Advisory Board

The BFI Advisory Board is comprised of experts from business, nonprofit, education, and labor.

Gilbert Ivey, 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

David Englin, Chief Operating Officer, Los Angeles Red Cross

Ambassador Frank Baxter, Chairman Emeritus, Jefferies and Company

Steve Bullock, Chief Financial Officer, Cerrell Associates

Ruth Drizen-Dohs, Founder & Chief Executive Officer, 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, Dean of the School of Business, Woodbury University

Ron Miller, Executive Secretary, Los Angeles/Orange Counties Building Trades Council

Stephen O’Kane, Director of Sustainability & Compliance, AES Southland

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

Gregg Sherkin, Vice President, Corporate Philanthropy and Community Relations, Wells Fargo

Donald E. St. Clair, Ed.D., Partner, McIntyre-St. Clair, LLC

MC Townsend, President, Regional Black Chamber of Commerce of the San Fernando Valley

Mark Wilbur, Chief Executive Officer, Employers Group

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