2017 Advisory Board

John Adams

John Adams

FOUNDER

troupeIT.com, Ex-Twitter
(early employee: Ops, Security),
Information security consulting

Joel Backaler

Joel Backaler

MANAGING DIRECTOR, MARKETING
& CORPORATE DEVELOPMENT

Frontier Strategy Group

Rebecca Branham

Rebecca Branham

MEMBER / MARKETING & COMMUNICATIONS

FOUNDER & CEO

B&L Group

Abraham Carons

Abraham Carons

MEMBER / OUTREACH & ENGAGEMENT

FINANCIAL ADVISOR

Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Nigam Chokshi

Nigam Chokshi

CONTROL ACCOUNT MANAGER

Boeing

Amanda Coolong

Amanda Coolong

MEMBER / PROGRAMMING

CO-CHAIR NEW MEDIA ENTREPRENEUR

Women in Technology International

Christine Drinan

Christine Drinan

MEMBER / PROGRAMMING

CEO AND EDITOR-IN-CHIEF

Galavante

Alexander Eng

Alexander Eng

SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, MARKET
EXECUTIVE COMMERCIAL BANKING

Bank Of America Merrill Lynch

Veronica Estrada

Veronica Estrada

CO-CHAIR / NETWORKING

BOARD MEMBER

Fulfillment Fund

Jim Fenton

Jim Fenton

CO-CHAIR / FUNDRAISING

PRIVATE WEALTH MANAGER

City National Bank

Ferdinando Guerra

Ferdinando Guerra

MEMBER / MARKETING & COMMUNICATIONS

SENIOR ECONOMIST/PROFESSOR OF
ECONOMICS AND POLITICAL SCIENCE

Keith Herman

Keith Herman

MEMBER / OUTREACH & ENGAGEMENT

FOUNDER

IPA Equities, PMBC Group, HealthWell PR

Nadia Huda

Nadia Huda

CO-CHAIR / PROGRAMMING

LA REGIONAL MARKETING MANAGER

Ernst & Young

Nina Leong

Nina Leong

BOARD MEMBER, FULFILLMENT FUND

VICE PRESIDENT, SMALL BUSINESS BANKER

Bank of America

Yiwen-Li

Yiwen Li

DIRECTOR, GLOBAL STRATEGY & BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

NantHealth

Lloyd McKinney

Lloyd McKinney

MEMBER / OUTREACH & ENGAGEMENT

WEST COAST SUPPLY CHAIN DIRECTOR

Northrupp Grumman

TimeshPatel

Timesh Patel

MEMBER / FUNDRAISING

CEO

Supplyocean

Robert Pearlstein

Robert Pearlstein

VICE PRESIDENT GLOBAL BUSINESS
DEVELOPMENT

SRI International

Afshin Pishewar

Afshin Pishewar

FOUNDING CHIEF LEGAL OFFICER AND
GENERAL COUNSEL

Hyperloop

Chris Rico

Chris Rico

MEMBER / PROGRAMMING

DIRECTOR OF INNOVATION

Los Angeles County Economic
Development Corporation (LAEDC)

Susan KohnRoss

Susan KohnRoss

MEMBER / PROGRAMMING

PARTNER, INTERNATIONAL TRADE
PRACTICE CHAIR, CYBERSECURITY AND
PRIVACY PRACTICE CHAIR

Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp LLP

Chirag Sagar

Chirag Sagar

CHAIRMAN / LEADERSHIP

COO, CO-FOUNDER

Destination Luxury

Clint Schaff

Clint Schaff

MEMBER / NETWORKING

VP, STRATEGY + DEVELOPMENT

Los Angeles Times

Ken Silverman

Ken Silverman

MEMBER / MARKETING & COMMUNICATIONS

HEAD, NORTH AMERICA CHAIRMAN & CEO

Sannam S4 Group, South Asian
Studies Association (SASA)

Stella Song

Stella Song

CO-CHAIR / OUTREACH & ENGAGEMENT

CEO, CO-FOUNDER DLX /
FOUNDER OF WM

WELL*MADE / Destination Luxury

Robert Sun

Robert Sun

PRESIDENT AND CEO

American-Chinese CEO Society

Lauren Tanner

Lauren Tanner

GLOBAL EXPANSION EXPERT

Cydni Tetro

Cydni Tetro

CHIEF PRODUCT & MARKETING OFFICER,
DIGITAL STRATEGIST, SPEAKER, STEM
ADVOCATE & FOUNDER WOMEN TECH
COUNCIL

George Tilesch

George Tilesch

MEMBER / NETWORKING

US MANAGING PARTNER

Innomine Group

Vanessa Torress

Vanessa Torress

CO-CHAIR / NETWORKING

RELATIONSHIP MANAGER

Chase Bank

Ban Tran

Ban Tran

CO-CHAIR / OUTREACH & ENGAGEMENT

PRESIDENT & CEO

Trans International Group, LLC

Kyle Walkenhorst

Kyle Walkenhorst

CO-CHAIR / MARKETING & COMMUNICATIONS

CEO

Sprocketmedia