Our Leadership

Board of Directors

2019-2020

President

Cathy Gies, LLBI ’08

MemorialCare Medical Foundation

President-Elect

Drew Schneider, LLBI ’17

Port of Long Beach

Immediate Past President

Ryan Rayburn, LLBI ’13

Centennial Advisers

Treasurer

Derek Wratchford, LLBI ’19

Mutual of America

Secretary

Hallie Jane Culpepper, LLBI ’14

Aerial Butterflies

VP, Administration

Alison Bruesehoff, ELS ’17

Rancho Los Cerritos

VP, Alumni Relations

Nima Novin, LLBI ’17

Ernst & Young

VP, Fund Development

Lindsay Mais, LLBI ’19

UBS Financial Services

Executive Member-At-Large

Jennifer Allen, LLBI ’19

Plan for Good

Executive Member-At-Large

Shawna Wright, LLBI ’17

KRA Workforce Development

Executive Member-At-Large

Cait Yoshioka, LLBI ’15

The Willowfield

Board Member

Kenny Allen, LLBI ’17

KDA Consulting

Board Member

Sheryl Bender, ELS ’19

City of Long Beach,

Parks, Recreation and Marine Department

Board Member

Dina Berg, LLBI ’11

Heart of Ida

Board Member

Danita Humphrey, LLBI ’16

Junior League of Long Beach

Board Member

Connor Lock, LLBI ’18

City of Costa Mesa

Board Member

Janet McCarthy, EQS ’99

Goodwill of South Los Angeles County

Board Member

Brian McPhail, LLBI ’19

Long Beach Police Department

Board Member

Andrea Sulsona, LLBI ’16

YMCA of Greater Long Beach

Board Member

Debbie Thorpe, LLBI ’99

Coldwell Banker Coastal Alliance

Board Member

Oscar Vasquez, LLBI ’18

The Studio O

Board Member

April Walker, ELS ’18/LLBI ’19

City of Long Beach
Public Works Department

Board Member

Cathy Wieder, LLBI ’18

Memorial Medical Center Foundation

Ex-Officio

Jeff Williams, LLBI ’08

Executive Director
Leadership Long Beach

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)

Board of Harbor Commissioners

Port of Long Beach

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 Culver City – Transit Systems

Veronica Dávalos (LLBI ’09)

Executive Director

American Red Cross – Long Beach

Gloria Deukmejian

Community Volunteer

The Honorable Laura Doud

City Auditor

City of Long Beach

Dr. Minnie Douglas (LLBI ’94)

Professor

Long Beach City College

Anne (LLBI ’01) and
Bob (LLBI ’03) Emigh

Community Volunteer and Dentist

Marcelle Epley (LLBI ’05)

President & CEO

Long Beach Community Foundation

Nancy Gaines

Trustee

Evalyn Bauer Foundation

The Honorable Robert Garcia (LLBI ’03)

Mayor

City of Long Beach

John Glaza

Principal

Glaza Consulting

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 (ELS ’19)

City Prosecutor

City of Long Beach

Randy Hausauer (LLBI ’02)

Retired

Long Beach Police Department

Skip Keesal

Principal

Keesal, Young & Logan

Wayne Kistner (LLBI ’93)

Attorney / Mediator

James Kruger (LLBI ’08)

General Manager

WT Durant, Inc.

Julie Larkins (LLBI ’12)

President

CDR Financial Services, LLC

Ann & Gene Lentzner

Community Volunteers

Gina Rushing Maguire

President

St. Anthony Catholic Schools

Olivia Maiser (LLBI ’09/ELS ’18)

Retired

City of Long Beach

Dennis Moore (LLBI ’06)

Commercial Real Estate Investment Advisor

Sperry Van Ness

George Murchison

Trustee

Bess J. Hodges Foundation

Dave Neary (LLBI ’95)

Executive Director

DuPage (Illinois) Habitat for Humanity

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

Press-Telegram

Jill Rosenberg (LLBI ’92)

Realtor

Coldwell Banker Coastal Alliance

Judy Ross (LLBI ’90)

Retired, Executive Director

Long Beach Nonprofit Partnership

Woody Sides (LLBI ’02)

Vice President

EnvisionRx

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

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

Governor George Deukmejian

(Deceased, 1928-2018)

35th Governor of California

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

Carolyn Smith Watts (LLBI ’01)

(Deceased, 1963-2019)

Consultant, Founder & CEO

Bolph’s Specialty

Don Westerland

(Deceased, 1935-2010)

Former President and CEO

Community Hospital of LB Foundation