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School of Management (SOM) Advisory Council

The Advisory Council consists of leaders who serve as advisors to the School of Management as a whole and who function as important links to the regional business community. Focusing on program improvements and program enhancements, they support the School of Management on a wide range of activities involving students, faculty, staff, and alumni. As ambassadors for the School of Management, they lend us their expertise, provide access to their networks, assist with the identification of internship and job opportunities, guest speak in classes or extra-curricular programs, mentor our students, and much more. The members of the Advisory Council come from a variety of industries and functional backgrounds, and several members are alumni of the School of Management.

Haider Alawami

 Economic Development Manager, City of Thousand Oaks

JaQuay Bangs

 Vice President, Operations and Strategy, Earbutter

Mark A. Bashforth

 CEO & President, US Seismic Systems, Inc.

Bryan Bradley

 President, Group One Limited

Jay Bradshaw

 Manager, Disney’s Enterprise Strategic Programs, Enterprise Technology

Robert "Bob" Bushnell

 Business Development Executive, Raytheon

David Callahan

 Senior Vice President, Hughes Marino

Jason Carignan

 Chief Marketing Officer, Kretek International, Inc.

Jim Cathcart


Sue Chadwick

 Retired Senior Vice President & Private Client Advisor, Santa Barbara Bank and Trust

Meghan Clark

 Partner, Clark*Everson LLP

Primo Custodio

 Retired VP Human Resources, Operation & Technical Services, NBC Universal

Henry Dubroff

 Owner and Chief Editor, Pacific Coast Business Times

Steven Guzzo

 Strategy Manager, Planning & Governance at Walmart

Jean L. Helm

 Business Development Principal with Jacobs Technology

Tommie Joe

 Chief Operating Officer of Education Management Systems (EMS), Inc. and Pathways Management Group (PMG)

Andrew P. Kiefer

 Manager, CBIZ

Jerry Knotts

 President, California Coast Venture Forum, Inc.

Nancy Mayerson

 Owner, Mayerson Marketing & Public Relations, Inc

Jeannette Pugh

 Human Resources Professional, PhD Student, Global Leadership Change

Kamalika Roy

 Principal IS Business Systems Analyst, Amgen Inc.

Elaine Salewske

 Director, Takeda

Judith Sanchez

 Chief Marketing Officer and General Manager USA, JAFRA Cosmetics International

Ian Sephton

 Co-Founder & CEO, Hangar202, Syncromatics

Betsy Stivers

 Senior Consultant, Cincinnati Consulting Consortium

Jennifer Strong

 Wealth Advisor at Montecito Bank and Trust Advisors

Ed Summers

 President & CEO, Ventura Chamber of Commerce

Bart E. Thielen

 Chief Financial Officer/ Chief Operating Officer, Blue Microphones

John Tone

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

Andrea Trujillo

 Director, Brand and Digital Marketing, L’ATTITUDE

Greg Van Ness

 Regional President, West Region, AssuredPartners, Inc.

Kristen Upton

 Director, Global Marketing Development, Otsuka Pharmaceutical

Susan Van Vleet

 Founder and CEO of Susan Van Vleet Consultants Inc.