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Meet EMBA 93S - Spring 2012!

We're Making Waves!  Meet EMBA 93S!

EMBA 93S with their Class Advisor, Jim Emerick, and Deputy Director of Executive Programs, Regina Korossy.


Ramzan Amiri

Ramzan Amiri
cpSphere, LLC
Principal & COO

Ramzan has 25+ years of experience in the manufacturing industry. He has consulted with more than 20 companies over the last few years providing business management strategies. Ramzan has turned around six companies in the past two years and is currently in negotiation with four additional companies. He holds a B.S. in Business Administration.

Karen Bantch

Karen Banitch
Western Federal Credit Union
Vice President of Corporate Development

An executive with 20+ years in the financial services industry, Karen has fostered relationships with more than 600 partner companies. One of her most notable achievements was helping to execute the largest merger of two equal credit unions. She holds a B.S. in Business and Management.

Michael Beck

Michael Beck
Mission Hospital Laguna Beach
Vice President of Operations

Michael has 20+ years of experience in the healthcare industry. While at Mission Hospital Laguna Beach, Michael has achieved an $18 M operational turn around during his first year of operations. In 2008, Michael completed the Ministry Leadership Formation Program. He holds a B.S. in Communication Disorders and an M.S. in Speech Pathology.

Lori Cardle

Lori Cardle
Valley Presbyterian Hospital
Vice President of Finance

Lori is an entrepreneurial healthcare executive with 10+ years of progressive financial and operational management in acute care hospitals. She is responsible for the financial operations of a not for profit community hospital and oversees 100+ employees. Lori was recently recognized by the San Diego Business Journal with the ‘Women Who Mean Business’ Leadership award. She holds a B.S. in Criminal Justice.
Ronald Clark Ronald ‘Jake’ Clark
McKesson Corporation
Operations Supervisor

Currently at McKesson, Jake is a leader to 100+ union laborers and oversees the coordination and execution of a variety of functional departments within the corporation’s flagship supply chain facility. Jake served in the United States Army and received several commendations. He holds a B.S. in Business Management.
Marielle Flowers Marielle ‘Mimi’ Flowers
Infinity Contact
Vice President of Marketing

Mimi has 17 years of marketing experience in B2C and B2B environments, including innovative strategy development from both the client and the service provider side of the business, producing exceptionally high ROI for her clients. Mimi holds a B.S. in Business Administration.
Suresh Gali Suresh Gali
Ducommun LaBarge Technologies, Inc.
Director of Design Engineering

Suresh has worked on projects ranging from $1M-$450M in U.S., Canada, India, and Thailand, in the automotive and aerospace sectors. He has been certified as a Six Sigma Black Belt for the Ford Motor Company and holds a B.S. and M.S. in Chemical Engineering.
Robert Hermanns Robert ‘Jeremy’ Hermanns
Onestop Internet
Vice President of Performance Marketing

As an offshore sailor, a licensed pilot, an executive, and an entrepreneur, Jeremy has the ability to translate various information streams into actionable, goal-oriented results. At Onestop, he is responsible for all online and analytics based marketing initiatives and campaigns for 35+ fashion brands, projecting a total of more than $150 M in online sales. He holds a B.A. in Communications.
Deborah Huffman Debra Huffman
Asian Foods Solutions
Director, Sales and Marketing West

Debra is directly responsible for sales and marketing efforts covering 14 states as well as administration, management and compliance reporting for the USDA National School Lunch Program for the entire country. Debra also collaborates with State Agencies for the procurement of commodity products and manages commodity inventory balances. She holds a B.A. in Social Sciences.
Sean Kelly Sean Kelly
Purolator International, Inc.
District Manager

As an entrepreneurial director-level executive with 15 years of experience, Sean has held a variety of leadership roles across finance and sales functions. Currently, he is responsible for overall business operations and business development with the 11 western states with four operating branches. He holds a B.S. in Accounting.
Stephen Leonard Steven Leonard
Missile Defense Agency
Defense Weather Space Program Manager

Steven is a career space professional with 26+ years of experience in all phases of space acquisition. Currently, he is responsible for the weather satellite program to deliver critical weather data to the Dept. of Defense as well as the Dept. of Commerce. Steven holds a B.S. in Astronautical Engineering, an M.S. in System Engineering Management, and an M.S. in Electrical Engineering Systems.
Michael Lorenzo Jr. Michael Lorenzo Jr.
United States Marine Corps - Civilian
Range Planner

With 10+ years of leadership experience, Michael provides primary planning oversight on 41 projects relative to range and training area improvement ranging in excess of $40 M. He holds a B.S. in Human Ecology and an M.S. in Global Leadership.
Caroline MacDonald Caroline MacDonald
Auberge Resorts
Senior Vice President of Marketing

For 22 years Caroline has been employed in the hospitality industry as a sales and marketing professional, currently responsible for branding, public relations, revenue management and market research for Auberge Resorts. Prior to her marketing career, Caroline was a Staff Sergeant serving in the U.S. Air Force stationed in Europe.
Lisa Otomo Lisa Otomo
Western Federal Credit Union
Vice President of Marketing

During her 25 years as a marketing professional, Lisa has always found her occupation to be both dynamic and challenging. For the past seven years at Western Federal Credit Union, Lisa has provided strategic direction and guidance for the firm’s marketing programs. She holds a B.A. in Communications.
Sarah Pierce Sarah Pierce
Happy Hour Creative
Executive Vice President /Creative Director

With 15+ years of senior-level experience as a creative entertainment marketing executive, Sarah has used a platform of creative executions that include launch campaigns, theatrical trailers, sizzle and sales reels, and digital content in an effort to enhance each of her endeavors. Sarah holds a B.S. in Journalism.
Jennifer Westpfahl Jennifer Westpfahl
Morgan Stanley Smith Barney
SVP/Regional Business Service Officer

Jennifer has a copious level of experience in the investment banking industry where she currently leads, develops, and monitors performance of 26 branch operations. She is responsible for training for 1,300 employees. Over the years, Jennifer has obtained her Series 3, 7, 9, 10, 24, and 66 Licenses. She holds a B.S. in Business Administration.