Press Room: Profiles

Golden Gate University has made a positive impact in the lives of tens of thousands of individuals.

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Faculty & Staff

Fred Sroka

JD, CPA

Dean, School of Accounting & Bruce F. Braden School of Taxation

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Julia B. Kniesche

BS, CPA, CFE

Adjunct Professor

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Brian Santa Cruz

MS, CPA

Adjunct Professor

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Marcus Wong

BBA, CPA, CFE

Adjunct Professor

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Douglas Cook

MPA, CPA

Adjunct Professor

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Ferdinand Santos

JD, MBA

Adjunct Professor

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School of Taxation

Dean's Message

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Michael N. Schlect

JD, LLM , CPA

Adjunct Professor

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Joseph G. Walsh

JD, LLM, CPA

Professor

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Sean Bowman

MPA, CPA

Adjunct Professor

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Mark Kennedy

MBA

Regional Site Manager, Silicon Valley

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Greg White

MS

Adjunct Professor

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Greg Regan

MBA, CPA, CFF, CFE

Adjunct Professor

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Michael L. Vinson

JD, LLM

Associate Professor

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Eric J. Lee

MS, CPA

Director of Academic Quality & Training

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Anthony J. Kim

JD, MBA

Senior Adjunct Professor

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Dan Ray, CPA/CFF, CFE

Professor, Forensic Accounting

CPA/CFF, CFE. Director in the Litigation and Forensic Consulting Services Group, Hemming Morse, Inc.

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Barbara Karlin

LLM

Vice President, Academic Affairs; Professor of Taxation

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Joanne C. Ferris

MAc, CPA

Adjunct Professor

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William Gallagher

School of Law

Associate Professor of Law, IP Program Advisor, GGU

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Paul Fouts

Dean, Ageno School of Business

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Gary Y. Gee

BSBA, CPA

Adjunct Professor

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Mark Weiner

JD, LLM

Adjunct Professor

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John G. McWilliams

JD, CPA

Professor

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Jelena Ristic

JD

Assistant Professor, Director of the Undergraduate Experience

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William Norman

JD, LLM

Senior Adjunct Professor

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Edward Frueh

JD, PhD

Adjunct Professor

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Steven B. Boyles

BS, CPA, CFF, ABV, CVA, ASA

Adjunct Professor

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Russell L. Jacobus

JD, MBA

Adjunct Professor

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Michael Schinner

JD, LLM

Adjunct Professor

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Dennis S. Milosky

BS, CPA, CGMA

Senior Adjunct Professor

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Beth Lindsay

BS

Associate Director, Advising Services

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Farima Fakoor

MBA

Assistant Professor

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Luke W. Welmerink

JD

Adjunct Professor

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Diane Comi

JD, LLM

Distinguished Adjunct Professor

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Claudia Choy

JD, LLM

Adjunct Professor

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Debra Estrem

JD

Adjunct Professor

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John G. Herndon

MBA

Adjunct Professor

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Lauren Johnson

BS, MS

Assistant Director, Advising Services

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Gregory Roer

MS, CPA

Director & Adjunct Professor

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Jeannie Snyder

BA

Assistant Director, Advising Services

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Mary Canning

LLM

Dean Emeritus, Schools of Accounting and Taxation

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Matthew Reardon

BA

Adjunct Professor

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Christopher Richmond

JD, LLM

Adjunct Professor

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John Fyfe

PhD

Executive Director, Office of the President

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Chrystell Santa Cruz

MS, CPA

Adjunct Professor

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Terry Connelly

JD

Dean Emeritus

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Xuhong Luo

MAc, CPA

Adjunct Professor

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Natalie Williams-Munger

MA

Manager of Administration

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Leslie Acosta-Bhattacharya

JD. LLM

Adjunct Professor

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Jeff M. Howson

MBA

Adjunct Professor

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Lloyd Born

MBA, CPA

Adjunct Professor

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Marianne Koch

PhD

Associate Dean, Professor of Management

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Diana Chen

JD, LLM

Adjunct Professor

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Dell A. Hutchinson

JD, LLM, CPA

Assistant Professor

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Ted Mitchell

MS, CPA

Distinguished Adjunct Professor

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Kristin L. Rosi

JD

Adjunct Professor

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Drucilla Ramey

JD

Professor of Law

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Donald De Santis

MBA, CEA, CFP, CGMA

Adjunct Professor

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John H. Simpson

MBA

Senior Adjunct Professor

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Belan Wagner

JD, LLM

Distinguished Lecturer

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Jaime Calleja

PhD

Adjunct Professor

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Stephen F. Clayton

JD, LLM

Adjunct Professor

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Robert A. Elya

BSBA, CPA

Adjunct Professor

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Erica S. Welmerink

MS, MAc, CPA

Adjunct Professor

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Yang Ye

JD, MS

Adjunct Professor

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Arthur T. Perkins Jr.

BS, CPA, CIRA

Adjunct Professor

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David Hardesty

MBA, CPA

Senior Adjunct Professor

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Tasia Neeve

MBA

Vice President, University Advancement

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James Schwartz

MS, CPA

Associate Professor

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Shari Moore

MS

VP of HR at Hitachi Data Systems

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Anna Lee

MBA, CPA

Adjunct Professor

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Rodney W. Hurd

MBA, CPA

Distinguished Adjunct Professor

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Jeff H. Karlin

JD, LLM

Associate Professor

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James F. Regan

MBA, CMI

Adjunct Professor

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Jeffery D. Yergler

PhD

Assistant Professor of Management and Chair of the Undergraduate Management Department

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Laura L. Ross

MS, CPA

Adjunct Professor

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Curtis Burr

MBA, LDH, CPA, CVA, CFF, ABV

Adjunct Professor

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Iana Zemniakova

MAc, CPA

Adjunct Professor

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Paul Fouts

PhD

Dean, Ageno School of Business

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Gabriel Cohen

MBT, CPA

Adjunct Professor

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Dorothy Roer

MS, CPA

Adjunct Professor

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Lisa D. Slater

MAc

Chair, School of Accounting

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Jack D. Simon

MBA, CPA

Distinguished Adjunct Professor

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James S. Henderson

JD

Associate Professor

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Elizabeth Abaunza

BA

Assistant Director, Advising Services

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Stanley J. Hales

PhD, Doctoral Fellow

Adjunct Professor

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Amber Busch

MS, CPA

Adjunct Professor

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Greg Scott

BS, CPA

Adjunct Professor

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Karen McRobie

EdD

Director of Academic Integrity

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Dan Angel

PhD

President

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Robert Hite

BS

Vice President, Business Affairs; Chief Financial Officer

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Kevin J. Birtchnell

Fellow

Assistant Professor

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Cherron R. Hoppes

EdD

Former Dean, Undergraduate Programs

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Joerg Schwarz

Professor, Healthcare IT, Business Intelligence, IT Management

Director Global eHealth Business Strategy & Partner Development, GE Healthcares eHealth Solutions

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Diana Rothschild

Professor, Managing for Sustainability

Sustainability Strategy Management Consultant

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Timothy J. Fitzgibbon

JD, LLM

Adjunct Professor

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Roger Law

JD, LLM

Adjunct Professor

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Alumni

John Martin

MBA 84, LHD 03

Chairman and CEO, Gilead Sciences

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Erin Tittel

Master of Accountancy

Outstanding Graduate Honoree

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Joel Isaacson

MBA 85

Founder & CEO, Joel Isaacson & Co

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Jim Newman

MBA 83

Chairman, Victory Pharma

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Garima Gupta

Master of Science in Finance

Outstanding Graduate Honoree

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Mick Sutliffe

JD 08

Associate, Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP

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Nickolay Stoychev

Master of Business Administration with a concentration in Operations and Supply Chain Management

Outstanding Graduate Honoree

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Jim Payne

MBA 74

Chairman and CEO, Shona Energy Company, Inc.

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Richard Belluzzo

BS 75, LHD 04

Managing Director, Corso Partners

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Joe Meckes

JD 97

Partner, Squire Sanders

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Joyce Jordan

JD 97

Owner, Law Office of Joyce Jordan

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Charles Steele

BBA 51 , MBA 62

Former CEO & Chairman of the Board, Deloitte, Haskins, & Sells

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Alexis Wong

BS 94, MBA 96

CEO, AGI Capital Group, Inc. & Prometheus Investment Group Limited

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Enitan F. Adesanya

MBA 98

Vice President, Risk Management & Compliance Officer, Kaiser Permanente

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Bagmita Mohapatra

Master of Science in Information Technology Management

Outstanding Graduate Honoree

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Roi Ewell

MS 85

Vice President of Human Resources, SeaWorld of San Diego

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Bruce Jenks

Doctor of Business Administration

Outstanding Graduate Honoree

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Anne Trester

Master of Science in Financial Planning

Outstanding Graduate Honoree

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Wing Cheng

Master of Science in Taxation

Outstanding Graduate Honoree

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Richard Rosenberg

MBA 63, JD 66, LLD 88

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Bank of America

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Michael R. Kain

JD 74

CEO, Michael R Kain Co

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Tim Jorstad

MBA 78

CPA/Founder, Jorstad Incorporated

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Felicia Harris

MSHRM 04, MBA 05

Investigator, Wells Fargo Bank

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Walter Gorelick

JD 70

Superior Court Judge, Tulare County

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Patricia Stensrud

MBA 72

Founding Managing Partner at Hudson River Partners LLC, Co-Founder and Advisory Partner at SilkRoute Strategists

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Claudia Giolitti

Master of Arts in Psychology with a concentration in Marriage Family Therapy and Counseling

Outstanding Graduate Honoree

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Nishita Rao

Master of Science in Integrated Marketing Communication

Outstanding Graduate Honoree

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JP Harbour

LLM 04

Attorney at Law, Law Offices of J.P. Harbour

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Yee Lai Lam

Master of Science in Finance

Outstanding Graduate Honoree

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Julia Reinerth

Master of Science in Integrated Marketing Communication

Board of Trustee Service Award Honoree

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Denis Minaev

Master of Arts in Psychology with a concentration in Industrial Organization

Outstanding Graduate Honoree

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Lee Baxter

JD 74

Judge (retired), San Francisco Superior Court

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Brian Cheng

MS 10

Management Consultant

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Bruce Braden

MBA 73

Founder, Braden Exploration

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Craig M. Enos

MS Tax 11

Owner of Enos Forensics; Professor

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Karen Lee Hawkins

JD 79, MBA 81

Director, Office of Professional Responsibility for the Commissioner of the IRS

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Glen Schofield

MBA 02

CEO, Sledgehammer Games

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Dara Grey

BA 11

Account Manager, Sungevity

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Brian Zatkow

MBA 13

Outstanding Graduate Honoree

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Patrick Coughlin

JD 83

Partner, Coughlin Stoia Geller Rudman Robbins LLP

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Sandra Poole

MPA 11

Labor Relations Director, County of Santa Clara

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Dana Waldman

MBA 95

Founder, Waldman and Associates

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Gabrielle Lion

Master of Science in Taxation

Outstanding Graduate Honoree

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Steven Kinsella

DBA 03

Superintendent/President, Gavilan College

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Greg Troyan

Professional Master of Business Administration

Outstanding Graduate Honoree

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Parker Dalberg

Master of Science in Taxation

Outstanding Graduate Honoree

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Richard Seifert

BBA 58

Founder, L-S Distributors

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Morgan Christen

JD 86

Circuit Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

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Fiona Ma

MS Taxation 93

Candidate at California State Board of Equalization 2014

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Sally Morin

JD 97

Owner, Sally Morin Law

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Malwina Witkowska

Master of Science in Human Resource Management

Outstanding Graduate Honoree

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John Burris

BA 67

Civil Rights Attorney, The Law Offices of John L. Burris

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Ingrid M. Turner

MBA 89

Prince Georges County (Md.) Councilwoman

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Lori Rock

Master of Science in Taxation

Outstanding Graduate Honoree

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George Sakaldasis

MPA 75

Assistant Director for Military Affairs, National Security Office, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

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Bernard Tyson

BS 82, MBA 85

Chairman and CEO, Kaiser Permanente

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Troy Holt

Executive Master of Public Administration

Outstanding Graduate Honoree

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Lydia Beebe

MBA 79

Corporate Secretary and Chief Governance Officer, Chevron Corporation

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Ellen Ho

Master of Accountancy

Outstanding Graduate Honoree

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Madeleine Tolani

Dr. Jur., LL.M. US Legal Studies 2010

Research Associate, University of Freiburg, Germany

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Susan Rutberg

JD 75

GGU Faculty Member

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Sean Ross

Master of Science in Marketing

Outstanding Graduate Honoree

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Said T. Jawad

EMBA 01

CEO, Capitalize LLC & Diplomat in Residence, John Hopkins University SAIS

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Joan Blades

JD 80

Co-Founder, MoveOn.org and MomsRising.org

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John Williamson

MS 90

Partner-in-Charge of EisnerAmper LLPs San Francisco office

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Rajalakshmi Ramachandran

Master of Science in Project and Systems Management

Outstanding Graduate Honoree

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Student

Murat Wahab

BA 12

Vice President Business Relationship Manager, J.P. Morgan Chase

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Joanna Neilson

Bachelor of Science in Business (Accounting Concentration)

Senior Accounting Analyst, PG&E

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Chanelle Bowman

JD 14

Student

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Philip Bangura

Pursuing a Master of Science in Finance

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Jonathan Grisham

JD 11

Compliance Program Manager, Sutter Health

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Lena Ajamian

MAC 11

Associate II, Burr Pilger Mayer

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Myleka Johnson

Bachelor of Arts in Management

Student

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James Kirby

JD 14

Student

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Taras Carpiac

MBA 10

Director of Data Management Systems, Amgen

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Pamela Hubbuck

Bachelor of Science in Business (Finance Concentration)

Student

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Jodi Phillips

JD 13

Student

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Edgar Quezada

JD 13

Student

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Leslie Hill

Bachelor of Science in Business

Student

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Kevin Kitcey

JD 12

QC Contract Document Reviewer, Tower Legal Solutions

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Christina Parilli-Rodriguez

MS 12

Sales, Kellogg Company

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Chenchen (Vivian) Li

2012

Student, MS Operations and Supply Chain Management

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Jessica Brown

JD 13

Student

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Nangyalai Attal

Pursuing Master of Science in Human Resource Management

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Steve Abitbol

Bachelor of Science in Business

Student

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Renee Farrell

Bachelor of Science in Business (Human Resource Management Concentration)

Student

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Alpha Lewis

Professional MBA Student

Workforce Development Coordinator, Brothers on the Rise

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Jennifer Wang

MBA 10

Account Manager, Ma Labs

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Sarah Yohay Eaquinto

JD 14

Student

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Shauna Thomas

Bachelor of Arts in Management

Student

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Cameron Shahabedin

JD/MBA 14

Student

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Indeep Kaur

MS 12

Agile Project Manager, Rich Relevance

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Alpha Lewis

Professional MBA Student

Workforce Development Coordinator, Brothers on the Rise

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Julia Levitskaia

JD 12

Associate, Law Offices of John F. Martin P.C.

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Sam Yazdanseta

JD 14

Project Manager, 4505 Meats LLC

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Xander Hamman

MBA 12

Operations Manager, Restoration Hardware

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Venk Seelam

Master of Accountancy 2012

Student

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Nioura Foad-Ghazni

JD/MBA 12

Corporate Associate Attorney, Osborn McDerby LLP

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Yijun Chen

Master of Accountancy

Student

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Julie Cummings

JD 16

Student

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Ian Fuentecilla

JD 11

Associate Attorney, Van De Poel, Levy & Allen, LLP

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Crystal Cole

JD 12

Contract Attorney, Curls Bartling P.C.

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Moses C. Gines

MS 10

Unit Training Manager, United States Air Force

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Olga Fish

MAc Student

Accountant, Eckhoff Accountancy Corporation

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