Advisory Board

Experts from business, philanthropy, and labor serve on the BizFed Institute Advisory Board.

The BFI Advisory Board shares their diverse expertise and perspectives to shape educational priorities.

Gilbert Ivey, 2016 BizFed Chair, Former CAO, Metropolitan Water District of Southern California

Vice Chair:
Steve PonTell, CEO, National Community Renaissance

Andy Carrasco, Director, Regional Public Affairs, Southern California Gas Company

Pilar Hoyos, Senior Vice President, Watson Land Company

Founding Chair:
David Fleming, BizFed Founding Chair, Senior Advisor to Senator Bob Hertzberg

Founding CEO:
Tracy Hernandez, BizFed Founding CEO, President, IMPOWER, Inc.

Bill Clark

Jarrett Barrios, CEO, Los Angeles Red Cross
Ambassador Frank Baxter, Chairman Emeritus, Jefferies and Company
Steve Bullock, CFO, Cerrell Associates
Ruth Drizen-Dohs, Founder & CEO, DDCC, Inc.
Tom Flintoft, Principal, Kindel Gagan
Garrett Gin, SVP, Global Marketing & Corporate Affairs, Bank of America
Jeff Kightlinger, General Manager, Metropolitan Water District of Southern California
Kevin Klowden, Executive Director, California Center & Managing Economist, Milken Institute
Adi Liberman, President, Environmental Outreach Strategies
Ed Manning, Partner, KP Public Affairs
Dr. Joan Marques, Interim Dean, School of Business & Professor of Management, Woodbury University
Ron Miller, Executive Secretary, Los Angeles/Orange Counties Building Trades Council
Jonathan Parfrey, Executive Director, Climate Resolve
Tigran Patpatyan, Vice President, San Fernando Valley Commercial Banking, MUFG Union Bank
Dr. Francisco Rodriguez, Chancellor, LA Community College District
Patty Senecal, Manager of Southern California, Western States Petroleum Association
Donald E. St. Clair, Ed.D., 2015 BizFed Institute Chair; Partner, McIntyre-St. Clair, LLC
MC Townsend, 2016 BizFed Chair; President, Regional Black Chamber of Commerce of the San Fernando Valley
Mark Wilbur, CEO, Employers Group

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