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Aaron Flewellen '04

Argyros School of Business & Economics
President
At Chapman, Aaron was a Founding Father of and held many positions in the Chapman chapter of Delta Tau Delta Fraternity and was selected to serve as one of ten members of Delta Tau Delta's Undergraduate Council. Aaron was also a Resident Advisor, an Orientation Assistant, Associated Student Senator and Chapman Ambassador. In 2009, after starting an agency that focused on employee benefits, Aaron was recruited by Orange County-based EBA&M to launch and manage a new program that helps small and medium sized companies self-fund their health insurance. Aaron currently lives in North Tustin/Santa Ana with his wife Kelsey (Smith) Flewellen '05 and their two young boys. In addition to his work with the Alumni Association Board of Directors, Aaron is an adviser to the Chapman chapter of Delta Tau Delta Fraternity. He joined the Alumni Association Board of Directors to help build a strong and beneficial network of alumni in Southern California and beyond.
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Ralphie Giron (EMBA '14)

Argyros School of Business & Economics
President Elect
Ralphie Giron completed his EMBA, from Chapman University in 2014. He holds undergraduate degrees in Communications (Long Beach State) and Education (UCLA). He is currently a doctoral student pursuing a degree in Organizational Leadership Change. Prior to his role as President Elect, Ralphie served as VP of Marketing and VP of Engagement on the Alumni Association Board. Ralphie also recently co-founded the Asian Pacific Islander Desi American (APIDA) alumni affinity group at the university. Ralphie has spent a majority of his career at The Walt Disney Company in Communications. He has worked on global initiatives for the Parks and Resorts segment, including a partnership with ESPN in re-branding a sports complex at Walt Disney World, launching marketing campaigns, and franchise/alliance management. Recently he worked in Corporate Administration, aligning communication change strategy for and supporting senior leaders in the HR organization. In his current role, he works in Global Security on the Sensitive Information Protection program with communication, training, and awareness campaigns for the Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution business segment. He serves on the Board of Directors for Operation Jump Start, an organization that prepares high school students for college, and previously sat on the Susan G. Komen Orange County. Ralphie lives with his family in Long Beach, CA. In his free time, he enjoys traveling the world with his best friend, a killer workout that pushes him to the limit, and cooking up a storm.
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Leika Bishop '05

Argyros School of Business & Economics
Vice President, Engagement
While attending Chapman, Leika served as the President of Delta Gamma Sorority, an Orientation Assistant and Coordinator, a Chapman Ambassador, and the Student Life Greek Community Coordinator. Prior to graduation, she was named President of the Year, as well as the Greek Woman of the Year.
Leika is the Senior Marketing Manager for Pac-Dent Inc., a global dental materials and equipment manufacturer. She frequently speaks to Chapman students seeking to enter the dental industry, including the members of the Chapman Pre Dental Society.
Leika resides in Costa Mesa with her Chapman Sweetheart, C.J. Bishop ’05, MBA ’08, PhD ’18, whom she reconnected with at the first Chappy Hour. She currently advises the Chapman chapter of Delta Gamma. In their free time, Leika and C.J. enjoy traveling and spending time with their friends and family, many of whom are Chapman Alumni.
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Amber Bonasoro '06 (MBA '13)

Argyros School of Business & Economics
Vice President, Marketing
Amber earned her MBA from Chapman University with an emphasis in Entrepreneurship. She graduated early and with honors from Chapman with a B.S. in Business Administration and triple emphases: Marketing, Finance, and Management. She received a graduate scholarship for her business leadership and entrepreneurial focus and undergraduate academic scholarship. While attending Chapman she held leadership positions in Delta Gamma, danced hip-hop on Team Shaka, and was a member of the Greek Honor Society Order of Omega. Amber oversees the strategic marketing, branding, and creative direction of Berkshire Hathaway Home Services California Properties with annual sales of $13 Billion and 3,000 agents. Bonasoro has worked with agents and teams to secure and sell numerous luxury homes throughout Southern California including beach front, bay front, and estate properties up to $30 Million. Amber assisted in the acquisition of two local real estate brokerages within a twelve month span to grow the brokerage's Orange County market share. She has held her California real estate salesperson license since 2006. In addition to Amber's dedication to Chapman, she proudly serves on the Board of Directors for The Charitable Foundation. She is also a volunteer Puppy Raiser with Canine Companions.
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Jeff Garvin '98

Dodge College of Film and Media Arts
Vice President, Recognition
Garvin writes novels (SYMPTOMS OF BEING HUMAN (2016) and THE LIGHTNESS OF HANDS (2020), both from Balzer + Bray/HarperCollins). He also produces a podcast about storytelling called The Hero's Journey, and perform in an 80’s cover band. Former Director of Sales & Marketing for niche guitar brand, my expertise is in creative storytelling and digital marketing.
Publishing his debut novel with HarperCollins gave him a deep sense of creative satisfaction. It also rang another gong inside him, the one that wants to make money and provide for my family. And, a few months before the book came out, he and his wife adopted two kids from foster care.
Service, Awards and Honors: Cum Laude, Gray Key, Visual Storytelling Award, Guitar Award, Multicultural Awareness Committee, GLBA (the 90s version of Queer-Straight Alliance (QSA))
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Michelle A. Philo '03

Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences
Vice President, Strategic Planning and Elections
Michelle A. Philo is the principal at Philo Law Firm, P.C., where she provides concierge general counsel services to small business owners as well as estate planning, trust administration, and probate services to individuals and families. Prior to launching her own firm, Michelle served as General Counsel at Adtile Technologies Inc., a technology company focused on motion engagement and virtual reality for mobile devices. Michelle started her legal career at a mid-size firm doing business litigation, business transactions, and estate planning. Michelle has been active in the legal community since becoming a lawyer and has served as the President of Orange County Women Lawyers Association, Vice President of Development for the Chapman University Alumni Association, President of the Whittier Law School Alumni Association, and Chair of Orange County Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Division. Michelle is also active in the American Bar Association and served as a California State Bar Delegate to the House of Delegates. Outside of her day to day work, Michelle has been committed to issues surrounding gender in the profession. Under her leadership with Orange County Women Lawyers Association she launched the annual Equal Pay Day luncheon and judicial evaluation process and increased funding for the OCWLA Foundation. She has chaired California Women Lawyers’ Gender Equity Task Force developing a speakers’ bureau and awards database for female attorneys. She has served as a member of the ABA’s Gender Equity Task Force Social Media Working Group and was involved with the San Diego Lawyers Club and ACC San Diego’s Joint Task Force on Gender Equity, a committee bringing the conversation of gender equity to law firm decision makers and general counsel in the San Diego region.
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Connie L. Benson '93

School of Communication
Special Advisor to President; Chairman, Past President's Advisory Committee
During her time at Chapman, Connie served as president of Delta Gamma Sorority and Commissioner of Justice, was a member of the Chapman Dance Ensemble and danced in multiple American Celebration productions. She graduated magna cum laude and was named Outstanding Senior Woman. Connie earned a juris doctorate from California Western School of Law. She works as a senior attorney at Williamson Law Group in Santa Ana and has participated in mentoring programs with the Fowler School of Law. In addition to her professional endeavors, Connie volunteers her time with the Miss America Organization, serving as the executive director for the Miss City of Orange Scholarship Pageant, which is held annually at Chapman. Connie has enjoyed mentoring many Chapman women through this program. She also serves as a deputy field director with the Miss California Organization. Connie lives in Orange and is an avid runner, having completed numerous full and half marathons.
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Steven Babiak '15

Argyros School of Business & Economics
Member
Steven Babiak graduated from the Argyros School of Business and Economics in 2015 with a Bachelors in Arts in Business Administration, with a dual emphasis in Real Estate and Entrepreneurship and a minor in Economics. While at Chapman, Steven was highly engaged on campus, serving as a two-term Resident Advisor and Founding Father of the Phi Delta Theta Fraternity chapter on campus, as well as participating in the Chapman University Investment Group, Chapman University Business Plan Competition, Black Student Union, Next Step Social Justice Retreat, Alternative Break, and volleyball intramurals. Today, Steven is a Vice President in Investment Banking on the Project Finance team at MUFG Bank, Ltd, based out of the Los Angeles Office. In his role, Steven originates and underwrites public and private debt offerings for utility-scale power projects located in North America. In the past four years, Steven’s has arranged over $10 billion in transactions, resulting in five Deal of the Year awards from industry publications. Steven completed MUFG’s Global Analyst Program, which concluded with a three-week trip to MUFG’s global headquarters in Tokyo. Besides his role on the Alumni Board, Steven serves as a Chapter Advisory Board member for the Phi Delta Theta chapter at Chapman. In his free time, Steven stays active playing tennis and softball near his residence in Santa Monica, and of course, deeply enjoys attending Chapman’s alumni events with friends both old and new.
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Kameron Backstrom '17

Dodge College of Film and Media Arts
Member
Kam Backstrom graduated in 2017 with a BFA in TV News and Documentary and a minor in Political Science. He was a member of the Phi Kappa Tau fraternity and served as a Chapman Ambassador for 2 years. He followed in the footsteps of his grandfather and proud Panther James Backstrom who graduated in 1956. His hobbies include watching movies, playing video games, and going for bike rides.
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Tara Bokosky '14 (MA '17, MBA '17)

Attallah College of Educational Studies, Argyros School of Business & Economics
Member
Tara graduated with her Undergraduate degree in Education with an emphasis in Disability Studies. She continued her education and received her MBA in 2017, as well as with her Master’s in Special Education. Tara is also involved in the Chapman University Alumni Board and MBA Alumni Board. Tara is a Financial Advisor at Tax & Financial Group. She works with business owners and professionals and guide businesses, families, and individuals with the accumulation and preservation of wealth through comprehensive financial strategies. Before entering the financial services industry, Tara worked in the Brea Unified School district and remains involved within the special needs community.
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Hung Do (M.S. '16)

School of Pharmacy
Member
Hung Do is a highly motivated healthcare professional with a demonstrated history of working collaboratively to promote public-private partnerships in biopharmaceutical research and medical products. He has a multi-faceted background in Health Policy, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Marketing Research, Governmental Affairs, and Public Policy. Hung currently works for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in Long Beach, CA as a Drug Safety Officer. As a healthcare professional, Hung supports working relationships and collaborates with local government agencies to find innovative healthcare delivery models, sustainable improvements in healthcare quality, and promote value-driven healthcare programs. Since graduating from Chapman University, he has worked in regulatory oversight, marketing development, and patient safety advocacy in pharmaceutical and government entities. Hung has worked with Orange County elected officials on local health agendas and Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) outreach initiatives. His work commitments and community outreach initiatives in healthcare and volunteer roles at the university have earned him the Chapman University Distinguished Alumni Award in 2019. This year, Hung is incredibly excited to serve as an Industry Partners Council Board Member, providing career mentorship to Chapman pharmacy students who will soon enter the university's two new master programs in the areas of regulatory affairs and patient safety. Outside of his science education outreach commitments at Chapman, Hung also volunteers as a Board Member for the University of Arizona local Orange County Alumni Chapter, OCCats, providing media and marketing expertise. Active in his community, Hung volunteers as an Associate Board Member for the steering committee at the Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County. He utilizes his marketing development skills to support annual fundraising. Lastly, Hung is a Community Healthcare Ambassador volunteer for the California Dental Association, working with dental professionals and healthcare professionals to provide no-cost dental treatment for those in need. Hung cherishes time with his family and friends, all whom strengthen his journey in life. He rejuvenates by exploring and appreciating the wonders of the outdoors. He also enjoys learning about cultural history, food heritage, and learning new languages with his colleagues.
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Derek Helwig '05

Dodge College of Film and Media Arts
Member
Over the course of Derek's 15 years in the media industry, his career has spanned the world, literally. Graduating from Chapman University in 2005 with a degree in Film Production and a Masters in International Conflict Studies from King’s College London, Derek dove into international television production. He began his career with the hit CBS series, The Amazing Race where he was fortunate enough to produce 12 seasons and film in over 35 countries. After leaving The Amazing Race, he produced series like Best Bars in America for Esquire, United Shades of America for CNN and Huang's World on VICE, and adventure series Ultimate Expedition for YouTube Red among many more. Derek is the VP of Development at Xpedition Media and helped create their first series for HGTV called Table Wars, due out in November 2021. Derek also teaches documentary filmmaking at Chapman in Dodge College.
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Allison Lentz '13

School of Communication
Member
Born and raised in Orange County, CA, Allison “Ally” Lentz started at Chapman University in the fall of 2009 as a Communication Studies major. As an undergraduate, she became a member of the Kappa Alpha Theta Fraternity, and during her four years as a collegiate member, she held three leadership roles and served on numerous committees. In her senior year, she was the proud recipient of the highest acknowledgment given to a collegiate member of a Kappa Alpha Theta chapter - the Betty Locke Hamilton Award - named after Kappa Alpha Theta’s founder. She participated in many activities and events associated with her major, and she became a member of the Chapman University Chapter of the National Society of Leadership and Success.
Today, Ally is honored to work at the CHOC Foundation, which is the fundraising arm for CHOC Children’s Hospital in Orange, CA. She is a member of the Communications and Donor Experience team, where she serves as the Associate Director of Donor Experience. Her primary roles are to ensure that current donors of the hospital stay engaged and involved with CHOC by planning tours, receptions and check presentations, as well as creating recognition and impact reports. In addition, she maintains connections with various medical and administrative departments throughout the hospital and chairs a board committee of community volunteers and leaders to assist in the activities of the Donor Experience team. Ally is an active member of the Association of Donor Relations Professionals (ADRP), the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), and the CHOC Foundation is a member of The Woodmark Group.
Ally is a proud homeowner in Old Towne Orange. She enjoys walks to “the circle” to support the local businesses and spending time with her family, friends and rescue cat.
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Michael Milhiser '69

Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences
Member
G. Michael Milhiser is the chief administrative officer for the Morongo Band of Mission Indians’ Tribal Government Administration and Enterprises. Prior to assuming his current position, he served as the Interim Executive Director of the multi-million dollar Tri-City Mental Health Center in Pomona. In addition to his B.A. in government from Chapman University, Michael holds of Master of Public Administration degree from Claremont Graduate University.
Michael’s commitment to the community is demonstrated through his service and participation in several community organizations. He is the past chair of the Mt. Baldy Region of the United Way and distinguished past president of the Montclair Kiwanis Club. He also serves on the boards of the James L. White Foundation, the George Chaffey Trust, the West End YMCA, and is a past board member of the Corporate Board of the Los Angeles United Way and the Chaffey College Foundation.
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Alan Peterson '18

Argyros School of Business & Economics
Member
Alan Peterson is a Senior Associate on the residential research team at Green Street – the preeminent provider of real estate and financial market intelligence. He supports research coverage of the apartment, single-family rental, manufactured home park and student housing sectors and plays a central role in the coverage of roughly 15 publicly traded real estate stocks. Alan is also a member of the National Multifamily Housing Council (NMHC).
Alan earned dual degrees, a B.S. in Business Administration with an emphasis in Finance and a B.A. in Economics, from Chapman University. While at Chapman he served as Treasurer of Phi Kappa Tau, Vice President of the Chapman University Investment Group, and was the Senior Portfolio Manager of the Janes Financial Center Residency Program. Additionally, he was a member of the Order of Omega Honor Society and an Orientation Leader.
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Sophia Pollack (MS '17, MBA '17)

Schmid College of Science & Technology, Argyros School of Business & Economics
Member
Sophia Pollack graduated from Loyola Marymount University in 2007 with a BS in Biology. After graduation she left for Paris, France to follow her culinary passion. She graduated from the top culinary school in Paris and worked in multiple restaurants under Michelin starred chefs. After a couple of years she decided to combine her passion for cooking with science. She got her dual master’s degree in MS Food Science and MBA at Chapman University.
As a student at Chapman, Sophia served as the president for the Food Science Student Association, the MBA/MSFS liaison for the MBA board, and was (and currently is) a lecturer for undergraduates at Chapman. Sophia is currently working in the food industry as a R&D scientist for Sovereign Flavors in Santa Ana, CA.
In her free time Sophia enjoys cooking and baking, trying new restaurants, swimming, SCUBA diving and enjoys being outside.
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Justin Riley '11

Dodge College of Film and Media Arts
Member
Justin Riley is the inaugural Associate Director for Student Community Support and Development at Chapman University, shepherding the vision and execution for Black and African American student enrollment, retention and success. Prior to his return to campus, Justin worked as a small business executive and entertainment professional, most notably working as producer on Facebook’s Emmy-nominated show, Red Table Talk. He is the founder of Purpose Over Profit, a consulting and personal development company, and has appeared on various media outlets, including OWN, Blavity, FOX Soul, and multiple features in the Huffington Post.
As an undergraduate, Justin served as the Black Student Union president and graduated as one of the school’s most decorated basketball players, leading Chapman to back-to-back NCAA Division III tournament appearances. He earned a B.F.A. in Television and Broadcast Journalism in 2011 and is currently enrolled in the Leadership Development graduate program. He is married to his Chapman sweetheart, Joy, and is a proud #GirlDad.
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Martha Rivera '12

Member
Crean College of Heath and Behavioral Sciences, Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences
Born and raised in Santa Ana, CA, Martha Rivera started her higher education journey at Chapman University in 2008 with a focus in psychology and Spanish. As the oldest daughter of two immigrant parents, Martha grew up believing that it was important to work hard and to serve her community. She used her passion for working with her community and translated it during her time at Chapman University. Being close to her hometown, Martha continued volunteering and mentoring first generation students. She also built and strengthened her Chapman community by joining and leading a variety of student groups, working on campus, research studies and developing programming opportunities for students, like the Promising Futures program on campus. Wanting to continue making a change, Martha pursued her Masters in Education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. After graduation, Martha combined her background, education and experience to successfully transition into the field of college access. She currently serves Simon Scholars as their Director of Programs. This role allows her to combine her passion for working with students and families and to connect this to college access and higher education for the communities she serves.
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Randy Rosales '12

Schmid College of Science & Technology
Member
Dr. Randy Rosales was born and raised in Orange County, CA. He earned his undergraduate degree in biochemistry from Chapman University, followed by his dental education at University of California, San Francisco. Dr. Rosales excelled clinically during his training and is excited to be back home to take care of his hometown community. In his spare time, Dr. Rosales enjoys providing dental care to those with limited access to care. In the past, he has served those in Panama, Jamaica, and Mexico. He also enjoys playing basketball, training and racing triathlons, traveling, and exploring local restaurants.
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Mark Schauwecker (MBA '03)

Argyros School of Business & Economics
Member
Mark Schauwecker is the Director of Financial Planning and Analysis at Foundation Building Materials, and leads the team headquartered in Santa Ana, CA. He and his team are responsible for Management Reporting and decision support through long range planning and Operational Analysis to profitably grow the business. Mark has 20+ years of experience in finance, mostly in FP&A and commercial support working cross functionally in organizations to support profitable financial growth. Many years of his experience have been with rapidly expanding companies in distribution and the healthcare industry.
Having led many teams in various roles, Mark is passionate about developing talent and encouraging and helping people to achieve their professional goals. His team members have been promoted and moved into senior positions. Mark’s development of leadership skills started in Boy Scouts were he holds the rank of Eagle Scout.
Mark graduated with Honors from Chapman University in 2003 and is a member of the Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society. Mark also serves on the Chapman50 executive council and is passionate about establishing a mentorship program at Chapman. Active in his community, Mark serves as the Treasurer on the Board of YES (Youth Employment Services) in Santa Ana and previously served on a local Chapter of the American Red Cross in Chester County Pennsylvania. In his spare time, Mark also enjoys cooking, wine tasting, travel and tennis.
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Shawn Smith '81

Argyros School of Business & Economics
Member
While at Chapman, Shawn sold insurance under the business name from his Harris apartment, and was a founding member and served as President of the Chapman Business Club. He was present at the first Chapman Economic Forecast (and almost every Forecast since).
Shawn was a past President of the Chapman Alumni Board (1992-1993) and is now an active board member. He has been employed in the Corporate Finance arena for more than 25 of the last 37 years, enjoying more than 17 years as Vice President of TD Service Financial Corporation.
Currently, Shawn is the President of ABC Toastmasters Club in Anaheim, an active member of Yorba Linda Masonic Lodge, Treasurer of the Orange County Scottish Rite, and serves as an advisor for Yorba Linda DeMolay.
Shawn and his "Chapman Sweetheart" Debbie (Gollehon) '83 have two adult children and live in Anaheim Hills.
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Monika Vu '13

School of Communication
Member
Monika Vu is a business leader with the spirit of a servant. A proud Chapman graduate with a BS in Communication with double minors in Business Administration and Leadership & Organization Studies. She was the founder of Chapman University’s National Society of Leadership and Success, a Chapman Ambassador, Orientation Leader and a member of Phi Sigma Sigma. She began her professional career in management advisory and in the consulting services industry. Today she is part of a Fortune 500 company and consults for startup companies. Since graduating from Chapman, Ms. Vu has founded a non-profit organization, served as a board member, successfully launched a product, and received her MBA with distinguished recognition from Pepperdine University. Ms. Vu attributes her leadership and relationship skills to her cultural experiences in over 34 countries and can speak four different languages. She resides in Orange County with her husband and enjoys an active lifestyle, scuba diving, sailing, gardening, and serving others.
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Jessica Winn '01

Attallah College of Educational Studies
Member
Jessica Winn is a CTP Specialist in the mortgage industry. She relocated from Orange County to San Diego after graduating Chapman to begin her career in the financial field. Not too long after arriving in San Diego and working in mortgage, she obtained an opportunity and ventured into advertising, working for San Diego’s largest direct mail magazine at the time, and then served as an Organizational Development consultant. She is thrilled to be back in the financial field helping to make clients dreams of construction and homeownership come true. While residing in San Diego, Jessica cheered and danced professionally and was co-owner of JMM Productions, producing the San Diego Gulls Girls. Much of Jessica’s expertise has come from an array of opportunities. She has worked in television for a Fox sitcom, done promotional and print work for Coca-Cola and NASCAR, and has worked with the United States Air Force Thunderbirds and the United States Navy Blue Angels. She spent much of her early career in public speaking and spokesperson roles. Jessica has a deep passion for community service and volunteer work and has spent thousands of hours volunteering with the military, professional sports teams/athletes, children’s programs, the Welk Foundation, animal rescues, countless charities, and many more. In her free time, you can find her at the beach, dancing, or catching a baseball game (her ultimate love) or cheering on her favorite hockey team. She is a former cheer coach and dance instructor. Jessica enjoys exploring new restaurants, hiking, concerts, and most importantly, taking her three children on adventures and enjoying life.
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Isabella Zelinger '17

Argyros School of Business & Economics
Member
Isabella is a tenant representative and advisor for Cresa, the largest occupier only commercial real estate firm in the world. She is a Los Angeles native but not new to Orange County, as she went to Chapman University where she got her undergraduate in Business Administration. She is a highly motived real estate consultant that leads with authenticity and follows through with a strong work ethic. Prior to joining Cresa she worked with Paycom, a cloud-based human capital management software, where Isabella quickly rose to become one of Paycom’s top 10 sales executives. When she isn’t busy building her network and ecosystem here in OC, you can be sure to find her outside, on a hike or by the beach, or on an adventure traveling to new cities around the world.
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Kelly Zupan '17

Argyros School of Business & Economics
Member
Kelly graduated with her Undergraduate degree in Business Administration and a minor in Music. On campus Kelly was involved in Kappa Kappa Gamma and is now involved in the Chapman University Alumni Board. Kelly is a Principal Recruiter at Jobot. She works with clients and candidates across the nation to help them find new job opportunities and fill openings on client’s teams. She also provides career counseling to take people’s job search to the next level.

Board Liaisons

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John Bishop (JD '11)

Fowler School of Law
Liaison - Law Alumni Association
John graduated cum laude from Chapman University School of Law in 2011. He works as a partner at Ray & Bishop, PLC, in Newport Beach, defending licensed professionals (such as doctors, nurses, dentists, or real estate agents) from state agency discipline. Since 2012, he has taught courses as an adjunct professor in the Fowler School of Law, including legal analysis and writing. He also completed an honors course in film and two Japanese classes at Chapman University in 2020-21 as a non-degree seeking student. John was heavily involved while a student at Chapman's law school, serving as President of the Moot Court team, Submissions Editor for the Chapman Law Review, and as a member of the honor council, mock trial team, academic fellows, and student ambassadors. He is grateful to serve as a member of the alumni association. John lives in Irvine. In his free time, he plays softball, volleyball, and basketball.
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Adam Coughran '04 (MA '10)

Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences
Liaison - Chapman50
As President of Safe Kids, Inc., Adam Coughran is an industry leader in active shooter education and training for schools and businesses. Adam is a veteran of Southern California law enforcement who utilized his expertise to found Standards Training Group and Safe Kids Inc., organizations dedicated to helping deter crime and mitigate violence. He’s been recognized as one of the “Go-To” experts for national media outlets, appearing on NBC’s Today Show, ABC’s Good Morning America, FOX’s Nancy Grace, HLN’s MichaeLA, CBS This Morning, and numerous live interviews.
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Alex Garrett '15

Argyros School of Business & Economics
Liaison - Young Alumni Society
Alex Garrett came to Chapman University in 2011 to enroll in Chapman's Vocal Performance Department in the College of Performing Arts. After a year of singing in Chapman's Opera Chapman he switched majors to pursue his passion in marketing at the Argyros School of Business and Economics. He currently uses his degree in the field of business to business sales as a National Account Manager at Premier Packaging. Looking back at the opportunities he was given through Chapman, Alex carries a deep admiration for the University's faculty, leadership and alumni. With the Young Alumni Society Executive Board he hopes to promote and foster the engagement between Chapman Young Alumni and their alma mater.
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Joe Lewis (EMBA '14 )

Argyros School of Business & Economics
Liaison - Argyros School of Business and Economics MBA Alumni Association
Joe graduated from the Executive MBA program at Chapman University in 2014. He served as the President of Chapman’s MBA Alumni Association from 2016 – 2020. He successfully executed his vision to expand the alumni’s awareness and engagement. Joe is an innovative and true outside-the-box thinker and has continuously broken down barriers to achieve the goals he has set for the alumni association, moving the organization forward. In addition to Joe’s commitment to Chapman University, he works at ADP in Human Capital Management, serves on the Board of Directors for the Newport Beach Chamber of Commerce, Orangewood Foundation’s Business Advisory Council, volunteers as a mentor with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Orange County & Inland Empire and a graduate from the Newport Beach Foundation’s Distinguished Citizens Program.