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GGU Summer 2011 - AlumniConnect
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Reconstructing the Bay Area Economy
110-year Law
School Timeline
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Dean Terry Connelly leaves
his post as head of the
Ageno School of Business
after seven years of service
Meet two of our newest
alums from the class of 2011
Go back in time to when
GGU was created to meet
the educational needs of
a rambunctious, newly
prospering community
Bay Area alums give you
a peek into the state of
the economy through
the lens of the
5letter from the
6letter from the
35id the photo
cover and toc illustrations by Jason Marzloff
back cover photo by Charlotte Fioritto
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2011-2012 calendar
Forensic Accounting Summit
The School of Accounting’s first annual
Forensic Accounting Summit will
focus on the Foreign Corrupt Practices
Act (FCPA) and, in particular, Books
and Records and Internal Corporate
Controls. Hear panel discussions
on emerging issues in international
anticorruption regulation and the
impact on global companies and
design and implementation of leading
anticorruption focused compliance
programs. Info:
September 16
Alumni Reception at the California
State Bar Annual Meeting
333 East Ocean Boulevard, Long
Beach, CA: 5-7 pm. Info: 415-4427824 or [email protected]
September 24
110th Anniversary Picnic
Come out to play in Golden Gate Park
and help GGU celebrate our 110th
anniversary. Join President Dan Angel
and the entire GGU community for a
family picnic & barbeque, lawn games,
frosty beverages and family fun. What
better excuse do you need to visit San
Francisco? RSVP by September 9:
September 30
11th Annual IP Law and Policy
536 Mission Street. Info: [email protected]
edu, 415.415.369.5293.
October 18
Third Annual Chief Justice Ronald
M. George Distinguished Lecture
Featuring California’s new Chief
Justice Tani-Cantil Sakauye as
keynote speaker, chief justices of color
from across the country and Senior
Presiding Justice Joan Dempsey Klein.
PG&E Auditorium, 77 Beale Street,
San Francisco, 5-7 pm Info: Maggie Stone, 415.442.6608
[email protected]
October 26
Alumni Awards Luncheon
Meet and celebrate fellow prominent
GGU alumni. Four Seasons Hotel, 757
Market Street, San Francisco; 11:30-2
pm. Info: 415-442-7824 or
November 4-5
White Collar Crime and Business
Bankruptcy Conference
536 Mission Street, San Francisco.
Info: Professor Karen Gebbia,
[email protected] or Professor
Wes Porter, [email protected], or
April 20-21,
School of Law Landmark Women’s
Info: Lenore McDonald at [email protected] or 415.442.7829.
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Board of Trustees
Dana Waldman (MBA 95)
Chief Executive Officer, Waldman & Associates
Linda G. Montgomery (MBA 84)
Certified Public Accountant
Dan Riley (MBA 81)
President Global Treasury Services (Retired), Bank of America
Mark S. Anderson (JD 89)
Dan Angel, PhD
President, Golden Gate University
Hon. Lee Baxter (JD 74, LLD 08)
Judge (Retired), Superior Court, City and County of San Francisco
Bruce Braden (MBA 73)
Chief Executive Officer, Braden Exploration, LLC
Mark E. Burton, Jr. (JD 95)
Partner, Hersh & Hersh
Ann Moller Caen (MBA 88)
President (Retired), Moller & Associates
Cameron Carlson (JD 90)
President, Carlson Hammond
Charles Conradi (JD 78, MBA 81)
Treasurer and Vice President of Tax, The Clorox Company
Tracey Edwards (JD 81, LLM 83)
Managing Principal — Global — Shared Services & Chief Knowledge
Officer, Deloitte LLP
Roi L. Ewell (MS 85)
Vice President, Industry and Government Affairs,
SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment
Michael Goldsmith (BS 65)
Chairman of the Board, KLS Logistics Services Inc.
Ronald O. Hamburger (MBA 86)
Division Head: Structural Engineering,
Simpson Gumpertz & Heger
Bruce W. Hart
Vice President, Parsons Corporation
Mary Huss (LHD 09)
Publisher, San Francisco Business Times
Dave Iuppa
Master Coach and Consultant
President, GGU Alumni Association Board of Directors
Madelyn Mallory (MBA 93)
President and Chief Executive Officer, Catalyst Financial Planning &
Investment Management
Rosemary Martin (MBA 83)
Randy Merk (MBA 85)
Executive Vice President, Investment Management Services,
Charles Schwab & Co. Inc.
Ted Mitchell (BA 71, MS 81)
Partner, Delagnes, Mitchell & Linder LLP
Jim O’Neil (MBA 86)
Realtor, Better Homes and Gardens Mason-McDuffie Real Estate
Paul Regan (MS 79)
President and Chairman of the Board, Hemming Morse Inc.
Barbara Roberts (MS 88)
President and Chief Executive Officer, Wright Engineered Plastics Inc.
Les Schmidt (MS 81)
President & CEO, Songbird
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Suthee Tritasavit (BS 67)
Partner, Celeski & Tritasavit — An Accountancy Corporation
letter from the president
Together, We Can Change Lives
o doubt about it,
there are a number
of local, national
and international
crises in play which affect us all:
the worldwide monetary system,
the environment, hunger, poverty
and many more.
In our own country we are facing
some of the most troubling systemic
issues we’ve seen in our lifetime:
• 42 million people live in poverty
• 39 million people live without
Photo by Sean Cawley
• 13 million children are at risk of
going hungry every day
Now, while we’re not proposing we
tackle healthcare, hunger and poverty
directly, there’s another statistic that,
on its face may not seem like it’s
dimension — attainment. In that
on the things that they are really
in the same league, but after some
startling educational statistic, we see
passionate about.
exploration may well be the root
that many people set out to get their
cause of so many of the challenges
degree, and then life happens — and
If you know anyone who needs to
facing our country:
the degree doesn’t.
take that next step in their education,
let them know about GGU — in fact
It is up to us, together, to identify
bring them to the 110th Anniversary
States have some college but do not
these folks and let them know about
Picnic in September (see the details
have a college degree
the opportunity waiting for them
in this issue) and I will personally
at GGU. Here, they can use that
welcome them into our community.
• 38 million people in the United
And this one, I KNOW we can do
life that “happens” to finally finish
something about.
what they started by getting their
An educated workforce is the best
bachelor’s degree; the degree that
thing for your community, your
For over 110 years Golden Gate
opens doors to higher salaries, more
city, your country and planet Earth.
University has been providing
flexible jobs, and gives them more
Together, let’s go out and help some
relevant, quality education to people
control over designing a life they
of those 38 million Americans, and
in the San Francisco area, and now
really want to live.
people around the world, attain their
degree and SHINE.
with the advent of online education,
around the world.
And, if we know anything about the
self-motivated GGU student, and
We’ve always been proud of our
we think we do, from the bachelor
accessibility and affordability. The
degree it’s on to the gold standard
conversation in higher education
master degree where they can nar-
today, however, includes a third
row their focus and concentrate
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letter from the editor
Getting Back Up
Dan Angel, PhD
omeone once told me
that there are two types
Vice President, University Advancement
Elizabeth Brady
of people: the ones
who view adversity
Editor in Chief
Laura Browne
as something that will
make them stronger, and the ones
Art Director
Morgan Dodge
who see it as a sort of betrayal. As
Photo by Charlotte Fiorito
much as I would like to have been
born a card-carrying member of that
first category, I, unfortunately, was
not. But, each time a giant obstacle
crosses my path and I catch myself
groaning, I’m building up awareness
I need to change this mindset.
Editor in Chief Laura Browne
Judging by the number of commencement speeches across the
This issue is replete with success
country this year by top business
stories of GGU alums that didn’t let
leaders addressing the importance
setbacks keep them down. Almost
of rebounding from failure, I may
every one of you reading overcame
not be alone in needing a gentle
the odds by working to support
reminder to think of these difficult
yourself through school, as has every
situations as friends.
GGU graduate beginning with the
Contributing Illustrator
Jason Marzloff
Contributing Photographers
Sean Cawley, Gene Daily, Charlotte Fioritto,
Kent Taylor, Elizabeth Tichenor
Contributing Writers
Helyn Trickey, Deanna Bruton
University Library Archives Assistance
Aira Lipson
Class Notes Coordinator
Deanna Bruton
Production Staff
Kara Nelson, Enver Sedolli
Angela Kwan
first five students in 1901 (p. 14).
Electronic Arts CEO John Riccitiello
In the feature article (p. 18), get
has seen capable people quit before
an inside look into the struggles
reaching their potential because the
and successes of three exceedingly
going got rough and it was easier
successful GGU graduates in the
not to try. “How you succeed will
construction industry. The impres-
very likely be determined by how
sive class notes section at the end (p.
you fail,” he told Haas School of
25) speaks for itself.
Business grads. “What happens next
— turnaround or early retirement
I hope you enjoy this issue, and
— will be determined by how you
please contact me with comments
handle adversity.”
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Western Association of Schools
“110 Thought Provoking Discussions”
& Colleges (WASC) reaffirmed
is a new series and online platform
the accreditation of Golden Gate
for GGU thought leaders to engage
University after a thorough review
with GGU’s online community and to
process. The review committee
celebrate the University’s 110th year of
commended GGU for its leadership,
providing students the tools for achiev-
successes in student recruitment, a
ing their academic, professional, and
successful capital campaign and the
personal goals with a new momentum.
Law School’s good standing with the
Visit GGU’s Facebook page at www.
American Bar Association. GGU is
Kit Yarrow spoke to a full house
also accredited by the State Bar of
California and the Association of
American Law Schools (AALS).
at the Commonwealth Club on the
topic of “Gen Y Decoded: Insights
and Tactics for Leaders, Teachers and
Managers.” Her outstanding presenta-
Come be Part of
San Francisco
tion covered the unique psychology of
today’s teens and twenty-somethings
and offered nine tips for a more effective connection.
Listen to Kit’s talks online at
Changing Lives
Through Education
This fall, the School of Law will host
the third annual Chief Justice Ronald
Join us Saturday, Sept. 24 for the
M. George Distinguished Lecture
biggest celebration in GGU history.
featuring California’s new Chief
Bring your family and friends.
Justice Tani-Cantil Sakauye as keynote
RSVP by Sept. 9.
speaker, chief justices of color from
across the country and Senior Presiding
Justice Joan Dempsey Klein as moderator. See p. 4.
Total out-of-pocket cost for qualifying veterans to attend GGU with
the Yellow Ribbon Program
First part-time evening law school
west of the Mississippi
Largest School of Taxation in the nation
Undergraduate degree programs
with 8 concentrations
National ranking of GGU law students participating in externships
Third largest MBA program in the
Bay Area
Fifth largest private university in
Years of hosting the annual
Intellectual Property Law and
Policy Conference
Percent international students,
representing 60 countries
Graduate degree programs with
24 concentrations
Average class size
Average age of students
Students in the Honors
Lawyering Program serving the
community this summer
Percent of GGU classes taught
by practicing professionals
Percent of students attending
part time
Years of making professional
education accessible to the
working person
Total active adjunct faculty
4,978 Total students
67,000 Total alumni
4,171,076 Dollars
in scholarships in
addition to federal loans
Statistical information is based on GGU’s enrollment for all
programs in the 2009-2010 academic year.
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Ronald Hamburger (MBA 86), senior
principal, Simpson Gumpertz & Heger,
We recently celebrated the gradua-
a national engineering firm that designs,
investigates, and rehabilitates structures
and building enclosures, recently joined
the GGU Board of Trustees.
tion of 450 graduate students and 70
undergraduate students from the Ageno
School of Business and Schools of Tax
and Accounting; and 272 students from
the School of Law; bringing our proud
number of graduates to over 67,000.
The School of Law Commencement
commencement speaker Jeffrey Toobin,
Senior Legal Analyst, CNN Worldwide
and author of The Nine: Inside the
Secret World of the Supreme Court.
Ronald Hamburger
“I viewed joining the board as a
means of helping others to have this
same advantage in their careers,”
says Hamburger, who believes his
GGU MBA has truly and significantly
helped him push his career to its
present level. “Also, and somewhat
unusual for the Bay Area, I am a
political conservative and thought I
could contribute some diversity to the
board’s thought profile.”
Trustee Les Schmit (MS 81) is now
the CEO of Songbird, a free and open
media player that works with all
modern Web services, and across the
newest generation of media players
and smart phones.
The start-up is in excellent hands
with Schmidt, who has successfully
led his last four companies from
Venture Capital funding to Initial
Public Offering.
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Photos by Gradtrak
and Reception was held in May with
Photos by Gradtrak
A distinguished leader in the retail
design industry, and a model of com-
• GGU had only 17 women MBA
graduates compared with 124 today
mitment and execution in turnaround
efforts, Commencement Speaker
And we know 20-30 years from now
Patricia Stensrud (MBA 72, LHD
the world will be vastly different than
11) told the class of 2010 to embrace
it is today.
uncertainty with strength.
Stenrud shared with the graduating
When Patricia Stensrud graduated in
class her critical success factors that
1972, it was a very different world.
helped her navigate through uncertain
• Mobile phones, e-mail, social
times: change your negative perception
networking didn’t exist.
• The UN GNP was $5 trillion compared with $14 trillion today
• Women were encouraged to work
of uncertainty, learn to be resilient,
have the curiosity to stretch yourself,
know the virtue of failure and, lastly,
pay it forward.
on Wall Street ... as secretaries
“While most of us fear
uncertainty, in truth, it
is a key ingredient in
powering the process
of transformation.”
— Patricia Stensrud
(MBA 72; Hon DBA 11)
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A Tale of Achievement
Dean Terry Connelly leaves his post as head of the Ageno School of Business after seven years of service
by Barbara Karlin, vice
president of Academic Affairs
Wagons Ho
• Leads GGU faculty and staff toward reaching consensus
around a new system-wide uniform term length — shifting our academic calendar to 16-week terms, thus
allowing for our efficient 16-8-week “wrap” to be offered
at both the graduate and undergraduate level
• Generates “stabilization” plans for each graduate program
• Oversees the overhaul of technology programs when
ASOB absorbs the School of Technology
Photo by Kent Taylor
“My experience tells me the most valuable long-term
investment anyone can make is not stocks or bonds or real
estate, but higher education — which has always been the
key to America’s distinctive record of economic opportunity
and social mobility.”
n the past seven years of service
as dean of the Edward S. Ageno
School of Business, Terry
Connelly has connected GGU to
the business community, become visible in the media, managed more than
15 programs, provided substantial
input in university matters, increased
the focus on educational quality and
turned around a unit that had more
• Recommends and is instrumental in moving accounting
and undergraduate programs into their own schools for
greater visibility and attention
than a decade of declining enrollments.
• Plays an integral role in the creation of a new full-time
faculty policy manual
Terry came to GGU in April of 2004
• Successfully advocates for the creation of a corporate
outreach program
after a lifetime of success in the the
world of investments and financial
assets. His career began in 1968 as an
attorney with the New York law firm
of Cravath, Swaine & Moore, followed
by nearly 20 years with investment-
Stake Your Claim
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• Supports the creation of the successful Professional
• Begins receiving media attention as a valuable source
for business and financial insights
“Beyond a shadow of a doubt — this school is better connected to the business world than any of our competition.”
Panning for Gold
• Launches Gilead MBA cohort program
• The Ageno School of Business experiences year to year growth in the
number of new students, total students and courses per term for the first
time in more than 10 years
banking firm Salomon Brothers, where
• The ASOB produces a net surplus after allocation of all expenses
of staff in 1987. He later served as chief
• Supports innovative curricular developments: project management, certificate in sustainability and two healthcare management certificates
executive of Cowen & Co.’s invest-
• Completes a thorough analysis of the pros and cons of seeking AACSB accreditation, leading to the university’s decision not to move in that direction
strategic advisory services at Ernst &
he became managing director and chief
ment-banking business, then director of
Young Australia.
• Plans a key role in analysis that leads to the closure of all off-campus sites
offering in-person business school programs
One of the first in his generation
• Provides substantial input in the new strategic planning process
of 105 cousins to go to college,
Connelly holds a BA from the Catholic
University of America and a JD from
“The key thing I know we
NYU School of Law.
have to offer is a real con-
“In my day as a student, there were
nectedness to business. The
more merit-based scholarships, and
point here is that when you
it was possible for a kid like me, who
set foot in or log on to GGU,
had no independent means for funding
college, to go to school for free. And
you’re not leaving the busi-
I did. Those days are gone,” Connelly
ness world to enter an aca-
says. “So I am sensitive to the situation
demic world. You’re staying
in the business world.”
of people who have to work to be able
to go to school and to have the ability
to have a high-quality education just
like the next guy, who happens to have
won the economic lottery.”
For Connelly, the opportunity to serve
as dean for a business school such as
GGU was a culmination of a lifetime
ambition. He had always known that
his “capstone” was to be involved in
university education.
Connelly’s data-driven approach, strategic and creative mind, and fabulous
• Culmination of efforts results in a surplus of $2.8
million, a remarkable turnaround from the $3 million deficit ASOB experienced in the fiscal year
ending 2006
writing ability are valuable skills from
• Becomes highly sought-after media expert
to his contribution, and for that, the
• Co-authors “Riptide: The New Normal in Higher
Education,” with President Dan Angel
school thanks him.
which GGU benefited. It has been truly
wonderful working with Connelly.
GGU is better, faster and stronger due
“I want our alumni to be proud to have our diplomas on
their walls. I think of that every day. “
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Meet two of our
newest alums from
the class of 2011
Photos by Elizabeth Tichenor
Katharina Ruland
MS 11
Katharina Ruland is an international
student from Germany who lived in
the US in high school. After earning
a BA in business administration from
University in Germany, she decided to
return to the US to intern at Bosch in
Palo Alto.
Katharina quickly fell in love with
California and began a master of
science degree at GGU to enhance her
marketing skills. During her studies,
she grew increasingly enthusiastic
about social media and online marketing, becoming an active member
of Students for Sustainability and
Marketing clubs, paving the way for
her current internship position as
an online marketing coordinator at
Sustainable Life Media. Katharina
plans to continue her marketing
career within the sustainability
industry sector. She thanks her
parents and husband for supporting
her during her studies at GGU.
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Sandra Poole
MPA 11
Sandra Poole grew up in Napa,
California, the daughter of a welder
and a waitress. After dropping out of
high school at 16, and getting divorced
after a brief marriage, she raised three
daughters, a younger brother and eventually a grandson, by herself.
Sandra’s first venture back to school
resulted in a license as a psychiatric technician followed by work at
hospitals in Napa and Sonoma. This
forged the path to working as a union
representative, which culminated in her
position as CEO and chief negotiator of a public sector labor union for
more than 20 years. She completed her
bachelor’s degree in government at Cal
State Sonoma.
She worked for three years as a labor
mediator for the State of California,
and mediated more than 200 labor
disputes across Northern California.
Currently, Sandra is the labor relations
director for the County of Santa Clara
and an instructor at UC Davis. Her
proudest accomplishment is raising
three loving daughters who lead happy,
productive and stable lives.
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GGU School of Law: 110 YEARS OF
A Shaky Beginning
California, Here We Come
San Francisco grows from a
small settlement of about 200
non-Indian residents in 1846 to
a boomtown of about 36,000 by
1852. In 1849 a state constitution
is written and a governor and
legislature chosen. California
becomes a state as issued under
the Compromise of 1850.
On April 18, a 7.8 magnitude earthquake strikes Northern
California, devastating San Francisco. GGU holds classes
in tents while rebuilding is underway with the help of
donations from John D. Rockefeller and J. P. Morgan.
The class of 1928 included the first two
female graduates.
The ruins of YMCA building, destroyed by
the earthquake and fire in 1906.
GGU’s Legal Beginnings
The law school is the university’s first
official degree-conferring program and
California’s first evening law school. By
offering classes at night, the college
opens legal studies up to the masses.
Margaret Lyons is one of the first two women to graduate
from the law school, marking the slow beginning of the
inroads to equality.
Rush to Learn a Trade
By 1853, 200,000 people had moved to the city, and the
brand new San Francisco YMCA offers its first lecture
series as an alternative to the “raucous life” on the
Barbary Coast, focusing on practical subjects like English,
gold assaying and bookkeeping.
Jesse Carter graduates to become, in
1927, a member of the first Board of
Governors of the integrated State Bar
of California. He is later appointed
to the Superior Court bench in 1937
and to the California Supreme Court
in 1939.
After World War II, with the great
democratization of learning through
the GI Bill, the school expands and
eventually becomes full-time and one
of the 180 ABA-approved law schools
in the United States.
The YMCA Evening College changes its name to Golden
Gate College.
“Lindbergh spanned the Atlantic, the stock market
crashed, and seeds of war were sprouting in Europe.”
— Harry W Koch. Class of l931, excerpted from
“The Class of ‘31,” GGU Magazine, Summer 1987
President William Taft travels from Washington, D.C.,
to lay the cornerstone of the new YMCA building at 220
Golden Gate Avenue.
The Law School is
officially accredited by
the Committee of Bar
Examiners of the State
Bar of California, thereby
establishing a history of
professional opportunity.
The oldest known photograph of students at the
YMCA Evening Law School.
The new YMCA building opened at 220
Golden Gate Avenue in 1910.
Sources: The Golden Gate University Story, Vols. I and II; GGU magazines (1978-2010); Golden Gate University of Law: Celebrating 100 Years, 2001.
Contributors: Laura Browne, Melissa Coren, Morgan Dodge, Aira Lipson, Lisa Lomba
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Women in Law
The Law School educates a very large percentage of women students
at GGU, starting in the early 1970s — far earlier than most law
schools. Since the 1970s through, GGU has led the way in attracting
and encouraging women and people of color from all backgrounds to
enter the legal profession.
“Passing the bar was one of the biggest events of my life, and I still
love practicing law.”
— Kathryn Ringgold, JD 70
Sherrill D. Luke graduates and four
years later is appointed Cabinet
Secretary by California Governor
Edmund G. (Pat) Brown.
Dean McKelvey looks at
the new building plan.
First Female Dean
The Law School makes history by appointing Dean
Judith McKelvey — the second woman in the US to
be named dean of an ABA-approved law school. She
also served as the second woman president of the Bar
Association of San Francisco.
National Accreditaton
The Law School is granted provisional
accreditation by the American Bar Association,
the first step toward full accreditation, to later
become the first exclusively part-time evening
law school west of St. Paul, Minnesota, to
receive ABA accreditation.
Richard Rosenberg graduates and
later becomes chairman and CEO
of Bank of America.
Phillip Burton graduates and later
serves as a California congressman for
more than 25 years.
Golden Gate College bought
the Allyne Bui/ding at 536
Mission St.
Following a national trend, the
Law School began awarding
the Doctor of Jurisprudence
degree (JD) instead of the
Bachelor of Laws (LLB).
1972 1976
Golden Gate College is renamed Golden
Gate University.
Full-time Day
GGU School of Law
takes over the Alleyne
Building on Mission
Street; Full-time
programs for day
students are added
to complement the
evening school and
part-time program.
The Law School receives
full accreditation by the
American Bar Association.
Never Too Late
Arlin Armstrong graduates. She entered GGU at the
age of 61 and went on to practice law for more than
12 years. She returned to GGU as an adjunct professor,
working with Professor Segal to prepare students for
trial advocacy competitions.
Photos: 1906, Courtesy of San Francisco History Center, San Francisco Public Library.; 1928, gift of Margaret Lyons Steffan, right center; 2001, 2004 and 2007 by Gene Dailey
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The Law School begins an $18 million renovation project that transforms
the facilities into a state-of-the-art legal center, enhancing the learning
experience for students.
Construction of the west wing began in 1977.
Construction begins on the new six-story “west wing”
building to connect to existing 536 Mission Street building.
Groundbreaking ceremonies were held to initiate construction
of the west wing (new building) of Golden Gate University
with a keynote address by Mayor George Moscone.
GGU hosts public hearings for the U.S.
Commission on Wartime Relocation and
Internment of Civilians. Witnesses from as far
away as Japan were among the 200 people
to testify about the internment of Japanese
Americans during World War II.
Law Library renovations were completed in 2009.
International Legal Studies
Program created to further
extend the law school’s global
reach. To date, students from
more than 50 countries have
participated in the program.
The LL.M. in taxation degree program is created, adding
to the law school’s robust catalog of legal offerings. The
six-story university building is completed.
The award-winning in-house
Environmental Law & Justice Clinic
is created to allow GGU students
to provide environmental legal
assistance to low-income and
other traditionally disadvantaged
individuals and communities.
The award-winning in-house Women’s
Employment Rights Clinic is founded in
1993 and demonstrates GGU School of
Law’s commitment to addressing the law’s
most underserved communities.
A new LLM in Intellectual
Property joins the
existing programs to
meet the increasing
need for IP lawyers.
Ready for the Real World
The completed building opened in 1979.
San Francisco Superior Court judges begin participating
in Professor Allan Brotsky’s Trial Advocacy course by
presiding over and critiquing student trials in actual
courtrooms, a program that continues to this day.
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Introduction of “AIDS and the
Law,” one of the first law courses
in the country dedicated to the
subject matter, taught by Peter
Fowler, a Golden Gate School
of Law alumnus turned adjunct
professor. This complements
the early creation of a
hospitable environment for
LGBT students (with the
first Lesbians in the Law
student and, a bit later,
LGBT faculty).
The Honors Lawyering Program (HLP)
starts. With close to a 100% bar pass
rate among its graduates, HLP is a
nationally unique program that gives
students the opportunity to participate
in two full-time, semester-long legal
GGU School of Law’s public interest law program is honored by Equal Justice
Works as being among the top five law schools in America for public interest job
placement (with Stanford, UC Davis, UC Berkeley and UC Hastings.)
International Women Judges Graduate Fellowship Program is launched in
partnership with the International Association of Women Judges. Each year,
a woman jurist from a developing nation receives a full-tuition scholarship
and a living stipend to earn her LLM. The inaugural Fellow is Justice Gertrude
Torkornoo of Ghana’s High Court.
Frederic White is appointed dean,
becoming the first African-American
dean of an ABA-accredited Law School
in California.
Drucilla Stender
Ramey becomes
the second
woman dean of
the School of Law,
bringing extensive
experience as
a practitioner,
law professor,
and director
of national
and regional
professional legal
The Elfenworks Center for Employment
Justice at the Women’s Employment
Rights Clinic is established to focus
on advocacy, legal services and
education for domestic workers and
other caregivers.
Due to the multi-year efforts of
the Environmental Law & Justice
Clinic’s work with the Hunter’s Point
community, the last fossil fuel plant
in San Francisco officially closes.
The Law School hosts historic panel
of seven alumnae judges on campus,
including Dean’s Advisory Board Chair Hon.
Lee Baxter (Ret.).
The Law School hosts its inaugural Chief Justice Ronald M.
George Distinguished Lecture, featuring Chief Justice Ronald
M. George as the first speaker.
Under the expert tutelage of legendary litigation guru
Professor Bernie Segal (heralded by The Recorder as a model
mentor) GGU’s teams score victories including first place
at the 2009 ABA Section of Labor and Employment Law San
Francisco Regional Trial Advocacy Competition (against
Boalt and Stanford, among others) and at the 2009 San
Francisco Trial Lawyers Association Mock Trial Competition
(against Boalt, Hastings and USF) and third place at 2010
ABA Criminal Justice Section National Mock Trial Competition
(against Harvard, Georgetown and others). GGU also finishes
among the top 10 at the State Bar’s 10th Annual Student
Environmental Negotiations Competition.
GGU launches the Center on Urban
Environmental Law at GGU with
co-directors Professor Alan Ramo and
Associate Professor Paul Kibel.
The Litigation Center kicks off 1st
STEP, the Summer Trial Evidence
Program, a one-of-a-kind, intensive,
experiential summer program that
trains students going into their
second year of law school to hit the
ground running as future litigators.
The Law School launches the Center for Intellectual Property Law.
The Law School and the Society of American Law Teachers
co-host the Poverty Law Conference.
The Litigation Center is launched with Professor Bernie Segal and
Associate Professor Wes R. Porter as co-directors.
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Brick by Brick:
Reconstructing the Bay Area Economy
here’s a palpable buzz
By Helyn Trickey Bradley
in the Bay Area these
Photos by Charlotte Fioritto
days, and much of it
Illustrations by Jason Marzloff
has to do with a local
economy that is teetering on a slow
but earnest economic recovery. This
underlying current of optimism is
welcome in a city that was bruised
and battered following the spectacular dot-com bust in 2000 that
saw over-valued tech companies
crumble in a matter of months. And
like a high-stakes game of dominos,
other business sectors began to fail
in quick order, causing one of the
worst economic slumps to date.
Today, San Francisco’s tech
industry is beginning to grow
once again, mostly driven
by social media companies and mobile
summer 2011
up roughly half the real-estate space
area), and Zynga, a social
media gaming company, are two
dot-coms that have tongues wagging.
startups, and
there’s hope that the
tech industry can fuel
growth that will pump blood
their counterparts did during the
dot-com boom, a signal that, unlike
the euphoria that accompanied the dot
“A lot more growth will be
com boom in the late 1990s, this time
coming down the line,” says Colin
companies are being more conservative
Yasukochi, vice president of research
with their money and choosing not to
at real estate firm Jones Lang LaSalle.
plunk down dollars for expensive real
He cites the planned expansions
estate just yet.
of Zynga, Twitter and other like-
And the types of construction
into other growth markets. But this
minded social media companies as an
projects that are blooming around
time around the optimism is tempered
example that the tech sector’s signifi-
the Bay Area signal a different sort of
with realism.
cant growth cycle is just beginning,
economic recovery, too.
San Francisco Chief Economist Ted
Egan agrees that tech is the Pied Piper
Le Liberal newspaper reports.
A recent study from Jones Lange
For instance, Cahill Contractors,
a 100-year-old company helmed
of this turnaround, leading the way
LaSalle found that the current number
by CEO John Cahill, Jr. (LHD 99),
for more beleaguered industries, but
of tech jobs in San Francisco is near-
received most of its business in the
“it’s certainly not yet another dot-com
ing the number of tech jobs in the
1990s from commercial ventures
boom,” he told the Associated Press in
Bay Area at the apex of the dot-com
funded by private investors. These
April 2011.
boom in 2000. But the sobering news
days, Cahill says most of their
Companies like Twitter (it just
is that the estimated 500 tech firms
projects are multi-family construction
garnered a huge city tax break in
in the city aren’t physically expand-
builds that are funded, in part, by the
return for staying in San Francisco
ing willy-nilly to accommodate more
federal stimulus dollars. According to
and expanding into the Mid-Market
workers. Today’s tech workers take
Cahill, private investors are still wary
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to invest in construction projects.
“Private projects are slower
hilarious with good news,” says
healthcare, laboratories, universities
Cahill of the current economic climate
to move,” he says. “(Land and/or
and schools, where we have met with
and its effect on his construction busi-
building) prices are low, so there’s
some success. This diversification
ness. “We’ve managed to weather the
some sniffing around, but
process has opened our eyes
private builders are wary
to new opportunities and
to invest.”
has made us a stronger
The roller coaster
economic booms and
company,” Estes says.
In addition to several
busts have made Cahill
high-profile building
Construction re-think
renovations for Golden
its business strategy.
Gate University — includ-
According to Guy Estes,
ing 40 Jesse, the university’s
Cahill project executive,
student services building,
the company’s strong
and the main building at
presence in the affordable
536 Mission — Cahill’s
housing sector in the late
company is busy reno-
1990s caused revenue
to plummet as much as
30 percent when the
bottom dropped out
of the market.
“This has forced
us to diversify
Michael Ghilotti, MBA 87,
at the Conzelman Road site
into alternate business lines such as
summer 2011
vating 220 Golden Gate
Avenue, a 100-yearold building with 176
housing units.
“We’re hunkering through,
but we’re not
storm, but we’re still waiting for the
sun to come out.”
“We’ve only seen a hint of the
economic resurgence,” says Estes. “It’s
noticeable, but barely.”
San Francisco is
unlike any other
market on the West Coast
“I’m not concerned that this is a
bubble,” says Victor Coleman (MBA
85), chief executive officer at Hudson
Pacific Properties. “We’re dealing with
much better quality companies than
before,” he says. “Before, (worth) was
based on perceived value. Now, you
have major technology companies that
are growing at tremendous rates.”
Photo courtesy Hudson Pacific Properties, Inc.
Victor Coleman, MBA 85,
Rincon Center
Photo by Major Diamond Productions
Coleman says he’s very excited
make getting to amenities like restau-
Rents in the heart of SoMa are up
about the growth potential in the city
rants, shopping and entertainment
about 8 percent since early last year,
and Hudson Pacific Properties bears
venues easier.
according to Meade Boutwell, a senior
out his confidence, investing half a
billion dollars in Bay Area properties
in the last year.
Coleman, who’s been active in the
Coleman’s anecdotal assessment of
SoMa’s growth seems right on target.
According to Jonathan Weber, a
columnist with The Bay Guardian,
vice president at CB Richard Ellis,
though they’re still well below the
peak reached in early 2008, before the
global recession hit.”
real estate industry since the late 1980s
SoMa is basking in the glow of
and has seen all sorts of markets, good
economic optimism. In a New York
Hudson Pacific, acquired 1455 Market
and bad, insists there is real reason to
Times article, Weber writes that “the
Street, a 1,012,000- square-foot office
be confident in the Bay Area right now.
office rental market (in SoMa) has
tower, and the company also made
“(San Francisco) is unlike any other
Recently, Coleman’s company,
tightened dramatically in the last
an approximate $40.3 million invest-
market on the West Coast. There’s
six months, according to local real
ment to acquire 51 percent of the
some growth in Southern California
estate professionals, as fast-growing
581,000-square-foot One and Two
and the Pacific Northwest, but there’s
social media and Internet software
Rincon Center office project.
nowhere near the velocity of the Bay
companies snap up ‘creative’ spaces.
Area,” he says. Coleman is particularly
For all the talk about how technology
quality buildings with solid occupan-
excited about building and renovations
enables people to work anywhere,
cies and amenities, attributes that
in San Francisco’s South of Market
many of these companies clearly find
meet our investment criteria,” says
(SoMa) area. “That’s where the growth
value in being within a few blocks of
is,” he says, attributing much of the
one another. ‘There are pockets right
To survive in the construction
activity to young dot-com workers
now where you can’t get any space,’
industry, you have to be an optimist,
who like to live close to their offices
said Steven Ring, city leader for client
says Michael Ghilotti (MBA 87), area
and near transportation hubs that
solutions at Cushman & Wakefield.
manager for Ghilotti Brothers, Inc., a
“Both properties are well-located,
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John Cahill, Jr., LHD 99
Guy Estes, Project Executive responsible
for Golden Gate University projects
construction company that specializes
might be a passing phase,” he says.
Silicon Valley; and an influx of foreign
in infrastructure projects. He agrees
“Just when we think that we’re turn-
businesses seeking to open offices in
that while there may be a bit more
ing a corner, bad news comes out. It’s
the Bay Area as signs of better times
optimism in the air, it’s a little early to
so complex.”
to come.
claim a turnaround is imminent.
“It’s with a great deal of appre-
In part, Ghilotti blames the State
As for the future, Ghilotti says his
of California and its handling of small
company has several big projects keep-
hension that people talk about (an
businesses. “We’ve turned it into a
ing them busy, including an $8 million
economic recovery). They feel like it
state that has too many regulations in
federal highway project in Marin
place to do business. It’s brutal to go
County. He says revenue growth in the
buy a piece of property and get permits
last five years for the third-generation
to do something.”
family-owned construction company
Still, Ghilotti says there are plenty
has topped 112 percent.
of reasons to be optimistic about
an economic resurgence. He cites
the expansion of high-speed rail;
infrastructure upgrades, including
improvements made to the Golden
Gate Bridge; the economic strength of
Tall Sails, High
Another optimistic sign of local
economic recovery is the city’s winning
of the 34th America’s Cup scheduled
for 2013. The high-profile sporting
competition is the third largest sporting event in the world and is the only
international sporting event to grace
American shores this decade, according
summer 2011
to community outreach manager for
America’s Cup is finished).” Permanent
“That’s why we’ve seen the payroll tax
the America’s Cup Event Authority
infrastructure changes may include
exemption for companies like Twitter.
Ariel Ungerleider (JD/MBA 09).
making one of the transportation lines
We need these jobs and we need them
follow the waterfront from Caltrain to
to stay in the city.”
“It’s going to be a giant exclamation point for our city,” says
Ungerleider. “It’s going to make
Fisherman’s Wharf.
The America’s Cup is expected to
people want to move here, visit here,
bring $1.2 billion into San Francisco’s
businesses will want to relocate here.
economy and create as many as 8,000
It’s going to put us back on the map
new jobs.
as a place where people can live and
work,” she says.
In addition to shining an interna-
According to an article in the San
Coleman remains optimistic that
the Bay Area’s recovery will continue
as long as we nurture our strengths.
“I’m a big believer in California,”
he says. “I think we’re in a very unique
cycle where government entities need
Francisco Chronicle, city officials
to facilitate growth by doing more
hope to improve sidewalks and street
than just saying we’re business friendly.
tional spotlight on the Bay Area, San
aesthetics along Jefferson Street in
Prove it. Local government needs to
Francisco is sure to benefit from some
Fisherman’s Wharf, as well as extend
be as creative as local businesses,”
of the transportation upgrades made
the F-line tracks via an existing tunnel
says Coleman. “I believe in the future
to accommodate the crowds expected
from the wharf through Fort Mason.
prosperity here. We’re going to go
for the 34th America’s Cup, including
Ungerleider has lived and worked
into a recovery, and the answer to the
express trains that would follow cur-
in the Bay Area for six years and says
recovery is right in front of us: the
rent routes.
the city’s assets remain as its entrepre-
small tenants; the small and entrepre-
neurial, creative roots.
neurial companies; and entrepreneurial
“Members of the community have
been asking for these (upgrades) for a
“San Francisco is an incubator for
long time,” says Ungerleider. “I think
ideas. A number of creative companies
it’s possible that some of the limited
have grown here and started here, but
lines may end up staying (after the
it’s hard to retain them,” she says.
growth. That’s what is going to get us
out of trouble,” Coleman says.
Bill Neukom: A Son of Golden Gate
By Drucilla Stender Ramey
Dean, School of Law
College. In fact, it was under his père’s
leadership that the School came into full
bloom as Golden Gate University in 1972.
Bill Neukom proudly recalls his father’s
Photo by KL Gates
The Bay Area cognoscenti know that the
San Francisco Giants and their Managing
active commitment to public service,
General Partner Bill Neukom have had a
particularly his commitment to the YMCA,
lot to do with the growing hegemony of the
where the College had been founded and
City’s South Beach neighborhood. They
housed since 1901. He especially remem-
may also know of Mr. Neukom’s background
bers his parents’ unfailing attendance at
as a legendary legal titan with nonpareil
Golden Gate graduations each year and
cred as former Microsoft general counsel,
speaks of their admiration for the graduates
be avoided. It was this desire, plus a federal
ABA President and partner at two distin-
— many of whom had emerged from the
clerkship, that landed him in Seattle.
guished Seattle-based law firms. What they
humblest beginnings to launch successful
are less likely to know is that Neukom is a
careers based on the educational opportu-
again maximizing potential — that of a great
true son of Golden Gate University.
nities at Golden Gate.
baseball franchise and a great new burgeon-
BIll Neukom, Managing Partner, SF Giants
Now, almost 50 years later, Neukom is
ing city-within-a-city — that has returned
He grew up on the Peninsula in
While many may reminisce about
San Mateo, where he lived for 22 years.
flower power and Mario Savio, it was San
him to the home of his youth. We hope the
Neukom proudly watched from the side-
Francisco’s less romantic ’60s penchant
glorious history and future plans for Golden
lines as his father, San Francisco business
for unfettered freeway construction and
Gate University, where his father played
leader John Neukom, served as an inde-
unchecked Bay landfill that drove Bill
such a leading role, will keep Neukom
fatigable member, and ultimately chair, of
Neukom to seek younger, growing cities of
actively involved in his own “Tale of Two
the Board of Trustees of then-Golden Gate
great potential where such mistakes might
Cities” for some time to come.
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Visit GGU AlumniConnect (www.ggu.
edu/alumni), the official website of the
GGU Alumni Association, for more
More than 75 people attended the
news and events.
Griffin Connect Symposium last
February. California Assemblywoman
Fiona Ma (MS 93) was the keynote
speaker at the workshop event directed
Congratulations to new Alumni Board
at recent graduates.
Members Silky Sahnan (JD 04), Jacob
Knutte (MBA 09), Mohsin Hafeez
(BBA 82, MBA 84) and to our new
board president Dave Iuppa (MBA 86).
Oct. 26 — Alumni Awards Luncheon
(p. 4)
Interested in serving on the board?
April 20-21, 2012 — Law Women’s
Board members meet four times/year
Reunion (p. 4)
and volunteer in a number of capacities to help further the mission of
GGU. Contact Don Witt, membership chair, at 650.269.2820 or [email protected]
Alumni Association
Board of Directors
Dave Iuppa (MBA 86)
Marketing Consultant
Daniel L’Abbe (BA 94)
Vice President
President, Recruiting Services
Granite Solutions Groupe
Dave Alpert (MBA 00)
Vice President & Principle
Sophia Bekele (MBA Alumna)
CBS International
Lindsay Eaton (JD 09)
Moshin Hafeez
Financial Advisor
Morgan Stanley
J.P. Harbour (LLM 04)
Law Office of J.P. Harbour
Dinah Hayse (JD 98)
Dave Iuppa (MBA 86)
Marketing Consultant
David Joslin (MBA 97)
Adjunct Professor
Chapman University and Embry-Riddle Aeronautical
Deanna Bruton
Dr. Richard Greggory Johnson III
If you hold a DBA, DPA, SJD or other
doctoral degree from GGU, or have
You may already know Deanna
Bruton, our new alumni services
manager, as she has served as alumni
services and law alumni relations coordinator since 2007. Bruton replaces
Pollie Robbins, who resigned in April
following a three-month maternity
leave filled by Maureen Nikaido.
Jacob Knutte (MBA 09)
Financial Services Professional
NorCal Wealth Management & Insurance
Christine LeGrand (MS 06)
Senior Tax Analyst
Levi Strauss & Co.
Carolyn Lee (JD 07, LLM 08)
Archer Norris
Silky Sahnan (JD 04)
Trusts and Wills California and Probate California
taught for GGU’s DBA program, we
Swapna Sinha (DBA 97)
invite you to join the GGU Doctoral
Alumni Association Network with
peers and mentor current doctoral
students. To join, simply join the
Ariel Ungerleider (JD/MBA 09)
Join “Golden Gate University” group
Community Outreach Manager,
America’s Cup
Greggory Johnson III (DPA 95),
Don Witt (MBA 86)
associate professor, University of San
group on LinkedIn. Info: Dr. Richard
Francisco, [email protected]
summer 2011
President & CEO
cyLogistics Inc.
class notes
— 1975 —
Eugene E. Williams (MPA 78) is the
James H. Scott (BA 69, MBA 71) joined
Milton M. Oliver (JD 75) owns Oliver
Intergovernmental Relations Office
the Texas Veterans Commission.
Intellectual Property LLC in Mashpee on
for Washington Suburban Sanitary
Cape Cod, Mass. E-mail: [email protected]
Commission in Laurel, Md. E-mail:
[email protected]
and president of Southeast Pump &
— 1976 —
— 1979 —
Equipment Inc. in Alplaretta, Ga. E-mail:
Paul E.T. Jensen (MBA 76) is the
Harry M. Auerbach (JD 79) is chair of
[email protected]
vice chair of the board of trustees at
the Oregon State Bar Appellate Practice
Northwestern Polytechnic University in
Section for 2011. E-mail: [email protected]
Fremont, Calif. E-mail: [email protected]
— 1972 —
Travis F. Glover (MBA 72) is the founder
— 1973 —
governent affairs manager of the
Robert L. Edwards (BA 73, MPA 75,
Steven A. MacDonald (BA 76, JD 79)
JD 80) is dean of the General Studies
was featured in the April 2011 BASF
— 1980 —
Department at the American University
Bulletin in an article titled “VLSP’s
Cheryl A. Larabee (MBA 80) was
in the Emirates. E-mail: [email protected]
Eviction Defense Project — Preventing
appointed the director of the board for
Homelessness and Stabilizing Lives.”
ZAGG Inc. in Salt Lake City, Utah.
E-mail: [email protected]
Larabee is the associate vice president for
Robert H. Oliver (JD 73) was awarded
University Advancement at Boise State
the “Distinquished Alumnus Award”
University in Idaho. E-mail: [email protected]
University, Fresno. Oliver serves on the
— 1977 —
Board of California Judges Foundation.
Robert J. Calone (BS 77) is on the
Randy M. Spiro (MS 80) has been
E-mail: [email protected]
Contra Costa (Calif.) Community
named a super lawyer in the area of
College District governing board.
Estate Planning for Southern California
in October 2010 by California State
Ronald J. Vernali (MPA 73, DPA 90)
by Thomson Reuters for 2011. E-mail:
was appointed as a commissioner for
James A. Lipman (MBA 77) is the
the Access Appeals Commission for the
marketing director for Sidense Corp. in
city and county of San Francisco. E-mail:
Livermore, Calif.
[email protected]
— 1974 —
— 1969 —
— 1978 —
[email protected]
— 1981 —
Michael C. Berch (JD 81) is the
principal of Hemispheres Law Group
Victor Jin (MBA 78) is the 2011
in San Francisco. E-mail: [email protected]
Harry R. Barbier (MPA 74) is the
president of the Nothern California
director of security for Dominican
Commercial Association of Realtors.
University of California in San Rafael,
E-mail: [email protected]
Craig E. Campbell (MPA 81) is the
president and chief operating officer
Calif. E-mail: [email protected]
David E. Roberson (JD 78) is on the
for Alaska Aerospace Corp. in
board of directors of TransLattice in
Anchorage, Alaska. E-mail: [email protected]
Santa Clara, Calif.
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Patrick W. Deeton (MBA 81) is a
John Foster (MPA 82) is the senior lead
Kathleen M. MacPherson (JD 83) was
partner at Deeton & Stanley, General
E-commerce engineer at Macy’s Systems
ordained in the American Catholic
Contractors in Healdsburg, Calif. E-mail:
and Technology. E-mail: [email protected]
Church and will serve as an ordained
[email protected]
priest in Mexico and El Paso, Texas.
E-mail: [email protected]
Les Schmidt (MS 81) is the CEO at
Mohsin Hafeez (BBA 82, MBA 84) was
Songbird in San Francisco. E-mail: [email protected]
elected to a three-year term on the GGU
Alumni Association Board of Directors.
Hafeez previously served on the board
— 1984 —
Edmund M. Scott (JD 81) is a partner at
from 1999-2005. E-mail: [email protected]
John H. Chory (MBA 84) is a corporate
Gray Duffy LLP in Redwood City, Calif.
partner at Latham & Watkins in
Boston, Mass. E-mail: [email protected]
E-mail: [email protected]
Bernard J. Tyson (BS 82, MBA 85) is
Betty T. Yee (MPA 81) is the first district
president and chief operating officer of
member of the California State Board Kaiser Permanente. In 2010 Tyson was
Julise M. Johanson (JD 84) is an
of Equalization. E-mail: [email protected]
named one of the 25 most influential
administrative law judge for the
African Americans in health care by
California Department of Social Services
Black Health magazine and one of the
in Sacramento. E-mail: [email protected]
top 25 minority executives in the nation
— 1982 —
James B. Boyd (JD 82) is the CFO for
by Modern Healthcare.
— 1985 —
Clara, Calif. E-mail: [email protected]
— 1983 —
David W. Faris (MBA 83) started a
The Daily Journal on March 16. E-mail:
publishing consultancy to advise new
[email protected]
Link_A_Media Devices Corp. in Santa
Arthur M. Evans (MBA 82) is the CFO
writers on how to self-publish their
of US Energy Corp. E-mail: [email protected]
work. E-mail: [email protected]
Ellen L. Bastier (JD 85) was featured in
John Y. Lo (MS 85) is a partner at
Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge’s
Robert S. Hsu (MBA 83) is the vice
associated Hong Kong office of Lister
president of international business
Swartz. E-mail: [email protected]
development for SkyBitz in Sterling, Va.
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M. Elizabeth Holmes (MBA 87) was
Larry F. Estrada (JD 89) is the district
city administrator for La Vergne, Tenn.
a presenter for a free webinar titled
labor counselor for the US Army Corps
“Not Your Granfather’s Diversity”
of Engineers and joined Ballet Folkloriko
held on March 31. E-mail: [email protected]
Ollin, a Mexican folk dance company.
— 1986 —
Steve A. Mayer (AA 85, BA 86) is the
Kathryn E. Hayes (BS 89) is the director
David R. Iuppa (MBA 86) was elected to
Mohd S. Mahfar (MS 87, PhD 94) is the
of the PLM Program for Synthes USA
a two-year term as president of the GGU
CEO of the Inland Revenue Board in
in West Chester, Penn. E-mail: hayes.
Alumni Association Board of Directors.
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
[email protected]
a seasoned business and sales manager
Yasmin R. Seyal (MS 87) is the vice
Leslie E. Hildula (MBA 89) is the
with Manpower, IBM, Hewlett Packard
president and global treasurer for VSP
communications coordinator for
and currently runs an independent
Global in Rancho Cordova, Calif.
Washington County Department
Iuppa brings many years of experience as
consulting practice as a life and business
of Land Use and Transportation in
coach in the South Bay. Iuppa has served
Richard E. Wolfe (MBA 87) is a privacy
on the alumni board since 2007. E-mail:
officer for the Department of Veteran
[email protected]
Affairs. E-mail: [email protected]
Hillsboro, Ore.
Sharron A. Mackey (MPA 89, 93) is
the director of managed care for EK
John E. O’Grady (JD 86, LLM 93)
Health Services Inc. in San Jose. E-mail:
for 2011-2012. O’Grady serves as
— 1988 —
vice chair of the Estate Planning, Trust
Jan Aspelund (MBA 88) is the vice
Benita A. Manglona (MS 89) is the
and Probate Law Section of the Bar
president of human resources for
director of the bureau of budget
Association of San Francisco. E-mail:
Colorado Mountain College in
and management research for the
[email protected]
Edwards, Colo.
government of Guam.
Donald A. Witt (MBA 86) is the vice
Michael D. Mathews (MBA 88)
Constance E. Norton (JD 89) is a
president of strategic sales for Ring
is chair of the board at Wizard
shareholder at Littler Mendelson in San
Carrier in San Jose. E-mail: [email protected]
World Inc. E-mail: [email protected]
Francisco. E-mail: [email protected]
published the Estate Tax Planning Guide
[email protected]
Mark G. Steele (BS 89) is the managing
— 1987 —
— 1989 —
Richard B. Bullock (MBA 87) Debra A. Bartz (MS 89) is a captain for
summited Mt. Whitney and Half Dome
United Airlines. Bartz was recognized
during 2009. E-mail: [email protected]
by Cambridge Who’s Who for
demonstrating dedication, leadership and
excellence in airline administration.
Dzulkifli Fadzilah (MBA 87) is the CEO
director and head of Convertible Bond
Sales for Sterne Agee in San Francisco.
— 1990 —
Nannie D. Hill-Midgett (MBA 90) is the
senior manager at the US Department of
Agriculture. E-mail: [email protected]
for Perbadanan Usahawan Nasional Bhd
John E. Chaquica (MBA 89) is the
in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
president of George Hills Co. in Rancho
John C. Story (MS 90) was recognized
Cordova, Calif. E-mail: [email protected]
by Cambridge Who’s Who for
demonstrating dedication, leadership
Timothy J. Harrington (MBA 87) is
interim CEO for the Lompoc Valley
and excellence in technology. E-mail:
Chamber of Commerce.
[email protected]
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in memoriam
— 1992 —
Roy D. Howland (BA 49) died August 3, 2010.
John L. Willis (MBA 74) died April 18, 2011.
Vernon O. Heyman (BA 49) died February 6, 2011.
Ronald D. Pierce (MBA 75) died August 18, 2009.
Gerhard H. Demut (BS 52) died April 20, 2010.
Robert S. Whiteley (JD 77) died March 11, 2011.
William D. Ireland (BA 56) died May 7, 2011.
Dora L. Borjon (BS 80) died October 15, 2010.
Services Corp. in Sparks, Nev. E-mail:
Robert E. Hunter (JD 58, MBA 77)
died April 5, 2011.
Michael S. Carbonaro (JD 80) died November 16, 2010.
Julie A. Lambert (MBA 92) is a director
Robert H. De Armond (BA 64) died March 28, 2011.
David P. Meriwether (MBA 80) died December 16, 2010.
Dean T. Beeman (MBA 65) died October 23, 2009.
Donald L. Kocalis (JD 80) died April 29, 2011.
Robert W. Spacek (MBA 67) died March 12, 2011.
Johnny R. Walker (MPA 84) died July 5, 2009.
Robert F. Jackson (MPA 68) died January 12, 2011.
Robert J. Ernsberger (MBA 85) died September 29, 2009.
Taghi Rezaian (MBA 68) died April 2, 2011.
Sidney S. Batista (MBA 85) died July 10, 2010.
A. Russell Chaney (MBA 70) died October 26, 2009.
Glenn M. Lashbrook (MBA 85)
died October 26, 2010.
Boyd D. Williamson (MPA 71) died November 9, 2010.
Grant C. Creeger (MBA 86) died October 2, 2009.
David S. De Armond (MBA 72)
died March 28, 2011.
Esther Nicastro-Capon (JD 86) died February 8, 2011.
Las Vegas, Nev.
Nancy V. Coffey (BS 73) died February 10, 2010.
Susan L. Moulthrop (MBA 87) died January 31, 2011.
— 1993 —
William G. Naef (BA 73) died March 16, 2010.
James J. Adams (MBA 88) died November 16, 2010.
Thomas W. Oliver (MBA 73) died October 14, 2010.
Robert A. Winkel (MS 88) died April 14, 2011.
Susan M. Trager (JD 73) died March 22, 2011.
Harry L. Peasley (BA 95, MS 05)
died January 10, 2011.
Sharon Adams (MS 92) started her own
firm, Sharon Adams, CPA, in Bakersfield,
Calif. E-mail: [email protected]
Christopher D. Brockway (MPA 92) is
the branch manager for Contemporary
[email protected]
of finance and human resources at S.
Martinelli & Co. in Watsonville, Calif.
E-mail: [email protected]
William R. Mills (MBA 92) is a chief
compliance officer at Professional
Finance Company in Greeley, Colo.
Gerald L. Robertson (JD 92) owns the
Law Offices of Gerald L. Robertson
& Associates in Napa, Calif. E-mail:
[email protected]
Kamran H. Sarmadi (MBA 92) is vice
president of engineering for Permlight
Gerald A. Brousseau (MBA 73) died March 31, 2011.
summer 2011
Products Inc. in Tustin, Calif.
Rebecca S. Wanta (MBA 92) is the senior
vice president and chief information
officer for MGM Resorts International in
Timothy R. Allen (MS 93) is the founder
of Allen Wine Group LLP in St. Helena,
Calif. Allen was spotlighted as one of the
leaders in Accounting in the North Bay
Business Journal.
Salvador Cobar (MBA 93) is the vice
president of worldwide sales and business
development for Sigma Designs Inc. in
Milpitas, Calif.
James J. Zhu (MBA 94) is the chief
Julie D. Soo (JD 96) is a commissioner
curator at the Anchorage Museum in
accounting officer for First Solar Inc.
on the San Francisco Commission on the
Anchorage, Alaska. E-mail: [email protected]
status of women. Soo is a trustee on the
St. Francis Memorial Hospital Board and
Charlotte K. Ito (LLM 93) was selected
— 1995 —
as the incoming vice chair of the
Edna M. Casteel (BA 95) was a recipient
California State Bar Trusts & Estates
of the Future Global Leaders award.
Section Executive Committee.
E-mail: [email protected]
Darrin T. Mish (JD 93) wrote Breaking
Richard G. Johnson (DPA 95) was
Control for the county of Maui, Hawaii.
The Tax Code. E-mail: [email protected]
appointed a tenured associate professor
E-mail: [email protected]
of Public Administration at University of
Julie M. Decker (MA 93) is the chief
vice chair of the Platform Committee
for the CA Democratic Party. E-mail:
[email protected]
Traci F. Villarosa (JD 96) is deputy
director of the Department of Liquor
San Francisco. E-mail: richard.johnson-
— 1994 —
[email protected]
— 1997 —
John A. Kaelle (MS 95) is executive vice
Holden Lim (MBA 97) is a managing
Joy B. Baker (JD 94, LLM 99) was
president and CFO of Marin Software in
director at Holliday Fenoglio Fowler LP
appointed assistant director of the High
San Francisco.
in San Francisco. E-mail: [email protected]
Tech Law Institute for Santa Clara
University School of Law. Baker serves
Jason D. Kors (MS 95) is a managing
on the board of directors for the Junior
shareholder at Dwyer Pemberton &
Shai S. Oved (LLM 97) owns The Law
League of Palo Alto Mid Peninsula.
Coulson in Tacoma, Wash. E-mail: [email protected]
Offices of Shai Oved in Canoga Park,
E-mail: [email protected]
Calif. E-mail: [email protected]
Eric K. Ferraro (JD 94) is a shareholder
Susan W. Leff (JD 95) received the
David V. Roth (JD 97) is senior counsel
for LeClairRyan in San Francisco.
National Defense Investigators
for Manning & Kass, Ellrod, Ramirez,
E-mail: [email protected]
Association’s “Profiles in Courage Award
Trester LLP in San Francisco. E-mail:
2011.” Leff is a San Francisco Bay Area
[email protected]
Eric A. Gale (JD 94) is a partner at
criminal defense attorney and adjunct
Burke, Williams & Sorensen LLP in
law professor at GGU School of Law.
Cynthia Sandoval (JD 97) is a partner at
Menlo Park, Calif. E-mail: [email protected]
E-mail: [email protected]
Jackson Lewis in Newport Beach, Calif.
E-mail: [email protected]
Scott L. Steever (JD 95) was spotlighted
Benjamin B. Park (MBA 94) is the
in the North Bay Business Journal on
executive director for the Asia America
March 7. E-mail: [email protected]
MultiTechnology Association in San
— 1998 —
Mateo, Calif.
Frances Heller (JD 98) was appointed to
Allison K. West (JD 94) was a webinar
— 1996 —
speaker on “Workplace Retaliation: How
Michael Notaro (JD 96) serves as
to Recognize and Prevent - the Latest
president-elect of Toastmasters
Sui La (JD 98) is of counsel for Royse
Types of Retaliation Claims” on April 8.
International. Notaro is an attorney
Law Firm in Palo Alto, Calif. E-mail:
E-mail: [email protected]
and principal for Notaro Law Group
[email protected]
Adimab LLC Board of Directors. E-mail:
[email protected]
in Alameda, Calif. E-mail: [email protected]
ggu magazine
Ken L. La Mance (JD 98) was featured in
Arif Koanda (MS 99) is general manager
an article in The Daily Journal on May
for sales and marketing department,
— 2002 —
1. E-mail: [email protected]
procurement department and regional at
Ignascio G. Camarena (JD 02) is a
PT Berca Cakra Teknologi in Indonesia.
managing attorney of the Santa Ana
Email: [email protected]
office of Dimalanta Clark LLP. E-mail:
Troy M. Van Dongen (JD 98) is a partner
at Winston & Strawn in San Francisco.
E-mail: t[email protected]
[email protected]
Fabien Mirabaud (LLM 99) is a partner
auctioneer at the art auction house
Said T. Jawad (MBA 02) is the
Lynne A. Williams (JD 98) recently
Audap & Mirabaud in Paris. E-mail:
diplomat in residence at Johns Hopkins’
overturned the largest land use
[email protected]
Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced
rezoning in the state of Maine. E-mail:
[email protected]
— 1999 —
Gabriella Ambrosi (MS 99) was
International Studies. Jawad is chair of
Samuel D. Shapiro (LLM 99)
the Foundation for Afghanistan and is
runs Schwartz & Shapiro, a law
CEO of Capitalize LLC. E-mail: [email protected]
firm in Los Angeles. E-mail: [email protected]
John G. Mahoney (MBA 02) is the
CEO of i-GATE Development Corp. in
care from the North Bay Business
— 2000 —
Journal in April. E-mail: [email protected]
Nicole E. Gage (JD 00) is counsel in
the San Francisco office of Tucker Ellis
Khaled Taqi-Eddin (JD 02) is a partner
& West LLP. E-mail: [email protected]
for Foley & Mansfield PLLP in Oakland.
E-mail: [email protected]
spotlighted as a leader in home
Grace-Candida Clerc (BA 99, MS 02)
Livermore, Calif. E-mail: [email protected]
is the co-founder and owner of The
Cooking Apprentice LLC. E-mail:
A. Russell Martin (JD 00) owns the Law
[email protected]
Offices of Russ Martin in San Rafael,
Calif. E-mail: [email protected]
Scott E. Cripps (LLM 99) is the
— 2003 —
Oliver K. Berghaus (MBA 03) is the vice
managing director of the High Net
William Wesley (MBA 00, JD 08)
president of the business enablement
Worth Services Trust and Estate Tax
released a book titled Full Life Balance:
operations area of Bank of America in
Specialist Group at Schwab & Co. Inc.
the Five Keys to the Kingdom — How to
Addison, Texas. E-mail: [email protected]
in Denver, Colo. E-mail: [email protected]
Live Better Every Day.
associate for Goldstein, Gellman,
— 2001 —
Melbostad & Harris, LLP in San
Janelle K. Toman (MPA 01) is on the
Francisco. E-mail: [email protected]
board of the Capital Area United Way
Benjamin Vollrath (LLM 03) is legal
and South Dakota Friends of Public
counsel at Turner Broadcasting System
Broadcasting. E-mail: [email protected]
Deutschland GmbH in München,
Germany. E-mail: [email protected]
Adrian Hern (JD/MBA 99) is an
Kari E. Kelly (JD 99) is of counsel at
Anton Law Group in Denver, Colo.
E-mail: [email protected]
Anh H. Nguyen (LLM 03) is of counsel
summer 2011
at Tsao-Wu, Chow & Yee LLP in San
Jose. E-mail: [email protected]
volunteer of the month in February from
When you give to a private, nonprofit school like GGU,
every gift makes an impact, no matter what size.
the Volunteer Legal Services Program of
Gifts of $100 or more get their names listed in the fall issue of ggu magazine.
the Bar Association of San Francisco.
Giving Society members also receive member communications from the presi-
Diane E. Gentry (JD 04) was named
— 2004 —
dent and invitations to special programs and events.
Esther Hagege (LLM 04) is an associate
at Allen & Overy in Paris.
Centennial Society
Give a lifetime amount exceeding $100,000.
Marshall C. Hopper (MPA 04) is the
chief probation officer in Placer County,
Calif. E-mail: [email protected]
Millennium Society
Give a minimum of $2,000 in unrestricted gifts to the annual fund or a specific school per year, offering ggu the flexibility to address its Shelby Buccellato (BBA 04) is the vice
president of sales trading for Canaccord
Genuity in San Francisco. E-mail:
[email protected]
Alexandra Gadzo (LLM 04) owns a
law firm in Palo Alto, Calif. E-mail:
[email protected]
highest priorities.
Bridge Society
Include the university in their estate plans.
Silver Society
Have given annually to Golden Gate University for 25 or more years.
Mission Society
Make an automatic monthly gift by credit card, electronic-fund transfer or
— 2005 —
Liliana Grip (BBA 05) is the director
payroll deduction.
of development at EARTH University
Foundation in Atlanta, Ga. E-mail:
1. By check (Elizabeth Brady, vice president of University Advancement,
[email protected]
Garrick A. Russell (MBA 05) is the
president and chief operations officer
at Great Lakes Data Systems Inc. in
Carlsbad, Calif. E-mail: [email protected]
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Ask about:
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stock, property, cash or through a charitable trust.
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Wind in Her Sails
aking up at 6 am to e-mails and conference
calls with European colleagues before her cup
of coffee is no problem for Ariel Ungerleider
(JD/MBA 09), community outreach manager at America’s
Cup Event Authority. She is helping put San Francisco on
the global stage with a sporting event that will revolutionize the world of competitive sailing.
“Working with our local city government is a blast,” says
Ungerleider, who travels between San Francisco City Hall
and the Port of San Francisco to plan community outreach
and communications strategies with various local stakeholders. “They are so dedicated to our city and creating a future
for San Francisco that we can all be proud of.”
Ungerleider, who worked as an intern almost year-round
for four years while she pursued her JD/MBA, passed the
California Bar and, for now, is enjoying learning from some
of the world’s best in the sports marketing industry. She
recently got engaged to her longtime boyfriend and plans to
get married in the summer of 2012, which, after planning
one of the biggest sporting events to ever take place in San
Francisco, should be a cinch to navigate.
Emily Vena (JD 05, LLM 09) is a
David L. Jeffries (MPA 06) is a police
Santosh Giri (LLM 07) is a legal
tax attorney for the State Board of
captain in the Novato (Calif.) Police
consultant for Cintel Systems Inc. in
Equalization in Los Angeles. E-mail:
Department. E-mail: [email protected]
Pleasanton, Calif. E-mail: [email protected]
[email protected]
Stefan Winheller (LLM 05) started his
Jan P. Seelinger (LLM 06) is an attorney
C. Alex Naegele (JD 07) wrote an
own law firm in Frankfurt am Main
at Noerr LLP in Berlin, Germany. E-mail:
article in the December 2010 edition
and Karlsruhe in Germany. E-mail:
[email protected]
of Thompson Reuters Journal of
[email protected]
— 2006 —
International Taxation titled “Cost
— 2007 —
Formulary Apportionment Transfer
Pricing.” E-mail: [email protected]
Alfredo O. Atregenio (MBA 07,
Folly O. Akpokli (MBA 06) is the senior
MAC 09) is an auditor with the US
Nancy W. Weng (JD 07) is an associate
manager of worldwide revenue for
Department of Transportation/Office of
at Tsao-Wu, Chow & Yee LLP in San
mBlox in Sunnyvale, Calif.
Inspector General. E-mail: [email protected]
Jose. E-mail: [email protected]
Ingo Bednarz (LLM 06) heads the junior
attorney recruitment program at Willkie
Hudielle De Souza (LLM 07) is a
Farr & Gallagher LLP in Frankfurt,
contracts paralegal in the contracts
Germany. E-mail: [email protected]
management department at Union Bank in San Francisco. E-mail: [email protected]
Sharing Regulations: the Case for
summer 2011
Chung-Yi Tsai (MBA 09) is a Sarah M. King (LLM 10) is the
marketing manager at Fairchild
president of the Queen’s Bench Board
Sanaz Alasti (SJD 08) is a visiting fellow
Semiconductor in San Jose. E-mail:
of Directors in San Francisco. E-mail:
at Harvard Law School and working on
[email protected]
[email protected]
Study of Death Penalty.” E-mail:
Ariel Ungerleider (JD/MBA 09) is the
Otis C. Landerholm (JD 10) owns a
[email protected]
community outreach manager for the
law office in San Francisco. E-mail:
America’s Cup in San Francisco. E-mail:
[email protected]
— 2008 —
her Post-Doctoral project “Comparative
Rory C. Quintana (JD 08) is an associate
[email protected]
attorney for Kumin Sommer LLP in San
Francisco. E-mail: [email protected]
— 2009 —
at Bird & Bird LLP. E-mail: [email protected]
— 2011 —
Stacie L. Court (MS 11) is a supervisor
Gabriel Voisin (LLM 09) is an associate
for Brown Thornton Pacenta and
Company P.A. in Pensacola, Fla. E-mail:
associate with Mitchell & Courts LLP in
— 2010 —
Alameda, Calif. Batchelder was profiled
Raymonn J. Dejesus (JD 10) is a deputy
Amy L. Hespenheide (LLM 11) is an
in the National Academy of Elder Law
district attorney for the Nevada County
attorney for Royse Law Firm in San
Attorneys’ News. E-mail: [email protected]
District Attorney’s Office in Nevada City,
Francisco. E-mail: [email protected]
Calif. E-mail: [email protected]
Jessica B. Crawley (JD 09) wrote an
Catherine Delcin (JD 10) is a contract
article titled “Safety Measures & Estate
associate at Genentech. E-mail:
Planning For Your Cavaliers” in the
[email protected]
Philip D. Batchelder (JD 09) is an
[email protected]
spring 2011 issue of the Bulletin of the
Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Club USA
Nikki Uyen T. Dinh (JD 10) was
Inc. E-mail: [email protected]
honored by the Vietnamese American
Bar Association of Northern California
Janet L. Everson (LLM 09) is a partner
Alumna for being their first Public
at Murphy Pearson Bradley & Feeney Interest Law Fellow. E-mail: [email protected]
in San Francisco. E-mail: [email protected]
Melissa Gena (BBA 10) was appointed a
Roy Grimes (MBA 09) is the chief
board member of edRover in Stevenson
sustainability officer at Total School
Ranch, Calif. Gena is the director of
Solutions in Fairfield, Calif. E-mail:
product and client services for Ondeego
[email protected]
Inc. E-mail: [email protected]
Derek O. Myers (JD 09) works at the
Michelle L. Gienger (JD 10) is a federal
Schmit Law Office in Oakland, Calif.
investigator with the Equal Employment
E-mail: [email protected]
Opportunity Commission in Oakland.
E-mail: [email protected]
Vanessa J. Sundin (JD 09) is an attorney
for DLK Law Group in San Francisco.
E-mail: [email protected]
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