Distinguished Alumni

We are proud of our Cal State L.A. business alumni who continue to achieve notable success in all areas of business and industry. This exceptional list includes:

James Bell, '97, retired President, Executive Vice President and CFO, The Boeing Company. He earned his bachelor's degree in Accounting from College of Business and Economics, CSULA. Read More.

Richard Cordova, '72, President and CEO, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. Richard received a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from College of Business and Economics, CSULA in 1972. Read More.

Alan Fohrer, '81, retired Chairman and CEO, Southern California Edison. Alan earned a master’s degree in business at Cal State L.A. in 1981. Read More.

Marshall Geller, '61, Co-Founder, Managing Partner, and Managing Director, St. Cloud Capital, LLC. Marshall graduated from College of Business and Economics, CSULA, with a BS in Business Administration, where he currently serves on the Dean’s Advisory Council for the College. Read More.

Karen Kanemoto, Vice President of Finance, Paramount Pictures

Bob Laemmle, second generation owner of the family run Laemmle Theatres, is a Cal State L.A. graduate (’58) and inductee to the Cal State L.A. Athletics Hall of Fame in 2005.  Read More.

Michael A. Lucki, '78, CFO and Sr. VP, CH2M HILL; Member, CSU Foundation Board of Governors. Lucki received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with an emphasis in accounting from the college of Business and Economics. Read More.

Rosario Marin, '83, 41st U.S. Treasurer, Rosario received a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration-marketing from the college of Business and Economics. Read More.

Thomas McKernan, '81, '85, retired CEO, Auto Club of Southern California (AAA), Thomas graduated from College of Business and Economics, CSULA, with a BS in Business Administration.

Thomas Nassif, '65, Esq., former U.S. Ambassador to the Kingdom of Morocco; President and CEO, Western Growers Association. Read More.

Raul Porto, ’84, CEO, Porto’s Bakery. Raul earned their bachelor’s degrees in business and accounting. Read More.

Lawrence Rodriguez, retired Managing Partner, Ernst & Young Hawaii. Lawrence received a BS in accounting from College of Business and Economics.

Noelia Rodriguez, '86, former White House Press Secretary and Director of Communications; former Deputy Mayor, City of Los Angeles. Noelia earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from College of Business and Economics. Read More.

Wesley Ru, '78, Entrepreneur; President, Santa Barbara Polo and Racquet Club.

America Tang, '79, President and CEO, Ace Fence Co. America obtained a Bachelor of Science in business administration with an option in international business. Read More.

Gilbert Vasquez, Managing Partner, Certified Public Accounting Firm of Vasquez & Company, LLP; former President, California Board of Accountancy.

Linda Wah, '85, '89 MBA, Member, PCC Board of Trustees; Member, Board of Trustees, Pasadena Area Community College District.

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Rosalina Cardenas

Rosalina is a Vice President, Political, Advocacy & Government at Univision Communications Inc.

Marshall Geller

Marshall Geller is a Co-Founder and Managing Partner of St. Cloud Capital, LLC (together with its affiliates, “St. Cloud”), a Los Angeles-based private investment firm focused on providing growth capital to the lower-middle market.