Conference Committee

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

CONFERENCE

Chair
Lori Bachand
Campaign Director
Sacramento State

Vice Chair
Scott Roberts
Vice President of Philanthropy and Alumni Engagement
University of Nevada, Las Vegas


ARRANGEMENTS

Chair
Melissa Cohea
Director of Philanthropy
Sutter Care at Home

Vice Chair
Stacie Grant
Major Gifts Officer
West Coast Program, Brown University


PROGRAMS

Chair
Judy Nagai, Ph.D.
Assistant Vice President for Development
University of the Pacific

Vice Chair
Beth Brenner
Assistant Vice Chancellor, School & Unit Programs
Development and Alumni Relations
UC Davis


REGISTRATION

Chair
John Fackler
Director of Alumni Relations
University of Utah Alumni Association

Vice Chair
Bill Johnson
Vice President for University Advancement
California State University, East Bay


SPONSORS AND EXHIBITORS

Chair
Christina Sarman
Executive Director of Development
University of Nevada, Reno

Vice Chair
Natalie McGee
Associate Director, Grateful Patient Programs
UC Davis


MARKETING

Chair
Stephanie Balzer
Associate Vice President, Communications and Stewardship
University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Vice Chair
Cheryl Inbody
Director of Brand Strategy & Project Management
California State University, Fullerton  

TRACK CO-CHAIRS

ADVANCEMENT SERVICES

Dwight Seuser
Director of Advancement Services & Annual Giving
CSU, Chico

Kathy Henderson
Executive Director of Prospect Management and Research
University of California, Davis


ALUMNI RELATIONS

Gloria Ko
Director, Young Alumni & Student Engagement
University of California, Los Angeles

Manaf Mansure
Associate Director for Alumni Relations, Stanford Graduate School of Education
Stanford University


CAMPAIGNS

Paul Kirchgraber
Executive Director
Yavapai College Foundation

Mariam Khwajazada
Sr. Principal Gifts and Campaign
CalTech


COMMUNICATIONS AND MARKETING

Patricia Vest
Associate Director of News
Pomona College

Jennifer Alvarado
Director, Creative Services
University of Redlands


LEADERSHIP AND TALENT DEVELOPMENT (personal and professional development)

Kevin Corbett
Executive Director of Learning and Performance
University of Southern California

Josh Wyatt
Director, Talent Development
University of Arizona


PHILANTHROPY

Peter N. Smits, Ph.D. 
CASE Sr. Fellow and
Senior Consultant, The Phoenix Philanthropy Group

Michele Cesca
Associate Vice President, Development
California State University, Fullerton


TRENDING TOPICS

Patrice Sweeney
Director of Development, Diverse Constituencies
University of California, Berkeley


PRE-CONFERENCE AND KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

Chad Warren
Senior Associate Vice President
University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Michelle Barber Lyhnakis
Major Gift Officer
Westminster College


COMMUNICATION AND MARKETING COMMITTEE

Heather Breen
Manager, Broadcast and Digital Media
Chapman University

Cathy Lee Chong
Director of Communications
'Iolani School

Pamela Ezell
Assistant Vice President, Communications
Chapman University

Roben Frick
Designer, Advancement
CSU - Fullerton

Lena Harper
Editor/Writer, Publications & Graphics
Brigham Young University

Giselle Luevanos
Director of Marketing and Digital Media
San Diego State University

Angela Ramsey
Director of Communications, William F. Harrah
College of Hotel Administration
UNLV

Stacy Willis
Communications Specialist
UNLV


OTHER COMMITTEE MEMBERS

Volunteer Coordinator

Clare Duignan
Editorial Specialist
University Marketing & Communications
The University of Utah


DISTRICT EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE BOARD MEMBERS

Chair
Mike Bergler
Executive Director of Campaign Operations and Constituent Relations
Concordia University Irvine

Incoming Chair
Lori A. Redfearn
Assistant Vice Chancellor, Systemwide Advancement
California State University