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Introducing Pepperdine's 40 under 40 Alumni

Pepperdine 40 under 40 

At Pepperdine, purpose, service, and leadership is more than a mission statement. It's a way of life, reflected in the impact and achievements of more than 100,000 extraordinary alumni around the globe. This year's inaugural 40 under 40 alumni represent just a sample of these incredible stories. Selected from hundreds of nominations, these young entrepreneurs, executives, doctors, lawyers, educators, and public servants are innovating in their fields, inspiring their communities, and leading by example as the next generation of Pepperdine Waves.

 

Kim Amundson
Kimberly (Mansen) Amundson ('10)

Program Officer, PATH

Seattle, Washington

 

James Azadian
James Stephen Azadian (JD '01)

Shareholder and Chair of Appellate, Writs, and Constitutional Law Practice, Enterprise Counsel Group ALCLaguna Beach, California

 

Meri Barnes
Meri Barnes ('04)

Founder/CEO, The Shop Forward

Creative Director, Michael Gerald LTD.

Santa Monica, California

 

Meredith Benton
Meredith (Sullivan)Benton ('01)

Senior Program Officer, The Healing Trust

Nashville, Tennessee

 

Tara Bracher
Tara (Lawrence)Bracher ('04, MA '09)

President, Hats Off For Cancer

St. Louis, Missouri

 

Pierce Brown
Pierce Brown ('10)

Author/Screenwriter, Penguin Random House

Los Angeles, California

 

Amber Coffman
Amber L Coffman ('04)

Development Director, Best Buddies International

Marina del Rey, California

 

Todd Dildine
Todd Dildine ('09)

Pastor, Lakeview Church of Christ

Chicago, Illinois 

 

Elizabeth Edwards
Elizabeth Edwards ('99)

Founder and President, Volume Public Relations

Highlands Ranch, Colorado

 

Ken Ellsworth
Ken Ellsworth (MBA '10)

Sr. Manager - Customer Analytics and Strategy, Intuit

San Diego, California

 

Zeke Fortenberry
Zeke Fortenberry (JD '07)

Assistant District Attorney, Collin County District Attorney's Office

Dallas, Texas

 

Marinela Gombosev
MarinelaGombosev (MBA '12)

Executive Vice President, Operations and Marketing, Evoke Neuroscience

Corona Del Mar, California

 

Keith Gormley
Keith Gormley (MA '08)

Vice President, Social Marketing and Communication, Prudential Financial

Montclair, New Jersey

 

Danielle Greg
Dr. DanielleGreg ('01, PsyD '10)

Clinical Psychologist, Private Practice

Calabasas, California

 

Lori A. Harer
Lori A. Harer (JD '07)

Attorney at Law, The Law Offices of Lori A. Darakjian

Westlake Village, California

 

Seth Haye
Seth A Haye ('02)

Executive Director, Morgan Stanley

Westlake Village, California

 

Stefan Holt
Stefan Holt ('09)

Anchor and Reporter, NBCUniversal

New York City, New York

 

Tia Hooper
Capt Justina "Tia"Hooper ('07)

Chief, Recruiting Branch, HQ U.S. Air Force JAG Corps

Alexandria, Virginia

 

Hope Horner
Hope Horner ('09)

CEO, Lemonlight

Santa Monica, California

 

Arjun Jolly
Arjun Jolly (MBA '14)

COO/Co-Founder, adQuadrant, Inc.

Irvine, California

 

Travis Jones
Travis Jones ('11)

Judge Advocate (JAG), United States Navy

Newport, Rhode Island

 

Anthony Kenneda
Anthony Kennada ('08)

Vice President of Marketing, Gainsight

San Francisco, California

 

Bounmany "Kyle" Keojampa
Bounmany KyleKeojampa ('01)

Surgeon, Delrey MD

Los Angeles, California

 

Rob Khatchadourian
RobKhatchadourian (MPP '06)

Engineering Program Manager, Apple, Inc.

San Jose, California

 

Brittney Lane
Brittney Lane (JD '12)

Associate, O'Melveny & Myers

Washington, D.C.

 

David Mansdoerfer
DavidMansdoerfer (MPP '11)

Deputy Chief of Staff, California State Senate

Mission Viejo, California

 

Alec McNayr
Alec McNayr ('00)

Founder, McBeard

Los Angeles, California

 

Richard Montano
Richard Montano ('03)

CEO, LIV Capital Group, Inc

San Diego, California

 

Francisco Montes
Francisco Montes (BSM '16)

Realtor, The Enright Company

Founder, Rundalay

Los Angeles, California

 

Margaret Moodian
Dr. MargaretMoodian (MA '08, EdD '11)

Board Member and governance chair, Blind Children's Learning Center

Rancho Santa Margarita, California

 

Merrill Moses
Merrill Marc Moses ('99)

Pepperdine Assistant Water Polo Coach, Pepperdine University

Thousand Oaks, California

 

Ben Murrie
Ben Murrie ('01)

Director of Contracts and Client Relations, Catharsis Productions

Raleigh, North Carolina

 

Valerie Neumark Mickela
Valerie NeumarkMickela (MA '03)

Co-Founder & Brand Strategist, Rootid, LLC

El Cerrito, California

 

Talia Nosrati
Talia EytanNosrati (MBA '10)

Senior Manager, Global Brand Marketing, 20th Century Fox

Los Angeles, California

 

Nduka Nwanko
Nduka Nwanko ('13)

Fixed Income Analyst, Wells Fargo Bank

San Francisco, California

 

Ashley Rhame
Ashley Rhame ('14)

Head of Marketing and Communications, HoyleCohen LLC, A Focus Financial Firm

San Diego, California

 

Clare Rice
Clare Rice (MDR '13)

Director of Care, Encounter Bible Fellowship Church

Executive Director, Ventura Center for Dispute Settlement

Ventura, California

 

Ryan Sawtelle
Ryan Sawtelle ('09)

Founder & Executive Director, White Heart Foundation

Los Angeles, California

 

Brad Tatum
BradTatum (MBA '12, MS '13)

Mechanical/Fluids Department Manager, National Technical Systems

Santa Clarita, California

Amanda Wickramasinghe
Dr. Amanda Wickramasinghe (EdD '16)

Director & Vice President of Education Programs, Einstein Group, LLC

Educational Consultant

Ladera Ranch, California

Meet the Committee
Meet the Selection Committee

Learn more about the seven member committee who made this campaign possible.