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 BellJames 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, Cal State L.A. Read More.

 

Richard Cordova

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

 

Alan FohrerAlan 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 GellerMarshall Geller, '61, Co-Founder, Managing Partner, and Managing Director, St. Cloud Capital, LLC. Marshall graduated from College of Business and Economics, Cal State L.A, 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 LaemmleBob Laemmle '58, 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. LuckiMichael 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. He is also the 2014 Cal State L.A. Alumnus of the Year. Read More.
 

 Rosario MarinRosario 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 McKernanThomas McKernan, '81, '85, retired CEO, Auto Club of Southern California (AAA), Thomas graduated from the College of Business and Economics, Cal State L.A., with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and a MBA in Finance.
 

 

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

 

 

Raul Porto Raul Porto, ’84, CEO, Porto’s Bakery. Raul earned his Bachelors degrees in Business Administration and Accounting. Read More.

 

 

Lawrence RodriguezLawrence Rodriguez, retired Managing Partner, Ernst & Young Hawaii. Lawrence received a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the College of Business and Economics.

 

 

Noelia RodriguezNoelia 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 the College of Business and Economics. Read More.

 

Wesley RuWesley Ru, '78, Entrepreneur; President, Santa Barbara Polo and Racquet Club.  Wesley is the Distinguished Alumnus for the College of Business and Economics in 2014. 

 

 

Louis RubinoLouis Rubino, '79, Professor and Director of the Health Administration program at California State University, Northridge (CSUN).

 

 

America TangAmerica Tang, '79, President and CEO, Ace Fence Co. America earned her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with an option in International Business. Read More.

 

 

Gilbert VasquezGilbert Vasquez, '64, Managing Partner, Certified Public Accounting Firm of Vasquez & Company, LLP; former President, the California Board of Accountancy.

 

 

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

 

 

Rosalina CardenasRosalina Cardenas, Vice President, Political, Advocacy & Government at Univision Communications Inc. Read More.

 

 

Remi de la RochaRemi de la Rocha '01, Director of Provider Network Management at Altamed Health Services. Read More. 

 

Spotlight

Susan Woo, Distinguished Alumna

Susan Woo

Congratulations Susan Woo, College of Business and Economics 2015 Distinguished Alumna. Susan is the President of Jade Lake Incorporated, a woman’s swimwear manufacturing company, is an immigrant success story. Ms. Woo emigrated with her parents from Vietnam in 1984. Upon arriving in America, the family settled in Monterey Park, California. (Read more)

Gilbert R. Vasquez

Gilbert Vasquez

Congratulations Gilbert R. Vasquez, Cal State L.A. 2015 Alumnus of the Year. Gilbert is the Managing Partner of the certified public accounting firm of Vasquez and Company LLP. Since 1967, he has managed and directed a successful practice in public accounting, auditing, taxation, and financial consulting. Mr. Vasquez was a Chapter 7 Panel Trustee in the Central District of California, handling in excess of 3,000 bankruptcy cases annually. He has also served as a Chapter 11 Trustee, a Bankruptcy Examiner and a Receiver.  (Read more)