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Executive Advisory Council
Executive Advisory Council

Leadership California’s Executive Advisory Council includes women and men from California and across the nation who have a commitment to the mission, vision and values of Leadership California. The Executive Advisory Council members offer advice and guidance to the Leadership California Board of Directors, as well as advancing and promoting the organization in their sphere of influence.

Cristina Banks, Ph.D.
Senior Lecturer, Haas School of Business
University of California, Berkeley
Diane Boyer-Vine
Legislative Counsel
Office of Legislative Counsel, State of California
Lisa Cagnolatti
Vice President, Customer Service Operations
Southern California Edison
Dorothy Farris
Vice President, US Sales
Veeam Software
Shirley Gordon, CPCU, CLU, ChFC
Vice President Operations, Underwriting
State Farm Insurance
Sascha Henry
Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP
Tracy Hernandez
Founding CEO
BizFed (Los Angeles County Business Federation)
Clothilde Hewlett
Executive Director, Cal Alumni Association
University of California, Berkeley
Kay Iwata
K. Iwata Associates
Barbara Kaufman, Ph. D. (Past President)
ROI Consulting Group, Inc.
Mary Kight
Major General, Retired
United States Air Force
Debbie Manning (Past President)
Board Trustee
State Bar of California
Paula March (Past President)
Sunne Wright McPeak
President and CEO
California Emerging Technology Fund
Susan Muranishi
County Administrator
Alameda County Administrator's Office
Jan Perry
General Manager, Economic & Workforce Development Department
City of Los Angeles
Lisa Marie Platske
Upside Thinking, Inc.
Adrienne Pon
Executive Director, Office of Civic Engagement & Immigrant Affairs
City & County of San Francisco
Diana Reyes (Past President)
Manager, Communications and Change Management
Chevron Corporation
Richard Rush, Ph.D.
President Emeritus & Founding President
California State University, Channel Islands
Mirian Saez
Director of Island Operations, Treasure Island
City & County of San Francisco
Cynthia Teniente-Matson, Ph.D.
Texas A&M University-San Antonio
Van Ton-Quinlivan
Vice Chancellor of Workforce & Economic Development
California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office
Randa Trapp
Superior Court Judge
San Diego Superior Court
Marguerite (Margie) Wheeler
The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California
Anthony Williams
Legislative Secretary
Governor Gavin Newsom
Perry Wong
Managing Director, Research
Milken Institute
Julie Meier Wright
Strategic Advisor
California Council on Science & Technology

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Pamela Hemann Scholarship Fund

In honor of long-time executive director Pamela Hemann, Leadership California has established the Pamela Hemann Scholarship Fund to assist candidates for the CIT Program with tuition.