Our Leadership

Board of Directors

2017-2018

President

Ryan Rayburn, LLBI ’13

Marcus & Millichap Real Estate Investements

President-Elect

Kandice Taylor-Sherwood, EQS ’15

City of Long Beach, Civil Service Department

Treasurer

Drew Schneider, LLBI ’17

Port of Long Beach

Secretary

Laura Doyle, LLBI ’13

City of Long Beach, Department of Public Works

Executive Member-At-Large

Robin Perry, ELS ’16

Law Offices of Robin Perry & Associates

VP, Administration

Alison Bruesehoff, ELS ’17

Rancho Los Cerritos

VP, Alumni Relations

Cait Yoshioka, LLBI ’15

Bixby Knolls Business Improvement Association

VP, Fund Development

Dina Berg, LLBI ’11

The Heart of Ida

VP, Programs

Monica Daley, LLBI ’08

Retired educator

Board Member

Hallie Jane Culpepper, LLBI ’14

Organize2Design

Board Member

Danita Humphrey, LLBI ’16

Junior League of Long Beach

Board Member

Janet McCarthy, EQS ’99

Goodwill of South Los Angeles County

Board Member

Stacey Lewis, LLBI ’12

Port of Long Beach

Board Member

Isaac Romero, LLBI ’12

Molina Healthcare

Board Member

Woody Sides, LLBI ’02

EnvisionRx

Board Member

Andrea Sulsona, LLBI ’16

YMCA of Greater Long Beach

Board Member

Debbie Thorpe, LLBI ’99

Coldwell Banker Coastal Alliance

Board Member

Emily Woodman-Nance, LLBI ’10

Paradigm Systems, LLC

Board Member

Shawna Wright, LLBI ’17

KRA Workforce Development

LB Leadership – 25th Anniversary

Gov. George Deukmejian
And Mayor Beverly O’Neill

Governor Deukmejian and Mayor O’Neill serve on the Honorary Board of Governors for Leadership Long Beach. As distinguished leaders, role models and long time residents of the city, we asked them to share their thoughts on leadership.

Honorary Board of Governors

Rich Archbold (LLBI ’96)

Community Editor

Press-Telegram

Colleen Bentley (LLBI ’93)

Retired, Director of Special Projects

CSU Office of the Chancellor

Jean Bixby Smith

Former Chair

Bixby Land Company

Lou Anne Bynum (LLBI ’93)

Vice President / Assistant Superintendent

Long Beach City College

Wendy Chang (LLBI ’98)

Program Director

Dwight Stuart Youth Foundation

Gayle Clock (LLBI ’90)

Retired

Community Hospital of Long Beach

Rolando Cruz (LLBI ’10)

Chief Operations Officer

City of Santa Monica – Big Blue Bus

Veronica Dávalos (LLBI ’09)

Executive Director

American Red Cross – Pomona/San Gabriel Valley

The Honorable George and Gloria Deukmejian

35th Governor of California

Community Volunteer

The Honorable Laura Doud

City Auditor

City of Long Beach

Dr. Minnie Douglas (LLBI ’94)

Professor

Long Beach City College

Anne Emigh (LLBI ’01)

Community Volunteeer

Marcelle Epley (LLBI ’05)

President & CEO

Long Beach Community Foundation

Randy Gordon (LLBI ’95)

President & CEO

Long Beach Chamber of Commerce

Jim Gray

Financial Consultant

First Choice Bank

John Hancock

President

Bancap Investment Group

CJ Harmatz (LLBI ’01)

Director, Senior Health Services

Long Beach Memorial Medical Center

Reggie Harrison (LLBI ’97)

Director, Department of Disaster Preparedness & Emergency Communications

City of Long Beach

The Honorable Doug Haubert

City Prosecutor

City of Long Beach

Skip Keesal

Principal

Keesal, Young & Logan

James Kruger (LLBI ’08)

Realtor

smithREgroup – Long Beach

Ann & Gene Lentzner

Community Volunteers

Gina Rushing Maguire

President

St. Anthony Catholic Schools

Dennis Moore (LLBI ’06)

Commercial Real Estate Investment Advisor

Sperry Van Ness

George Murchison

Trustee

Bess J. Hodges Foundation

The Honorable Beverly O’Neill

Former Mayor

City of Long Beach

Wilma Powell

Retired, Director of Trade & Maritime Services

Port of Long Beach

Peter Ridder

Retired, Chairman/Publisher

Charlotte Observer

Jill Rosenberg (LLBI ’92)

Realtor

Coldwell Banker Coastal Alliance

Judy Ross (LLBI ’90)

Retired, Executive Director

Long Beach Nonprofit Partnership

Darick Simpson (LLBI ’92)

Executive Director

Long Beach Community Action Partnership

Dennis Smith (LLBI ’99)

Co-Owner/Broker

Stratis Financial

Pam Spoo (LLBI ’96)

Realtor

Coldwell Banker Coastal Alliance

Henry Taboada

Former City Manager

City of Long Beach

Donita Van Horik (LLBI ’06)

Community Volunteer

Dr. Mike Walter

Assistant to the President

California State University, Long Beach

Carolyn Smith Watts (LLBI ’01)

Consultant, Founder & CEO

Boloph’s Specialty

The Honorable Dr. Felton Williams (LLBI ’98)

Board Member

LBUSD Board of Education

Christina Winting (LLBI ’94)

Human Resources Department

City of Santa Monica

IN MEMORIAM

James H. Ackerman

(Deceased, 1917-2004)

Maritime Lawyer, Philanthropist

Dr. June Cooper

(Deceased, 1933-2012)

Educator

Tom Farrand (LLBI ’08)

(Deceased, 1949-2013)

President

Farrand Research Corporation

Rear Admiral John Higginson

(Deceased, 1932-2010)

Retired President/CEO

American Gold Star Manor

Don Westerland

(Deceased, 1935-2010)

Former President and CEO

Community Hospital of LB Foundation