Anne Gates currently serves on the boards of Kroger (chair of Audit committee), Raymond James Financial (Audit and Risk committee), and Tapestry Inc. (Audit committee and Governance/Nominations.) She retired as President, MGA Entertainment, the largest privately held toy company in the United States with a global reach. Previously, she was EVP and CFO of The Walt Disney Company Consumer Products Division, and past Managing Director for Disney Consumer Products Europe and Emerging Markets, based in London. Her career included working for Pepsi in the U.S. and Europe, Bear Stearns (VP, Investment Banking), AT&T (Marketing) and Bell Labs (Research). Anne also serves on the Boards of Public Media Group SoCal (Chairs the Investment Committee); Cadre, the UC Berkeley Foundation, and Salzburg Global Seminar (SGS). She has served on several other boards, including Super RTL (a German entertainment company). She has also been named to the Power List of Britain’s 100 most influential black people. She received her MS degree from the Engineering School at Columbia University, where she also completed post-graduate work. She has her BA degree in Applied Mathematics from UC Berkeley.
Corporate Boards: Kroger, Tapestry, Inc.
Partner — Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP
Partner at Mannatt, Phelps and Phillips law firm, Kathleen Brown serves on the corporate boards of Sempra Energy, and Stifel wealth management, investment banking, and previously on the board of Forestar Group. She previously held senior executive positions at Goldman Sachs Inc. and Bank of America. As former elected California State treasurer, she managed a $25 billion bond portfolio, oversaw a $32 billion cash management fund and served as a trustee on the boards of CalPERS and CalSTRS, two of the largest pension funds in the nation. Kathleen served as co-chair of the Council of Institutional Investors; co-chair of the Presidential Commission on Capital Budgeting; a commissioner of the Los Angeles Board of Public Works; and a two-term member of the Los Angeles Board of Education. She graduated from Stanford University and earned her J.D. from Fordham University School of Law.
Corporate Boards: Sempra Energy, Stifel Financial Corp
Chief Financial Officer — Toyota NA
Tracey Doi is the Chief Financial Officer and Group Vice President of TOYOTA Motor North America. Tracey serves on the board of City National Bank, a Royal Bank of Canada company, with over $60 billion in assets. She chairs the Audit committee and serves on the Risk committee, and previously she served on the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco Economic Advisory Council. Tracey is a national board member of 2020 Women on Boards, the National Asian American Pacific Islander Chamber of Commerce, and the Japanese American National Museum. She supports the Toyota Business Partnering Groups and the Orchid Giving Circle Fund at the Texas Women’s Foundation. Tracey has been recognized three times by Automotive News as one of the Top 100 Women in the automotive industry by D CEO as one of the Top 500 most influential business leaders in Dallas-Fort Worth.
Corporate Boards: City National Bank
Senior Vice President of Government Affairs — Southern California Edison (SCE)
Until 2019, Gaddi H. Vasquez served as Senior Vice President of Government Affairs for Southern California Edison (SCE), one of the nation’s largest electric utilities, and its parent company, Edison International. He was responsible for government relations activities at the Federal and State level, as well as Local Public Affairs. He also served as a member of the executive management committee of Edison International. He is the descendant of a migrant working family and was the first in his family to earn a college degree. He began his 27-year career as a police officer in the City of Orange, California and has served at city, county, state, and federal levels of government. Vasquez has spent most of his life in Orange County and has been a leader in promoting health, safety, and educational opportunities for children and youth in underserved communities. Prior to Edison International, he served as U.S. Ambassador and permanent representative to United Nations Agencies based in Rome, Italy. There he managed a U.S. multi-agency team responsible for oversight of U.N. Organizations which included the World Food Program which was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2020.
Corporate Boards: Granite Construction Company, Chapman University Board of Trustees
CEO — Morgan Stanley, Women Founders Network; Founder of Broads Circle
Women Founders Foundation
CEO — Tastes on the Fly
The CheeseCake Factory
Senior Managing Director — Accenture
Independent Director — Health Care Consultant and Mediator Boards
California Water Services Group; 2020WOB Get on Board! Workshop Coach
CEO — Bazemore Consulting LLC
Chimera Investment Corporation; Mutual Funds Board of T. Rowe Price
Adjunct Professor — UCLA
American States Water Company; Children's Hospital Los Angeles
Source Capital; FPA Funds
President & CEO — African American Board Leadership Institute
California Dental Board Commissioner (ret.)
Partner — CEO Coaching International
The Myers-Briggs Company; Indiana University
CEO — Cole Renwick, LLC
Bank OZK; Skytop Strategies
Major General, USAF (Retired) — U.S. Air Force
Callon Petroleum; USA Truck
CEO — Farient Advisors
Trupanion, Inc.; WildAid
Owner — LLF Consulting
Delta Dental of California
Ross Dress for Less
Institute Leader, Corporate Citizenship & Philanthropy — The Conference Board
International Association of Volunteer Efforts; USC Center on Philosophy & Public Policy
Principal — Sage Advice Partners
Extreme Networks; Calavo Growers
Director, Technology Consulting Services — Oracle Corporation
Rexford Industrial Realty
Independent Director; Chairwoman of the Board
CVB Financial/Citizens Business Bank; California Manufacturing Technology Consulting
Scan Foundation; Alive Ventures
CEO — Venture Advisors Business Sales and Acquisitions
The Ann Peppers Foundation; Georgetown University
Retired President & CEO — Jacobs Engineering Group
Team Industrial Services; Yarlung Records
Co-Founder — Francis Capital Management, LLC
Director of Marketing — Vitamin T
Green Dot Public Schools (National); UCLA Academic Advancement Advisory Council
Independent Director — Latronix, Inc.
Lead Independent Director — TrueBlue, Inc.
TrueBlue, Inc.; Eccentex
CEO — OurOffice, Inc.
Cooper-Standard Automotive, Inc.
Dr. Larry Taylor
CEO/President — National Association of Corporate Directors-Pacific Southwest Chapter
Guided Compass; Novaria Aerospace Management
Carolyn Webb de Macias
Vice President Emerita — University of Southern California
Partnership for Los Angeles Schools; Community Coalition of South Los Angeles
VP General Counsel and Corporate Secretary — Ushio America, Inc.
KA Imaging, Inc.
President — Poindexter Consulting Group, LLC
Board of Directors — California Water Services Group
Executive Director — The Aspen Institute Latinos and Society Program
Principal — Kimberlina Whettam & Associates
Managing Partner— BNY Mellon Wealth Management
Senior Advisor — Snider Strategies, LLC
Laura V. Farber
Partner — Hanh & Hanh LLP
Executive Director — NAWBO-CA Corporate Board Pathways Program
President and CEO — World Management Solutions, Inc.
Andrea Almeida Mack
Managing Director — The TCW Group
General Counsel — Teledyne Technologies
Director — Pepperdine Center for Women in Leadership, Pepperdine University
Director of Business Development — Kusar Legal Services
Partner — Ernst & Young
Kristen K. O'Connor
CFO and Treasurer — The Ahmanson Foundation
Managing Partner — Loza & Loza, LLP
Founder — Toigo Foundation
Raquel Brigham Brown
Independent Director — Radical Abundant Mindset
Vice President, Global Brand & Creative — AECOM
Elissa Grossman, PhD
Professor of Clincial Entrepreneurship — USC Marshall School of Business
Managing Partner — KPMG
VP, Marketing, Communications & IT — LA Opera (Organization of Women Execs)
Founder & Chairman — Avante Capital Partners
Global Chair, Diversity & Inclusion — Reed Smith LLP
Financial Advisor — Morgan Stanley
Board of Water and Power President, Commissioner — LADWP
Executive Director Corporate Communications & Public Affairs — The Aerospace Corporation
Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer — Cordoba Corporation