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 fundraising 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



Roberta Colmer, Owner & VP, Colmer Construction


Lang Fredrickson, CFO, American Film Institute (AFI)

(Read About Lang Fredrickson Here.)

Jon Georgio, Owner & President, Gothic Landscaping

(Read About Jon Georgio Here.)

Cary Lefton, CEO, Agora Realty & Management

David Malone, Chairman of the Advisory Board, 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.)


Howard Press, President, Watt Residential LLC

(Read About Howard Press Here.)

Jeff Rosen, Partner, Ernst & Young


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

Wayne Stelmar, Board Member and Corporate Advisor, The New Home Company

(Read About Wayne Stelmar Here.)

Milt Valera, President, National Notary Foundation

Utpal Mangla, General Manager for Industry EDGE Clouds in IBM


Marc Wolf, Partner and Financial Services Industry Leader, CohnReznick 


Laura Yamanaka, President & Co-Founder, teamCFO


Andrea Zoeckler, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer, Epson America