Board of Directors

Raul Salinas



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.

Greg Ferree



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 1984 and has held a variety of craft, line, staff, supervisory and senior leadership positions. Greg earned a Bachelor of Science in Business and Management from the University of Redlands and a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Southern California.

John Sykes



Vice President,

John Sykes is Vice President at AECOM and has more than 30 years of extensive construction experience across a wide range of market sectors. Throughout his career, John has managed construction of some of the most recognizable projects in Southern California, including a build out of the Walt Disney Studios Master Plan, construction of Disney’s California Adventure Theme Park in Anaheim, and Americana at Brand, a mixed‐use community with residential, retail, dining and entertainment in Glendale. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree from California State University, Chico.

Beth Zachary



President & CEO (retired), Adventist Health

Beth Zachary is a senior executive with almost 40 years of experience leading healthcare organizations at the community, regional and system levels.  Her career has been built in Adventist Health — a healthcare company serving California, Hawaii, Washington and Oregon.  Over half of this time was spent at White Memorial Medical Center, a safety-net teaching hospital located in the heart of East Los Angeles.  In addition to leading at the community level, Beth established and led the Southern California region of Adventist Health.  In this role, she also served as a senior member of the system executive team.

Beth currently works with the consulting team at Tenfold Health, a company that focuses on designing models of care that improve health and lower costs across communities.

Max de Brouwer



Vice President, Finance North America,

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. Prior to joining Grifols in 2007, Max held finance positions at Vivendi, Idealab!, Cinergi Pictures and Ernst & Young. Max holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the University of Southern California and a Masters in Business Administration from the UCLA Anderson School of Management. He actively supports his alma maters as a member of USC Marshall Partners and of UCLA Anderson Dean’s Society. He also supports his children’s schools through the La Cañada Flintridge Educational Foundation and Endowment. Born in Belgium, Max is fluent in French and English. Since 2014, Max has joined his Grifols team at numerous Habitat LA construction sites throughout Los Angeles County.


  • Susan Booth

    Holland & Knight

  • Gerry Bross

    Owner & General Manager,
    Hollywood Sierra Kitchens

  • Tom Clarke


  • Geoff Delahanty

    Wealth Advisor,
    Thrivent Financial

  • Linda Duncombe

    EVP, Marketing & Product Strategies
    City National Bank

  • Terri Haack

    Terranea Resort

  • Steve Johnson

    Pastor of Business & Finance/CFO,
    Faithful Central Bible Church

  • Jan Karl

    Vice President,
    Morley Builders

  • Alex Kweskin

    Managing Director/Head of Human Resources,
    Union Bank

  • Cameron Lazek

    Compensation Leader,
    Apple Inc.

  • Brian MacInnes

    Vice President,
    Platinum Equity

  • Michelle Meghrouni

    Senior Counsel,
    Southern California Gas Company

  • Chad Reddy

    Market Trust Executive,
    Bank of America

  • LeAnne Romesburg

    Vice President of Human Resources,
    Aegion Corporations

  • Craig Russell

    Chief Design & Project Delivery Executive, Walt Disney Imagineering

  • Eric Schreiner

    Executive Vice President,

  • Renee Valdes

    Executive Vice President,
    Parking Company of America

  • Ken Walker

    Ernst & Young

Board Emeritus

Alan Wright

Senior Vice President,
Cathay Bank

Carl Jordan

Executive Vice President,
U.S. Bank

Kim McManus

Mosaic LA

Bill Blake

Senior Vice President,
Zurich North America

John Manganiello

Senior Vice President of Business Development,

Matt Petersen

LA Cleantech Incubator