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!

2015 Board of Directors

  • Photo of Lake TahoeDon Auerbach, Investment Company Institute
  • Brandon Banner, U.S.-India Business Council
  • Gwen Brown, Cherry Blossom Festival Subcommittee Chair, Lockheed Martin Corporation
  • Bob Cochran, Porter Gordon Silver Communications
  • Kate Coler, Safeway
  • Marlene Colucci, Holiday Party Subcommittee Chair, Business Council
  • Congressman Jim Costa, CSS Honorary Vice Chair, California’s 16th District
  • Veronica Cummings, Volunteers Committee Chair, UCDC
  • Paul Cunningham
  • Alisa Do, Edison International
  • Robert Edmonson, Office of Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi
  • Gary Falle, University of California
  • Denise Ferguson, Ameriprise Financial
  • Chris Fetgatter, Occidental Petroleum Corporation
  • Spencer Freebairn, Special Events Committee Chair & Ahhhscar Night Subcommittee Chair, Office of Congressman Roger Williams
  • Norine Fuller, Inaugural Fashion Show Subcommittee Chair, The Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising
  • Megan Funkhouser, Office of Congressman Jim Costa
  • Jim Gelb, Back to College Night Subcommittee Chair, California State University
  • Lucie Gikovich, The Crane Group
  • Todd Gillenwater, California Healthcare Institute
  • Sherry Greenberg
  • Jessica Hogle, Corporate Relations Committee Co-Chair, PG&E
  • Julie Hooks Dwyer, CSS Consultant, Hooks Solutions, LLC
  • Kendra Jordon, CSS Consultant, Hooks Solutions, LLC
  • Mark Kadesh, Corporate Relations Committee Co-Chair, Kadesh & Associates, LLC
  • Stacey Lima, New Member Committee Co-Chair, The Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising
  • Jason Mahler, Oracle USA
  • Alexis Marks Mosher, CSS Co-Chair, Apple
  • Julia Massimino, SoundExchange, Inc.
  • Photo of some Executive Board members enjoying a CSS eventKatie Wheeler Mathews, Community Outreach Committee Chair, Office of Governor Jerry Brown
  • Melissa Medina, New Member Committee Co-Chair & NCSS Delegate, Office of Congressman Ed Royce
  • Howard Moon, Amgen
  • Catlin O’Neill, Facebook
  • Eve O’Toole, Holland & Knight
  • Amy Porter, Charity Golf Tournament Subcommittee Chair, Office of Congressman Ed Royce
  • Jennifer Poulakidas, Summer Picnic Subcommittee Co-Chair, Association of Public and Land-grant Universities
  • Amy Pressler, Edison International
  • Dave Ramey, CSS Co-Chair, Office of Congressman Ken Calvert
  • Tim Ransdell, Treasurer, Sempra Energy
  • Congressman Ed Royce, CSS Honorary Chair, California’s 39th District
  • Sandi Stuart, Arent Fox
  • Paul Sweet, Golden State Roundtable Committee Chair, Summer Picnic Subcommittee Co-Chair & NCSS Delegate Alternate, National Policy Strategies (NPS)
  • Linda Ulrich, The Wine Institute
  • Lauren Wilson, PACE LLP
  • Jim Wise, Corporate Relations Committee Co-Chair, PACE LLP

Contact Information

For more information about the California State Society, please email To RSVP for a CSS event, please email