The Merage School’s Dean’s Advisory Board (DAB) is comprised of distinguished academic and business leaders who serve as the main advisors to the Dean of the UCI Paul Merage School of Business. Board members provide counsel to the dean and bring a wealth of expertise from their fields. Their combined knowledge helps assure that the Merage School continues to improve in every facet while also contributing to the success and growth of local communities. In doing so, members are at the forefront of where academic excellence and practical application coalesce.
By joining the DAB, you will have the opportunity to help create a diverse educational ecosystem that fosters students of all backgrounds. You will also play an integral role in building a culture of inclusive excellence by supporting Dean Williamson’s vision.
Dean Ian O. Williamson, Professor, UCI Paul Merage School of Business
Pamina Barkow, EMBA '16, Chair of the Board, CEO/Co-Founder, PI Medical Partners
Reza Jahangiri, Vice-Chair, Founder & CEO, American Advisors Group
Ali Abaye, Vice President, Marketing, AEONSEMI
David Baran, Founder & CEO, Symphony Financial Partners
Donald Beall, Partner, Dartbrook Partners, LLC
Kenneth Beall, Managing Member, Dartbook Partners, LLC
Jarid Beck, Director/Co-Founder, Risk Management Advisors, Inc.
Melissa Beck, EMBA '12, President, Anonymous Philanthropy
Craig Boundy, Global Chief Operating Officer, Experian
Jennifer Bradbury, Executive Director, Taco Bell Foundation
Jane Buchan, CEO, Martlet Asset Management, LLC
Josh Childress, CEO, Landspire Group
Bernard Clark, Managing Director, Head of Advisor Services, Charles Schwab & Co., Inc.
Stephen Cooke, Partner, Paul Hastings LLP
Colleen Dillaway, Market Vice President, Orange County, COX Communications
Daniel Doimo, CEO, SolarLytics
Ramesh Dontha, Managing Partner, Digital Transformation Pro
John Evans, Wells Fargo Wealth Management, Regional Managing Director (Ret.), UCI Board of Trustees & Wells Fargo
Dr. Gareth Forde, MBA '14, Co-Founder, Managing Director & Physician, Synergistic Capital Partners, LLC & Kaiser Permanente
Edwin Fuller, President, Laguna Strategic Advisors
Mary Garrett, Managing Partner, Ernst & Young LLP
Mike Gillis, Consulting Principal, RSM US LLP
Denica Gordon-Mandel, Director of Women’s Wellness Program, Cognitive Behavior Health Partners
Dr. Patrick Griffith, MBA '13, President & CEO, Summit Cardiothoracic Surgical & Consulting Services Inc.
Todd Halbrook, FEMBA '05, Managing Director, RBC Wealth Management
Susan Heller, Co-Managing Shareholder of OC Office, Greenberg Traurig, LLP
Lynn Hemans, EMBA '98, VP, Consumer Intelligence & Analytics, The Hershey Company
Lance Holman, President & CEO, Holman Capital Corporation
Scharrell Jackson, Founder & CEO, STJ Consulting Services, LLC
Anthony Jones, Senior Executive Vice President of Operations (Retired), CommonSpirit Health
Alan Kaye, Principal, Corona Summit Advisors
Kenneth Kim, CEO, Ark Clinical Research
Gregory Lai, MBA '88, Principal and Lead Portfolio Manager, Affinity Investment Advisors, LLC
Timothy Leyden, EMBA '92, Non Executive Director & Board Advisor, Itron Inc., Elevator Facility Services, and BlytheCo.
Celine Martin, Company Group Chair, Cardiovascular & Specialty Solutions Group, Johnson & Johnson
Ashish Mehra, Senior Director, Engineering Customer Advocacy Practice, Splunk
Paul Merage, Chairman, MIG Capital
Richard Milo, MBA '96, Principal, Deloitte Risk & Financial Advisory, Deloitte & Touche, LLP
Stephen Milner, Managing Partner, Western US, Baker Tilly US, LLP
Kristen Monson, MBA ’86, Owner and President, K Bar B, LLC
Ramin Mousavi, FEMBA '11, President & CEO, CathWorks
Michael Polenzani, Partner, KPMG LLP
Jennifer Povlitz, Division Director, UBS Wealth Management
Dr. Diana Ramos, EMBA ’20, California Surgeon General
Pooja Sharma, Sr. Vice President, THV Strategy, Edwards Lifesciences
Peter Ueberroth, Managing Director, The Contrarian Group, Inc.
Amit Verma, MBA '20, Partner, PwC