Skip to main content
Navigate Up
Sign In
SMC|Academic Programs|Business Department|Advisory Committee

Advisory Committee


 What is the Advisory Committee?


One of the primary functions of Santa Monica College is to provide state-of-the- art Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs. These programs and associated curricula must be carefully planned to insure appropriate training design that meets the reasonable expectations of employers in the geographical service areas.

The main purpose of the advisory committees is to establish partnerships among the college’s CTE staff, and members of the local community representing business, industry, labor, and government. One of the many objectives for advisory committees is to provide input and recommendations to the faculty and administration.

This input drives the changes needed in the operation of CTE programs to improve, expand, and innovate. Input from advisory committees is essential to the success and continuance of effective CTE programs that produce graduates qualified for jobs. It is through the efforts of such committee members that the students of Santa Monica College will benefit.​

Pamela Anderson
Business Consultant
PD Anderson Consulting Inc.

Alissa Bell
Audit Campus Recruiter
Deloitte & Touche

Marygail Brauner, Ph.D.
Senior Operation Research Analyst
The RAND Corporation

Dr. Beverly Biggs, Ed.D. 
Legal Support Administrator 
Department of Justice

Catherine Daubek
Deloitte & Touche

Dr. Rafi Efrat 
Associate Professor 
Accounting & Information Systems

Mark Fuglevand
Tax Department
Fox Entertainment Group

Andrew Hossom
Vice President, Marketing & Research
FOX Sports Interactive
A Division of FOX Sports Networks

Moises Gomez 
Manager, Corporate Audit Services
Amgen Inc.

John Halliday 
Senior Operations Researcher 
The Rand Corporation

Syed Haneef
Director of Human Resources
Gibson Overseas Inc.

George Hynes 
Logistic Edge

Monique Jackson
HR Recruiting Specialist

Ken Kessler 
Sander A. Kessler & Associates Inc.

Lisa Kludjian 
Human Resource Director
The Walt Disney Studio

Ken Miller 
Tegner-Miller Insurance Brokers

David Nelson 
Tegner-Miller Insurance Brokers

Carmen Palafox
VP of Investment Operation
Dimensional Fund Advisors

Winny Poon
Executive Director, Finance & Accounting
Warner Brothers Entertainment

Mary Ann Powell 
Pacific Park

Phil Ramsdal
Transport Solutions, LLC

Laurel Rosen
President & CEO
Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce

Susan Twomey
Tessler, Rubin & Company

Ben Van Roo
The Rand Corporation

Al Shepetuk 
Calif. Transportation & Logistics Institute

Paul Shapiro, CPA 
Paul G. Shapiro CPA

Roberta Suied 
Employee Relations 
The Aerospace Corporarion

Todd Thomas
Branch Manager
Expeditors International

Tish Tisherman 

Carolyn D. Trader 
Sr. Managing Partner 
TMI Consulting Group

Andrew J. Valdivia, CPCU, ARM
White & Company Insurance Inc.

Chelley Wilkes 
Corporate Recruiter 
CaseStack Inc.​​​​​