The Drucker School's Board of Visitors is a group of influential volunteers who provide strategic feedback, financial support, and networking opportunities to the Drucker School.
Board members take a non-executive role in their efforts to support the dean, directors, and other administrators in the furthering of the School's strategic initiatives. Each member serves a three-year renewable term.
If you are interested in learning more about the Board of Visitors, please contact Eric Ewing, Senior Director of Development at (909) 607-7811 or Eric.Ewing@cgu.edu.
Sheryl Axline, Ph.D.
Senior Director of Research and Development
Louis Allen Worldwide
Dr. Axline has extensive experience in organizational development, training, and career development. She has skillfully applied quantitative and qualitative research methods to facilitate large-scale organizational change and continuous improvement. Her areas of expertise include leadership, team learning, organizational learning, large-scale change, socio-technical systems, and the changing nature of work and careers. Dr. Axline has consulted for clients around the globe in a wide range of industries including high technology, logistics, manufacturing, nonprofit, retail, and telecommunications. Her clients have ranged from startups to Fortune 50 corporations.
Dr. Axline’s published academic work on the strategic and human capital issues in systems integration projects has been influential in the Information Systems field. In the 1990s, Dr. Axline oversaw career counseling, coaching, and learning programs for the Claremont Graduate University’s diverse population of 2,000 graduate students across 16 disparate disciplines.
Dr. Axline earned a BA from University of California, Los Angeles, an MBA from Claremont Graduate University's Peter F. Drucker and Masatoshi Ito Graduate School of Management, and a Ph.D. in Applied Psychology from Claremont Graduate University's Division of Behavioral and Organizational Sciences.
Eric R. Ball, Ph.D.
Senior Vice President and Treasurer,
Oracle is a $40 billion provider of the world’s most complete, open, and integrated business software and hardware systems. Eric joined the company in 2005 and leads a team of 22 in managing the company’s worldwide treasury operations, capital markets activity, investment portfolio, foreign exchange, stock services, venture portfolio, and risk management. His team has borrowed over $42 billion to fund acquisitions. Eric was named by the editors of CFO and Treasury & Risk Management magazines in 2011 as one of the “100 Most Influential People in Finance.”
Eric serves on several boards, including: Glu Mobile (Nasdaq: GLUU), Oracle Japan (a public company listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange) and the Richard M. Lucas Medical Foundation. Prior to joining Oracle, Eric worked in a variety of headquarters and operating finance roles at Flextronics, Cisco Systems, Avery Dennison, and AT&T.
Eric is an investor in several startup companies (some as a partner in Sand Hill Financial Company run by Donald Lucas). Eric is a Kauffman Fellow, having completed a two-year program dedicated to innovation investing.
Dr. Ball is coauthor (with Dr. Joseph LiPuma) of the book Unlocking the Ivory Tower: How Management Research Can Transform Your Business, published in 2012 by Kauffman Fellows Press, and available at amazon.com. Eric and Joe also teach an online class MiniMBA based on this book.
Eric earned a BA with honors from the University of Michigan, and both an MA (Economics) and MBA (Finance) from the University of Rochester. He earned his Ph.D. in Management from the Peter F. Drucker and Masatoshi Ito Graduate School of Management at Claremont Graduate University, publishing his dissertation in venture capital.
Vice President and General Manager,
Southern California Public Radio
Southern California Public Radio Southern California Public Radio (SCPR) is a member- supported, non-profit public broadcasting organization that operates 89.3 KPCC in Los Angeles and Orange Counties and its repeater stations, 89.1 KUOR in the Inland Empire and 90.3 KVLA in the Coachella Valley.
Mr. Crowley has over a decade of public media executive management experience. He joined SCPR in July 2000 as SCPR’s business manager. In 1989 he began his career as business unit manager for American Public Media’s radio program Marketplace®. He later spent several years working in the commercial sector for emerging entrepreneurial companies in various business management leadership positions.
Mr. Crowley earned a B.A. from California State University, Long Beach and an M.A. in Management from the Peter F. Drucker and Masatoshi Ito Graduate School of Management at Claremont Graduate University.
Alex N. Klikoff
Managing Member, Senior Portfolio Manager,
Fintan Partners, LLC
Mr. Klikoff is the managing member, a founding partner and the senior portfolio manager of Fintan Partners, LLC in Redwood City, California. Fintan Partners is an alternative investment manager.
From April 2001 to March 2005, Mr. Klikoff served first as a director, then as the managing director, of Absolute Return for Stanford Management Company, an $11.4 billion investment manager responsible for the investments made by and on behalf of Stanford University. In this capacity, Mr. Klikoff was responsible for all aspects of the $2.2 billion of Stanford University’s endowment allocated to the absolute return portfolio.
Prior to his position at Stanford Management Company, from 1997 to 2001, Mr. Klikoff was an associate with Alan D. Biller & Associates, Inc., where he focused on pension plans and investment consulting. Prior to joining Alan D. Biller & Associates, Inc., Mr. Klikoff served as a sales assistant at Lehman Brothers’ institutional equity sales division.
Mr. Klikoff earned a B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania and an M.B.A. from the Peter F. Drucker and Masatoshi Ito Graduate School of Management at Claremont Graduate University.
H. Dean McKay, Ph.D.
Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer,
Cirrus Systems, LLC
A rocket scientist with NASA’s Saturn/Apollo man-on- the-moon program in the 60’s to a disruptive technologies entrepreneur today, Dr. McKay’s goal is to create 10x value for organizations.
As CEO and COB of Cirrus Systems, LLC, Dr. McKay directs a talented group of systems technologists who hold strong core competencies in systems integration, real-time controls, contract R&D, data science and Big Data generation, analysis and management. The company builds core competencies—via strategic collaborations— in targeted industrial areas (i.e. mining).
Adams Media published a book Dr. McKay co-authored with P. T. Shank titled Business Words You Should Know: 1,000 Essential Words and Phrases for Any Job, a business addition to the Adams vocabulary and literacy series.
Dr. McKay enjoys developing unique strategies called “10x” because they have the opportunity to change the way things are done by an order of magnitude. Today his executive activities and investment focus provide strategic advice and include corporate governance and strategy formulation.
Dr. McKay earned a B.S. from the University of Texas at Arlington, and an M.A. and Ph.D. in Executive Management from the Peter F. Drucker and Masatoshi Ito Graduate School of Management at Claremont Graduate University.
Charles A. “Chuck” Morrissey, Ph.D.
Founder and Chairman,
Dr. Morrissey formed the first “e-learning” company in 1966 in conjunction with the famous Dartmouth BASIC language project. His company, Time Share Corporation, was acquired by Houghton Mifflin Publishing Company in the late Seventies. Subsequently, Dr. Morrissey became an interim CEO for Orange County, California, start-ups; an advisor to XEROX Technology Ventures; and visiting lecturer at the University of California, Irvine's MBA program. He was also one of the founding members of the Orange County Venture forum.
Dr. Morrissey joined the management education field full-time in 1989 at Pepperdine’s Graziadio School of Business and Management and recently retired as Emeritus Professor of Strategy. He received the outstanding teacher award at Pepperdine in 2008. Dr. Morrissey formed Study.Net, a major supplier of electronic course content to higher education, in 1997.
He was also a benefactor to the Paul Gray Museum at Claremont Graduate University.
Dr. Morrissey served as an officer in the U.S. Air Force from 1956 to 1959. He earned a B.A. from Colby College, an M.B.A. from the Harvard Business School and a Ph.D. from the Peter F. Drucker and Masatoshi Ito Graduate School of Management at Claremont Graduate University.
President and Chief Executive Officer,
Yamato Transport U.S.A. Inc.
Yamato Transport U.S.A. Inc. is a U.S. subsidiary of Yamato Holdings Co., Ltd. based in Tokyo, Japan.
Mr. Ogura’s current responsibilities are to oversee all North American operations, directing the company’s investments and new product development. He was assigned to this post in 2011. During his current tenure in the U.S., he successfully increased the company’s net earnings by 80 percent over the prior year and has expanded company operations by establishing a branch office in Mexico.
Prior to joining Yamato’s U.S. subsidiary, Mr. Ogura had a long and extensive career working for Yamato’s parent company in Japan. In 1989 he started working in sales and marketing. He quickly moved through the ranks, holding various executive level positions.
He ultimately was appointed executive managing director of Yamato Holdings Co., Ltd., one of the largest holding companies in Japan.
Mr. Ogura earned a B.A. from Keio University, Japan, and an Executive M.B.A. from the Peter F. Drucker and Masatoshi Ito Graduate School of Management at Claremont Graduate University.
Chief Financial Officer,
MiraMed Global Services
Mr. Sugerman, CFO of MiraMed Global Services, is an experienced senior level finance executive with CFO, treasury, CIO and “Big 8” consulting experience working with both public and private companies in the health care and insurance industries. He has over 20 years of health care experience providing expertise and support to organizations on mergers, acquisitions or exit, rapid growth, building infrastructure, improving performance or bridging a leadership skill or capacity gap.
As CFO of MiraMed, Mr. Sugerman’s current responsibilities include oversight of managing finances of operations in India and the Philipines, as well as leading expansion efforts in the United Kingdom. Prior to joining MiraMed, an international health care services firm,Mr. Sugerman was CFO at Emergency Medical Associates, a $170 million physician staffing company.
Mr. Sugerman has successfully restructured and wound down MIIX Group, a public medical malpractice insurance company and then raised $30 million in capital to form MDAdvantage, a new privately held company.
Mr. Sugerman earned a B.S. from California Polytechnic University, Pomona and an M.B.A. from the Peter F. Drucker and Masatoshi Ito Graduate School of Management at Claremont Graduate University.