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Pepperdine University

2022–2023 Board of Regents

The Board of Regents is the legal governing body and chief policy board of the University. Life Regents are recognized and honored for their extraordinary service as past Board of Regents members. The University administration works with the Board of Regents to shape policy and direction for the University. The leadership provided by these distinguished and committed men and women is greatly valued.

James A. Gash, JD '93
President and Chief Executive Officer
Pepperdine University

Alan Beard, '94, MPP '99
Chief Executive Officer
Synonymous

Edwin L. Biggers
President (Retired)
Hughes Missile Group

M. Brett Biggs
Executive Vice President
and Chief Financial Officer (Retired)
Walmart Inc.

Faye W. Craddolph, '78
President and Chief Executive Officer
Urban Advantage Insurance Services

Dale A. Brown, '64
Principal
Moriah Group, Petroleum Strategies

Shelle Ensio
Engineer and Owner
Ballast Technologies

Seth A. Haye, '02
Managing Director
Morgan Stanley

Michelle R. Hiepler, JD '89 (Secretary)
Partner
Law Offices of Hiepler & Hiepler

 

 

Eric L. Johnson
Mayor
Dallas, Texas

Jeremy L. Johnson, '02, MBA '04
President
Fernandez Holdings, Inc.

Peter J. Johnson, Jr.
President
Leahey & Johnson, P.C.

Dennis S. Lewis, '65
President and Owner
Chesapeake Holding Company, LLC

John T. Lewis, '83
President
J. Lewis Global Consulting LLC

Kimberly J. Lindley
Community Leader

Virginia F. Milstead, JD '04
Partner
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher, and Flom LLP

Michael T. Okabayashi
Partner (Retired)
Ernst & Young LLP

Timothy C. Phillips, '87
Chief Executive Officer
Phillips and Company

John L. Plueger
Chief Executive Officer and President
Air Lease Corporation

 

Frederick L. Ricker (Vice Chair)
Vice President and General Manager (Retired)
Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems

Dee Anna Smith, '86 (Chair)
Chief Executive Officer
Sarah Cannon

Stephen M. Stewart
Partner
Stewart Brothers Properties LLC

Jay S. Welker (Assistant Secretary)
Partner
The Amahoro Fund

Eric S. Wolford, '88
Partner
Accel Partners

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Life Regents

  • Joe R. Barnett
  • Sheila K. Bost
  • Thomas G. Bost
  • Jerry S. Cox
  • Terry M. Giles (JD '74)
  • Glen A. Holden
  • Gail E. Hopkins ('66, MA '74)
  • Jerry E. Hudson
  • John D. Katch ('60)
  • Eff W. Martin
  • James R. Porter
  • Russell L. Ray, Jr.
  • Travis E. Reed
  • Susan F. Rice (EdD '86)
  • Carol Richards
  • B. Joseph Rokus ('76)
  • Rosa Mercado Spivey
  • William W. Stevens, Jr.
  • Thomas J. Trimble
  • Robert L. Walker (MA '66)
  • J. McDonald Williams