Board of Directors and Advisory Council

The Alliance Board of Directors includes distinguished community leaders and the top research universities and institutions in Southern California.


Community Leaders

Derek Aberle

Co-Founder, President & Chief Operating Officer

XCOM

Drew Murphy

Senior Vice President, Strategy and Corporate Development

Edison International

Emmanuel Roman

Managing Director and CEO

PIMCO

Gene Sykes

Managing Director

Goldman Sachs

Chair

Alliance for SoCal Innovation

Jamie Voris

Chief Technology Officer

The Walt Disney Company

Jody Foldesy

Partner and Managing Director

The Boston Consulting Group

Vice Chair

Alliance for SoCal Innovation

Julie Hill

Founder

The Hill Company

Vice Chair

Alliance for SoCal Innovation

Larry Sonsini

Chairman

Wilson Sonsini, Goodrich & Rosati

Chair

Advisory Council of the Alliance for SoCal Innovation

Marc Stern

Chairman

The TCW Group, Inc

Maria Anguiano

Executive Vice President Learning Enterprise

Arizona State University

Michael Yanover

Head of Business Development

Creative Artists Agency

Scott Wolfe

Partner

Latham and Watkins LLP

Steve Poizner

Technology Entrepreneur

Todd Brinton

Corporate Vice President, Advanced Technology, Chief Scientific Officer

Edwards Lifesciences

Tony Driscoll

Senior Vice President, Emerging and Production Technologies and Data Services

WarnerMedia

Research Institutions

Caltech

Fred Farina

Chief Innovation and Corporate Partnerships Officer

 

University of California, Irvine

Errol Arkilic

Chief Innovation Officer, Executive Director, UCI Beall Applied Innovation

 

UCLA, Technology Development Group

Amir Naiberg

Associate Vice Chancellor, CEO & President

 

University of California Riverside

Rosibel Ochoa

Associate Vice Chancellor Technology Partnerships

 

UC San Diego

Paul Roben

Associate Vice Chancellor, Innovation & Technology Commercialization

Vice Chair for the Alliance for Southern California Innovation

 

UC Santa Barbara

Sherylle Mills Englander

Director of the Office of Technology & Industry Alliances

 

University of Southern California

Ellis Meng

Vice Dean of Technology Innovation & Entrepreneurship

 

University of San Diego

Chell Roberts

Dean of Engineering

 

The Claremont Colleges

Maria Klawe

President of Harvey Mudd College

Advisory Council to the Board of Directors

Technology trailblazers, investment experts, and startup veterans

Ajay Nirula

Vice President, Immunology

Lilly Research Laboratories

Lilly Biotechnology Center

Andy Slavitt

Former Senior Advisor to the Biden Administration COVID Response

General Partner

Town Hall Ventures

Anna Barber

Partner

M13

Brad Feld

Partner

Foundry Group

Darren MacDonald

Chief Digital and Innovation Officer

Petco

David Whelan

Senior Vice President & Chief Scientist

Cubic Corporation

Eric Schmidt

Former Chairman

Alphabet Inc.

George T. Whitesides

Chair, Space Advisory Board

Virgin Galactic

Greg Smith

SVP, Digital Channels & Innovation

City National Bank

Hallie Kuhn

Principal

Alexandria Venture Investments

Ivan Markman

Chief Business Officer

Yahoo

James Demetriades

CEO and Founder

Kairos Ventures

Kara Nortman

Managing Partner

Upfront Ventures

Larry Sonsini

Chairman

Wilson Sonsini, Goodrich & Rosati

Chair

Advisory Council of the Alliance for SoCal Innovation

Rachna Khosla

VP, Business Development

Amgen Inc.

Rob Freelen

Los Angeles Market Manager

Silicon Valley Bank

Scott Stanford

Co-Founder and Partner

Acme Capital

Sean Moriarty

CEO

Leaf Group