Board of Directors
SVP/Market Executive, Bank of America Merrill Lynch
John G. Manganiello is a Senior Vice President and Market Manager for Bank of America Merrill Lynch’s Business Banking SBA Lending team. In this capacity, his responsibilities include overseeing and coordinating the activities of a team of business development officers throughout the Western United States. John has been with Bank of America since 1981, where he has held a variety of positions. Since 1994, he has held several Business Banking leadership positions, including serving as the Inland Empire Market Executive, the Central Los Angeles Market Executive, and the Business Development Market Executive, coordinating the Business Banking activities in those individual markets, as well as the region. John attended the University of Southern California, majoring in political science. He grew up in the Los Angeles area, and currently resides in the Eastern San Gabriel Valley with his wife and has three grown children.
Senior Vice President, Zurich North America
William “Bill” Blake is the Southwest Executive, SVP for Zurich in North America and is responsible for the business that Zurich transacts in Southern CA, Southern NV, AZ, CO, UT, NM and WY. Bill joined Zurich in 1997 and also served as the Regional Vice President for the Construction Business Unit’s Southwest and Northwest regions. Prior to joining Zurich, he served as Assistant Vice President at General Star Management Company. Bill received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Hobart College in Geneva, NY.
Vice President, Distribution, Southern California Edison
Greg Ferree is the Vice President of Distribution in the Transmission and Distribution (T&D) organization at Southern California Edison (SCE). Elected to that position in December 2013, he is responsible for all aspects of electrical and civil design, construction, maintenance and inspection of the overhead and underground distribution network at SCE, as well as material oversight, vegetation management and all associated field accounting activities. Greg joined SCE in 1984 and has held a variety of craft, line, staff, supervisory and senior leadership positions. Greg earned a BS in Business and Management from the University of Redlands and an MBA from the University of Southern California.
Los Angeles Managing Shareholder, AlvaradoSmith
Raul Salinas is the Managing Shareholder of the Los Angeles office of AlvaradoSmith. He has over 27 years of experience in business, government and international litigation and handles a wide range of cases in a number of industries for public and private sector clients. Raul is also a prominent member of the community, having founded the California Hispanic Corporate Council Leadership Institute, as well as serving as a board member of the Los Angeles Universal Preschool and the White Memorial Hospital in East LA. Raul graduated from Loyola Marymount University and Georgetown University Law Center.
Max de Brouwer
VP Finance North America, Grifols
Max de Brouwer is Vice President of Finance for the North American operations of Grifols, a global life sciences company that improves people’s health and well-being. Max joined Grifols in 2007, prior to Grifols he held finance positions at Vivendi, Idealab!, Cinergi Pictures and Ernst & Young. Max holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from USC and a Master’s in Business from the Anderson school at UCLA. He actively supports his former schools as a member of USC Marshall Partners and UCLA Anderson Dean’s Society as well as his children’s schools through the La Canada Flintridge Educational Foundation and Endowment. Born in Belgium, Max is fluent in French and English. Since 2014, Max has participated in Habitat LA with his team at Grifols on builds of affordable housing throughout Los Angeles County.
Owner & General Manager, Hollywood Sierra Kitchens
Wealth Advisor, Thrivent Financial
President, Terranea Resort
Pastor of Business & Finance/CFO, Faithful Central Bible Church
Vice President, Morley Builders
Managing Director/Head of Human Resources, Union Bank
Tax Partner, KPMG
Senior Counsel, Southern California Gas Company
HR Director, Field Operations, Lowe’s
Chief Design & Project Delivery Executive, Walt Disney Imagineering
Executive Vice President, AECOM
Vice President, AECOM
Executive Vice President, Parking Company of America
Vice President, Global Content, Ringstar Sports
President & CEO (retired), Adventist Health