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College of Business Administration

CBA Advisory Council



The CBA Advisory Council (CBAC) provides input and assistance to Sacramento State’s College of Business Administration as it seeks to fulfill its mission, including to the College Dean on issues related to programs and curriculum, resource development, external relations, and strategic planning. The CBAC is comprised of a cross-section of corporate, alumni, and government leaders. Individuals selected have demonstrated leadership in their chosen field, and are committed to the mission, vision, and success of the CBA.

Mr. Gilles Attia
Attorney at Law
Managing Partner
DLA Piper

Mr. James E. Beckwith
President and CEO
Five Star Bank

Mr. Douglas Busch
Vice President & Chief Operating Officer
Intel Corporation - GE Innovations

Mr. Christopher Cady
Division President
KB Home

Mr. Dale Carlsen ('84)
Owner
The Sleep Train

Mr. Matt Cologna ('94)
Senior Director
Cushman & Wakefield's Sacramento Office

Ms. Suzanne Diers ('83)
IT Project Manager
Chevron Information Technology Company

Mr. John DiStasio
General Manager
Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD)

Ms. Crystal Ekanayake (MBA '87 & MS '00)
Certified Public Accountant
GALLINA LLP

Ms. Ramona Farrell (EMBA '06)
Managing Partner
Ueltzen & Company LLP

Mr. Paul Finn
Pres. CBA Alumni Chapter & Account Manager, Western Sales Region
US Postal Service

Mr. Dennis Gardemeyer
Chair (BA 71 & MBA 74)
Chief Executive Officer
Zuckerman-Heritage, Inc.

Mr. Thomas M. Gilbert ('80)
Certified Public Accountant
Gilbert Associates, Inc.

Mr. Ed Graves ('73)
Principal
Ed Graves Consulting

Mr. Ted Hoffman ('68)
Managing Partner
Alliance Ventures

Ms. Toosje Koll ('89)
CPA, Managing Director
Resources Global Professionals

Mr. Kenneth Macias, CPA ('79) MS ('90)
Founder & Managing Partner
Macias, Gini and O'Connell LLP

Mr. Robert MacIntosh ('61)
President & CEO
PIER 39 (Retired)

Mr. William Martin
President & CEO
Bank of Sacramento

Mr. Jim McGrann
President
VSP Vision Care

Mr. Michael Obermire (EMBA '06)
Director of Sales & Marketing
USS-POSCO

Mr. Garry Orsolini (MS '85)
Technology Director
HP Education Services
Hewlett Packard

Mr. Tim Ray
Executive Director External Affairs Northeast
AT&T

Mr. Robert Rivinius ('68)
Principal
The RHR Group

Mr. Randall Sater (BS '80, MBA '86)
Senior Vice President
Teichert Land Company

Mr. Steve Scott
Chief Technology Officer
VSP (Vision Service Plan) (Retired)

Ms. Debra Sleigh (BS '83 & MBA '87)
VP of Applications Information Technology
Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI)

Mr. Dana C. Smith (BS '83, MBA '85)
Vice President/Real Estate Industries Group
Union Bank

Ms. Sandra R. Smoley
President & CEO
The Sandy Smoley Group

Mr. Donald Terry
Assistant Vice President
Community Development Officer
Wells Fargo Bank

Mr. Elliott Troshinsky
President & General Manager
KCRA TV - Channel 3

Mr. Dave F. Ward, CPCU, ARM
Senior Account Executive
InterWest Insurance Services, Inc.

Mr. Steven H. Weiss
Consultant
The Weiss Group