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.

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

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

Secretary:
Steve PonTell, CEO, National Community Renaissance

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

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

Executive Director:
Helen Ray Hua



Bob Amano,
Executive Director, Hotel Association of Los Angeles
Jarrett Barrios, CEO, Los Angeles Red Cross
Ambassador Frank Baxter, Chairman Emeritus, Jefferies and Company
Sylvia Castillo, CSR Officer, MUFG Union Bank
Jennifer Didlo, President, AES Southland
Tom Flintoft, Principal, Kindel Gagan
Garrett Gin, SVP, Global Marketing & Corporate Affairs, Bank of America
Gene Hale, Chairman, Greater Los Angeles African American Chamber of Commerce
Randal Hernandez, Managing Director, Government Relations, MUFG Union Bank
Pilar Hoyos, Senior Vice President, Watson Land Company
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
Ron Miller, Executive Secreatary, Los Angeles/Orange Counties Building Trades Council
Jonathan Parfrey, Executive Director, Climate Resolve
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
MC Townsend, 2016 BizFed Chair, Regional Black Chamber of Commerce of SFV
Andre van Niekerk, Dean of the School of Business, Woodbury University
Paul Vandeventer, President & CEO, Community Partners
Mark Wilbur, CEO, Employers Group

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