David Nazarian College of Business and Economics

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College Advisory Board

The Advisory Board of the David Nazarian College of Business and Economics was established to assist the Dean in ongoing qualitative growth of the College. The College Advisory Board serves as the primary advisory body, providing advice and counsel for the College's academic and professional programs. Additionally, the Nazarian College Advisory Board plays an important role in  fund raising efforts aimed to address strategic initiatives.

Board Members

David Auchterlonie, Executive VP, Ruiz Foods


Harvey Bookstein, Partner, RBZ, LLP

(Read About Harvey Bookstein Here.)


Heather Briggs, VP & Controller, NBC Universal


Steven Canepa, GM, Global Telecommunications, Media and Entertainment Industry, IBM Corporation

Roberta Colmer, Owner & VP, Colmer Construction


Jon Georgio, Owner & President, Gothic Landscaping

(Read About Jon Georgio Here.)


Paul Jennings, Founding Partner & CEO, Public Communication Services, Inc.


Cary Lefton, CEO, Agora Realty & Management


George Leis, President & CEO, Pacific Capital Bancorp

Martin Loth, CEO, BB&T Insurance Services of California

David Malone, Vice President & COO, Bank of Hope


David Nazarian, CEO, Nimes Captial

(Read About David Nazarian Here.)


Fred Nigro, Partner (Retired), NKSFB, LLC

(Read About Fred Nigro Here.)

Jeff Rosen, Partner, Ernst & Young


Ash Sobhe, CEO, R6S


Richard Schweitzer, CFO & Chief Risk Officer, Aristotle Capital Management, LLC


Milt Valera, President, National Notary Foundation


Tim Wahl, General Counsel (Retired), Citibank


Marc Wolf, Partner and Financial Services Industry LeaderCohnReznick 


Laura Yamanaka, President & Co-Founder, teamCFO


Greg Yost, President & Owner, Del Rey Financial