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Introducing Pepperdine's 40 over 40 Alumni

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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.