» MBA Alumni Association Board Members

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Ray Schnell

President
Ray is the President of the MBA Alumni Association, and graduated in 2014 Beta Gamma Sigma, with his Executive MBA from Chapman University.
Ray works at ADP in their private equity practice. He partners with the largest global PE firms to drive value creation strategies across their portfolio by reducing cost, risk and operational inefficiency within their Human Capital Management (HCM) infrastructure. Ray also supports PE firms through M&A due diligence and rapid deployment of workforce management infrastructure upon close of acquisitions.
Prior to ADP, Ray was a founding partner of CreativeHeads.net, one of the leading recruitment networks for the creative industries. He also worked as an advertising executive in NYC. Ray now lives in Tustin with his wife Cheryl, and two daughters Emma and Ava. He is also a proud board member of the Tustin Public Schools Foundation.
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Tara Bokosky

President-Elect
Tara Bokosky is a member of the Chapman MBA Alumni Board. She graduated with her MBA in 2017, Beta Gamma Sigma, as well as with her Master’s in Special Education. Tara oversees the ambassador committee and is responsible for coordinating Alumni board efforts between the University and Ambassadors.
Tara is a Financial Advisor at Tax & Financial Group where she works with business owners and professionals and guides 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.
In her free time, Tara likes to travel and spend time with family, friends and her 140-lb German Shepard. She plays basketball every Sunday and is an avid sports fan.
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Joseph A Lewis

Immediate Past-President; Vice President of Association Development
Joe graduated from the Executive MBA program at Chapman University in 2014. He has served as the MBA Alumni Association’s President from 2016 – 2020. Over his four years as president, he successfully executed his vision to expand the alumni’s awareness, engagement and sustainability. 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 organization.
In addition to Joe’s commitment to the MBA Alumni Association, he assists the Board of Directors for Chapman’s Alumni Association, 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 is a graduate from Newport Beach Foundation’s Distinguished Citizens Program.
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Nicole Lucas

Vice President of Association Governance
Nicole Lucas graduated from the joint MBA/JD program at Chapman University in 2018. Nicole is Corporate Counsel for St. John, the American luxury house with global headquarters in Orange County. Nicole partners with various business units ranging from Human Resources to Marketing to IT and assists with enabling the teams to achieve their goals from the initial planning stages of their projects. Nicole has utilized her business background to implement performance tracking metrics to demonstrate the department’s productivity and value to the company, and is constantly working to improve and streamline the legal department operations.
In addition to Nicole’s involvement in the MBA Alumni Association, Nicole is also an active member of the Orange County Bar Association, including the Young Lawyers Division, and is very involved in the organization’s community outreach and volunteering program.
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April Tran

Vice President of Marketing & Public Relations
April Tran graduated with her MBA in 2018 and B.A. in Strategic Corporate Communication in 2017, both from Chapman University. She also holds Executive Certificates from Harvard Business School, London Business School and MIT. During her time at Chapman, she was a Student Board Member on the Chancellor's Advisory Board, founded an angel fund for student startups through the Leatherby Center for Entrepreneurship and was a Graduate Teaching Assistant.
She is a marketing strategy consultant and works with companies across diverse industries from startups to small businesses and established brands. April previously worked in marketing, strategy and communication functions at Johnson & Johnson, Forbes, McDonald’s Corporate, CTBC Bank and OrthoFX.
Outside of work, April is the Founder and Chair of YNG Orange County (YPO subdivision). YPO is the world’s most exclusive business peer network of 25,000 chief executives around the world in over 130 countries. She enjoys sports, traveling and volunteering in her free time.
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Jennifer Cheo

Jennifer Cheo graduated with her joint MBA/JD from Chapman University in May 2017. Jennifer is an attorney with Aldrich and Bonnefin, PLC, which serves as legal counsel to the Bankers’ Compliance Group. Jennifer advises financial institutions of all types on a wide range of regulatory compliance issues and transactional matters involving consumer and commercial lending, corporate governance, and financial institution operations.
In 2019, Jennifer co-authored the summary of California Consumer Financial Regulation for the online Practical Law publication of Thomson Reuters. Jennifer is a member of the State Bar of California and the Orange County Bar Association.
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Robert Hanger

Robert Hanger is Managing Director of Masthead Capital, a strategic advisory firm to lower middle market businesses. He provides strategic planning, financial consulting, merger and acquisition transaction advisory, and capitalization optimization strategy solutions. Prior to starting Masthead Capital, he was Managing Director of the Corporate Finance Division at Opus Bank and held positions at California Bank & Trust and Northern Trust. Prior to his banking career he was a Tax Accountant at a local CPA firm in Southern California.
Mr. Hanger received his MBA from Chapman University, BS in Finance and Business Law from California State University, Long Beach, and a Certificate in Financial Planning from the University of California, Los Angeles. He resides in Tustin, CA with his wife and two children. He spends his personal time boating and enjoying as many outdoor activities as possible.
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Stacey Moynahan

As Assistant Dean for Undergraduate Programs/Career Services and Chapman EMBA alumna, Stacey Moynahan is particularly invested in our continued success at the Argyros School of Business and Economics. Along with the Argyros School’s Career Services and Advising team, she is committed to creating connections that are advantageous for each of our stakeholders. Guided by our university mission, Stacey works to ensure our undergraduate business students have a truly personalized academic experience that leads to career success post-graduation. She also partners closely with the business community, and Chapman faculty and alumni to ensure our current undergraduate and graduate students have access to opportunities for career mentorship, placement, and advancement.
Prior to joining the Argyros School Career Services team, Stacey worked in Corporate Talent Acquisition for a national, residential home builder as well as for the largest private security firm in North America
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Will Wilhelm

Will Wilhelm became a member of the MBA Alumni Board shortly after completing his MBA in 2019. He also completed his undergraduate degree at Chapman, finishing with a Biology degree in 2014. Will is currently an Assistant Project Manager at RD Olson Construction, based in Irvine. His most recent project with RD Olson was on that of the new student housing building on Chapman’s main campus, “The K”. Will also holds a California Real Estate License, something that he enjoys doing on the side.
Will’s goals while serving on the Alumni Board center on strengthening the connection between the alumni, but also between alumni and current students. He also is charity focused, hoping to introduce numerous networking/fundraising events that will bring alumni and students together for a good cause, benefitting local charities. Some local charities that are important to Will are the Ronald McDonald Foundation, Orangewood and Habitat for Humanity.
In Will’s free time he enjoys working out, playing golf, traveling to new places, volunteering, and spending quality time with family and friends.
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Salma Zawawi

Salma graduated from the MBA program at Chapman University in 2007. She has served as a board member on the MBA Alumni Association since early 2017 and is responsible for creating the International Women’s Day event with the inaugural forum taking place in March 2019.
Salma currently works as a Medical Delegate for Gerber’s Infant Nutrition division. She has 13+ years of experience in sales and has worked for other Fortune 500 companies such as Allergan and Boehringer Ingelheim. In addition, Salma is an adjunct business professor and teaches online business classes at Santiago Canyon College. She has a passion for education and for uplifting young learners and women in business.
In addition to her commitment to the MBA Alumni Association, Salma is involved in community work through Children’s Hope International Literacy & Development and RV 4 CampFire Family. She resides in Newport Beach with her husband and two children. In her spare time she enjoys practicing yoga, skiing, bike riding, traveling and spending time with friends and family.