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Amber Bonasoro '06 (MBA '14)

Amber earned an MBA from Chapman University with an emphasis in Entrepreneurship in 2013. 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 marketing, development, and creative direction of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties. With annual sales of $12 billion and 3,000 real estate agents, the company is nationally ranked as a Berkshire Elite Brokerage. Amber applies more than eleven years of experience in the Orange County market to increase brand awareness and implement marketing strategies to strengthen Realtors'® businesses. She has held her CA real estate license since 2006.
A founding member of Orange County Young Professionals Network (OCYPN), she has held leadership positions and helped grow membership to more than 500 members within five years. The group focuses on technology, professional development, and promoting homeownership for the next generation. She is also a Big Sister with Big Brothers Big Sisters Orange County.
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John ''Jack'' Colistra '59

Jack was born on June 28, 1936 in Braddock Pa. Braddock was a steel town with no environmental controls. In 1945 the family packed up and moved to Orange. The weather reminded Jack’s father of Italy where he was born. It also was a paradise to Jack. Jack’s first job was a newspaper boy at the age of 10 and he worked continuously thru college. He was a first-generation college graduate in his family and received his Bachelors of Arts in Economics and Business Administration in 1959. Upon graduation, Jack became a loan officer at the First National Bank of Orange. Married to Glenna Mowry Colistra ’58 for 60 years and they have two children.
Jack is a 50 year member of the California State Bar, and is authorized to practice in all State Courts and Northern California Federal Courts. He has also been a member of the Santa Clara County Bar Association for 35 years and is on their attorney fee arbitration panel and member of the Fee Arbitration Committee. He has served as Judge Pro Tempore in the Santa Clara Superior Court system; handling small claims matters and settlement conferences for over 25 years.
Jack has been in private practice since 1969. He specialized in real estate related matters and representing small businesses, general and limited partnerships and small corporations along with representing various homeowner associations, property management companies, individual property owners, real estate brokers, mortgage brokers and title companies. He is a member of ECHO (Executive Council of Homeowners). His practice is now limited servicing existing clients, certain novel real estate issues and estate planning, from wills to living trusts. In addition, Jack has lectured at various private real estate seminars over the last 15 years and lectured for CAR (California Association of Realtors) and is presently on their referral panel. Jack holds a lifetime teaching credential to teach all real estate courses in the State Community College system.
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Patricia Elliott '60 (M.A. '74)

Alumni Historian
A native of Orange County, Pat received her high school diploma from Orange High School the last year it was located on what is now the Chapman campus.
After 33 years an educator, Pat retired in 1996 from the Garden Grove School District. During her tenure at Garden Grove, she taught kindergarten, first, third and fourth grades, while also teaching continuing education classes for teachers at Cal State Fullerton and Chapman University. She also does professional floral arrangements and has provided the flowers for American Celebration for more than 20 years.
Pat has been actively involved on campus for many years. In addition to serving on the alumni board, Pat is a member of Town & Gown, and along with her husband (and Chapman sweetheart), Tom Elliott ‘60, and is involved with the Chapman Heritage Society.
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Derek Helwig '05

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Allison Lentz '13

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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Adam Monson '13

Adam Monson is an Executive Benefits Consultant with Fulcrum Partners, LLC. Adam helps Public and Privately held corporations as well as banks with the design, implementation, asset/liability management, and ongoing consulting of executive benefit plans, primarily Nonqualified Deferred Compensation plans. He has worked as a board member and investor for startup companies in the Tech, Automotive, and Commercial Real Estate industries.
Adam graduated from Chapman in 2013 with a B.S. in Business Administration (emphases in Finance and Entrepreneurship) and a Psychology minor. Outside of class Adam held many roles on campus including President of Phi Kappa Tau, President of Men of Harmony, Resident Advisor, Chapman Ambassador. In addition, Adam was nominated for the Paul S Delp award, and was a Man of Integrity Recipient.
Adam loves helping kids and is a Big Brother in Big Brothers Big Sisters of Orange County. He is also a volunteer with Junior Achievement and Painted Turtle.
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Sophia Pollack (M.S. '17) (MBA '17)

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 masters 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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Randy Rosales '12

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Quazi Saleh '10

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Shawn Smith '81

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.

Board Liaisons

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Leika Bishop '05

Greek Alumni
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 Regional Field Trainer and Territory Account Manager for Ultradent Products, a 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 husband and Chapman Sweetheart, C.J. Bishop ’05 (MBA ’08), whom she reconnected with at the very first Chappy Hour. She is an advisor to the Chapman chapter of Delta Gamma and is a member of the Greek Alumni Board, a group that encourages alumni engagement within chapters and the Chapman community. In their free time, Leika and C.J. enjoy traveling and spending time with their friends and family, many who are Chapman alumni.
Leika (Arrieta) Bishop '05 has a B.S. in Business Administration with an emphasis in Finance & Management.
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Pat Boulard '90 (MBA '92)

Chairman, Chapman50
Patrick (Pat) Boulard was born, raised and educated in France where he graduated with degrees in mathematics and physics, business administration, and marketing. Pat headed to California in 1989 for what was supposed to be a one-year abroad experience as part of an exchange program with Chapman. But in the end, Chapman had a much more profound impact on Pat’s life than anyone could have anticipated. Pat graduated with a bachelor’s degree in business administration in 1990 and stayed on to get an MBA in 1992 at Chapman. As an MBA student, Pat took an entrepreneurship class that would later prove decisive in his professional life. He also met his Chapman sweetheart and now wife, fellow Chapman graduate Lori (Guirior), (B.A. finance ’91).
Following graduation, Pat started his career in maritime operations, and became involved with information systems after realizing the positive impact technology could have on productivity and business performance. Moving from container ships to retail, and from California to New Jersey, Pat joined Toys R Us International where for nine years he directed teams of operations and technology professionals in Canada, Europe, Asia and Australia and implemented operations and systems improvements that enabled Toys R Us countries to operate more efficiently and profitably. In 2004, Pat transitioned from toys to women's apparel to lead a business transformation initiative as CIO for Urban Brands (now known as "The New Ashley Stewart") and in 2007, the whole family happily moved back to California when Pat was recruited to become the first Global CIO for Quiksilver in Huntington Beach.
Over the years, Pat has developed a passion for energizing business performance through innovative and culturally relevant solutions that make people more productive, processes more efficient, and companies more profitable. As co-founder and managing partner of Axellium, Pat combines his cross-industry, cross-functional and cross-cultural expertise with a set of unique tools and methods to deliver transformative and lasting value to his clients.
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Hung Do (M.S. '16)

School of Pharmacy
As a marketing and researcher development professional, Mr. Hung Do is passionate about fostering a better understanding of public-private partnerships of biopharmaceutical research while demonstrating knowledge of federal and state legislative and regulatory process to solve policy positions and issues with health science thought leaders at the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS) in Southern California. In the last five years, his work at AAPS represents the biopharmaceutical industry to third parties, provides industry value, and leads both large and small grassroots mobilization and coalition marketing developments. Mr. Do also supports working relationships and collaborates with local government officials and development consultants to provide scientific-based evidence that makes a case for a market-based healthcare system in California. His development team also improves the access for patients in Southern California to receive relevant quality healthcare information through community development projects in Orange County with strategic alliance partners at the organization. Because of his work and leadership experience at the organization, he also serves as a healthcare advocate for Councilmember Peggy Huang and Assemblywoman Young Kim.
Mr. Do has been deeply committed to and involved at Chapman University. He currently sits on the Board of Directors for the School of Pharmacy where he is committed to be an industry relations board member and support the school’s strategic plans and works to broaden industry relationships for school development, research collaboration and patient safety advocacy. Many of his colleagues describe Hung as a collaborative, proactive, self-starter who is passionate about access to innovative medicines and addressing the healthcare challenges with strategic thought leaders in the health science sector. His work and leadership experiences demonstrated success in developing and implementing strategic alliances to support the mission and values at AAPS and Chapman University.
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Scott Levitt (JD '03) (LL.M '10)

Fowler School of Law Alumni Association
Scott Levitt received a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management from CSULB. One year later, at the same university, he received his Masters in Business Administration degree at the age of 22, the youngest at the time in the school's history.
Mr. Levitt received his Juris Doctorate degree from Chapman University School of Law with an emphasis in Real Estate, Land Use, and Environmental Law. He worked the maximum number of hours allowed by the ABA, and was the only member of his class to graduate a semester early. Mr. Levitt entered Chapman on a full tuition Provost Scholar Scholarship and served as the class commencement speaker. He served as Chairperson of the Honor Council, served on the Mock Trial Board and competed at several competitions. He also served as an editor of the Nexus Law Journal. Mr. Levitt received his Masters in Law degree (LL.M.), from Chapman University School of Law, specializing in Business Law and Economics, graduating in the top 10% of the class. He studied directly under the 2002 Nobel Prize winner in Economics. Mr. Levitt received top grades in Spontaneous Order & the Law, and Adv. Seminar in Land Use Dispute.
Mr. Levitt served as General Counsel right out of law school for almost a decade to a mid-size construction and real estate development company. From there he started his own firm in 2012 serving companies in all industries. He started with one client and today has served close to 400. In February of this year, he took a case to the California Supreme Court. Mr. Levitt has taught college courses in both law and finance at Chapman University at the Business School and Law School. He often teaches MCLE classes in the area of construction law and mechanic lien law. He is a member of the State Bar of California, and admitted to the U.S. District Court, the Supreme Court of the United States, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, and the US Court of Federal Claims. Mr. Levitt is also a licensed real estate broker and general contractor. Mr. Levitt is active in his community and in political circles. He served as the Chairperson on the Chapman School of Law Alumni Board and has been a member of the group for 15 years. He has also served and continues to active service in the Seal Beach Chamber of Commerce, and is a member of the Seal Beach Lions Club. He was voted best attorney in Seal Beach in 2019 and 2017, and Seal Beach Business Person of the Year in 2015. Mr. Levitt was a Republican primary candidate for Lieutenant Governor in 2010, for the State of California.
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Joe Lewis (EMBA '14)

Argyros School of Business and Economics MBA Alumni Association
Mr. Joseph Lewis, a proud 2014 Executive MBA graduate of the Argyros School of Business and Economics, has the distinct pleasure of being named the President of the Chapman MBA Alumni Association’s Board of Directors. Joe also serves as a Board Liaison to the Chapman Alumni Association’s Board of Directors. Joe’s initial interest in joining the Board of Directors (MBA Alumni Association) in order to represent his vision and ideas. As President, his goal is to implement and execute his vision to expand the alumni’s local, national, and global footprint. Joe is determined to develop a sustainable connected culture for the current and future alumni.
Recently, Joe Lewis left the finance industry to pursue his passion for sartorial clothing with designer Mark Pomerantz and The House of Mark Pomerantz as¬¬ Director of Business Development. The House of Mark Pomerantz is a Men’s Luxury Suit brand, headquartered in Newport Beach, CA; including a sales office in NYC with suits handmade in Italy. Joe decided to leave the finance industry to pursue his quest to integrate his intrinsic passion for sartorial clothing and business development to advance the company’s growth.
Prior to joining The House of Mark Pomerantz, Joe worked with Morgan Stanley and HighTower Advisors. Joe holds a Series 7, Series 66 securities license, life insurance, and NMLS license; all which contributed to his understanding of the financial markets.
In addition to Joe’s commitment to Chapman, he serves on the Board of Directors for the Newport Beach Chamber of Commerce, Chair for NAVIGATE – Modern Professionals (young professionals program), Membership Council, and awarded in 2016 “Ambassador of the Year” and “Silver Anchor Award.” He also volunteers as a mentor with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Orange County and serves on Barclay Theatre’s Ensemble Council.