The Board of Visitors plays a key role in helping UCLA’s Department of Economics retain and enhance its position as one of the premier Departments and leaders in the field of Economics. As a result of the Board’s help and support we will continue to build upon the Department’s successes to reach the long-term goal of becoming the top economics department within a public university, and one of the top departments in the United States.

The relationship between the Board and the Department is a true partnership. We benefit from the leadership and expertise of the Board, and the Board has access to one of the best and broadest economics faculties in the country. The Board’s activities not only help develop the human and financial resources to build the Department’s prominence and stature, but they also advance UCLA’s broader mission of retaining its position as one of the world’s best universities and reaching out to the community.

With Board members’ deep understanding and knowledge of the Department, they are best positioned to communicate its needs to community leaders who can support the Department with financial and professional resources. Members serve as liaisons to the professional and business communities to help students secure internships and other career development opportunities. They secure financial resources from the private sector to promote excellence within the Department, provide information to faculty and students on trends in the business and financial communities, and offer feedback and direction to undergraduate and graduate students about their educational and working experiences.

We are grateful to the Board of Visitors for their commitment to the Department.

Board of Visitors Bios

Board Members

Albert,Kevin K.

  • BA ’74 Economics; MBA ’78
  • Independent Director, Flow Cannabis Co.Senior Partner, Pantheon Ventures (retired)

Ardell, Jim

  • BA ’92 Economics
  • Vice President, Corporate Services Elevance Health, Inc.

Bendikson, Aaron

  • BA ’96
  • Partner Onsight Capital Management

Brad Brutocao

  • BA  ’95 Economics
  • Partner, Freeman Spogli & Co.

Dubchansky, Scott B.

  • BA ’81 Economics
  • Partner, Rimrock Capital Management, LLC

Ettinger, Robert M

  • BA ’80 Economics
  • Former President, Flaherty and Crumrine Inc.

Fellerman, Joseph V.

  • BA ’73
  • Principal, RRP Global, LLC

Glaviano, Valentina

  • BA ’85
  • Managing Director, Strategic Investment Group

Iracondo, Michael C.

  • BA ’91 Economics
  • Managing Director – Global Treasury, The Clorox Company

James, Andre E.

  • BA ’94
  • Partner, Bain & Company

Kettner, George

  • BA ’71; Ph.D. ’80
  • President, Economic Systems, Inc.

Kramer, Terry D.

  • BA ’82 Economics
  • Adjunct Professor, UCLA Anderson SchoolFormer US Ambassador

Laub, Steve A.

  • BA ’80 Economics
  • Former Chief Executive Officer and President, Atmel Corporation

Lee, Albert

  • Ph.D. ’99

  • Founding Principal, Summit Consulting, LLC

MacCarron, Christian

  • BA ’07 Economics.
  • Vice President, Capitala Group

Marks, Ronald G.

  • BA ’85 Economics
  • Principal, Tormar Associates, LLC

Mass, Ronald D.

  • BA ’87 Economics
  • Managing Partner, Almitas Capital LLC

Moglia, Peter M.

  • BA ’90 Economics
  • Co-Chief Executive Officer & Co-Chief Investment Officer, Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc.

Moradi, David

  • BA ’00 Psychology
  • Founder and CEO, Sero Capital

Morey, Sanjay

  • BA ’94
  • Founding Partner, Twin Ridge Capital Management

Mozingo, Jason

  • BA ’91 Economics; MBA ’98
  • Managing Principal, Passkey Investors, LLC

Obershaw, Elizabeth

  • BA ’81 Economics
  • Retired Managing Director, Horsley Bridge Partners

Pak, Doug

  • BA ’96
  • Principle and Owner, BLD Brands

Sheth, Sam

  • BA ’89
  • Founder and Senior Managing Director, VerityPoint

Skulkina, Mila

  • BA ’81 Economics
  • Portfolio Manager, Lord, Abbett & Co.

Spindel, Mark

  • BS ’87 Operations Research and Industrial Engineering
  • Founder and Chief Investment Officer, Potomac River Capital LLC

Tan, Shaun

  • BA ’96
  • Entrepreneur

Will, Wendy

  • BA ’90
  • Member, UCLA Economics Board of Visitors

Wilson, Melisa L.

  • BA ’81 Economics-Business
  • Managing Director, Leasing & Asset Finance Group (L&AF) of MUFG Union Bank, N.A.

Young, Clay D.

  • BA ’85 Economics
  • Former Senior Partner, Deloitte and Touche LLP

Associate Board Members

Buck, David

  • BA ’10
  • Vice President, Oaktree Capital Management

Christianson, Bobby

  • BA ’16
  • Associate, Accel-KKR

Patruska, Christa

  • BA ’10
  • MBA Candidate, Harvard Business School

Ghalambor, Kimia

  • BA ’09
  • Attorney, Kirkland & Ellis LLP

Morris, Andrew

  • BA ’10
  • Principal, Solace

Nguyen, Dustin

  • BA ’16
  • Associate, Brentwood Associates

Pray, Henry

  • BA ’16
  • Product Manager, CreatorIQ

Rose, Isaac

  • BA ’11
  • Consumer Product Manager, Checkr Inc.

Schlee, Spencer

  • BA ’10
  • Managing Director, Canyon Partners LLC

Sciarillo, Kevin

  • BA ’13
  • Associate, Oaktree Capital Management

Shin, Hyun-Gyum

  • BA ’14
  • Senior Associate, PwC

Singh, Sanidhya

  • BA ’15
  • Co-Founder, moneymoves

Tan, Darren

  • BA ’18
  • Investment Banking Analyst, Credit Suisse

Waizman, Nicolas

  • BA ’13
  • Financial Manager, Activison Blizzard Inc.

Waters, Doug

  • BA ’16
  • Strategy Consultant, Accenture Strategy

Wheelock, Jake

  • BA ’17
  • Investment Analyst, Focused Investors LLC

Zhang, Yan

  • BA ’17
  • Equity Research Analyst, T. Rowe Price