JFK University's Institute of Entrepreneurial Leadership Names Regional Leaders to its Board

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John F. Kennedy University’s Institute of Entrepreneurial Leadership (IEL), a leading center for entrepreneurial and small business support in the San Francisco’s East Bay, has announced the appointment of 16 members to its Advisory Board.

John F. Kennedy University’s Institute of Entrepreneurial Leadership (IEL) has announced the appointment of 16 members to its Advisory Board. The Institute is a leading center in the East Bay aiming to provide educational opportunities and mentoring to entrepreneurs and small businesses in the area. The Institute, based in downtown Concord, offers certificate classes and start-up offices for its student entrepreneurs. It also works with the University’s College of Graduate and Professional Studies in offering an Entrepreneurial Leadership specialization as part of the Master in Business Administration (MBA) degree program.

The 16 regional leaders represent world-class experience and expertise and bring a broad depth of entrepreneurial knowledge to IEL’s Advisory Board.

“Given the experience level of these individuals, we look forward to their significant contributions to our effort to build the finest organization possible to help train, mentor, and assist our local small businesses and entrepreneurs” said Dr. Raul Deju, Director of the Institute of Entrepreneurial Leadership. “Their guidance and insight will add great value to our growth and will benefit IEL’s programs and its student entrepreneurs.”

The members appointed to IEL’s Board represent a broad group of disciplines, including:
Steven Baiter, Executive Director, Workforce Development Board of Contra Costa County
Brian Banmiller, CBS News Business Anchor
Debrah Cook, Chevron Global Partnerships and Programs
Jeff Gray, CEO, Glue Networks
Ron Leone, Mayor, City of Concord
Tapan Munroe, Economic Advisor, Columnist, and Author
Jill Osur, CEO, Impact2Solutions
Larry Rockwell, Partner, Donahue Gallagher Woods LLP
John Sanchez, CEO, Clean Industries, Inc. and a graduate of the IEL program
Jennifer Schneidermann, Vice President, Morgan Stanley Smith Barney
David Stith, Vice President and District Manager, Wells Fargo Home Mortgage
Mark Thompson, CEO, Virgin Unite Online Entrepreneurship Initiative, and bestselling Author
Roger Werne, Industrial Partnerships Office, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Tim White, Senior Vice President and Regional Manager, Heritage Bank of Commerce
Bill Wiersma, Founder and Principal of Wiersma and Associates
Randy Williams, CEO, Keiretsu Forum, the world’s largest group of angel investors.

For more information about John F. Kennedy University’s Institute of Entrepreneurial Leadership, visit http://www.jfku.edu/IEL.

Cathrine Santini


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