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Beach Athletics Board of Directors

The members of the Beach Athletics Board of Directors will support the work of Long Beach State Athletics and provide mission-based leadership and strategic direction. While day-to-day operations are led by the Director of Athletics, the Board-Athletic Director relationship is a partnership, and the appropriate involvement of the Board is both critical and expected. Board Member responsibilities include:


  • Serving as a trusted advisor to the Athletic Director as he develops and implements Long Beach State Athletics' strategic plan;
  • Reviewing agenda prior to Board/committee meetings;
  • Assisting the Athletic Director and Board Executive Committee in identifying and recruiting other Board Members;
  • Partnering with the Athletic Director and other Board members to ensure that board resolutions are carried out;
  • Serving on at least one committee;
  • Representing LBSU Athletics and being an ambassador to stakeholders; and
  • Ensuring Long Beach State Athletics' commitment to a diverse board and staff that reflects the communities Long Beach State Athletics serves.

Board Members will consider the Beach Athletic Club a philanthropic priority by making an annual contribution of at least $10,000 of our programs.

Various leadership groups have guided efforts to raise support for Long Beach State Athletics since 1949. The first booster club was formed in the 1950s by students wanting to support the athletics program. Ensuing years saw a formalization of the booster club by business leaders and has assumed various names, including the 49er Athletic Association, 49er Athletic Club, and the current namesake, Beach Athletic Club (Past Presidents). The Beach Athletics Board of Directors was formed upon the arrival of Athletic Director, Vic Cegles. The Beach Athletics Board of Directors is the primary volunteer leadership group for Long Beach State Athletics. Current membership includes the following alumni and friends.

Karen Blair
Retired Nurse
I was born in Garden Grove and raised in Long Beach, enjoyed traveling but have never lived anywhere else in the world for an extended period of time. Love this City and participating in all it has to offer. I went to Tincher Elementary School on Atherton and Studebaker, Hill Junior High on Anaheim and Studebaker, traveled further north to Long Beach Robert A. Millikan High School and then went to nursing school at Los Angeles County Medical School/ USC School of Nursing. I returned to work a 17 year career in the emergency departments at St. Marys Medical Center and Community Hospital of Long Beach.

During my work as a nurse, I returned home to the neighborhood and received my Bachelor of Science in Community Health Education from Long Beach State in 1993. I also played three years of varsity basketball at Millikan High School as a point guard and played varsity softball as a shortstop and catcher, winning a CIF championship with a wonderful team in 1983. I continued playing slow pitch softball and I returned to Millikan High School to coach the junior varsity softball team in the late eighties and early nineties. Now, I enjoy playing golf, volunteering for various organizations, cooking, gardening, boating, and working out at the local gym. I have three children with my husband Bob and we enjoy traveling with local sports teams and seeing the world! We also own a boat and travel frequently to Catalina Island and are members of Long Beach Yacht Club and Fourth of July Yacht Club in Two Harbors. Thank you for inviting me, Karen Blair, to be able to participate in a great cause to assist student athletes.

Marilyn Bohl
IBM, Scott Foresman & Co., - Retired, Author
Marilyn is a recognized pioneer in computing. Her first "real job" after graduating from the University of Northern Iowa with a major in mathematics was writing modern math texts at elementary, junior high, and high school levels for Scott Foresman & Co. in Chicago. In the late 60s, she decided she wanted to enter the emerging computing field, learned how to design and write software, and spent most of her career as a software development executive and product manager at IBM in Silicon Valley. She broadened her experience in leadership of development, marketing, and support at a couple of startups in the PC and distributed computing arenas before retiring to Long Beach in 2001 to be nearer family.

Throughout her career, in her "spare time," Marilyn was busy writing college textbooks dealing with various aspects of computing. She's the author of nine college textbooks, many of which have appeared in multiple editions and been translated into multiple languages. Her latest book, about software design, is now in its 7th edition, and the 6th and 7th editions have been published in Chinese as well as English. She recently authored an article and reviewed others for the IEEE Annals of the History of Computing two-volume history of relational database management systems.

Marilyn volunteers at Trinity Lutheran Church, Downtown Long Beach, in roles such as financial secretary, church council, lead alto in choir, Discipling Committee, and Finance Committee. She is a strong supporter of the YMCA of Greater Long Beach, serving on the Metro Board and the Finance, Investment, and Good Friday Breakfast committees.

Marilyn credits her and her twin sister Arline Walter's love of sports to her parents' enthusiasm for sports and to growing up in Iowa (where there wasn't lots else to do). She especially follows basketball, volleyball, and baseball at Long Beach State/the 'college level, major league baseball, and the NBA Summer Pro League. She's a strong believer in education as a gateway to opportunity, is thankful to God for many blessings, and truly enjoys sharing her time, talents, and treasures with others.

Nelson Farris
Nike - Senior Director, Corporate Ambassador, Culture & Heritage, Global Talent Manager
In 1955 I started to run track in Junior High school in Long Beach California. Eighteen running years later, my involvement with the Southern California running community connected me to Nike in Oregon. My running business partner and I thought we could start our own Sport Shop and sell running shoes to our running buddies. Our first inventory was all Nike; a new athletic shoe that we thought was "cool.'

Our business did not work out, so I traded in my retail and running experience for a job with Nike as the So.Cal promo, direct sales and retail manager. Best decision I ever made. It was my dream job. Some highlights of my Nike career include moving to Oregon in 1978 to direct Nike Running, opening Nike's first European offices in 1981 and a team member of the 1984 LA Olympic sports marketing program. As a true sports fan, I have been privileged to attend endless global sporting events on behalf of Nike, including participating in dozens of road races around the world.

Over 40 years, 5 moves, 20 different jobs and a million miles traveled to over 60 different countries later, I now serve in Global Human Resources contributing to employee education and development. Focusing on keeping Nike's rich culture, history and heritage alive and vibrant, I help to build a better Nike for the future with a new generation of employees.

Graduated from Long Beach State University in 1969 with a BA in Communications
Member of Sigma Pi Fraternity, an important part of my life
Member US Marine Corp Reserve 1965-1971. E-5 Sargent.
Member of the Sigma Pi Educational Foundation Board of Trustees (1996-2017) Founders award 2012
Distinguished alumni Long Beach State 2014 Liberal Arts
Former board member and active supporter of Marathon Scholars, supporting K-College students (2004-2017)
Nike employee for 44 years. Currently longest tenured employee.
Current member 49er Athletic Foundation and member of search committee at Long Beach State for the AD position.
Current Executive sponsor of Meet Cancer Organization within Nike to help bring education and support to cancer patients. A tribute to my first wife of 44 years, who passed away after a long battle from cancer in 2009. I am also a cancer survivor.
3 children (2 University of Oregon, 1 University of Washington grads) and 6 grandchildren.
Married to Barbara Farris who also has 3 children (1 University of Oregon, 1 Oregon State University grad, 1 currently attending Oregon State University) and 1 grandchild.
Like to stay active in a variety of sports, read, spend time with family, travel (lots of trips to my hometown, Long Beach CA) love music and can occasionally be found in Antique/Book Stores.

John Freeborn
RK Properties - Director Broker/Dealer Sales
Mr. Freeborn was educated in Canada where he received a business degree in marketing. Mr. Freeborn became a licensed securities broker in 1976 and continued his career as a securities principal and wholesaler in association with the Canadian Securities Institute, Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) and Securities Exchange Commission. During Mr. Freeborn's 40 years of experience he has been involved in real estate for 36 years. His responsibilities included due diligence analysis, structuring real estate and tax credit programs, private placement offerings, real estate oversight, review boards, financial analysis, negotiations, budgets, marketing and wholesaling investment programs. In 1998 Mr. Freeborn joined RK Properties, Inc. as Director of Broker/Dealer Sales and part of his responsibilities included educating real estate investors and securities brokers on real estate investing, past and current markets of real estate and 1031 Tax Deferred Exchanges through a series of educational workshops across the country.

Mr. Freeborn has also served and currently serving on the following boards and organizations:
Member of the Canadian Securities Institute (CSI) 1976 - 1985
Board Member and Director - Hampton Securities 1980, 1981, 1982
Board Member and Director - Baystreet West Securities 1981, 1982, 1983
Member of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) 1984 - Present.
Member and Board Member - Junior Chamber of Commerce 1985, 1986, 1987
Board Member, President and Director - Investi Corp 1985, 1986, 1987
Board Member, President and Director - Freeborn Financial Services 1988 through 1992
Board Member and Director - Cordial Companies of America 1992 - 1997
Member and Board Member - National Wholesales Association 1995 - 2012
Board Member - Precious Lamb Preschool Charitable Foundation 2013 - 2015
Board President - Precious Lamb Preschool Charitable Foundation 2013 - Present
Member, Chair Member for LBYC Membership Committee 1990 - Present
Board Member - Long Beach Chamber of Commerce 2014 - Present

Paul Goydos
Professional Golfer
Paul is an American professional golfer who has played on the PGA Tour and the Nationwide Tour. He was born and raised in Long Beach and attended Long Beach State. He turned pro in 1989 after working as a substitute teacher. Paul has won two PGA Tour events- the 1996 Bay Hill Invitational and the 2007 Sony Open in Hawaii. He has amassed more than forty top-10 finishes and had his best finish in a major at the 1999 U.S. Open. Paul was inducted into the inaugural class of the Long Beach Golf Hall of Fame in 1996 and the Long Beach State 49er Athletic Hall of Fame the same year. He has two daughters, Chelsea and Courtney.
Phil Jones
Coldwell Banker Realtors - Managing Partner
Phil entered the real estate business in 1968 after returning from service in the U.S. Army and a 14 month Vietnam Tour. In the course of his career he has earned the GRI designation as a graduate of the Realtor Institute, has served as a Director of the Sacramento Association of Realtors, a Director of the Long Beach Association of Realtors where he served as President in 1993 and he currently is Vice President of the state's largest local association, Pacific West Association of Realtors and served as it's President in 2010. He has been a Director of the California Association of Realtors in excess of 20 years and was a 2012 Regional Chair of that organization and has been honored with the prestigious Honorary Director-for-Life designation. He is a Member Emeritus and a Director of the National Association of Realtors. He is also a Golden R member of the NAR's President's Circle, who are Major Donors to the association's 'Realtor Party', a non-partisan group which promotes homeowner's rights. He is also a member of the RPAC Hall of Fame. In practice, his firm consistently ranks as one of Coldwell Banker's Top firms nationally in production, annual recipients of the prestigious Chairman's Circle award and is the Number 1 Coldwell Banker Affiliate office in California. Additionally, he is a member of Coldwell Banker's National Media Relations board and is a Director and member of the Leadership Council of The Greater Long Beach Chamber of Commerce. Phil's wife, Jeannie Weiss-Jones, works for the Coldwell Realtor branch in Long Beach. Phil is a member of the LB Chamber of Commerce, which is how he originally was introduced to Randy Gordon. In turn, Randy was able to get Phil interested in Beach Athletics. Phil is passionate about Long Beach State and especially athletics and recently shared his intent to leave athletics in his trust.
Geoff Kaltenbach
MassMutual San Diego - Co-General Agent
Geoffrey L. Kaltenbach is Co-General Agent of MassMutual San Diego. Geoffrey has more than 23 years of experience in the wealth management industry. He and his brother Gregory share responsibility in overseeing the operations and growth of MassMutual San Diego.

In 1983, Geoffrey, along with Gregory, founded and served as Managing Partner of Signature Resources, a financial services company.

Continuing his family's legacy of leadership, he and his brother were awarded GAMA's First in Class Award in 2006. Most recently, Geoffrey was selected by Orange Coast Magazine as One of Orange County's Top Wealth Managers.

Geoffrey is a member of NASBA, CALCPA and FPA, and has lectured extensively across Southern California to accountants, insurance agents and fee-based advisors. In addition, he has worked with a broad range of clientele, from affluent individuals and families, to many of Southern California's prominent businesses including the San Diego Chargers, as well as charitable organizations, corporations, business entities, banks and various professional athletes and entertainers.

Geoffrey is a graduate of the University of Southern California. He is actively involved in the charitable community and works with organizations such as The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, The Triplet Connection, Father Serra's Pantry and St. Michael's Abbey. In the past, he has served on the board of Padres Contra El Cancer, an organization that helps inner city Hispanic families cope with pediatric cancer.

Geoffrey currently resides in Trabuco Canyon with his wife and 4 children.

Suhail Kharouba
Civil Works Corp. - Founder and Owner
Suhail Kharouba is the founder and owner of Civil Works Corp. General Engineering and Building Construction Company specializing in all aspects of concrete work. The company was founded in February of 1992. Civil Works Corp. was a small company starting out in Suhail's garage. Suhail has worked very diligently building this company and clientele to the healthy entity it is today.

Suhail holds a B.S. in Civil Engineering graduating with honors. Suhail has 45 years' experience in the construction industry, and has worked in the Middle East, Hong Kong, China and the United States. He is a family man, being married for 40 years, and has two children, two cats, and two dogs.

Suhail is a dedicated man, giving 110% to every endeavor he undertakes, whether it is in business or personal. He is a member of the Jordanian Engineer Association, the American Society of Civil Engineers, a member of who's who in Executives and Professionals, and of the California State License board (A, B, C-8).

Doug Leafsteadt
Doug Leafstedt, with a BS degree in Mathematics and Political Science from the University of South Dakota, moved to California in 1962.

With his background in mathematics he became a computer programmer and worked in that capacity while enrolled in the Long Beach State MBA program. The combination of a technical and business degrees and an intense immersion into computer technology set the foundation for Leafstedt's professional career. Most of his work involved the deployment of computer technology on complex business processes involving a large amount of data. He was involved in developing solutions for a variety of different businesses and enterprises including aerospace, airline, energy, bank, colleges and universities and state and federal governments.

Leafstedt believes that he was fortunate to commence a career just as an enormous wave of advancing computer technology was developing. He had a forty-year career on that wave and rode it from being a computer programmer to becoming Chairman and CEO of a Business Process Outsourcing Company.

One particularly memorable experience was watching the Apollo 11 launch and moon landing. Like so many LBSU students and graduates, Leafstedt worked for North American Aviation when it was building the 2nd stage of the Saturn rocket and the command service module of Apollo spacecraft.

Bruce DD Mac Rae
Vice President of State Government Affairs
Bruce is the Vice President of State Government Affairs for the West Region of UPS. His area encompasses the states of California, Hawaii, Nevada, Idaho, Utah, Arizona, New Mexico, Oregon, Washington and Alaska. Bruce deals with local, state and federal issues effecting UPS. UPS being the world's largest package delivery and supply chain services company.

Bruce began his UPS career in 1979 as a un-loader in the Anaheim package facility. In 1983 he became a full-time driver and Teamster Union Shop Steward. Bruce entered into management in 1987 where he was promoted to Preload Supervisor. Bruce has risen through many positions, acquiring skills in Operations, Industrial Engineering, Hazardous Materials, Customer Relations, Community / Public Relations, Security Investigator and currently as Public Affairs Director.

In addition to his regional responsibilities, Bruce plays an active role in and beyond his community. Bruce is serving on the boards of such organizations as: The American Legislative Exchange Council-ALEC, CTA (California Trucking Association), Chairman of the Orange County Sheriffs Drug Use is Life Abuse organization, Los Angeles Sheriffs Youth Foundation. Nevada Motor Transportation Association, Arizona Trucking Association, CSULB 49er Athletic Board and the Life Through Art Foundation (LTAF) Cooking with Kids (CWK) to name a few. Bruce holds strong to his responsibilities at home, in the community and at work; understanding that each of these are critical for everyone to achieve there own goals.

Bruce grew up and attended school in Long Beach, and is also a second generation Long Beach native. His sons Nick and Jake are attending CSULB and are active with the Men's Volleyball Team at LBCC and CSULB. His daughters Meghan and Timarie graduated and are working and enjoying the business life. They all reside in Long Beach.

Todd Mason
Colonial Life - Territory Sales Leader
Currently serves Colonial Life as Territory Sales Leader for CA South Coast Territory responsible for directing, forecasting, and communicating the market development/implementation of public sector and commercial sales for Colonial in the Greater Los Angeles area.

In August of 2002, he began his career with Aflac as an Account Enrollment Executive for the West Territory. In August of 2003, he was promoted to the position of Supervisor in Recruiting and Development, Marketing. In May of 2004, Todd was promoted to National Director, Recruiting and Multicultural of Development.

As National Director of Recruiting and Multicultural Development, Todd directed the development, implementation, and evaluation of effective field force recruiting strategies to attract and retain field force personnel as well responsible for diversity initiatives and multicultural marketing. In 2005, Todd was promoted to National Recruiting Consultant for Aflac's Field Force.

In August of 2008, Todd was promoted to Aflac State Sales Coordinator of CA/BW, and again to CA/Los Angeles Northeast in July in 2009. During his tenure at CA/LANE, the state finished #1 % of MPI for the Pacific Territory and in the top 1/3 of the Aflac Nation. In addition, he was awarded with the Career Builder Award as SSC of CA/LANE.

Todd proudly served with the United States in the Army's Infantry from 08/1990 - 08/2000 as a soldier and Infantry Commanding Officer. A few military accolades include:

  • Qualified Top Gunnery Platoon out of 100 plus Platoons in XVIII Corps.
  • Top Platoon Physical Fitness Award out of 36 Platoons in 1st Brigade.
  • Proudly served in Operation Desert Shield/Storm for over 6 months during actual combat.
  • Awarded the Army Commendation Medal with Valor, Combat Infantryman's Badge and numerous other awards.

Todd holds a Master's of Science degree from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University and Bachelor's degrees from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University. He is married to Tanisha and has two boys; Cameron and Chandler.

Harold Noriega
My name is Harold Noriega. I am an alumnus of CSULB who graduated in 1979 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science. During my college years, I was a member of the Men's Volleyball Team from 1978-1979. My wife Treva and I have been married for the past 20 years, have a daughter Parker who is in her sophomore year at Pace University, New York and a son Cooper who is a freshman at JSerra Catholic High School in San Juan Capistrano. We have made our home in Emerald Bay, Laguna Beach.

Upon graduation, I served as a substitute teacher at Corona Del Mar High School from 1980 to 1984 in addition to serving as the head varsity coach for both the girls and boys volleyball programs. In 1984 I began a seven-year career in commercial lending and worked for a commercial finance company specializing in equipment financing and leasing. In 1991, I started my own commercial equipment financing and leasing company, which ended with the successful sale of that company in 2006.

Since 2006 I have been in residential real estate sales in the coastal luxury market with my primary focus in Emerald Bay, Laguna Beach of which I have been a resident of that community for the past 32 years. In 2015 I was again recognized by the Wall Street Journal and Real Trends as one of the top producing residential real estate agents in the country.

My love for the sport of volleyball has continued throughout my life as I am still competing today in Masters competition with former collegiate players that I played with and against. I am fortunate to have been a part of 9 National Championship teams and 6 consecutive USA Open National Championships from 2011 through 2016. I have been a supporter of the 49'er Men's Volleyball program and look forward to continue to put back into the 49'er family that provided so much opportunity for me.

Don Penrod
49er Shops, Inc. - General Manager, CEO
Don Penrod is the General Manager and Chief Executive Officer of the Forty Niner Shops, Inc. at California State University, Long Beach. His responsibilities include the University Bookstore, University Dining Services, campus Convenience Stores, and the campus ID Card office. Under his leadership, the Shops have undertaken an aggressive campaign to renovate facilities and introduce new service concepts on the CSULB campus. His focus on performance management and team building brings a real world perspective to the halls of higher education.

Prior to joining CSULB, Don was the Director of Auxiliary Services at St. Louis Community College, and before that he spent 20 years in private industry working for employers, including Textron, Marriott, International Speedway Corp. and Walt Disney World.

Fortunate to work for world class service providers, Don developed a passion for customer satisfaction and employee development that translates to student satisfaction and student success in his current role. Don earned an academic scholarship to St. Joseph's College in Rensselaer, Indiana where he graduated with a BS degree in political science. He also participated in student government, was captain of the soccer team, and served as a resident assistant.

Dennis Pitts
Boeing Company, Retired
Work Experience: August 1968 to April 2009 - 41 years in the Information Technology field, including Mc Donnell Douglas, Hunt Wesson Foods, Mauchly Wood Corp., and Boeing. Final position with Boeing was as the Site IT Executive for the Long Beach, CA site. Also worked on the merger between McDonnell Douglas and Boeing.

Other Work Experience: September 1975 to June 2005 - 30 years as a part-time college professor at Long Beach City College, Long Beach, CA. Taught a variety of Information Technology classes including COBOL, Advanced COBOL, Data Base Management, and Microsoft Office. Was the only part-time professor ever named as Professor of the Year.

June 2005 to Present - Founder & President of Business Management Services - A trust and business management service company, where I assist or take over the management, and/or day to day operation of a trust or a business, on behalf of individuals who are either too old, too sick, or otherwise no longer capable of administering their own personal or business affairs. This includes running the trust and/or business through the death or illness of an individual, and administering the possible sale of the business and distribution of the business and personal assets named in the trust, with the proceeds being distributed to those named in the trust or will.

June 2009 to Present - Canyon Lake Country Club - Senior Marshall I provide assistance to those playing the Canyon Lake golf course, while maintaining adherence to the rules of golf and the course, maintain pace of play, and provide medical assistance when required. Trained in , and defibulater application and resuscitation.

July 2005 to Present - Minister in the Universal Life Church - As an ordained minister (through and internet church) I perform weddings and funerals for friends. I am also an usher at the St. Vincent Ferrer Catholic Church on Sunday.

Two terms of elected political office for the city of Canyon Lake, CA. Served as Secretary, Vice-President, and President of the Canyon Lake Property Owners Association, which at the time was the 3rd largest POA in the United States. Facilitated the incorporation of the City of Canyon Lake.

Along with my wife, Susan, owned and operated a Century 21 Real Estate franchise (Century 21 - Castle in La Palma, CA) for 20 plus years. I have held a California Real Estate License for 35 years. As of 2017, both my wife and I have retired from active involvement in the real estate business.

Over 45 years of involvement with the Long Beach State University Athletic program, and one of the founding members of the Directors Circle.

Hobbies: Attending Long Beach State athletic events, golf, travel, motorhome travel with family and friends, boating, and bicycling.

Jim Riley
UBS Financial
Jim is a Senior Vice President-Wealth Management and manages The Riley Koyanagi Group. He has worked in the financial services industry since 1991 and been managing private client wealth since 1994. Jim worked at Merrill Lynch for over 20 years as a Senior Financial Advisor and prior to that he worked as an accountant with one of the largest CPA firms in the country. Jim is a graduate of California State University, Long Beach with studies in Communications, Accounting, and Finance. He also served over four years in the U.S. Marine Corps and graduated from the U.S. Marine Corps Officer Candidate School in Quantico, Virginia. Jim is a sportsman and enjoys hiking and spending time in the great-outdoors. He also enjoys Crossfit, trail running, mountain biking, and serving his community. He is currently serving on the Board of Regents at Servite High School, and the Seneca Orange County Leadership Board. He is a proud father of two and has been married to his wife, Sofia, for over twenty-seven years.
Craig Roah
Craig began his professional career in Long Beach working in the commercial contracts division for Boeing in Long Beach. He left the aviation business and spent 15+ years in the technology space in search of the faster pace of startup life.

Craig successfully started 3 companies before co-founding the Rubicon Project in 2007 where he served as COO and sat on the Board of Directors. Craig oversaw the growth of the company from zero to over 300 plus employees in 6 countries. The company went public on the NYSE in 2014 (RUBI) at which time Craig left the company and board full time. He remains a consultant to the company and continues to watch closely as the company's growth sky rockets. Since leaving Rubicon, Craig has been spreading his time across multiple opportunities. Craig founded an Aviation Sales and Leasing company called OCR Aviation. He formed a company that is involved in several real estate and retail projects. Additionally, Craig as a Principal at The Hive Data, a technology venture firm, serves as a director and advisor for several current ad-tech startups.

Craig received a B.A. in Business Economics from the University of California, Los Angeles and an M.B.A. from some other school across town.

Glenn Russell
British born and raised, and living in the United States for the past 35 years, Glenn was IBM trained as a sales & marketing consultant focused on bringing new technology companies into the marketplace - services included, business startup concepts and design, financing, technology review, patent and IP review, sales and marketing campaigns and M&A.

Glenn has started several technology companies including, CPI Solutions, Luke International, Pacific Softworks, Inc., now Virnetx Holdings, Network Research Inc., and has partnered with others to co-found several more.

He has created a network of USA partners that assist in financing ventures, operational help, sales and marketing, product placement and strategy. In addition, he has over 30 years international experience with particular focus on Europe, Japan and more recently China.

Glenn has focused his attention in recent years on the mobile and e-commerce space. Glenn has served on several boards over the years in roles as Director, Chairman, and Advisor.

Glenn now lives in Naples, Long Beach, CA with his wife, Laura, and growing family.

Vern Schooley
Fulwider Patton LLP - Attorney
Vern's interest in athletics goes back to his roots in Michigan when he was awarded a football scholarship to a small school called Ferris State University, Big Rapids Michigan. Apparent that he would not likely play professional football he moved on to graduate from Michigan State University with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. Vern then worked as a design engineer, first for Boeing Aircraft Seattle, Washington and then at General Dynamics in San Diego. While working on the first unmanned moonshot project, he attended night law school at the University of San Diego. He then took advantage of his engineering training to qualify as a patent attorney, trying patent and trademark cases for the next 50 years in the various federal courts throughout the U.S.A. Vern continues as a partner with Fulwider Patton LLP, Long Beach and West Los Angeles.

Vern became interested in Long Beach athletics during the Tarkanian years as a booster for both the football and basketball programs and eventually for the tennis programs. He enjoyed the basketball teams on road trips during the playoffs and traveling with the football teams coached by Wayne Howard.

His passion for over a quarter of a century has been to improve the quality of trial court advocacy, civility and ethics in the practice of law. He has for many years occupied leadership roles in various legal associations and has been instrumental in setting up a number of American Inns of Court throughout the Western United States where local judges and attorneys get together in groups of less than 100 each month to break bread to discuss and demonstrate the professional and ethical practice of law and mentor the newer attorneys.

Vern has been president of the LB Bar Association, founding president of the Long Beach Ball/Hunt American Inn of Court and founding president of the Los Angeles Judge Paul R. Michel Intellectual Property American Inn of Court. He has been selected L.B. Lawyer of the year.

Vern is most proud of a prestigious award, the 2014 A. Sherman Christiansen Award, presented at a formal function held at the U.S. Supreme Court, hosted by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg where he had the opportunity to give an acceptance speech to some 300 leading attorneys, judges, justices and Attorney Generals from across the U.S.

Vern is married to an Australian Trish Schooley, has two sons Greg and Brett and daughter, Kelly. In his spare time he enjoys tennis, snow skiing and golf.

Bob Summers
Chief Financial Officer & Portfolio Manager. Partner since 1993.
Background: California State University, Long Beach, Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Finance. Private Management Group, Inc., Chief Financial Officer and Portfolio Manager. Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) 1994. Played Division I college golf 1979-1983. Mr. Summers lives in Dove Canyon with his wife Carol, and they have three boys ages 23-19.
Jeff Tagliaferri
FLO Design Studio - CFO/Partner
Born and raised in Southern California, Jeff Tagliaferri is a former Dirtbag and professional baseball player signed by the Detroit Tigers after his junior year at Long Beach State. After three seasons as a first baseman in the Tigers farm system he was an assistant coach for the 1998 Dirtbag baseball team that finished in 3rd place at the College World Series. Professionally, he developed his business expertise in sales and marketing at Christopher Ranch, a privately held food distribution company with revenues over $100 million. In his 13 years at Christopher Ranch, Jeff was responsible for sales, product and client development, and project management. Jeff joined FLO design studio in January 2010 as Partner & CFO and spearheads business development, operations and licensing aspects of FLO's original line of luxury hotel furniture and accessories. Jeff believes in developing long term client relationships by taking the time to understand their individual needs, concerns and goals. He understands that the right design for a hospitality client adds an immediate impact to their business and works hard to manage each project with the client's increased revenue as the long-line goal.

VIRTUES: Logical and focused.
VICE: Bourbon.
NATURAL TALENT YOU WISH YOU WERE GIFTED WITH: I wish I could play the guitar...I'm a little nervous that my wife wishes she could play the banjo.
FAVORITE PROJECT: We designed a kick-ass luxury home for a World Series winner and his family.
WHAT MADE YOU HAPPY TODAY: My 3 year old wanted to play catch with me in the backyard...that always makes the end of the day happy.

Mike Trotter
Michael J. Trotter grew up in Orange County. After graduating from Mater Dei High School, he attended Georgetown University graduating with a B.A. in 1985. Thereafter, he went to University of Southern California Law School from which he graduated in 1988. He was admitted to the California Bar in 1988. From 1988 to 1993, he was an associate with Baker, Silberberg & Keener, and then a partner from 1993 to 1994. He has achieved the rank of Diplomate with the American Board of Trial Advocates and is also a member of the Association of Southern California Defense Counsel and California Medical Legal Committee. Mr. Trotter has earned an AV Preeminent rating in Martindale-Hubbell, which ranks him at the highest level of legal ability and ethical standards.

Mr. Trotter, a founding partner of Carroll, Kelly, Trotter, Franzen, McKenna & Peabody, has been engaged in close to 100 jury trials, many bench trials and scores of binding arbitrations. Mr. Trotter has focused his practice in medical malpractice, pharmacy malpractice, elder abuse, products liability and medical devices. Mr. Trotter is on the trial panel for Adventist Health, Beta Healthcare, CAP/MPT, CNA, Hudson, Kaiser Permanente, Norcal Mutual Insurance Company, The Regents of the University of California, The Doctors' Company, St. Joseph Health System, Prime Healthcare and Gallagher Bassett. He also represents CVS Pharmacy in both their pharmacy malpractice and premises liability matters. Mr. Trotter has general liability experience representing a major ladder manufacturer, a manufacturer of hand-held saws, and a manufacturer of raw silicone.

Mr. Trotter has also defended healthcare providers in several class actions, including the Breast Implant, Rezulin, Phen-Fen and Quinine litigation. He has been featured in Verdict magazine "Name of the Game" (Winter 1997, Spring 2002) and in the Los Angeles Daily Journal "Litigator Profile" (February 1997). He was Verdictum Juris' 2000 "Defense Trial Lawyer of the Year." In 2005, he was featured in the Los Angeles Business Journal as one of the "Top 10 Medical Malpractice Defense Attorneys in Southern California." He was selected as a "Super Lawyer" from 2005 to 2014. Mr. Trotter was voted by his peers as one of the "Best Lawyers in America" from 2005 to 2014. In 2014, he was selected by his peers as "Lawyer of the Year." He has been an invited speaker at many professional organizations on topics of Risk Management, Consent, Trial Advocacy, Masters in Trial, etc. Mr. Trotter practices out of both the Long Beach and San Diego offices.

Mr. Trotter lives in Rossmoor with his wife, Mary, and four children, age 15 to 25 years old. In his free time, he enjoys running, golf and Mater Dei football.

Dave Ursini
Naples Rib Company - Owner
In 1989, he earned a Business Economics degree with an emphasis in Accounting from the University of California, Santa Barbara where he also was a member of the Phi Delta That Fraternity. Worked at KPMG Peat Marwick from 1989 to 1992 as the Auditor in-charge, Manufacturing, Banks & Government Clients. He earned his CPA License in 1991.

Ursini has been responsible for all aspects of the Naples Rib Co. from 1992 to the present where he works tirelessly seven days per week. His family opened Naples Rib Co. in 1984 (Ursini was 16 years old) and he learned the business, working every position, starting as dishwasher, prep-cook, line-cook, busser and server and up. In order to enhance the customer experience, Ursini purchased the Naples Island Car Wash, an existing hand car wash next door to Naples Rib Co. in 2011. Dave is involved in supporting several charities each year, including being involved with LBSU Athletics on the Director's Circle level for the past five years, and being a corporate partner of Athletics for the past 15 years.

Tom VanZandt
Long Beach State Athletic Board of Directors member since 2009.
PhD, Applied Physics, Stanford University, 1990
A.B., Physics, Dartmouth College, 1984
30 year career (so far) in various academic, government, and entrepreneurial organizations, toiling away on products and projects related to advanced geophysical instrumentation.
Division I Track and Field student-athlete (high jump) at Dartmouth College.
Many-USATF (national) and WMA (world) champion at Masters (40+) level.
A Redondo Beach, CA resident with his wife, Valerie, and domestic shorthair cat, Zig-Zag.
Arline Walter
Union Bank, DuPont Company, Chevron Corp., Rockwell International, Wells Fargo - Retired
Arline retired from her position as Vice President, Management Information Systems, with Union Bank of California in March 2004, after a long career primarily in information systems management in the financial services industry. Since that time, she has found that her volunteer activities and her family keep her busier than ever.

She is Treasurer for the YMCA of Greater Long Beach and serves on numerous committees including Finance, Investment, and Executive Committees. She has served the Assistance League of Long Beach in numerous capacities and currently chairs their Investment Committee. She is a member of the Beach Athletics Board of Directors for Long Beach State University, currently serving as Secretary for the Board and chair of the Board's Resources Committee. She is a member of the Citizen's Technical Advisory Committee for the City of Long Beach Department of Information Systems. She directs the choir at Trinity Lutheran Church in Downtown Long Beach and volunteers as a math tutor for students on the California State University, Long Beach campus. Arline and her husband Mike have two children and five grandchildren, three girls and two boys.

Arline holds a Master of Science degree in Mathematics from the University of Iowa, graduating magna cum laude. She began her professional career as a Professor of Mathematics at Simpson College in Indianola, IA, before transitioning to a successful career in business. In 1993, she earned an Executive MBA from Saint Mary's College, graduating with high honors. She held positions with the DuPont Company, Chevron Corporation, Rockwell International, and Wells Fargo Bank, before joining Union Bank of California when she and her husband moved to Long Beach in 1993.

Arline especially enjoys college and professional sports activities, music, and her family, including her twin sister, Marilyn, with whom she spends many happy hours.

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