Meet the PKE 131 Cohort
(From left): Stefan Lemperle, Dauren Kabykenov, Robert Stehlin, Donn Grizzle, Christine Schoellhorn, Robert Goodloe, Denise Roberson, David Lindahl, Tony Steed, Cesar Landeros, Ted McKean, Lori Torres, Shawna Pevec, Rochelle Richards, Khaleefa Al Mansouri, Terese Farkas, William Hall, Alexander Burns, Kenny Yee
|Khaleefa Al Mansouri
Director of Economic Development Sector
Executive Council of Abu Dhabi
Khaleefa currently works for the local government of Abu Dhabi as the director of economic development sector with core responsibilities that include overseeing the planning of economic activities and monitoring the execution of both government departments and state-owned companies. He also sits on the government's economic cabinet and supports its members in routine weekly department requests and program evaluation. Khaleefa joined the Abu Dhabi government in 2007 as the director of strategy and policy planning division and was the acting director of the Abu Dhabi government excellence performance program. Previously, he oversaw and managed several portfolios both in the UAE and Europe. He holds a bachelor of arts degree in international political economy and CFA II, in addition to attending over a dozen leadership and executive conferences and courses.
Senior Vice President, Human Resources
Terese is a senior-level executive with 25 years of broad-based experience encompassing domestic and international human resources leadership and general management in several companies and industries, for profit and nonprofit. Presently and resulting from her nine years of leadership as the senior vice president of human resources at American Baptist Homes of the West, the human resources function is understood and leveraged as a strategic business peer, delivering notable and quantifiable value to the company, enabling business change and growth. As a business leader, Terese is passionate about meeting human needs and improving quality of life through her work.
President & CEO
RGA Printing and Marketing
With more than 20 years of professional experience, Robert brings a variety of knowledge from the retail to the current printing industry. As the president and CEO of RGA Inc., an innovative marketing and dynamic printing company, he is leading a company that is on the forefront of technology in the printing industry with proprietary web to print application. Outside of work, Robert is heavily involved in youth activities such as coaching an array of sports teams.
Chief Executive Officer
Health Associates Federal Credit Union
Donn has been working in the credit union industry for more than 25 years and has been in management for 20 years. Donn is a third generation credit union CEO being appointed CEO at Health Associates FCU in January 2011 by the board of directors and National Credit Union Administration. Donn started his credit union career by collecting garbage in the parking lot of this father's credit union while in high school and eventually made his way in as an employee. From there he worked at two prominent Orange County credit unions as a teller, loan clerk, loan officer, branch manager, compliance officer, HR director, VP of lending and operations, and executive vice president. Donn also serves on the Credit Union Advocacy board of directors whose role is to monitor and communicate up-and-coming regulations that impact the credit union industry.
|William 'Bill' Hall
Executive Vice President of Manufacturing
Niagara Bottling, LLC
Bill has worked in manufacturing management for 20 years. After putting himself through college, Bill began his career in packaging as a plant engineer for Reid Plastics, Inc. In 2004, Bill joined Niagara as plant manager for their single facility in Ontario, Calif. Since then, the company has grown to be the second largest bottled water company in the US with 12 facilities under his expertise. With 1,800 team members, Bill's leadership creates a competitive, fast paced environment for Niagara's manufacturing operations. Bill earned a bachelor of science in mechanical engineering from Oklahoma Christian University. Always a true manufacturing guy, Bill even convinced his wife to honeymoon in Tennessee so he could take a plant tour of the Jack Daniels distillery.
Director of Business Planning
Severstal / PBS Coals, Inc.
Dauren manages and directs the Business Planning Group operations, including strategic and business planning, identifying potential new markets both in the United States and overseas, and the development of sales, marketing and distribution strategies for the company's core products. Dauren has served as general director of JCS FIC ALEL Group, a subsidiary of OAO Severstal since October 2008. He holds a bachelor's degree in law and jurisprudence (diploma with honors), a law degree from Legal Jurisprudence Academy – Highest School of Law (Kazakhstan). He speaks Kazakh, Russian, and English.
Specialty Healthcare Management Group
Cesar has more than 20 years of experience in the healthcare services industry with an extensive period working in the long term care sector on both non-for-profit and for-profit organizations. Cesar has lead operations and strategic direction for healthcare institutions, which include long-term care facilities, senior care non-medical facilities and physician and medical group practices. In 2009, he founded Specialty Healthcare Management Group as a physician practice management and practice acquisition firm where he provides leadership to growing organizations. He is fully responsible for bottom-line factors including planning, guidance, implementation and development of strategic initiatives.
|Stefan Lemperle, M.D.
President & CEO
AscentX Medical, Inc.
As founder/co-founder of three San Diego-based medical technology companies, Stefan has served in senior executive management positions and as a member of the board of directors for the past 17 years. He was instrumental in building his previous two companies from start up to IPO (NASDAQ) and currently serves as president and CEO of his third venture, AscentX Medical. In 2005, he was elected San Diego Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year finalist. Stefan holds several medical device patents and is author/co-author of various scientific publications. Stefan grew up in Germany, where he received his training in general surgery before he completed a two-year post-doctoral research fellowship at UCSD's Division of Plastic Surgery in 1996. Stefan holds both German and U.S. citizenships and received his MD and PhD degree in medicine from the J.W. Goethe University in Frankfurt/Main, Germany.
Director, Sales & Engineering
David earned his degree in aerospace engineering and mechanics from the University of Minnesota. He has worked in the aerospace industry for more than 27 years and has been with Hydraflow, a family-owned aerospace component manufacturer for the past 17 years. Hydraflow is a key supplier to aircraft manufacturers worldwide. David is on the executive management team, responsible for sales and engineering.
|Theodore 'Ted' McKean, M.D.
American Board of Anesthesiology
Ted obtained his bachelor of arts from Kalamazoo College in Michigan in 1989, his medical degree from Michigan State University in 1993, and completed residency training at the University of Michigan Hospitals in Anesthesiology in 1997. Ted is a diplomate of the American Board of Anesthesiology and part of a medium-sized private practice single-specialty group in Santa Rosa, California. Ted is involved in many different types of surgeries that are performed at a typical community hospital. Ted hopes that by gaining knowledge about business and the business aspects of healthcare, he may contribute in a positive way to maintaining the quality of healthcare in the United States during the tumultuous time that is unfolding in the near term. Additionally, he is interested in medical device invention/development and has several ongoing projects under development. He is a member of the American Society of Anesthesiologists, the Sonoma County Medical Association and the California Medical Association.
Chief Financial Officer
Mobile Park Investments, Inc.
Shawna serves as the chief financial officer of MPI, Inc., a California-based real estate investment company, overseeing estate and tax planning, accounting, reporting, internal audits, lender relations and financial management of construction and real estate operations. She is directly involved with the strategic development and acquisition process, including site evaluation, project feasibility, due diligence coordination, and financing. She is responsible for all legal matters involving acquisitions, financing, leasing, property and asset management, and the day-to-day operations within the company. She manages four separate commercial real estate projects in California and oversees the management operations of three additional projects in Texas. Shawna holds a bachelor of arts in international relations from University of Southern California and a juris doctorate from Pepperdine University School of Law.
Chief Operating Officer
Akasha Center for Integrating Medicine
Rochelle has more than 15 years of management and executive experience in the private sector, including hospitality and healthcare. She currently serves as the chief operating officer of a multi-faceted healthcare practice and nutritional supplemental company where she directs financial planning, budgeting, marketing, human resources, and related business operations. Born in the Philippines, Rochelle has lived and worked in Hong Kong, China, and the United States. She uses this global perspective to manage the growth of the company's under her executive leadership.
President & CEO
For the past 15 years, Denise has been the president and chief executive officer of Jadi Communications, a global leader in advertising, marketing, and strategic services. Jadi represents a broad range of clients, including a number of Fortune 500 and world-class brands such as National Geographic, Mazda, Costco, Sony Pictures, NASA / Skull Base Institute, Procter & Gamble, and Memorial Care Health System. Setting a leadership tone that is strong and clear, Denise ensures her team is focused on quality, integrity, and the highest level of professionalism. She has an extremely visible management style and creates an innovative work environment that supports a commitment to excellence in everything Jadi does.
President & Founder
Cash Doctor, Inc.
Rob is a proven entrepreneur with more than 30 years work experience. He has developed businesses in international transportation, warehousing, stevedoring, logistics, healthcare, insurance, and the internet. Currently he is working on a community model where consumers can share the cost of care on his site called CashDoctor.com. He also is involved in the creation of supplemental programs and niche products via associations. He is an avid marathon runner and is involved in his local church, La Canada Presbyterian Church. He is committed to giving back in his local community and helping the less fortunate.
Lori has more than 25 years experience in commercial real estate and has worked for companies such as Irvine Company and BRE Properties, Inc. Lori has transitioned from corporate America to entrepreneur. Lori has created a software solution for managing packages at apartment communities. Lori was senior vice president, property management at the Irvine Company responsible for day-to-day operations for the company's apartment portfolio consisting of 44,000 apartment homes and leadership of 1,200 associates.
Chief Executive Officer
With more than 30 years of executive level work experience, Kenny Yee is currently the CEO of IMUAROCK Ventures, based out of Los Angeles. His experiences have primarily been in the food industry, where he was the chairman and owner of Passport Food Group, Inc., a parent company of Wing Hing Foods and Royal Angeles Macaroni Company. Passport Food Group, Inc., a family owned business, took control where he built, transformed, and grew the company large enough where after 30 years, the company was successfully sold to a private equity firm. Kenny is also vice chair of the Center for Asian Americans United For Self-Empowerment (CAUSE).