Board of Directors and Advisory Council

The Alliance Board of Directors includes distinguished community leaders and the top research universities and institutions in Southern California.

Community Leaders

Ajay Nirula

Vice President, Immunology

Lilly Research Laboratories

Lilly Biotechnology Center

Ben Savage

Partner

Clocktower Ventures

Derek Aberle

Co-Founder, President & Chief Operating Officer

XCOM

Drew Murphy

Senior Vice President, Strategy and Corporate Development

Edison International

Emmanuel Roman

Managing Director and CEO

PIMCO

Gene Sykes

Managing Director

Goldman Sachs

Chair

Alliance for SoCal Innovation

Ivan Markman

Chief Business Officer

Yahoo

Jamie Voris

Chief Technology Officer

The Walt Disney Company

Jody Foldesy

Partner and Managing Director

The Boston Consulting Group

Vice Chair

Alliance for SoCal Innovation

John Rossant

Founder and CEO

CoMotion

Julie Hill

Founder

The Hill Company

Vice Chair

Alliance for SoCal Innovation

Julie Miller-Phipps

President

Kaiser Permanente Southern California

Larry Sonsini

Chairman

Wilson Sonsini, Goodrich & Rosati

Chair

Advisory Council of the Alliance for SoCal Innovation

Marc Stern

Chairman

The TCW Group, Inc

Maria Anguiano

Executive Vice President Learning Enterprise

Arizona State University

Rachna Khosla

Senior Vice President, Business Development

Amgen Inc.

Renee LaBran

Board Member

Idealab

Scott Wolfe

Partner

Latham and Watkins LLP

Steve Poizner

Technology Entrepreneur

Todd Brinton

Corporate Vice President, Advanced Technology, Chief Scientific Officer

Edwards Lifesciences

Richard Sudek

Special Advisor To The Board

Tech Coast Angels
Chairman Emeritus

Research Institutions

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Fred Farina

Chief Innovation and Corporate Partnerships Officer

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Errol Arkilic

Chief Innovation Officer, Executive Director, UCI Beall Applied Innovation

Amir Naiberg

Associate Vice Chancellor, CEO & President

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Rosibel Ochoa

Associate Vice Chancellor Technology Partnerships

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Paul Roben

Associate Vice Chancellor, Innovation & Technology Commercialization

Vice Chair for the Alliance for Southern California Innovation

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Sherylle Mills Englander

Executive Director, Strategic Initiatives and Operations at UCSB’s California Nanosystems Institute (CNSI)

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Ishwar Puri

Vice President of Research

Advisory Council to the Board of Directors

Technology trailblazers, investment experts, and startup veterans

Andy Slavitt

Former Senior Advisor to the Biden Administration COVID Response

General Partner

Town Hall Ventures

Anna Barber

Partner

M13

Ashley Van Zeeland

Vice President, Head of Illumina Open Innovation

Illumina, Inc.

Brad Feld

Partner

Foundry Group

Darren MacDonald

Chief Digital and Innovation Officer

Petco

David Whelan

Senior Vice President & Chief Scientist

Cubic Corporation

Eric Schmidt

Former Chairman

Alphabet Inc.

George T. Whitesides

Chair, Space Advisory Board

Virgin Galactic

Greg Smith

SVP, Digital Channels & Innovation

City National Bank

Hallie Kuhn

Vice President

Alexandria Venture Investments

Kara Nortman

Managing Partner

Upfront Ventures

Kevin Mayer

Co-CEO and Founder

Candle Media

Michael Corbo

President and CEO

Mitsubishi Electric US, Inc.

Scott Stanford

Co-Founder and Partner

Acme Capital

Sean Moriarty

CEO

Leaf Group