Dean's Advisory Board

The Dean's Advisory Board fosters closer ties between the Merage School, its alumni and the community. The Board provides guidance and assistance in helping shape the vision and goals including:

  • Strengthening the reputation of the School within the business community in Orange County, the state of California and beyond.

  • Advising the Dean about business industry trends.

  • Providing strategic direction of the School, evaluating its mission, its plans and the operational tactics needed to meet the goals.

  • Fostering research and learning opportunities for faculty and students within the business community.

Dean Ian O. Williamson
Professor, UCI Paul Merage School of Business

Chair of the Board, Melissa Beck '12 
President, Anonymous Philanthropy


Executive Committee Members

  • Donald R. Beall, Chairman Emeritus, Retired Chairman & CEO, Rockwell
  • Ed Fuller, Chair Emeritus, President & Co-Founder, Laguna Strategic Advisors, LLC
  • Greg Lai ’88, Chair Emeritus, CFA®, Principal, Affinity Investment Advisors, LLC
  • Paul Merage, Chair Emeritus, Chairman, MIG Capital
  • Kristen Monson ’86, Chair Emeritus Retired Executive Vice President, PIMCO

Sustaining Members

  • Richard Afable, CEO, Concierge Key Health, LLC – Center for Health Care Management & Policy
  • Ken Beall, President & CEO, Precision Hospitality and Development, LLC - Beall Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • Katie Bianchi ’96, Vice President, Human Resources, The Capital Group Companies, Inc.
  • Craig Boundy, CEO-North America, Experian
  • Jane Buchan, CEO & Co-CIO, Martlet Asset Management, LLC
  • Anne-Gaelle Carlton, Managing Director, PAAMCO
  • Bernie Clark, Executive Vice President – Advisor Services, The Charles Schwab Corporation
  • Steve Cooke, Partner, Paul Hastings LLP
  • Chris De Rosa ’00, President – West Region & US Commercial Segments, Cigna
  • Daniel Doimo, President & COO, Cylance
  • John Evans, Retired SVP & Regional Managing Director, Wells Fargo
  • Suzanne Fradette, Partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers
  • Todd Halbrook, Managing Director at First Republic Private Wealth
  • Susan Heller, Co-managing Shareholder & Chair, Greenberg Traurig, LLP
  • Robert Herin ’89, Chief Information Officer, Canyon Partners, LLC
  • Jeanne Jackson, Founder & CEO, MSP Capital Fund
  • Alan Kaye, Principal, Corona Summit Advisors
  • Christopher Lane ’86, Managing Director, KRG Capital Partners
  • Kim Letch, Managing Partner, Ernst & Young, LLP
  • Tim Leyden ’92, Retired CFO, Western Digital Corporation
  • Allan Lubitz, Retired SVP & CIO, Mercury Insurance Group - Center for Digital Transformation
  • Rich Milo ’96, Principal – Enterprise Risk Services, Deloitte
  • Don Natenstedt, Regional Managing Partner – West Region, RSM US LLP
  • Al Pedroza, Director – Boeing Test & Evaluation, Boeing
  • Daryl Pelc, Retired VP, Engineering & Technology, Boeing Integrated Defense Systems
  • Michael Polenzani, Partner, KPMG US LLP
  • Neil Sahota, Master Inventor, IBM – Center for Global Leadership & Sustainability
  • Sherry Schulman, Registered Dietician, UC Irvine Health Susan Samueli Center for Integrative Medicine
  • Scott Stowell ’85, Executive Chairman of the Board, CalAtlantic Group, Inc.
  • Peter Ueberroth, Managing Director, The Contrarian Group, Inc.
  • Gretchen Valentine, Office Managing Partner, RSM US LLP
  • Thomas Wagner ‘89, Principal, The Wagner Group, LLC
  • Chris White, Chief Executive Officer of the Americas, Signify
  • Ted Wilm, Partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP

New Members

Ex-Officio Members

  • Shawnette Gauer, Managing Director Southern California Region, The Charles Schwab Corporation – Center for Investment & Wealth Management
  • Darcy Kopcho ’80, Retired Senior Vice President, The Capital Group Companies, Inc.
  • Mark Kehke ’93, Managing Director & CEO, Pacific Ventures Management LLC – Center for Real Estate
  • John Long, Chairman & President, Highbridge Partners, Inc. – The John S. and Marilyn Long U.S. China Institute for Business and Law at UCI