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
Partner
KPMG

Steve Cabello
Managing Director
Protiviti

James Dal Pozzo
President and CEO
The Jacmar Company

Terrence D. Dibble
Partner (retired)
KPMG

Dennis Frankeberger
Partner
Frankeberger Vausher & Company

Ellen J. Glazerman
Executive Director
Ernst & Young Foundation

Robert V. Graziano
Managing Director
J.P. Morgan

Shawn Hagel
Senior VP and CFO
Precision Castparts Corp.

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

Taylor L. Hawes
CFO
Microsoft

Phillip J. Holthouse
Partner
Holthouse Carlin & Van Trigt

Dennis Ito
Partner
Dennis Ito & Associates

Bret Johnsen
CFO
SpaceX

Eduardo L. Jordan
CPA
Ed Jordan CPA

Jeffrey A. Kaplan
Attorney and CPA
Tatum-Kaplan Financial Group

Michael D. Karlin
Partner
Nigro Karlin Segal & Feldstein

Kenneth J. Kay

Israel Z. Kotton
Partner
BDO USA

Karen L. Kurek
Managing Director
McGladrey

Fredric M. Magner
Executive VP
CIO Partners Group

Joseph D. Mazza
Partner
McGladrey

John J. Menchaca
Managing Partner
Menchaca & Company

Donald T. Nicolaisen
Chief Accountant (Former)
U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission

Patrick J. Niemann
Partner
Ernst & Young

S. Herbert Perlmutter
Partner
Deloitte

Steve G. Pizula
Partner
Deloitte

Ricardo Samaniego
Subsidiary Head of Tax
Samsung

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

Karen Schoenbaum
Executive VP and CFO
California United Bank

Michael W. Soza
Partner
BDO USA

Richard Stamm
Vice Chairman, Global Tax
PricewaterhouseCoopers

Charles G. Stanislawski
Stanislawski & Company

Brent Stevens
Chairman/CEO
Peninsula Pacific

Tim Stone
VP Finance
Amazon

John R. Taylor
Partner (Retired)
KPMG

Kirk A. Thorell
Partner
PricewaterhouseCoopers

Douglas Wride
CEO
Wride Advisory Services

Marshall Spotlight

University of California, Los Angeles
Fairfax, VA
Feeling limited by her academic background in political science, Allison decided to pursue a master of accounting (MAcc) degree from Marshall. Her goal is to one day be a partner at her firm, and feels that her experiences at Marshall were a major step toward achieving that goal.