of U.S. GAAP under the FASB and IASB’s converged standard on revenue recognition for software companies.

Carol Bradford

Senior Counsel and Charitable Advisor California Community Foundation

Carol Bradford

Senior Counsel and Charitable Advisor California Community Foundation

Carol Bradford serves in multiple capacities at CCF. She is senior counsel on charitable gifting and grantmaking issues, develops and advances relationships with professional advisors and other wealth managers and facilitates the acceptance of complex charitable gifts by the Foundation. Before her move to the nonprofit sector in 2001, Bradford practiced law in Los Angeles with an emphasis in banking, employment and qualified benefit plan litigation. Bradford is active in the legal profession as a member of the Business Law Section of the State Bar, where she serves as the Chair of the Nonprofit Organizations Standing Committee. She is an active member of the Los Angeles County Bar Association, where she has recently joined the Executive Committee of the Corporate Law Department section and is the past chair of the Tax Exempt Organizations section. Bradford is also a member of the Executive Committee of the Woodland Hills Tax & Estate Planning Council. She is a frequent speaker on legal and tax issues surrounding complex charitable gifting and grantmaking as well as on the business of community foundations. In October 2013, the Los Angeles Business Journal recognized Carol with the award for Outstanding Corporate Counsel, Nonprofit Organizations. In 2014, Broads Circle recognized her as a “Top Woman of Influence in Los Angeles” as a general counsel.

Rosa Bravo

Senior Technology Executive

Rosa Bravo

Senior Technology Executive

With an early aptitude for both math and music, Rosa M. Bravo made a choice at the age of 17 that shaped her path to a lifetime of accomplishment. Deciding to follow in the path of her father and his family, she chose to attend USC to study engineering rather than pursue a career in performing arts. To say music’s loss has been engineering’s gain would be an understatement. In her current position as the head of business development and public affairs in Southern California for Accenture, Ms. Bravo’s leadership responsibilities span strategy, delivery, sales & marketing, and community engagement. Her expertise helps drive the firm’s business strategy for state & local government, higher education, and non-profit clients in Southern California. She is also in charge of government relations and public affairs in the region. Before her journey brought her to the prestigious consulting firm, however, Ms. Bravo was thoroughly enthralled with the world of space. As the first woman in her family to attend college, and one of only four women in her class in the USC Aerospace Engineering department where she earned a scholarship, she dreamt of joining her father, aunt, and uncle at Hughes Aircraft and working on the U.S. space program. She achieved that dream soon after college and began a career that gave her extraordinary opportunities to work on programs that continue to be the backbone of US Defense initiatives and global communications. She began as the lone woman in her department, supporting top secret defense projects as part of the Missile Systems Group, before transitioning to the Space Systems Group where she helped design the first satellite to take up mobile phone technology. However, it was Ms. Bravo’s work on the Space Shuttle mission amongst an elite group of engineers that she is most proud of.

Eli Broad

Founder, The Broad Foundation

Eli Broad

Founder, The Broad Foundation

Eli Broad is a renowned business leader who built two Fortune 500 companies from the ground up over a five-decade career in business. He is the founder of both SunAmerica Inc. and KB Home (formerly Kaufman and Broad Home Corporation). Today, Eli Broad and his wife, Edythe, are devoted to philanthropy as founders of The Broad Foundations, which they established to advance entrepreneurship for the public good in education, science and the arts. The Broad Foundations, which include The Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation and The Broad Art Foundation, have assets of $3 billion. Through the foundation, the Broads have created groundbreaking independent institutions in each of their three areas of grantmaking, including The Broad Center, which develops leaders to help transform America’s urban public schools, The Broad Institute, a global leader in genomics, and The Broad, a museum in downtown Los Angeles devoted to showcasing great contemporary art.

Mel Carlisle

Managing Director Oaktree Capital Management, L.P.

Mel Carlisle

Managing Director Oaktree Capital Management, L.P.

Mr. Carlisle has served as Chief Financial Officer of Oaktree Specialty Lending Corporation (“OCSL”) and Oaktree Strategic Income Corporation (“OCSI”) since October 2017 and Treasurer of OCSL and OCSI since November 2017. Mr. Carlisle has been a Managing Director and Head of the Distressed Debt fund accounting team within the Closed-end Funds accounting group at Oaktree since 2006. Mr. Carlisle joined Oaktree in 1995. Prior thereto, Mr. Carlisle was a manager in the Client and Fund Reporting Department of The TCW Group, Inc. Previously, he was employed in the Financial Services Group in Price Waterhouse’s Los Angeles office. Mr. Carlisle received a B.A. degree in economics and accounting from Claremont McKenna College. He is a Certified Public Accountant (inactive).

Honorable Maria Contreras-Sweet

24th Administrator of the US Small Business Administration Chairman & CEO, Rockway Equity Partners

Honorable Maria Contreras-Sweet

24th Administrator of the US Small Business Administration Chairman & CEO, Rockway Equity Partners

The Hon. Maria Contreras-Sweet (Host) served as an Obama cabinet member, California state cabinet official and investor/entrepreneur. Her achievements in bringing efficiencies and modernization to large scale organizations have earned her international acclaim. Honorable Contreras-Sweet, was sworn in as a member of President Obama’s cabinet as the 24th Administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). She was charged with supporting America’s 28 million small businesses, which create a majority of US jobs and employ half of our nation’s private-sector workforce. As an entrepreneur, Contreras-Sweet is one of a few in the US to start a publicly-traded bank. Headquartered in downtown Los Angeles, the bank focused on the small and mid-size market. She served as its founding and executive chairwoman, successfully steering it through the great recession. Prior, she served as the California cabinet Secretary of the Business, Transportation and Housing Agency.

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Teran Davis

Philanthropist

Teran Davis

Philanthropist

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Christopher Day

Senior Director of Commercial Banking Union Bank

Christopher Day

Senior Director of Commercial Banking Union Bank

Carl E. Dickerson

Founder and Chairman Dickerson Employee Benefits

Carl E. Dickerson

Founder and Chairman Dickerson Employee Benefits

Carl Dickerson is the chairman and founder of Dickerson Insurance Services, which he started in 1965 after working as a teacher and educator for four years at UC San Francisco and West Philadelphia High School. He is involved in various civic groups, including service as a board member and vice chair of Town Hall Los Angeles, a downtown-based nonprofit that has been “presenting issues that affect the Los Angeles community and providing a platform for public discussion from a nonpartisan point of view” for 80 years. He also is an advisory board member for Irvine-based Acorns Grow Inc.’s Acorns Micro- Investing App, which raised $50 million funding round led by New York-based Black Rock Inc. earlier this year. The app brings microinvesting to the masses at nominal fees with no minimums. Dickerson is a graduate of Lincoln University in Pennsylvania, the first degree-granting Historically Black College and University.

Dan Eberhart

CEO Canary LLC

Dan Eberhart

CEO Canary LLC

Dan K. Eberhart is Chief Executive Officer of Canary LLC– a position he assumed in January 2009. His primary responsibilities include managing operations, corporate finance, customer, employee, & public relations, oversight of the budgeting and CAPEX process, and supervising integration efforts. As CEO, Eberhart has built Canary into one of the largest privately held oilfield services companies in the US. By overseeing the successful acquisition & integration of eight companies, Mr. Eberhart has fostered Canary’s strong reputation with its customer base & local community. Before being named Chief Executive Officer of Canary, Eberhart was Vice President of Acquisitions for Greene’s Energy, LLC at their headquarters in Houston, TX. As part of his responsibilities, Mr. Eberhart was accountable for the leadership, direction, and performance of the company’s business development efforts. As a member of the senior management team, Mr. Eberhart was involved in budgeting & corporate planning, including developing financial models and market analyses. In his Business Development role Mr. Eberhart would identify, analyze, and negotiate high-level transactions prior to leading the integration efforts of oilfield companies. In addition to his professional accomplishments, Mr. Eberhart serves as a member of the North Dakota Petroleum Council & the Colorado Oil & Gas Association. Under Mr. Eberhart’s leadership, Canary has donated over $500,000 to the communities in which they operate.

Lynda Boone Fetter

Principal Boone Fetter LLC

Lynda Boone Fetter

Principal Boone Fetter LLC

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Jim Gash

President Pepperdine University

Jim Gash

President Pepperdine University

Jim Gash (JD ’93) began his term as the eighth president and chief executive officer of Pepperdine University on August 1, 2019. The first alumnus to lead Pepperdine as president, Gash has served the University in a professional capacity since 1999. Prior to assuming the presidency, he was the associate dean for strategic planning and external relations at the Pepperdine Caruso School of Law, where he provided operational oversight for many signature development initiatives. As a 20-year Caruso Law professor, his primary areas of focus included evidence, torts, and international human rights. Recognized globally for his transformative work in international justice reform, Gash has devoted himself to advancing the rule of law in developing countries and, since 2010, has visited Uganda nearly 30 times with Pepperdine students and alumni to support the country’s judiciary, having served as a specialist advisor to the High Court of Uganda since 2012. In 2016 he published his first book, Divine Collision: An African Boy, An American Lawyer, and Their Remarkable Battle for Freedom, which chronicles how his life and the Ugandan criminal justice system were dramatically changed as a result of meeting a Ugandan teenage prisoner during Gash’s first visit to Uganda. The following year, Revolution Pictures released the award-winning documentary REMAND about the work of the Sudreau Global Justice Program at Pepperdine Law, which Gash led as its director from 2012 to 2019. Upon graduating from Caruso Law in 1993, Gash worked for the litigation firm DeSimone & Tropio and clerked for the Honorable Edith H. Jones, United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit in Houston, Texas. He also practiced law for four years at Kirkland & Ellis both in Washington, DC, and Los Angeles, California, until he joined Pepperdine as an associate professor of law in 1999. As a member of the State Bar of California, Gash is admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the US District Court for the Central District of California. He is also a member of the Christian Legal Society.

Hans Getty

Corporate & Commercial Banking Regional Manager (Senior Vice President) U.S. Bank

Hans Getty

Corporate & Commercial Banking Regional Manager (Senior Vice President) U.S. Bank

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Kevin Goetz

Founder and CEO Screen Engine

Kevin Goetz

Founder and CEO Screen Engine

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Dr. Jon P. Goodman

Former President Town Hall Los Angeles

Dr. Jon P. Goodman

Former President Town Hall Los Angeles

Kevin Hanley

Senior Vice President- CIMA Merrill Lynch Global Wealth Management

Kevin Hanley

Senior Vice President- CIMA Merrill Lynch Global Wealth Management

Kevin P. Hanley, Senior Vice President, Wealth Management Advisor, joined Merrill Lynch Wealth Management in 1983 after graduating from the University of California at San Diego (UCSD). Kevin has earned the Certified Investment Management Analyst® (CIMA®) designation awarded by the Investments & Wealth Institute™ (The Institute), taught in conjunction with the Wharton School of Business.

Darryl Holter

CEO The Shammas Group

Darryl Holter

CEO The Shammas Group

Darryl Holter grew up playing the guitar and singing country and rock and roll songs in Minneapolis, Minnesota. As a child, his early influences were Elvis and Johnny Cash, then Bob Dylan, then the folk-rock and country-rock. His current brand of Americana Music draws from country, blues and folk traditions and often tells stories about people, places and events. In 2008 he formed 213 Music and launched his first self-titled album of original songs. Two years later he released “West Bank Gone,” an album that highlighted the West Bank (of the Mississippi River in Minneapolis) music scene in the 1970s. Besides his music, Holter has worked as an academic, a labor leader, an urban revitalization planner, and an entrepreneur. Darryl Holter is also a historian who has written on Woody Guthrie and a contributor to the Los Angeles Review of Books.

Jeanne Huybrechts

Former Head of School Harvard-Westlake

Jeanne Huybrechts

Former Head of School Harvard-Westlake

Fran Inman

Senior Vice President Majestic Realty Co.

Fran Inman

Senior Vice President Majestic Realty Co.

Fran Inman, Senior Vice President, has worked as part of the Majestic Realty team for more than two decades. In addition to overseeing the government relations work for the company, Fran also serves as the founding President of the Majestic Realty Foundation. Recognized as a national leader in the transportation sector for her work on the global supply chain, she serves as a member of the California Transportation Commission. Inman also serves on the highly acclaimed National Freight Advisory Committee that reports directly to the US Secretary of Transportation and on the California Freight Efficiency Task Force. In addition to her numerous awards and honors for her work in these areas, Fran was recently awarded Visionary Business Leader of the Year at the region’s Mobility 21 summit. A civic and philanthropic leader, she serves and has served on a diverse range of business, economic development and transportation boards and organizations throughout the region. Fran holds a bachelor’s degree in Finance and an MBA in Finance from Cal State Fullerton.

Ray Irani

Chairman and CEO Ray Investments, LLC

Ray Irani

Chairman and CEO Ray Investments, LLC

Lorna M. Johnson

Founder and CEO Lorna M. Johnson Global Institute

Lorna M. Johnson

Founder and CEO Lorna M. Johnson Global Institute

Murray Kalis

Philanthropist

Murray Kalis

Philanthropist

Katherine Ku

Corporate Partner Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati

Katherine Ku

Corporate Partner Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati

Katherine H. Ku is a corporate and securities partner in the Los Angeles office of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati. She represents both public and private companies and private equity funds in a variety of corporate transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, equity and debt financings, and joint ventures. Kathy also advises clients on corporate governance and securities compliance matters. In addition, she has experience representing special committees of boards of directors in connection with buy-out matters. Prior to joining the firm, Kathy was a corporate partner in the Los Angeles office of Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP. Following her graduation from law school, Kathy served as a law clerk on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit (2003-2004) and for Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg of the U.S. Supreme Court (2004-2005).

Jaime Lee

Commercial Real Estate Executive and CEO Jamison Realty, Inc.

Jaime Lee

Commercial Real Estate Executive and CEO Jamison Realty, Inc.

Jaime Lee is the Chief Executive Officer of the Jamison group of companies which controls over 13 million square feet of commercial properties and 2,000 multifamily units throughout Southern California. The privately-held, family-run business has been one of the largest landlords in the City of Los Angeles for the past twenty-five years.Earning both BA and JD degrees from the University of Southern California, the Los Angeles native currently sits on the USC Board of Trustees, the Board of Councilors for the USC Dornsife College, and lectures regularly at USC. Jaime previously served as the President of the USC Alumni Association Board of Governors and the President of the USC Asian Pacific Alumni Association Board of Directors.

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Elizabeth H. Lowe

Child Advocate

Elizabeth H. Lowe

Child Advocate

Joe Lumarda

Senior Vice President/Investment Counselor Capital Group Private Client Services

Joe Lumarda

Senior Vice President/Investment Counselor Capital Group Private Client Services

Joe Lumarda is a Senior Vice President and Investment Counselor for Capital Group Private Client Services. He works directly with high net worth individuals and families to create customized plans for protecting and growing their wealth, often across multiple generations. Joe also helps nonprofit foundations and endowments to pursue their long term financial objectives through effective planning and investment management. Prior to joining our organization in 2006, Joe spent 16 years at the California Community Foundation as a vice president for development, executive vice president and chief operating officer. He also served as an independent director for Capital Research and Management Company’s Endowment funds, a series of investment portfolios designed exclusively for nonprofit organizations. Joe also served as an officer in the U.S. Navy active duty and reserves for eight years.

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Kevin T. McDowell

Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer Anschutz Entertainment Group

Kevin T. McDowell

Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer Anschutz Entertainment Group

William McMorrow

Chairman and CEO Kennedy Wilson

William McMorrow

Chairman and CEO Kennedy Wilson

William McMorrow is chairman and CEO of Kennedy Wilson, which he acquired in 1988 and has subsequently grown into a leading global real estate investment platform. Kennedy Wilson began with just one office and 11 employees, and today, the company has offices in 15 different markets throughout the United States, United Kingdom, Ireland, Spain, Jersey and Japan with $16 billion of assets under management across the property spectrum. Mr. McMorrow has led the creation of three public companies: Kennedy-Wilson Holdings on the New York Stock Exchange, Kennedy Wilson Japan on the Tokyo Stock Exchange and Kennedy Wilson Europe Real Estate Plc on the London Stock Exchange, whose $1.7 billion IPO represented the largest real estate vehicle listing since the economic downturn and the second largest real estate IPO in the 200-year history of the London Stock Exchange.

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Robert Moore

Retired Senior Partner Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP

Robert Moore

Retired Senior Partner Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP

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Gregory Martinez-Miller

Senior Vice President, Relationship Manager Wells Fargo Bank

Gregory Martinez-Miller

Senior Vice President, Relationship Manager Wells Fargo Bank

Peter Mullin

Chairman of the Board Mullin Enterprises

Peter Mullin

Chairman of the Board Mullin Enterprises

Peter W. Mullin is Founding Chairman of Mullin Barens Sanford Financial. Peter has consulted on executive compensation and benefit issues for more than 40 years for public and privately held firms across a variety of industries, including many Fortune 500 companies. He has authored numerous articles on executive compensation and benefit planning. Peter is also a Founder and Chairman of M Financial Holdings Incorporated (M Financial Group), one of the nation’s premier financial services design and product distribution companies. Through a network of more than 140 independent firms, including Mullin Barens Sanford, and a member-owned reinsurance company, M Financial serves the financial and life insurance needs of corporations, executives, and affluent individuals. Peter is also a Chairman of M Financial Re, a national reinsurance company. Prior to the formation of Mullin Barens Sanford, Peter served as Chairman of MullinTBG, a leading non-qualified benefits firm he founded in Los Angeles in 1969. Peter serves on the Boards of Main Management, Good Samaritan Hospital, Art Center College of Design, and St. John’s Health Center, and is Chairman Emeritus of the Board at Occidental College. He is the past Chairman and a current member of the Board of Visitors of the Anderson Graduate School of Management at the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA). He is also the current Chairman of the Music Center Foundation, Chairman of the Petersen Automotive Museum, President of the American Bugatti Club, and a member of the Bugatti Trust. He is a retired board member of Avery Dennison. Peter is also the Founder and Chairman of The Mullin Automotive Museum in Oxnard, California. The museum is an homage to the art deco and the machine age—eras that produced exquisite art and magnificent automobiles. The museum is home to the finest historic French automobiles, from the Bugatti to the Voisin, as well as significant and representative decorative art from the 1920s and 1930s. The New York Times describes the museum as a “collection of gemlike structures… displayed just as you might have seen them had you attended one of the Paris auto salons in the Art Deco era between the world wars.”

Steven A. Nissen

President & CEO Nissen Consulting Group

Steven A. Nissen

President & CEO Nissen Consulting Group

Timothy Noonan

Chairperson Lockton Insurance Brokers, LLC

Timothy Noonan

Chairperson Lockton Insurance Brokers, LLC

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Joan Payden

President and CEO Payden & Rygel

Joan Payden

President and CEO Payden & Rygel

Dr. Jane G. Pisano

President Emerita Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County

Dr. Jane G. Pisano

President Emerita Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County

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Elliot Ponchick

President The William C. Bannerman Foundation

Elliot Ponchick

President The William C. Bannerman Foundation

Scott Porter

Partner, Advisory Services Ernst & Young LLP

Scott Porter

Partner, Advisory Services Ernst & Young LLP

Scott has over 20 years of experience providing assurance, operations and technology consulting services to a broad range of global public and privately held companies. Prior to joining EY in 2003, Scott spent eight years with a global business consulting firm. Scott serves on the Board of Directors for the Los Angeles World Affairs Council and currently serves as co-chair for the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation’s Digital Medial & Entertainment Council. He has also been involved in numerous consulting boards at the University of Southern California including the past chairman of the USC Marshall Partners (SF/SG Valleys), past president of the USC Accounting Circle Board and past member of the USC Alumni Association Board of Governors. Scott received a BS in Accounting from the USC Leventhal School of Accounting and an MBA from the USC Marshall School of Business. He is a certified public accountant (California) and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accounts.

Stefanie Powers

Actress/Environmentalist

Stefanie Powers

Actress/Environmentalist

elewalkusa@gmail.com

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Michael P. Reilly

Chief Investment Officer, Equities Director of U.S. Equity Research TCW

Michael P. Reilly

Chief Investment Officer, Equities Director of U.S. Equity Research TCW

Mr. Reilly is the Chief Investment Officer of the Equities Group and Director of U.S. Equity Research. He joined TCW in 1992 as an Equity Analyst after working four years in corporate finance at Security Pacific Bank. In 1995, he assumed co-portfolio management responsibility for TCW’s Latin America, Emerging Markets and International Equities investment strategies. Subsequently, from 2002-2005, he was co-Portfolio Manager of the Société Générale Asset Management (SGAM) global equities team prior to assuming leadership of the U.S. Equity Research department in 2006. Mr. Reilly graduated valedictorian of the University of Southern California with a BS in Finance and a BA in Spanish and also received his MBA from the University of Southern California. He was recipient of the Rotary Foundation Ambassadorial Fellowship for a year of postgraduate studies at Universidad Complutense in Madrid, Spain. He is a CFA charterholder.

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Michael Rich

President and CEO RAND

Michael Rich

President and CEO RAND

Thomas Rosenbaum

President CalTech

Thomas Rosenbaum

President CalTech

Thomas F. Rosenbaum is the ninth president of the California Institute of Technology and Professor of Physics. He is an expert on the quantum mechanical nature of materials, conducting research at Bell Laboratories, IBM Watson Research Center, and the University of Chicago, where he served as Vice President for Research and for Argonne National Laboratory and then provost, before moving to Caltech in 2014. He received his bachelor’s degree in physics with honors from Harvard University and a Ph.D. in physics from Princeton University. He serves on the Board of Governors for Argonne National Laboratory, the Secretary of Energy Advisory Board, on the Society for Science & the Public’s Board of Trustees, as General Member of the Aspen Center for Physics, and the American Academy of Arts & Sciences Los Angeles Program Committee.

Priscilla Sands

Head of School
Marlborough

Priscilla Sands

Head of School
Marlborough

Josh Schimmels

CEO & Publisher Los Angeles Business Journal

Josh Schimmels

CEO & Publisher Los Angeles Business Journal

Dan Schnur

Professor University of Southern California

Dan Schnur

Professor University of Southern California

Dan Schnur is a Professor at the University of Southern California’s Annenberg School of Communications and the University of California – Berkeley’s Institute of Governmental Studies. He is the founder of the USC/LA Times statewide political poll. He has been teaching courses in politics, communications and leadership at UC-Berkeley since 1996 and at USC since 2004. Dan has also taught at the John F. Kennedy School of Government’s Institute of Politics at Harvard University and George Washington University’s Graduate School of Political Management. Previously, Dan worked on four presidential and three gubernatorial campaigns as one of California’s leading political strategists. He served as the national Director of Communications for the 2000 presidential campaign of U.S. Senator John McCain and was the chief media spokesman for California Governor Pete Wilson.

Bryan Shaffer

Principal/Managing Director George Smith Partner

Bryan Shaffer

Principal/Managing Director George Smith Partner

Mr. Shaffer is Principal/Managing Director of George Smith Partners where he focuses on delivering solutions to address his clients’ real estate capital requirements. Mr. Shaffer works hard to arrange structured financings for multifamily and commercial properties, including acquisition, refinance, construction, bridge and permanent loans. Mr. Shaffer has successfully structured both debt and equity placements for private entrepreneurs and institutional clients. He has been able to utilize his prior vast and diverse experiences in owning, operating, developing commercial real estate to help him succeed in capital raising for multi-family, affordable, office, retail, industrial, hospitality, data centers, healthcare/medical and senior facilities sectors to provide the best options and structure for his clients.
In his career, Mr. Shaffer has been deeply involved in over $8.5 billion in real estate transactions, including the structuring or arranging over $3 billion of debt and equity placements and the repositioning and sale of $2 billion of properties for a Japanese institutional investor, Mitsui Real Estate Sales/Mitsui Fudosan. His focus is understanding the needs of clients large and small, so with his team, they can provide the best solution in the market. Mr. Shaffer closed transactions with every type of capital provider including Banks, Insurance Companies, Family Offices, Private Equity Firms, Bond Funds, CTL Lenders, Funds, Community Development Lenders, and Institutional Investors. He serves on the direct investment committee for Clearinghouse, CDFI and has advised two family offices. Prior to serving as a Principal and Managing Director at George Smith Partners, Mr. Shaffer ran his own global investment advisory company, led dispositions for the world’s largest real estate owner, created a global trade association and operated projects for several development firms. He has served as a contractor for the United States Resolution Trust Corporation (RTC), as an Expert Witness and California Superior Court Receiver.

Timothy Law Snyder, Ph.D.

President Loyola Marymount University

Timothy Law Snyder, Ph.D.

President Loyola Marymount University

Timothy Law Snyder, Ph.D., was named the 16th president of Loyola Marymount University in March 2015 and assumed his responsibilities on June 1, 2015. Snyder has been a professor and administrator for nearly 30 years at Jesuit institutions, most recently as vice president for academic affairs at Loyola University Maryland from 2007-14. He was also dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Fairfield University from 2001-07 and dean of science at Georgetown University from 1995-99. Snyder earned his M.A. and his Ph.D. in applied and computational mathematics from Princeton University. He holds a B.A. in psychology and a B.S. in mathematics, and an M.S. in mathematics from the University of Toledo. He has published and presented widely on his research interests, including computational mathematics, data structures, design and analysis of algorithms, geometric probability, digital processing and computer music. Recently, he has been working on risk assessment, with applications in commercial air travel, HIV and other areas. He has spoken nationwide about the Millennial Generation and ways to educate them. He has practiced “technogogy” for more than 20 years and created LCAST, a series of podcasts aimed at helping students. The podcasts also feature original music he has written, arranged, recorded, produced, mixed and mastered; his music can also be found on iTunes.

Candy Spelling

President Candyland, Inc

Candy Spelling

President Candyland, Inc

Andrew Tavakoli

Andrew Tavakoli

Andrew Tavakoli

Andrew Tavakoli

Beginning in 1987, Andrew Tavakoli started investing, renovating, managing, and leasing apartment buildings through syndication. Over the past 33 years, Mr. Tavakoli has invested and transacted over $1 Billion of primarily retail and apartment projects nationwide through the umbrella of Tavaco Properties, LLC. Mr. Tavakoli has extensive experience acquiring REO and non-performing loans directly from Financial institutions including banks and special servicers. Andrew Tavakoli earned an MSBA in finance from USC and a BSEE degree in computer systems from the University of Pittsburgh.

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James A. Thomas

President Thomas Investment Partners, LLC

James A. Thomas

President Thomas Investment Partners, LLC

James Thomson

Former President and CEO RAND

James Thomson

Former President and CEO RAND

Jim Thomson is president emeritus of the RAND Corporation and a professor at the Pardee RAND Graduate School. Thomson describes his career in four phases. In the first phase, he was an experimental nuclear physicist and published numerous scientific papers in peer-reviewed journals. In the second, he was a government official dealing with defense and arms control matters, serving in the U.S. Defense Department and at the White House. In the third phase, he focused on policy research covering a range of strategic issues. In the fourth phase, while continuing his research, Thomson moved into research leadership positions at RAND. He served as RAND’s fourth president from 1989 to 2011. Under his leadership, RAND grew by 60 percent, expanded its research agenda, increased its policy impact, and become an international organization with offices in North America, Europe, and the Middle East. Thomson is a member of several for-profit and nonprofit boards.

Emily Wang

Financial Executive

Emily Wang

Financial Executive

Jeff Wilson

Manager Policy, Government & Public Affairs Chevron Corporation

Jeff Wilson

Manager Policy, Government & Public Affairs Chevron Corporation

Michelle Wroan

Partner KPMG LLP

Michelle Wroan

Partner KPMG LLP

Michelle Wroan is the managing partner of KPMG’s Los Angeles office and leads over 1,500 professionals in providing Audit, Tax, and Advisory services to KPMG’s clients. In addition, Michelle is an Audit partner serving clients from the emerging growth stage to mature public companies. Currently, Michelle also serves as the National Media Industry Leader for KPMG’s Media practice and is responsible for representing the firm in the marketplace, developing marketplace strategies, leading the growth and success of the firm’s media industry practice, and helping ensure clients receive outstanding service. The media industry team serves film, television, music, broadcasting, sports, publishing, and advertising companies, helping them develop and execute their strategy to succeed during this time of rapid industry disruption. Her significant experience in the tech, media and consumer market industries from startups to Fortune 500 companies produces a unique perspective to help clients. Michelle is also passionate about advancing women in the workplace. She helped found the Los Angeles chapter of KPMG’s Executive Leadership Institute for Women, serves on the executive board of the KPMG Network of Women (KNOW), on the board of the Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles, and as a mentor to female entrepreneurs through the Women’s Founder Network.