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Dean Deborah Crown Named to LA500 List in LA Business Journal

Deborah Crown was recently named in the Los Angeles Business Journal's LA500 list in 2023 as one of Los Angeles’ most influential leaders.

“It’s our privilege to have the opportunity to learn about, and profile, such an amazing group of dynamic leaders who are driving innovation, creativity, community and industry,” said Josh Schimmels, Publisher and CEO of the Los Angeles Business Journal.

Crown is the 10th dean of Pepperdine Graziadio Business School.

She had previously served as dean of the Crummer Graduate School of Business at Rollins College in Florida and professor of management since 2016. At Crummer, she increased overall fundraising by 149% during her five-year tenure.

She earlier served as the Dean of the College of Business and Professor of Strategic Leadership at Hawaii Pacific University, Associate Dean of the Lucas Graduate School of Business and Lucas Endowed Professor of Strategic Leadership at San Jose State University, and Director of Domestic and International Graduate Programs and O’Bleness Professor of Leadership at the Ohio University College of Business.

This year’s LA500 list is available in the LA Business Journal.