A position of involvement, support, and commitment to educational excellence.

Advisory Board members automatically receive membership in our Director's Circle. A member of the Advisory Board is appointed to hold a position of demonstrated involvement, support, and commitment to the Charles W. Lamden School of Accountancy. In accepting this three-year appointment, an individual agrees to fulfill the requirements and meet the responsibilities associated with the Accounting Leaders for Education Excellence Advisory Board membership. These include, but are not limited to:

  • Contribute a minimum of $2,500 (including matched gifts) each year
  • Facilitate faculty research and case development by helping faculty gain access to real subjects and real-world examples
  • Actively participate with the Charles W. Lamden School of Accountancy to promote the accounting program as well as the profession. This may involve meeting with students, making presentations to classes and/or student organizations, attending major School of Accountancy events, and more.
  • Assist in recruiting new members to the School of Accountancy Director's Circle by identifying potential new members and making personal contacts to solicit membership. This may include telephone calls, personal visits, hosting a development event, a handwritten note, etc.
  • Attend and participate in no more than two Advisory Board meetings each year (Fall and Spring)
  • Provide feedback on programs and initiatives
  • Serve in an advisory capacity to the William E. Cole Director of the School of Accountancy
BearBBryan Bear
Taylor Guitars
Director of Finance
'90 Accounting, '02 EMBA
ClemensMMark Clemens
KPMG
Partner, Audit
Lee DuranLee Duran
BDO Seidman, LLP
Assurance Services Partner
'82 Accounting
Mark FisherMark A. Fisher, CPA
Diocese of San Diego
Finance Officer
'82 Accounting, '92 MBA
Ken GerstelKen Gerstel
Deloitte LLP
Partner
Victor GonzalesVictor Gonzales
Holthouse Carlin & Van Trigt LLP
Partner
'89 Accounting
James LevinsonJames Levinson
PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
Partner, State and Local Tax
'84 Accounting
Trevor I. MihalikTrevor I. Mihalik
Sempra Energy
Senior VP, Controller and Chief Accounting Officer
Chris RobertsChris Roberts
West Rhode & Roberts
Partner
'92 Finance
Rick RosasRick Rosas
PwC
Tax Partner
'87 Accounting
Catherine M. StiefelCatherine M. Stiefel
'92 Accounting
BrownellSStephen J. Brownell
Lindsay & Brownell, CPAs
Founding Partner
'85 MSA
Thomas DarcyThomas Darcy
Tocagen Inc., Director
Executive VP & CFO
'73 Accounting
Scott FarberScott Farber
Grant Thornton, LLP
Managing Partner
'81 Accounting
Damon M. FlemingDamon M. Fleming, Ph.D.
Charles W. Lamden School of Accountancy
William E. Cole Director
Jim GivensJim Givens
Ernst & Young LLP
Partner
'90 Accounting
Mike HowardMike Howard
Ernst & Young LLP
Partner, Assurance & Advisory Business Services
'96 Accounting
Leslie LevinsonLeslie Levinson, CPA
The Campanile Foundation
Chief Financial Officer
'90 Accounting
James NakagawaJames Nakagawa
Excel Trust
Chief Financial Officer
'88 Accounting
Laura RoosLaura Roos
Moss Adams LLP, Not-for-profit Services Group
Partner
'91 Accounting
Michael SchneiderMichael Schneider
SoCalGas and SDG&E
VP, Customer Operations
Judy ThomsonJudy Thomson
Judy Thomson & Associates
'93 Psychology