|[December 17, 2012]
Six Business Executives Join SDSU's College of Business Administration Board of Directors
SAN DIEGO --(Business Wire)--
of Business Administration at San Diego State University (SDSU)
announced that six business executives with local, national and
international ties have been named to the college's board of directors.
They are Michael Bertolino, Jeffrey Dunham, Tom Gildred, Steadman
Graham, Brian Kelley (News - Alert), and Alan Wessel.
SDSU alumnus Michael Bertolino ('85, accounting) is the west region tax
managing partner for Ernst & Young and specializes in global tax
consulting services. He is known throughout Ernst & Young for his
commitment to gender equality within the accounting field.
Another SDSU alumnus, Jeffery Dunham ('83, finance) is the founder and
CEO of Dunham & Associates Investment Counsel Inc. and the chairman of
the Dunham Trust Company. Dunham was a pioneer in performance-based
advisory compensation which has now become a standard in the industry.
San Diego entrepreneur, Tom Gildred ('88, accounting), launched Emerald
Textiles in 2010, a commercial laundry service for Southern California
healthcare providers, which now serves nearly 80% of the hospital beds
in San Diego. He is also the founderand chairman for FMT Consultants, a
Microsoft (News - Alert) certified gold partner.
Steadman Graham is the chairman and CEO of S. Graham & Associates, a
Chicago-based management and marketing consulting firm. He also conducts
training for corporations, organizations and nonprofits and is the
author of two New York Times bestsellers, You Can Make It
Happen: A Nine-Step Plan for Success and Teens Can Make It
Happen: Nine Steps to Success.
As the CFO and managing partner for Paradigm Investment Group, Brian
Kelley oversees a 96-unit Hardee's franchise group. He also serves as
the CFO for the partnership group that owns and operates the
award-winning Donovan's Prime Steakhouse and Donovan's Prime Seafood
Alan Wessel graduated in 1981 with a finance degree from San Diego State
and currently serves as the senior vice president of the west region at
Vulcan Materials Company. He has been with the company since 1992 and is
responsible for Vulcan's business interests in California, Arizona and
"We welcome our 2013 incoming class of directors. These six exemplary
individuals will join our existing board members in investing their time
and resources into the college by mentoring our students, offering
financial support, collaborating with faculty on cutting-edge research,
and providing their expertise into building a relevant curriculum," said
Dr. Michael Cunningham, dean of SDSU's College of Business
Administration. "All of the College of Business' distinguished board
members - many of whom are alumni - have proven themselves not only as
outstanding industry leaders, but as generous and exceptional role
models for our students."
About the College of Business Administration
With nearly 5,000 students, SDSU's College of Business Administration
is one of the largest business schools in the U.S. For over 50 years,
the College has produced some of the most successful and influential
business leaders in the world. For more information, visit www.sdsu.edu/business.
San Diego State University is the oldest and largest higher education
institution in the San Diego region. Since it was founded in 1897, the
university has grown to offer bachelor's degrees in 85 areas, master's
degrees in 77 areas and doctorates in 19 areas. SDSU's approximately
31,000 students participate in an academic curriculum distinguished by
direct contact with faculty and an increasing international emphasis
that prepares them for a global future. For more information, visit www.sdsu.edu.
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