University of Southern California

Board of Advisors

The USC Leventhal Board of Advisors ("BOA") is dedicated to providing guidance and support to the USC Leventhal School of Accounting. The BOA partners with USC Leventhal administration and faculty to seek national exposure and financial support for the activities of the School, and also provides oversight to its programs.

The BOA is a group of volunteers comprised of top-level executives from the "Big Four" accounting firms, regional and local firms, and large and small business enterprises. The BOA are also alumni and friends who bring valuable experience and perspective that contribute to the strategic direction of the school, influence undergraduate and graduate curriculum, and support USC Leventhal students.

The BOA has proven to be an important source of information relevant to coming changes in accounting practices and recruiting patterns, external constituencies’ perceptions of the School’s teaching, research, and service activities, and fundraising plans and prospects.

Wesley Barrow
Tax Principal
Rothstein Kass’ Financial Services Group

Jane I. Blodgett
Office Managing Partner (Retired)
Ernst & Young

Steve Cabello
Managing Director
Protiviti

John T. Campbell
Congressman
California's 48th Congressional District, United States House of Representatives

James Dal Pozzo
President and CEO
The Jacmar Company

Terrence D. Dibble
Partner (retired)
KPMG

Dennis Frankeberger, Chairman
Managing Partner
Frankeberger Vausher + Company

John L. Garibaldi
Boards of Directors:
Royal State National Insurance Company, Limited
DTRIC Insurance Company, Limited

Ellen J. Glazerman
Executive Director
Ernst & Young Foundation

Robert V. Graziano
Managing Partner
J.P. Morgan

Robert B. Greenspan
Partner
Moss Adams

Shawn Hagel
Senior VP and CFO
Precision Castparts Corp.

David H. Hannah
President and CEO
Reliance Steel & Aluminum Co.

Taylor L. Hawes
CFO, Intellectual Property and Licensing Group
Microsoft

Phillip J. Holthouse
Co-Founder
Holthouse Carlin & Van Trigt LLP

Dennis Ito
Owner and Partner
Dennis Ito & Associates

Jeffrey A. Kaplan
Attorney and Certified Public Accountant
Tatum-Kaplan Financial Group

Michael D. Karlin
Managing Director
Nigro Karlin Segal & Feldstein, LLP

Kenneth J. Kay

Israel Z. Kotton
Partner
BDO USA, LLP

Karen L. Kurek
Partner and Managing Director
RSM McGladrey

Joseph Mazza
Partner
McGladrey & Pullen

Fredric M. Magner
Executive Vice President
CIO Partners Group

John J. Menchaca
Managing Partner
Menchaca & Company, LLP

Donald T. Nicolaisen
Chief Accountant (Former)
U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
Board of Directors:
Morgan Stanley
MGIC Investment Corporation
Verizon Communications Inc.
Zurich Financial Services

Patrick J. Niemann
Partner
Ernst & Young

Samuel H. Perlmutter
Partner
Deloitte & Touche LLP

Steve G. Pizula
Audit Partner
Deloitte & Touche LLP

Ricardo Samaniego
Tax Director
Ebay, Inc.

John Samore, Jr.
Associations:
National Association of Corporate Directors
AICPA
California Society of CPAs

Karen Schoenbaum
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
California United Bank

Michael W. Soza
Partner
BDO USA, LLP
Financial Committee Member
CSCPA

Richard Stamm
US Tax Leader
PricewaterhouseCooper LLP

Charles G. Stanislawski
Stanislawski & Company

Brent Stevens
Chairman/CEO
Peninsula Gaming, LLC

Tim Stone
Vice President Finance
Amazon.com

John R. Taylor
Partner (Retired)
KPMG LLP

Kirk A. Thorell
Partner
PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

Douglas Wride
President & COO
Websense, Inc.

Marshall Spotlight

Cornell University
Diamond Bar, California
“You will find some really great people in [the Master of Business Taxation program], and it was really helpful for me to meet, study and spend time with them outside of school. Not everyone knows what it’s like to go through a program like this, so it was really helpful to have friends I could talk with, commiserate with—and rejoice with when we succeeded.”