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Introducing Pepperdine's 40 over 40 Alumni

40 Over 40 linear 

Long after they have left the hallowed halls of their alma mater, Pepperdine graduates continue to pioneer groundbreaking advancements in their careers, promote goodwill and fellowship within their communities, and inspire the ever-growing global community of alumni to follow these same traditions while creating new ones of their own. Selected from hundreds of nominations these 40 alumni over the age of 40 are distinctly and successfully demonstrating the University's mission of purpose, service, and leadership through their personal passions and professional accomplishments.

Meet the Alumni


Marisa Ala

Marisa Ala ('95, JD '98)

Owner, The Ala Firm

Highlands Ranch, Colorado


Tiffany Baker

Tiffany Baker (MBA '09)

Senior Product Marketing Manager, Oracle
Denver, Colorado


James Balla

James J. Balla (BSM '84, MBA '94)

President/CEO, Pacific Clinics

Los Angeles, California


Tamalani Barnett

Tamalani Barnett ('99, JD '02)

Founder/Executive Director, RaisingHOPE, Inc

Thousand Oaks, California


Alan Beard

Alan Beard ('94, MPP '99)

Chief Marketing Officer, Fullscreen

Thousand Oaks, California


Stiphan Beher

Stiphan Beher ('84)

Advisor on FDI, President's Office of the Kyrgyz Republic

Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic


Dain Blanton

Dain Blanton ('94)


Santa Monica, California


Kim Bonner

Kim Carlton Bonner (JD '90)

Circuit Court Judge

Sarasota, Florida 


Scott Bowling

Scott Bowling (MA '90)

President/CEO, Exceptional Children's Foundation

Los Angeles, California


Lorraine Brinton

Lorraine Hill Brinton ('60)

Semi-Retired Volunteer

Palm Desert, California, and Glenbrook, Nevada


Dechele Byrd

Dechele M. Byrd (MS '01)

Principal, George Washington Preparatory High School

Gardena, California


Ray Chips

Dr. Ray Chips (EdD '99)

Program Specialist, Irvine Police Department

Irvine, California


Morgan Christen

Morgan Christen (MBA '06)

CEO/CIO Spinnaker Investment Group, LLC

Mission Viejo, California


Lance Christensen

Lance Christensen (MPP '04)

Chief of Staff, California State Senator John Moorlach

Sacramento, California


Stephanie Cupp

Stephanie Frahme Cupp ('94)

Program Coordinator, Pepperdine Center for Faith and Learning

Malibu, California


Andy Dunbar

Andy Dunbar (JD '99)

General Counsel/Chief Compliance Officer, Bel Air Investment Advisors LLC

La Cañada Flintridge, California


Marv Dunphy

Marv Dunphy ('74)

Retired Men's Volleyball Coach Teacher, Pepperdine University

Malibu, California


Jim Freitas

Jim Freitas (MBA '14, PKE 132)

Managing Director, Product Marketing and Analysis Boeing Commercial Airplanes

Snohomish, Washington


Seth Gamradt

Seth Gamradt ('96)

Director of Orthopaedic Athletic Medicine, Gamradt Orthopaedics

Associate Professor of Clinical Orthopaedic Surgery, USC Keck School of Medicine

Los Angeles, California


Stacey Gordon

Stacey A. Gordon (MBA '07)

Founder/CEO, Rework Work

Los Angeles, California


George Goubran

George Goubran (MBA '16, PKE 135)

Cofounder/Chief Technology Officer, Built On Vision

Ladera Ranch, California


Peggy Grande

Peggy Grande ('89)

Author/Keynote Speaker/Specialty Project Consultant

La Cañada Flintridge, California


Kim Hassett

Kimberly (Herman) Hassett (JD '94)

Deputy District Attorney, Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office

Los Angeles, California


Zack Hicks

Zack Hicks (BSM '97)

CEO, Toyota Connected, and SVP, Toyota Motor North America

Dallas, Texas


Adam Housley

Adam Housley ('94)

Senior Correspondent, Fox News

Northern and Southern California


Jacki Kelley

Jacki Kelley ('88)

Chief Operating Officer, Bloomberg Media

New Canaan, Connecticut


Geoffrey Koboldt

Geoffrey Koboldt (MBA '03)

Architectural Technical Sales Manager, Acuity Brands

Corona Hills, California


Andy Kubitz

Andy Kubitz (MBA '11, PKE 125)

Executive Vice President, Programming Strategy, ABC Television

Manhattan Beach, California


Monica Mallet

Dr. Monica Mallet (EdD '17)

Education Specialist/Professor, Redondo Beach Unified School District

Los Angeles, California


Shannon McAndrews

Dr. Shannon McAndrews (EdD '15)

Learning Programs, Products, and Services Team, AVID Center Headquarters

Carlsbad, California


Dwayne Moring

Dwayne K. Moring ('84, JD '91)

Judge, San Diego Superior Court

Chula Vista, California


Tara Morrow

Tara C. Morrow ('94, MS '00)

Principal, Bethany Christian School

Westlake Village, California


Jason Pates

Jason H. Pates ('95, MPP '99)

Senior Consultant, Cisco Systems, Inc.

Wake Forest, North Carolina


William Anthony Richardson

William Anthony Richardson (BSM '16)

Manager, Standard Development

Los Angeles, California


Denise Roberson

Denise Roberson (MBA '14, PKE 131)

CEO, Jadi Communications

Laguna Beach, California


Michael Saddik

Michael S. Saddik (MBA '08, PKE 120)

CEO, Built on Vision/Cofounder, Myndsi.com

Laguna Nigel, California


Terry Schroeder

Terry A. Schroeder ('81)

Head Water Polo Coach, Pepperdine

University/Chiropractor, Live in Alignment Chiropractic

Lake Sherwood, California


Danone Simpson

Danone Simpson (MBA '12)

CEO, Montage Insurance Solutions

Woodland Hills, California


Ryan Stankevich

Ryan Stankevich ('97)

Senior Vice President, Global Publicity, Walt Disney Studios

Los Angeles, California

Greg Sterling

Gregory E. Sterling (MA '80)

The Rev. Henry L. Slack Dean and Lillian Claus Professor of New Testament, Yale Divinity School

New Haven, Connecticut

Meet the Committee

Meet the Selection Committee

Learn more about the committee who made this campaign possible.