President's Cabinet

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The President's Cabinet: Mission

The Cal Poly President's Cabinet was established in 1980 to enhance the relationship between the University and its constituent communities, including business, industry, agriculture, the professions and the arts. The President's Cabinet is a group of individuals who represent leaders of professions, business, industry and communities. The Cabinet convenes regularly to provide advice, advocacy, access, leverage and resources for the University. The Cabinet is aware that its stakeholders include not only the University, its Board of Trustees, the President, Faculty, Staff and Students, but the citizens of California as represented by their state government, business, industry and other institutions of the state, nation and other nations. The Cabinet is constituted to aid the University as it works to achieve its mission and goals.

Cabinet Members

  • Mr. Richard S. Allen
    Chief Executive Officer
    The Allen Group
  • Mr. William J. Allison
    Chief Executive Officer
    Southcoast Engineering
  • Ms. Beth F. Anderson
    Vice President Supply Chain Rate Capability
    The Boeing Company
  • Mr. Douglas H. Austin, FAIA, MAIBC, LEED AP
    Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
    AVRP Studios
  • Mr. Richard A. Bergquist
    Director
    Locus Technologies
  • Mr. Russell J. Bik
    Private Investor
  • Mr. Gary L. Bloom
    President & CEO
    MarkLogic Corporation
  • Mr. Paul R. Bonderson, Jr.
    President
    Lone Oak Ventures, LLC
  • Mr. William L. Chillingworth
    Chief Executive Officer
    Dash Brands, Ltd.
  • Mr. John T. Conway
    Senior Vice President of Energy Supply
    Pacific Gas and Electric Company
  • Ms. Mary R. Crebassa
    Vice President, Content Services
    DTS, Inc.
  • Mr. Todd W. Gebhart
    President
    McAfee Inc.
  • Dr. Susan Hackwood
    Executive Director
    California Council on Science and Technology
  • Mr. Charles L. Harrington
    Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
    Parsons Corporation
  • Dr. Richard F. Hartung
    Retired Executive Vice President
    Lockheed Information Management Services Company
  • Mr. Blake Irving
    Chief Executive Officer
    Go Daddy.com
  • Mr. Arthur Gen Kawamura
    Founding Member
    Orange County Produce, LLC
  • Mr. King R. Lee III
    Chief Executive Officer
    Good Technology
  • Mr. Jerry Lohr
    President
    J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines
  • Mr. James W. Lokey
    Chief Executive Officer/Chairman of the Board
    Mission Community Bancorp
  • Mr. Paul V. McEnroe
    Rancho La Purisima
  • Mr. Jon Monett
    Chairman
    Quality of Life Plus Program
  • Mr. Jaime Oaxaca
    Chairman
    The Oaxaca Group-Grupo Oaxaca
  • Ms. Michela O'Connor Abrams
    President/CEO
    Dwell Media
  • Mr. Peter Oppenheimer
    Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
    Apple, Inc.
  • Ms. Jean-Mari Peltier
    President
    National Grape and Wine Initiative
  • Mr. Robert W. Reding
    Robert W. Reding & Associates LLC
  • James H. Roberts
    President and CEO
    Granite Construction Inc.
  • Secretary Karen Ross
    California Department of Food and Agriculture
  • Mr. Robin L. Rossi
    President
    Rossi Enterprises
  • Mr. James P. Sargen
    Chief Executive Officer
    Trian Management
  • Mr. Ronald Smith
    Sector Vice President, Mission Assurance
    Northrop Grumman Information Systems
  • Mr. George H. Soares
    Managing Partner
    Kahn, Soares & Conway, LLP
  • Mr. Mitchell Suarez
    Senior Technical Project Manager
    Warner Bros. Advanced Digital Services
  • Mr. William H. Swanson
    Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer
    Raytheon Company
  • Mr. Ernesto M. Vasquez, A.I.A. & NCARB
    Partner & CEO
    SVA Architects, Inc.