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San Diego State University

Fowler College of
Business Administration

A position of involvement, support, and commitment to educational excellence.

Advisory Board members automatically receive membership in our Director's Circle. A member of the Advisory Board is appointed to hold a position of demonstrated involvement, support, and commitment to the Charles W. Lamden School of Accountancy. In accepting this three-year appointment, an individual agrees to fulfill the requirements and meet the responsibilities associated with the Accounting Leaders for Education Excellence Advisory Board membership. These include, but are not limited to:

  • Contribute a minimum of $2,500 (including matched gifts) each year
  • Facilitate faculty research and case development by helping faculty gain access to real subjects and real-world examples
  • Actively participate with the Charles W. Lamden School of Accountancy to promote the accounting program as well as the profession. This may involve meeting with students, making presentations to classes and/or student organizations, attending major School of Accountancy events, and more.
  • Assist in recruiting new members to the School of Accountancy Director's Circle by identifying potential new members and making personal contacts to solicit membership. This may include telephone calls, personal visits, hosting a development event, a handwritten note, etc.
  • Attend and participate in no more than two Advisory Board meetings each year (Fall and Spring)
  • Provide feedback on programs and initiatives
  • Serve in an advisory capacity to the William E. Cole Director of the School of Accountancy
Bryan Bear Bryan Bear
Taylor Guitars
Director of Finance
'90 Accounting, '02 EMBA
Stephen J. Brownell Stephen J. Brownell
Lindsay & Brownell, CPAs
Founding Partner
'85 MSA
Mark Clemens Mark Clemens
KPMG
Partner, Audit
Thomas Darcy Thomas Darcy
Tocagen Inc., Director
Executive VP & CFO
'73 Accounting
Lee Duran Lee Duran
BDO Seidman, LLP
Assurance Services Partner
'82 Accounting
Scott Farber Scott Farber
Grant Thornton, LLP
Managing Partner
'81 Accounting
Mark A. Fisher, CPA Mark A. Fisher, CPA
Diocese of San Diego
Finance Officer
'82 Accounting, '92 MBA
Damon M. Fleming, Ph.D. Damon M. Fleming, Ph.D.
Charles W. Lamden School of Accountancy
William E. Cole Director
Ken Gerstel Ken Gerstel
Deloitte LLP
Partner
Jim Givens Jim Givens
Ernst & Young LLP
Partner
'90 Accounting
Victor Gonzales Victor Gonzales
Holthouse Carlin & Van Trigt LLP
Partner
'89 Accounting
Mike Howard Mike Howard
Ernst & Young LLP
Partner, Assurance & Advisory Business Services
'96 Accounting
James Levinson James Levinson
PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
Partner, State and Local Tax
'84 Accounting
Leslie Levinson, CPA Leslie Levinson, CPA
The Campanile Foundation
Chief Financial Officer
'90 Accounting
Trevor I. Mihalik Trevor I. Mihalik
Sempra Energy
Senior VP, Controller and Chief Accounting Officer
James Nakagawa James Nakagawa
Excel Trust
Chief Financial Officer
'88 Accounting
Chris Roberts Chris Roberts
West Rhode & Roberts
Partner
'92 Finance
Laura Roos Laura Roos
Moss Adams LLP, Not-for-profit Services Group
Partner
'91 Accounting
Rick Rosas Rick Rosas
PwC
Tax Partner
'87 Accounting
Michael Schneider Michael Schneider
SoCalGas and SDG&E
VP, Customer Operations
Catherine M. Stiefel Catherine M. Stiefel
'92 Accounting
Judy Thomson Judy Thomson
Judy Thomson & Associates
'93 Psychology
AACSB accredited

The Charles W. Lamden School of Accountancy is fully accredited by AACSB International – The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. In 1982, The School was the first accredited accounting program in the state of California.