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, Cal State L.A. Read More.
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.
Rosalina Cardenas, '89, President, Cardenas Strategy Group. Read More.
Remi de la Rocha '01, '06, Vice Predident, Managed Care, AltaMed Health Services. 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 and Managing Partner, 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 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. 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 Marin, '83, Former U.S.Treasurer, Owner of Marin & Marin. 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 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, '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 his Bachelors degrees in Business Administration and Accounting. Read More.
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 the College of Business and Economics. Read More.
America 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.
Raul Porto was honored by the College of Business and Economics for his achievement in transforming an independently owned business into a thriving chain of bakeries.
Susan Woo, Distinguished Alumna
Congratulations Susan Woo, '10, '15, Alumna. Member of Emerald Zone Investments LLC.
Gilbert R. 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)