A strategic marketing executive who thrives on creative ideas AND making sure the work gets done, and done well. Someone who can anticipate what is around the corner, who is completely comfortable with the ambiguity, uncertainty, and controlled chaos that is building disruptive technology businesses. An executive who is an excellent storyteller, who leads from the front, is a champion of equality, and helps those around him discover what is possible for them, and the organizations they belong to. Creates cohesive, capable teams through a culture of transparency and trust, where team members are valued and inspired. Thoroughly enjoys being told something is not possible, and then making it possible.
Greg specializes in the development and execution of lending programs designed to help the bank meet the its lending needs in underserved/under-resourced communities. Greg holds a Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communications from the University of California at Berkeley, a Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology from the University of San Francisco, and an Executive MBA from St. Mary's College in Moraga, California.
Tony earned a Bachelor of Arts in Accounting from University of California at Santa Barbara and a Master of Science in Taxation from Golden Gate University. Tony works on closely-held businesses on tax consulting and compliance projects. He is also in charge of Armanino's tax training program.
Prior to joining Armanino in 2005, Tony worked as a tax manager with Deloitte for more than five years, where he managed the tax work for real estate partnerships and high net worth individuals. Tony became a Certified Public Accountant in 2002. His experience includes real estate, retail, individual, corporate and flow-through taxation. He served on the Board of Directors of the East Bay Chapter of California Society of Certified Public Accountants for four years.
Ryan is CEO of MightySignal, a mobile app data company based in Walnut Creek, which he sold to Airnow in 2021. Prior to leading MightySignal, Ryan was co-founder and CEO of Scripted, a marketplace for content marketers. He is the author of The Parallel Entrepreneur and an associate professor of business at Diablo Valley College. He is also a board member for Sustainable Contra Costa. Ryan holds Bachelor’s degrees in Economics and Environmental Sciences from UC Berkeley, a Master’s in Public Policy from the Harvard Kennedy School, and an MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management.
Susan Lamb joined Diablo Valley College January 1 as the eighth DVC President. Susan served as the Interim Chancellor/ President at City College of San Francisco for two years where she led the high profile reaffirmation of accreditation and developed and implemented a Promise Program. After serving as a tenured faculty member in 1991 and as an administrator at Contra Costa College, Susan transferred to DVC in 2006 and served in progressively complex administrative roles including Vice President of Academic Affairs through 2013. During this time, Susan’s collaborative accomplishments included addressing accreditation concerns, maintaining fiscal integrity during an extremely volatile financial period, and creating numerous new programs.
Sherman Griffin is a marketing professional with over 20 years of experience providing expert marketing leadership, strategies, solutions & projects for leading companies. Currently principal at Griffin Marketing Consulting, Sherman has worked at Amazon, Cisco, AT&T, and a number of start-ups in the Bay Area and the Pacific Northwest.
Sherman is a Bay Area native and is passionate about higher education and helping young professionals get their first starts. Sherman’s previous board memberships include serving as president of his high school alma mater’s alumni association, co-chair of the RealNetworks corporate giving foundation, a local music arts organization, and his church. Sherman has a B.A. from the University of California, San Diego.
Arun is passionate about education and fundraising. At Cisco he works with schools, universities, and government agencies, helping them with dynamic solutions, technologies and services to solve their business needs. He also presents on connected learning and student success via technology. Arun has a B.S. degree in Biology from California State University Stanislaus and an MBA from Notre Dame. He enjoys spending time with his dogs, practicing martial arts, and traveling the world.
Liz Jennings is a California native and Director of Solution Marketing at Workday where she has marketed HR systems and solutions for the past 6 years. Liz is passionate about building strong teams and taking projects from ideation to reality. Board Membership on the DVC Alumni Association allows Liz the ability to put her time and talents to work as she helps build the very first Alumni Association. She currently lives in Pleasanton, CA with her husband and two children.
Eric Young is the Senior VP, Private Bank Regional Manager, Northern CA, California Bank and Trust, which specializes in financing, cash management, international banking, commercial and business banking, personal banking, and wealth management. At CB&T he is expanding private banking services and developing new products to serve a client base of high net-worth individuals. He has been in banking for over 20 years and previously was the Affluent Segment Leader for Wells Fargo Mr. Diablo Region and a Regional Banking District Manager responsible for the effective management of multiple Wells Fargo locations. Eric currently serves on the board the Diablo Valley College Foundation under the Contra Costa Community College District and was previously a board member with the Glow Foundation in San Francisco. He has a B.S degree in International Business Marketing from the University of San Francisco and CFM and NASD Security licensed series 7, 66, and 26. Eric loves to cook and share with family and friends and also travel the world to learn and enjoy other cultures, especially local ethnic gourmet food.