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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

Andrea Brimmer

 Wealth Advisor Associate and Management Trainee, Wilmington Trust

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

Steven D. Dorfman

 Retired Vice Chairman, Hughes Electronics

Henry Dubroff

 Owner and Chief Editor, Pacific Coast Business Times

Steven Guzzo

 Strategy Manager, Planning & Governance at Walmart

Valerie Hodgson

 Project Manager Data Analytics, ALKU

Tommie Joe

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

Andrew P. Kiefer

 Manager, CBIZ

Karen D. King

 Principal Consultant, Opus Regulatory

Jerry Knotts

 President, California Coast Venture Forum, Inc.

Sue J. Liu

 Principal Senior Consultant, Mercer

Corey Mazza

 Senior Vice-President, UBS

Sireen Moriarty

 Financial Planning Analyst, Amgen

Jeannette Pugh

 Human Resources Professional, PhD Student, Global Leadership Change

Ali Sadreameli

 Branch Manager, Montecito Bank and Trust

Elaine Salewske

 Director, Takeda

Judith Sanchez

 Chief Marketing Officer and General Manager USA, JAFRA Cosmetics International

Nick Sondgeroth

 Managing Director – Investments & Sr. Financial Advisor, Sondgeroth Wealth Management Group of Wells Fargo

Jennifer Strong

  Independent Financial Advisor at Eagleson Arndt Financial Advisors, LLC

Ed Summers

 President & CEO, Ventura Chamber of Commerce

John Tone

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

Andrea Trujillo

 Director, Brand and Digital Marketing, L’ATTITUDE

Kristen Upton

 Director, Global Marketing Development, Otsuka Pharmaceutical

Susan Van Vleet

 Founder and CEO of Susan Van Vleet Consultants Inc.