Dean's Executive Council

The Dean's Executive Council is a consultative body at California Lutheran University's School of Management. Members of the Dean's Executive Council are C-level executives in companies that are leaders in their industries. The members advise and support the Dean of the School of Management directly on matters related to the strategy and overall vision of the School. Through their engagement, these executives provide support to both maintain and raise the School's standing and profile in the national business community. Through its advice, the Dean's Executive Council influences advancements that will create global leaders of the future.


Dan Bane

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Trader Joe's Company

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Dan Bane

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Trader Joe's Company

Dan Bane is Chairman and CEO of Trader Joe's Company. Mr. Bane was appointed to this position in July 2001. Previously he was President of Trader Joe's West, the larger of the Company's two operating divisions. Trader Joe's, with annual sales over $11 Billion, has 400 specialty grocery stores nationwide and is one of the fastest growing and most successful privately held companies in the country.

Mr. Bane graduated from USC in 1969 with a BS in Accounting. After graduation and a foundational period of 13 years in public accounting, he held management positions with professional service, wholesale and retail firms.

Mr. Bane serves as a member of the Board of the Southern California Sports Council and the Retail Management Institute at Santa Clara University. He and his wife, Sandra, reside in Pasadena.

Sandy Brown, CPA, PFS, CGMA

Ret. Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer, and President
Transamerica Financial Advisors, Inc.

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Sandy Brown, CPA, PFS, CGMA

Ret. Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer, and President
Transamerica Financial Advisors, Inc.

Sandy Brown has served in key leadership positions at two Fortune 100 firms and one Fortune 200 firm -- most recently as Chairman of the Board, CEO, and President of Transamerica Financial Advisers, Inc. She is a Sarbanes-Oxley Financial Expert and a CPA.

Under the Transamerica umbrella, Sandy also served as Chairman of the Board, CEO, and President of Transamerica Securities Sales Corp.; and Director, Intersecurities Inc. She pioneered TFA Synergy®, the first completely paperless platform in the independent broker/dealer channel. For ten years, Sandy successfully directed 3,300 independent registered securities and insurance sales representatives with no regulatory sanctions during a period of intense compliance supervision. While at Transamerica, Sandy was hand-picked by AEGON, NV executive management to attend the firm's elite Executive Education program at the University of Nyenrode in The Hague, Netherlands.

Prior to her time at Transamerica, Sandy was Vice President, Mutual Fund Administration at Bank of America; Chairman of the Board, World Horizon Funds (an international proprietary mutual fund complex); and Chief Financial Officer of Bunker Hill Income Securities Fund (a closed-end fund). She was responsible for the management of all affairs related to the five independent boards of directors who were responsible for Bank of America's mutual fund universe ($28 billion in total assets), comprising some 40 funds of various types, registered both nationally and internationally.

Sandy orchestrated due-diligence teams for major acquisition targets and served as a principal adviser in executive-level acquisition negotiations, including those leading to the successful purchases of Continental Bank and Robertson Stevens. During this period of intense industry change, she merged approximately 36 mutual funds and 5 fund complexes, enhancing marketability and overall efficiency. Sandy also served on Bank of America's inaugural National Diversity Council.

In addition, Sandy also held executive positions in two non-profit organizations. She served on the Investment Committee of the American Heart Association, and as a Board Director for Los Angeles Youth Programs (LAYP), a non-profit organization that provided essential support for the families of children suffering from debilitating, long-term disabilities.

Currently, Sandy provides the financial services sector with strategic consulting related primarily to registered investment advisors, broker dealers, banks, insurance companies, and mutual fund organizations.

Kim Congdon

Managing Director/ Chief Human Resources Officer
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

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Kim Congdon

Managing Director/ Chief Human Resources Officer
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

Kim Congdon is the Managing Director/Chief Human Resources Officer for The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. She is responsible for leading Human Resources as well as the Academy’s Foundation including, leadership of the Operations team, Strategic Planning, Programming, Education, the Margaret Herrick Library and the Academy’s Film Archives. Ms. Congdon was brought in to introduce best practices to a newly chartered organization with the ambitious goal of creating the world’s only major museum dedicated solely to motion pictures. In an organization that was tied to its traditions including typewriters and 3x5 index cards, change needed to be managed swiftly, but in a way that retained its excellence. Ms. Congdon implemented a wholesale change in health and welfare benefits as well as retirement benefits. She also developed and implemented a new organizational structure and is leading the initiative to create the organizations first ever vision, mission statement and strategic plan. She also put in place leadership development programs, performance management systems and incentive programs. None of which had previously existed.

Prior to assuming her current role, Ms. Congdon served as the Regional Vice President, Human Resources for Time Warner Cable with responsibility for over 9,000 employees. During her tenure, Ms. Congdon reorganized Human Resources from 5 separate divisions to a regionalized structure. As a member of the integration team for two mergers, she helped combine the cultures and workforces of Adelphia and Comcast with Time Warner, overseeing workforce reductions and employee transitions. She developed and implemented a plan to increase employee satisfaction that included new benefits programs, employee training and career path planning, leadership development and succession planning. In the area of process improvement, she was responsible for initiatives which resulted in reducing operating costs by 10%.

Ms. Congdon’s previous experience includes senior Human Resources positions in technology start-ups such as e-Policy and Ortel (which later became part of Lucent) as well as a global entertainment role with Sony Pictures.

She has a BS in Psychology and Communications from Emerson College in Boston and is a graduate of the Advanced Human Resources Management Program at the UCLA Anderson School of Management.

C. William Guy

Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
Cornerstone Leadership Solutions

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C. William Guy

Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
Cornerstone Leadership Solutions

Bill Guy is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Cornerstone Leadership Solutions, the Los Angeles member firm of Cornerstone International Group, which he founded in 1989 and for which he serves as Chairman Emeritus. Mr. Guy has served as a consultant to Boards of Directors and senior management of many of the world's largest organizations in both the public and private sectors. This senior-level consulting has included numerous executive evaluations of Chairpersons, Presidents, Managing Directors, and other top management in virtually every industry.

Previously, Mr. Guy served as a Senior Partner and Director of Ward Howell International Group and earlier as Senior Associate of Korn/Ferry & Associates, both firms being leaders in the field of retained executive search. Prior to entering the executive search profession, Mr. Guy served as a Group Executive for six subsidiaries of an NYSE-listed conglomerate (International Industries Inc.) with worldwide responsibility.

An active philanthropist, Mr. Guy served three terms as President of Outreach Love, an international charity for children who are under-privileged, homeless, or mentally handicapped. He also has served seven terms on the National Council for the Boy Scouts of America, and received the coveted "International Who's Who in Community Service" award, granted by the International Biographical Centre of Cambridge, England.

Mr. Guy holds a degree in business administration and a degree in economics from California State University, Northridge, and has guest lectured to students from many colleges including Stanford, USC, UCLA, UCI, Drucker Graduate School of Management (Claremont Colleges), SFV College of Law, etc. Additionally, he has written many articles, books, and guest columns on the subjects of career planning and organizational leadership.

Simone Lagomarsino

President and Chief Executive Officer
Heritage Oaks Bancorp & Heritage Oaks Bank

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Simone Lagomarsino

President and Chief Executive Officer
Heritage Oaks Bancorp & Heritage Oaks Bank

Simone Lagomarsino is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Heritage Oaks Bancorp, parent company of Heritage Oaks Bank. She joined Heritage Oaks in September 2011, with more than 20 years of experience in executive positions at financial institutions in Southern California. During her tenure with Heritage Oaks, the Bank has achieved the best financial performance in its thirty year history. Heritage Oaks Bank has $1.6 billion in assets and is the largest community bank headquartered on California's central coast. The Bank operates 12 branches and 2 Loan Production Offices from Paso Robles to Oxnard.

She currently serves on the boards of directors of the Federal Home Loan Bank of San Francisco, the Alzheimer's Association's California Central Coast Chapter, Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center, and the Foundation for the Performing Arts Center of San Luis Obispo.

She earned an MBA with an emphasis in finance from Claremont Graduate School and a bachelor's degree in economics from Claremont McKenna College.

Dr. Harlan A. Levine, M.D.

Chief Executive
City of Hope Medical Foundation

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Dr. Harlan A. Levine, M.D.

Chief Executive
City of Hope Medical Foundation

Harlan Levine, M.D., is chief executive of City of Hope Medical Foundation. In this role, he oversees the ambulatory and outpatient practices on City of Hope's main campus and community clinics and leads strategic growth. He is a member of City of Hope's organization-wide executive team.

Prior to City of Hope, he served as executive vice president of Wellpoint, Inc., leading the Comprehensive Health Solutions division, and overseeing health and specialty management, pharmacy, and healthcare, retail and HIT strategy.

Prior to WellPoint, Dr. Levine was the national practice leader for Tower Watson's health management consulting practice. Before that, he served in roles of increasing clinical management responsibility, including chief clinical officer of OptumHealth, a division of United Health Group, based in Minneapolis; and regional medical director of PacifiCare of California, based in Los Angeles.

Certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and licensed by the Medical Board of California, Dr. Levine has held an appointment on IBM's Watson Healthcare Board of Advisors and currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Patient Centered Primary Care Collaborative, and the Strategic Advisory Board for Quantum Health. He earned his medical degree from the University of California, San Francisco, and interned at Mount Zion Hospital and Medical Center in San Francisco. He completed his residency in Internal Medicine at Cedars-Sinai Health System in Los Angeles.

Kevin Manion

Chief Financial Officer
Young's Market Company

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Kevin Manion

Chief Financial Officer
Young's Market Company

Kevin Manion is the Chief Financial Officer for Young's Market Company and Young's Holdings, Inc.

Young's Market Company is a $2.9Billion, 125 year, family owned distributor of wine and liquor servicing the happiness needs of the Western United States. Young's Holdings is the family business office which includes liquor distributorships, minority private equity investments and real estate holdings.

Prior to Young's, Mr. Manion has been the interim CFO for Hostess Brands (Twinkies and Wonderbread); Bolthouse Farms, a produce and beverage company (sold to Campbell Soup); EBS Dealing Resources, a financial services company (sold to ICAP, Plc); Synapse, a direct marketing company (sold to Time, Inc.); Aimcor, a chemical distributor (sold to KKR); Nestle USA as Corporate Controller and CFO for the ice cream (Dreyer's), water (Arrowhead) and pet food (Alpo) businesses. He has also been with SilverPoint Capital, which is a $5B hedge fund, as a portfolio company advisor and Entenmann's/Oroweat as a Division Controller. He started his career at Arthur Andersen in the privately held business consulting group in Milwaukee, WI and San Francisco.

Mr. Manion is a CPA, Certified Treasury Professional, Certified Production and Inventory Control Manager, Certified in Investor Relations and Certified by the National Association of Corporate Directors.

His undergraduate degree is from the University of Notre Dame.

Mr. Manion is on the board of Greenhouse Marketing Agency; Wilson Daniels, Inc. a fine wine distributor and the Notre Dame Club of Ventura County. He is also co-host of the Southern California CFO Summit, an annual invitation-only conference of CFO's.

Jim Maser

Ret. Vice President of Corporate Strategy and Development
GenCorp

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Jim Maser

Ret. Vice President of Corporate Strategy and Development
GenCorp

Jim Maser is currently Vice President of Corporate Strategy and Development for GenCorp. In this position he is responsible for the growth of GenCorp business base and corporate strategic planning and reports directly GenCorp's President and CEO.

Prior to his current position, Mr. Maser served as President of Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne (PWR). He was responsible for the design, manufacturing and performance of power and propulsion systems. Rocketdyne, now part of Aerojet Rocketdyne is the world's premier liquid rocket propulsion technology company, with a foundation that extends to the beginning of the U. S. space program.

Mr. Maser has also served as President and General Manager of the Sea Launch Company, and was President and Chief Operating Officer for Space Exploration Technologies.

Mr. Maser graduated from the University of Akron with a bachelor's and a master's degree in Engineering. He later received a master's degree in Business Administration from the University of California at Los Angeles.

Mr. Maser has a strong background as an aerospace engineer with extensive experience in program management, engineering, strategic and transformational leadership.

L. Bruce Mills, Jr.

President and Chief Executive Officer
ProAmerica Bank

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L. Bruce Mills, Jr.

President and Chief Executive Officer
ProAmerica Bank

L. Bruce Mills, Jr. is President and Chief Executive Officer of PROAMÉRICA BANK and is responsible for overseeing its growth and profitability and expanding its market and financial strength. Mr. Mills is a member of the company's Executive Committee and serves on the Board of Directors.

Since Mr. Mills became President and CEO in July 2012, PROAMÉRICA BANK's loan and deposit production has increased, while asset quality has improved. Additionally, PROAMÉRICA has achieved profitability and demonstrated good financial performance.

During his 30-year banking career, Mr. Mills has established a solid reputation as an innovative leader spanning roles as Director, President, CEO, COO and CFO, at both publicly-traded financial institutions and private banks. He has established a successful track record of growing institutions under challenging economic conditions and managing fast growth scenarios both organically and by acquisition. He has also raised $70 million in common equity through public offerings and private placements.

Before joining PROAMÉRICA BANK, Mr. Mills served as President and COO of San Diego Private Bank in La Jolla, where he successfully improved asset quality, profitability and internal control systems. With his dynamic changes, he was able to improve regulatory ratings from less than satisfactory to satisfactory and obtained a release of a regulatory order. Prior, he served as President and CEO of Partners Bank of California, where he developed an innovative de novo bank, achieved pre-provision profitability within two and half years, and built a strong portfolio of loans and deposits.

Mr. Mills has been actively involved in the Southern California community for the span of his career. He currently serves as Director of the Boy Scouts of America - Los Angeles Area Council, a member of LA5 Rotary Club and member of the Dean's Executive Council for California Lutheran University School of Management.

Mr. Mills holds a Bachelor's degree from the University of Redlands and a MBA-Finance degree from California State University San Bernardino.

Ruby L. Randall

Ret. President and Chief Operating Officer
Vistage International, Inc.

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Ruby L. Randall

Ret. President and Chief Operating Officer
Vistage International, Inc.

Ruby Randall oversees Vistage's worldwide operations and its global community comprised of over 17,000 members, 1000 speakers, 700 independent-contractor Chairs, and 150 employees. Since joining Vistage in 2007, Ruby increased organic growth rate of the core business while simultaneously creating incremental growth by launching new products/services, expanding into new markets, penetrating deeper into existing markets, and developing new sales channels. She was pivotal in the successful sale of the company to private equity investors in 2012. Ruby has extensive background in creating scalable, predictable growth of human capital-intensive businesses in the for-profit and not-for-profit sectors.

Between 2002 and 2007, Ruby was CEO & President of Robbins Research International (dba Anthony Robbins Companies), the leading provider of personal development and peak performance coaching to business leaders around the world, reaching over 50 million people from over 100 countries. Ruby led a diffuse power structure, including thousands of volunteers and contractors, to grow the core and pioneer innovations that transformed a celebrity/founder-dependent business into a sustainable, scalable model.

During her tenure at 20th Century Fox, Ruby launched new product lines (rental videos, sell-through videos, laser disks, video games, and online e-commerce) and expanded into new distribution channels driving rapid growth of the new Fox Home Entertainment division to over $850 million in just six years.

Ruby advanced through progressive levels of responsibilities with such quality organizations as 20th Century Fox, Upper Deck, and Procter & Gamble Distributing Company. Positions included Chief Operating Officer, President of Sales and Chief Marketing Officer. Throughout her career, Ruby has garnered numerous business and workplace-excellence awards. She graduated magna cum laude from the University of Rochester, while starting up her first business, and earned an MBA from UCLA's Anderson School of Business.

Ravi K. Sawhney

President and Chief Executive Officer
RKS Design

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Ravi K. Sawhney

President and Chief Executive Officer
RKS Design

As the founder and CEO of RKS Design, Ravi Sawhney has spent more than thirty-five years at the forefront of product and technology innovation and has grown his industrial design consultancy into a global leader in the fields of strategy, innovation and design.

Mr. Sawhney, a Canadian born designer of Indian descent, was raised in Los Angeles, California where he attended CSU Northridge and Art Center College of Design. Today he leads RKS in Southern California, a firm he started in 1980 after leaving Xerox where he was the lead designer on the first generation of touch screen interfaces. He remarkably alternates between roles as CEO, entrepreneur, lecturer, author, designer and, most importantly, as an advocate of design's ability to help others and make the world a better place.

Mr. Sawhney is a regular columnist/blogger for Fast Company, as well as a popular corporate and academic lecturer. He is also founder and initial jury chair of IDSA's Catalyst Case Study™ program, imbued with showcasing design's power for positive change. While leading RKS, Mr. Sawhney invented the Psycho-Aesthetics® design methodology, which Harvard Business School adopted as a case study before it became the central focus of Predictable Magic—a book authored by Mr. Sawhney and co-authored by Deepa Prahalad, published by Wharton School Publishing in August 2010. Mr. Sawhney was inducted into the IDSA academy of fellows in 2009 and holds a Ph.D. (hon.) from the Academy of Art University.

Blaise R. Simqu

President and Chief Executive Officer
SAGE Publications, Inc.

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Blaise R. Simqu

President and Chief Executive Officer
SAGE Publications, Inc.

Blaise R. Simqu is the President and Chief Executive Officer of SAGE Publications, one of the leading academic and educational publishers in the world. The SAGE group of companies includes SAGE Publications, Inc., Corwin Press, and CQ Press based in Washington, DC., in the U.S.; SAGE Publications, Ltd. in the U.K.; SAGE Publications, Ltd. Pvt., in New Delhi, and SAGE Asia-Pacific in Singapore.

Mr. Simqu has been part of the SAGE organization for more than 20 years. He has held a variety of positions from Editor to Vice President to Executive Vice President. He was appointed C.E.O. in 2004. He has also worked with the Hampton-Brown Company, Jossey-Bass Publishers and the Kinko's Corporation.

Mr. Simqu serves on the Board of Directors for California State University, Channel Islands, located in Camarillo, California, Teach for America, located in Los Angeles, and is a member of the Board of Trustees for The Buckley School in Sherman Oaks, California. He has a B.A. from Loyola Marymount University and an M.A. from the University of California, Los Angeles. He is married and has two children.

Advisory Council

The Advisory Council is a group of business professionals who serve as advisors to the School of Management and provide valuable insights on developments in the business community. The members of the Advisory Council come from a variety of industries and functional backgrounds, and several members are alums of the School. Focusing on program improvements and program enhancements, they support the School of Management on a wide range of activities involving students, faculty and alumni.


Jason Carignan

President, Miravante Brands, LLC

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Jason Carignan

President, Miravante Brands, LLC

Jason Carignan is President of Miravante Brands, LLC, an independent brand and product development company focused on launching innovative new wine and spirits concepts. The company’s first product, Nuvino, a single-serve, premium wine in a pouch, will launch in April 2014.

Jason began his career in marketing but his passion for design, innovation and trend-spotting quickly had him working seamlessly across many fronts as brand consultant, experience architect, product designer, entrepreneur and writer.

Early in his career, Jason worked as a marketing executive in the banking industry where he gained extensive client-side brand management experience and organizational fluency for getting things done in large firms. In 2003, he formed Tonic, a boutique brand and design consultancy located in Southern California, where he helped launch innovative products and experiences for leading healthcare, hospitality, financial services and technology brands including Anthem Blue Cross, The Four Seasons, Countrywide Bank, USAA and Sprint.

By 2009, Jason’s experience developing breakthrough products eventually led to the creation and co-founding of Vapur, the original foldable reusable water bottle. Vapur’s eco-friendly Anti-Bottles® have won a number awards from Outside Magazine, Backpacker, National Geographic and Men’s Journal and have been adopted by athletes, celebrities, activists and families alike. Vapur products are now sold in stores across the U.S. and more than 20 countries worldwide.

Tonic eventually merged with Red Marketing in 2010, where Jason continues to serve as Partner, leading key client engagements for retail software giants Aspect, JDA and RMG Networks among others.

Jason is a frequent guest speaker and serves on the Board of the American Red Cross Ventura and the Dean’s Advisory Council for California Lutheran University’s School of Management where he also holds a bachelor’s degree in Advertising. He currently resides in Thousand Oaks, Calif. with his wife and two sons.

Jim Cathcart

Author

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Jim Cathcart

Author

"Cal Lutheran inspires me. It is a school with integrity as well as intelligence. I consider it an honor to serve as an advisor to the School of Management. The faculty and administration have done a fine job of creating an environment where students thrive and learning advances continually."

Jim Cathcart, CSP, CPAE is a Sales & Marketing Hall of Fame member (2012) and the author of 16 books including the international best sellers: Relationship Selling and The Acorn Principle. He is an industry leader among professional speakers and holds virtually every award and credential in that field. His 2,800 presentations worldwide to over 2,000 separate clients has given him a broad perspective on the keys to business success in any field. His decade of involvement with Cal Lutheran is evidence of his commitment to helping people succeed. In addition to his domestic business he is an active speaker and advisor to clients around the world. In his spare time Jim is a mountain trail runner and a professional entertainer.

Sue Chadwick

Senior Vice President, Santa Barbara Bank and Trust

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Sue Chadwick

Senior Vice President, Santa Barbara Bank and Trust

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Meghan Clark

Partner, Ferguson Case Orr Paterson LLP

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Meghan Clark

Partner, Ferguson Case Orr Paterson LLP

"The CLU School of Management consistently produces modern, ethical graduates who bring value and expertise to employers in our community. It is our pleasure and honor to partner with the School of Management in its pursuit of excellence."

Meghan Clark handles civil litigation matters, including business, employment, construction defect, intellectual property and trust and probate litigation at Ferguson Case Orr Paterson LLP .

Clark also represents local public agencies and public officials. She has successfully defended employers in lawsuits involving harassment and discrimination, pregnancy disability and leave of absence issues. She has represented employers in lawsuits involving an employee's improper use of an employer's intellectual property, including customer lists and commercially sensitive information. She also assists employers with day to day employment issues.

In addition to serving on the Advisory Council, Clark is the Vice Chair of the East Ventura County Employer's Advisory Council.

Although Clark's resume defines her as an attorney, her true passion is for horses. She is active with a Santa Barbara based horse rescue group and a non profit group in Los Angeles that gives inner city girls the opportunity to learn to horseback ride.

Clark is a past member of the Board of Directors for the California Young Lawyers Association, past president of the Ventura County Barristers' Association, past board member of the Ventura County Bar Association and past coach for the mock trial team at Thousand Oaks High School.

A Ventura County native, Clark graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and earned her law degree from Gonzaga University School of Law in Spokane, Washington. She resides in Thousand Oaks with her husband and son. She has ridden horses since she was four years old and is an award winning hunter-jumper rider.

Primo Custodio

VP Human Resources, Operation & Technical Services, NBC Universal

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Primo Custodio

VP Human Resources, Operation & Technical Services, NBC Universal

Primo Custodio has been the Vice President of Human Resources for NBC Universal since September 2001. In this role, Custodio oversees the human resources function for the Media Works division that comprises of studio operations production and post production, Strategic Initiatives Analysis, Sourcing, West Coast Real Estate, and Environmental Health Services.

Custodio began his career with NBC Universal in 1988 and has held various positions in Employee Benefits, Training & Development, Labor Relations, Staffing, and Employee Relations. During his tenure with the Company, he has overseen the Human Resources team through five significant mergers and acquisitions.

Custodio holds an MBA in management and organizational behavior and a B.S. in business management from California Lutheran University.

Wayne A. Davey

Consultant, Resources Global Professionals

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Wayne A. Davey

Consultant, Resources Global Professionals

"I serve on the CLU School of Management Board of Advisor because I belive that a fulfilling and meaningful life can be best acheived through love, family, education, and service to others. More importantly, serving on the Board of Advisors provides me with the opportunity to hopefully share my professional and life experiences with the next generation of business leaders."

Wayne Davey is currently employed by Resources Global Professionals and is consulting with a variety of public companies and not-for-profit organizations to solve problems, implement initiatives and help drive change through all levels of businesses all over the world. Much of his professional background in this area was gained from his significant operational, financial, accounting, audit, enterprise risk management, corporate governance and compliance experience at Abraxis BioScience, Amgen, Hughes Electronics, and Rockwell International.

Recently, Davey was the Vice President Finance and Corporate Controller at Abraxis BioScience. Abraxis BioScience is a global biotechnology company based in Los Angeles. Prior to his employment at Abraxis BioScience, he was the Executive Director of Corporate Audit for the biotechnology company, Amgen. Davey worked with the General Auditor, senior company management, and the audit function staff to provide independent, objective assurance and consulting services designed to add value and improve the operations of Amgen.

Prior to his position at Amgen, Davey was the Chief Financial Officer and Vice President of Business Operations at a privately-held technology company, Rockwell Scientific Company (RSC), located in Thousand Oaks, California.

Davey has served on numerous regional boards, including the Ventura County Economic Development Association (Chairperson for two years), the Camarillo Chamber of Commerce, the Ventura County POWER Task Force, Thousand Oaks Rotary Club, Thousand Oaks Rotary Club Foundation, Thousand Oaks Boys and Girls Club, Ventura County Indicators Study, Camarillo Library Advisory Committee, and Camarillo Art and Jazz Festival. He was a Board member and past Chairperson for the California State University Channel Islands (CSUCI) Foundation, and was a co-founder of the CSUCI Business and Technology Partnership (BT&P).

Davey was also the President and Executive Director for the Ventura County Discovery Center for Science and Technology, working on the design, development and construction of a 70,000 square foot "hands-on" science center centrally located adjacent to the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, Thousand Oaks, California.

Wayne received a BS degree from the University of Arizona and an MBA degree from UCLA. Wayne and his wife reside in Camarillo. They enjoy traveling and have made many trips to Europe, Africa, and Asia.

Julia Dilts

Co-Founder and CEO, Maverick Angels, LLC

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Julia Dilts

Co-Founder and CEO, Maverick Angels, LLC

Bio coming soon.

Henry Dubroff

Owner and Chief Editor, Pacific Coast Business Times

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Henry Dubroff

Owner and Chief Editor, Pacific Coast Business Times

"I serve on the board of counselors because it represents an opportunity to help California Lutheran University become a regional powerhouse in executive education, producing the next generation of corporate leaders."

Henry Dubroff is founder and majority owner of Pacific Coast Business Times, the award-winning, weekly business journal for Santa Barbara, Ventura and San Luis Obispo Counties in coastal California. The Business Times, which celebrates its 10th anniversary in 2010, also operates the web site pacbiztimes.com and produces a number of successful awards events each year.

Dubroff co-authored "Battling Big Box: How Nimble Niche Companies Can Outmaneuver Giant Competitors", co-founded the Green Coast Innovation Zone, a three-county economic development group focused on clean technology, and is a commentator on KCLU, the NPR station for the Central Coast and a regular contributor to the Denver Post's Sunday opinion section.

Dubroff was the business editor of The Denver Post from 1988 to 1995 where he was part of a management team that rescued the newspaper from near-bankruptcy. From 1995-1999 he was the editor at The Denver Business Journal.

In addition to serving on the CLU School of Management Board of Counselors, Dubroff serves on the board of Ventura County Economic Development Association, United Way, and on the advisory board at the Martin V. Smith School of Management at California State University, Channel Islands. He was graduated from Lafayette College in Easton, Pa. and received his Master's degree in journalism from Columbia University in New York.

Tim Gallagher

President, 20/20 Consulting

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Tim Gallagher

President, 20/20 Consulting

Tim Gallagher is the co-owner of The 20/20 Network, a Southern California-based strategic communications and public relations company. The 20/20 Network serves government agencies, individuals and private businesses that need to develop their branding message and then deliver it to a specific audience. The company uses all methods of media from old to new to social.

The 20/20 network specializes in reputation management and crisis communication. The owners are experienced in dealing with news media reporting a crisis. In less stressful times, The 20/20 Network assists clients in "getting the word out."

The firm helps in all communications areas from pitching stories to traditional media, to establishing social media profiles to setting up websites that can be found easily by search engines.

Andrew P. Kiefer

Manager, CBIZ

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Andrew P. Kiefer

Manager, CBIZ

Andrew Kiefer, CPA, Director at CBIZ and Shareholder at Mayer Hoffman McCann P.C. specializes in providing tax, audit, attest, and consulting services to companies in the construction, manufacturing, retail, and software industries. CBIZ and Mayer Hoffman McCann P.C. is the 7th largest accounting firm in the country and Andrew is based in their Ventura County office.

Jerry Knotts

President, California Coast Venture Forum, Inc.

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Jerry Knotts

President, California Coast Venture Forum, Inc.

"My wife and I have been strong supporters of CLU since 1987 and serving on the CLU Board of Counselors offers me an excellent opportunity to contribute consistent with my current business and entrepreneurial activities."

Jerry Knotts is an entrepreneur and has worked with entrepreneurs for over 20 years. He co-founded the California Lutheran University Thousand Oaks Venture Forum, was co-operator of numerous venture forums though-out Southern California, and helped create the Central Coast Venture Forum, now known as the California Coast Venture Forum. Over this period of time, he started four companies and mentored over 250 start-ups.

Currently, Jerry is President, California Coast Venture Forum, Inc., parent of the Clean Business Investment Summit (CBIS), held annually in Santa Barbara, and serves as mentor for the LARTA Institute, Maverick Angels, and the Southern California BioMedical Council (SoCALBIO).

Jerry serves as Chairman, Executive Committee for BioQuip Products, Inc., and as a member of the Blue Ocean Sciences.

In addition to his service on the Advisory Council, Knotts has been an advisor to the CLU Entrepreneur Roundtable and is President, South Coast Youth Leadership Conference, Inc, Thousand Oaks; Treasurer, Youth Enrichment Foundation, Inc., Alexandria, VA; and Executive Secretary, Society of Wild Weasels.

His previous executive positions included Commander, (USAF) Washington Area Contracting Center, Andrews AFB, MD; DCASPRO Detroit Diesel Allison, Indianapolis, IN; Vice-President/General Manager, Government Electronics Division, California Microwave Inc., Woodland Hills, CA; and Vice-President, American Nucleonics Corporation, Westlake Village, CA.

Jerry holds a BSEE (Electrical Engineering) from The Pennsylvania State University; and an MBA from Auburn University. In addition, he is a graduate of the Defense Acquisition University, Industrial College of the Armed Forces, Air Command and Staff College, and Air War College.

Nancy Mayerson

Owner, Mayerson Marketing & Public Relations, Inc

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Nancy Mayerson

Owner, Mayerson Marketing & Public Relations, Inc

"It is an honor to participate on the Advisory Council and help influence the School of Management programs, ensuring they remain dynamic, progressive and relevant to employers' needs, while being inspiring to visionary students. For me personally, it's an enriching experience to gain the insights and perspectives of other business and academic leaders on issues facing business, government and the world economy."

Nancy Mayerson launched Mayerson Marketing & Public Relations (MMPR) in 1993 after 10 years of challenging positions in marketing, public affairs, and community relations and outreach. With MMPR, she continues to build on her expertise of providing successful marketing and PR efforts for a wide range of public and private sector clients.

In her professional and volunteer activities, she is dedicated to improving the quality of life in the region. She is on many nonprofit organizations' boards of directors including the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Oxnard and Port Hueneme, CLU's Center for Economic Research and Forecasting, the board of the Center for Oxnard Chamber of Commerce, the Economic Development Collaborative-Ventura County, and the newly formed Rio Schools Foundation. She recently served on the boards of Goodwill Industries of Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties, United Way of Ventura County and the Ventura County Civic Alliance.

Over the years, MMPR has helped many nonprofits get their message to the community. Clients have included the Wellness Community Valley/Ventura, New West Symphony, the Camarillo Library and California Lutheran University, among others.

Nancy was honored as Community Advocate of the Year (2009) by the National Association of Women Business Owners-Ventura County, and was recognized multiple years by the Pacific Coast Business Times' at one of the Top 50 Women in Business. MMPR is honored as a Family Friendly Employer annually, and received the Ventura County Work-Life Initiative's Organizational Leadership Award for Small Business, among other distinctions.

Ed Summers

CEO, Ventura Chamber of Commerce

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Ed Summers

CEO, Ventura Chamber of Commerce

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John Tone

Executive Vice President, Loan Servicing, PennyMac Loan Services, LLC

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John Tone

Executive Vice President, Loan Servicing, PennyMac Loan Services, LLC

"I am proud to be able to serve on the Advisory Council in an effort to give something back to the University that gave me so much."

John Tone serves as Executive Vice President, Loan Servicing at PennyMac Loan Services. PennyMac began operations in January 2008 as a start up venture, and has grown into a top 20 mortgage loan servicer with a portfolio of over $50 billion in just five years. John's main areas of responsibility include compliance, governance, claims, vendor management, property preservation and accounts payable. John has served in a variety of senior and middle manager positions in both retail and mortgage banking operations at Countrywide Home Loans, Home Savings of America, and The Bank of New York Mortgage Company. He has managed a diverse group of departments and divisions including: sales, operations, compliance, customer service, communications and collections. He has built teams ranging from 4 to over 1,000 employees across as many as six sites. John graduated from Cal Lutheran with an MBA in 2003. He resides in Simi Valley with his wife of 22 years, Anne, and their twins, James and Jillian.

Gary L. Wartik

Founder, Vision Consulting Group

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Gary L. Wartik

Founder, Vision Consulting Group

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Richard Williams

Retired Aerospace Engineer

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Richard Williams

Retired Aerospace Engineer

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