Board of Directors

The Board of Directors is a group of volunteers that create, manage, and run the California State Societies events and activities. Several of the board members have dedicated their time to the CSS for over a decade!

Photo of some Executive Board members enjoying a CSS eventKatie Mathews, Community Outreach Committee Chair, Office of Governor Jerry Brown

2018 Board of Directors

  • Kathy Amano, NCSS Delegate, Plus Creative Group

  • Gwen Brown, Cherry Blossom Festival Subcommittee Chair, Lockheed Martin Corporation

  • Jenny Carey, California Life Sciences Association

  • Frank Cullen, U.S. Chamber of Commerce

  • Paul Cunningham

  • Robert Edmonson, Office of Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi

  • Spencer Freebairn, Special Events Committee Chair & Ahhhscar Night Subcommittee Chair, Office of Congresswoman Kay Granger

  • Jim Freeman, Realogy Holding Corp

  • Norine Fuller, The Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising

  • Jim Gelb, Back to College Night Subcommittee Chair, California State University

  • Lucie Gikovich, The Crane Group

  • Chris Harrington, University of California

  • Carolyn Henrich

  • Jessica Hogle, Vice President & Holiday Reception Subcommittee Chair, PG&E

  • Julie Hooks Dwyer, CSS Consultant, Hooks Solutions, LLC

  • Mark Kadesh,  Kadesh & Associates, LLC

  • Rebecca Keightley, Office of Congressman Ken Calvert

  • Jason Larrabee, Office of Congressman Jeff Denham

  • Ricky Le, ITI

  • Stacey Lima, New Member Committee Co-Chair, The Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising

  • Juan LopezOffice of Congressman Jim Costa

  • Mario H. Lopez, Hispanic Leadership Fund

  • Alexis Marks Mosher, CSS Co-President, Apple

  • Julia Massimino, SoundExchange, Inc.

  • Katie Mathews, Secretary, Community Outreach Committee Chair, Governor Jerry Brown

  • Howard Moon, Amgen

  • Allison O'Brien, Treasurer, Oracle USA

  • Catlin O’Neill, Facebook

  • Eve O’Toole, Holland & Knight

  • Amy Porter, Office of Congressman Ed Royce

  • Jennifer Poulakidas, Summer Picnic Subcommittee Co-Chair, Association of Public and Land-grant Universities

  • Amy Pressler, Edison International

  • Martin Radosevich, Golden State Roundtable Committee Chair, Office of Representative Zoe  Lofgren

  • Dave Ramey, CSS Co-President, Kadesh & Associates LLC

  • Tim Ransdell, Sempra Energy

  • Molly Ryan, Otsuka US

  • Charles Small, Mayor Eric Garcetti, City of Los Angeles

  • Sandi Stuart

  • Paul Sweet, Golden State Roundtable Committee Chair, Summer Picnic Subcommittee Co-Chair & NCSS Delegate Alternate, National Policy Strategies (NPS)

  • Linda Ulrich, Business Relations Committee Co-Chair

  • David Wetmore, Business Relations Committee Co-Chair, Carpi & Clay

  • Erin Wheeler Perin, Hyundai Motor Company

  • Lauren Wilson, PACE LLP

  • Jim Wise, PACE LLP

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