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The Board of Counselors is an advisory board for the dean of The George L. Argyros School of Business and Economics. This elite group is involved in developing our vision of service to corporate leaders in Orange County and throughout Southern California. Board members receive tickets to prestigious events like the Chapman University Economic Forecast and other programs offered by The Argyros School.

The Board:

  • helps provide the strategic vision for the Argyros School through interaction with the dean
  • plays a vital role in raising essential funds to enhance the quality of education
  • helps shape the programs in the business curriculum
  • interacts with students and faculty through hosting MBA team projects, interns and mentees
  • represents the vibrant business community in Southern California

You may be interested in:

  • speaking to students to share your business perspective
  • having hand-picked student interns
  • hiring our graduates
  • sending your key employees through our programs

At the Argyros School, it is our goal to be a valuable resource to local businesses, by performing and disseminating economic and business research of the highest quality and graduating students with an entrepreneurial spirit and a strong understanding of how business operates both locally and globally. Involvement from business leaders like you is vital to our success. As a Counselor, you'll provide a critical link to the marketplace for our students, and that keeps our programs current and practical. Please contact us to join or learn more.

+-Board Members

Hank Adler

Hank Adler

Assistant Professor of Accounting | Argyros School of Business & Economics

Chapman University

Partner (retired) | Deloitte



Mike Ahmar

Mike Ahmar

President of the Board | Partners Banks of California



Mike Ahmar

Erik Anderson

President & COO | A. Gary Anderson Family Foundation


The Honorable George L. Argyros

The Honorable George Argyros '59

Chairman & CEO | Arnel & Affiliates


Don Bailey

Don Bailey

Board Member | Mallinckrodt, Inc.


John Belli

John Belli

Office Managing Partner | Ernst & Young


Cyrus Bozorgi

Cyrus Bozorgi

President & CEO | Veros Credit


Christopher Buckstein EMBA '11

Christopher Buckstein EMBA '11

President | Dynamic Investments, Inc.


John Cannon

John Cannon

Shareholder | Stradling, Yocca, Carlson & Rauth


Philip H. Case

Philip Case

CEO | Rondell Homes


J. Ben Crowell

Ben Crowell

Former Chairman & CEO (retired) | PriVest Bank


Jerome (Jerry) W. Cwiertnia

Jerry Cwiertnia

Chairman & CEO  | Poly-Tak Protection Systems, Inc.


Randy Davis

Randy Davis, MA '72, Ph.D.

President | Beacon Comprehensive Behavioral Health Management


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Christopher DeRosa

President | Cigna


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John DeCero

President | California Republic Bank


Harshad Dharod

Harshad Dharod

President/Owner | Friendly Franchisees Corporation


James Ducote

James Ducote MBA '02

Chief Financial Officer | R.J. Noble Company


Kevin Dunigan

Kevin Dunigan

Executive Vice President Core Banking Division and Regional Executive, Orange County  | City National Bank


Lucy Dunn

Lucy Dunn

President & CEO  | Orange County Business Council


Jeffrey L. Edwards

Jeff Edwards

Executive Vice President, Finance and Business Development CFO  | Allergan, Inc.


Robert A. Elliott

Bob Elliott

Chairman  | Elliott Investment Company


Andy Fathollahi

Andy Fathollahi

President & CEO  | Incipio Technologies, Inc.


Alexander E. Hayden

Alex Hayden '95

Executive Vice President | CBRE

Board Chair


Clark W. Higgins

Clark Higgins

President | Falcon Leadership Group


David A. Janes

David Janes

Principal | Janes Capital Partners



Patty Juarez

Patty Juarez

Regional Vice President | Wells Fargo Commercial Banking



Knute Kurtz

Knute Kurtz

Orange County Managing Partner | PricewaterhouseCoopers


Tarek Korraa

Tarek Korraa '85

President  | Orange County Printing



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Zengli Liu

Chairman | Wanxiang Siwei Education & Technology Group



Chris A. Lowe

Chris Lowe EMBA '11

Director, Government Relations  | The Walt Disney Company



Robert Lucenti

Robert Lucenti

Orange County Office Managing Partner | Deloitte & Touche, LLP


Abbas Mohaddes

Abbas Mohaddes

CEO, Iteris


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Vance Maddocks

President, CBRE Strategic Partners U.S.


Michele E. O'Leary

Michele O'Leary

Senior Vice President  | Union Bank


Andrew Parnes

Andrew Parnes

Chief Financial Officer | Shea Homes


Dennis Parrott

Dennis Parrott

Office Managing Partner | KPMG LLP


Chris Pribus

Chris Pribus EMBA '01

President | Providence Enterprises, LLC


Richard Reisman

Richard Reisman

Publisher & CEO  | Orange County Business Journal


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Frank Sims

Owner | MacArthur Sims Properties


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Christine Sims

Owner | MacArthur Sims Properties


Donald E. Sodaro

Donald Sodaro

Chairman of the Board & CEO  | Hanford Hotels, Inc.


Ronald E. Soderling

Ron Soderling

Owner - Senior Partner  | RESCO Development Inc.


Sheryl Spencer-Borden

Cheryl Spencer-Borden

President and CEO, Consumer Credit Rating Services of OC


Jason Traut

Jason Traut '98

Chief Financial Officer | Superior Press


Diane E. Uehlinger

Diane Uehlinger '80

Senior Loan Officer | Bank of Manhattan


Chris Walsh

Chris Walsh

President and CEO | Sunwest Bank


Robert J. Waltos Jr.

Robert Waltos Jr.


Nella Webster O'Grady

Nella Webster O'Grady '71

Principal  | Palo Capital, Inc.


Roger Weninger

Roger Weninger '85

Orange County Office Managing Partner | Moss Adams, LLP.


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