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Charles Gabriel Coleman
Academic Operations and Planning

Qualified by over 4 years as an operations analyst for the Graduate School of Management, Gabriel Coleman works directly with the Associate Dean to develop, edit, and review the curriculum for all 35 members of our senate faculty.  This process includes the management, maintenance, and update of EMS, Banner, RaPS and the Education Building Resource Scheduling system to ensure schedule quality and completeness for multiple programs across all three campuses.

Office: Gallagher Hall Room 2402
Ph: (530) 752-8911
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Alyssa Marks
Assistant Director, Academic Operations and Planning

As the Assistant Director of Academic Operations and Planning, Alyssa Marks manages the GSM Academic Personnel process, including the merit and promotion review process, courtesy and visiting academic appointments, faculty recruitments, and other academic personnel duties. She ensures that the GSM is in compliance with Academic Senate and Academic Personnel policies and she provides academic personnel recommendations to the Associate Dean after thorough policy research.

2402 Gallagher Hall
UC Davis Graduate School of Management
(530) 752-7406
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Amanda Steidlmayer
Director of Academic Operations and Planning

Amanda Steidlmayer is the lead staff member regarding academic affairs at the Graduate School of Management. She and her staff oversee the development and administration of curriculum and course schedules, as well all academic operations.  The Academic Operations and Planning group also manages all academic personnel matters including compensation, and instructional deployment.  Finally, she coordinates staff efforts regarding the school accreditation status, assessment of learning goals, and general academic research and analysis.  

2415 Gallagher Hall
One Shields Avenue
Davis, CA 95616
(530) 752-6466
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Andy Fleisher
Assistant Director, Project & Instructional Resources

Responsible for workflow management, course evaluations, textbooks, consultation, and evaluation for Project & Instructional Resources. Coordinates instructional materials/resources for undergraduate, and graduate courses

Presentations/Published Papers:

Scott TW, Githeko AK, Fleisher A, Harrington LC, Yan G,. DNA profiling of human blood in anophelines from lowland and highland sites in western Kenya. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2006 Aug;75(2):231-7.

Office: Gallagher Hall Room 2209
Ph: (530) 754-8830
F: (530) 752-2924
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Christina S. Lozano
Director, Project & Instructional Resources

With more than 17 years experience as a Director of Project and Instructional Resources Lozano manages the operations and instructional support unit for the school. She is instrumental in organizing, planning and meeting key objectives to enhance operations amongst students, faculty, and staff.  Lozano is well-versed on strategic and tactical planning, development and implementation of many systems to improve resources available to faculty; overseeing all projects, including operations and facility management of teaching facilities located in Davis, Sacramento and San Ramon.

Gallagher Hall
540 Alumni Ln
Room 2218
Ph: (530) 752-5330
GSM cell: (530) 574-7438
F: (530) 752-2924
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Caroll Sandifor
Bay Area Instructional & Operations Manager

Provides administrative support for faculty members and students, including general reception and administration, instructional materials support, and student academic advising services. Provides facility management and equipment operation in the classrooms for both students and faculty members. Responsible for hotel contract discounts and various amenities for use by faculty and students.

On-site hours: Tuesday-Thursday: 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Friday: 12:30 p.m.-9 p.m., Saturday: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Office: Bishop Ranch 15, Suite 190, 12647 Alcosta Blvd., San Ramon, CA 95823
Ph: (925) 543-8076
F: (925) 543-8097
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Chris Dito
Senior Director of Career Development

A passionate career development professional specializing in employer outreach and student collaborations with industry, while working with all our student populations  – Chris works with our 45+ Master of Professional Accountancy students, 80+ Full-Time MBA students, 400+ Part-Time MBA students across all three campuses in Davis, San Ramon and Sacramento. She provides career counseling and coaching to MBA and MPAc students with the goal to secure full-time and internship placements while helping students maximize their career potential with continual networking and advising.

Office: Gallagher Hall Room 1101E
Ph: (530) 752-8826
F: (530) 754-9355
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Crissy Lyles
Program Manager, Master of Professional Accountancy

Crissy Lyles is the Program Manager of the Master of Professional Accountancy (MPAc) program, which welcomed its charter class in 2012.

Office: Gallagher Hall Room 1101
Ph: (530) 752-9872
F: (530) 754-9355
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Angel McCormack
Career Counselor

Angel holds a Master of Science degree in Career Counseling, is certified in the Myers Briggs Type Indicator, and has authored a Career Counseling Theory as well as articles regarding how to deliver the most effective distance counseling. Her full theoretical approach is a Humanistic mix of Existential, Person Centered, Gestalt, and Behaviorism schools of thought.

Office: Gallagher Hall Room 1101
Ph: (530) 752-4003
F: (916) 960-1109
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Elizabeth Moon
Associate Director of Career Development

Elizabeth Moon joined the Graduate School of Management’s Career Development team in January 2014, bringing a focus on career counseling and an expertise in working with international students. She provides all students with career assistance in the areas of resumes, cover letters, interviewing, job/internship search strategies, negotiations, networking and business etiquette.

Office: Gallagher Hall Room 1101F
Ph: (530) 752-7760
F: (530) 754-9355
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Lisa Raj
Corporate Relations Program Manager

  • Manage operations for the school’s fast-paced, high-volume MBA Career Development Center.
  • Supervise undergraduate student assistants: coordinate their daily activities and provide on the job training
  • Managed the planning and operations of MBA career fairs, including facility reservations, invitations, registrations and invoice requests, room layout and catering
  • Oversee strategic development and implementation of multiple programs: resume books for key employers, targeted MBA job searches and Close-the-Loop initiative for employers and students
  • Interface with high level companies and employers regarding during information sessions, mock interviews and on-campus interviews ensuring the streamlined process
  • Update and maintain complex databases, create reports and meet the department’s evolving data needs
  • Provide analytical and technical support for the Career Development staff and students
  • Develop, edit and update web content to produce weekly newsletter, populating job postings and events while overseeing the marketing communication messaging for students and employers
Office: Gallagher Hall Room 1101
Ph: (530) 752-5145
F: (530) 754-9355
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Leigh Ann Hartman
Executive Director of External Relations and Development

Leigh Ann Hartman joined the Graduate School of Management and Child Family Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship as the Senior Director of Development in June 2012.

Gallagher Hall, Room 2216
Ph: (530) 752-9985
F: (530) 752-3744
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Mary Ciricillo Maffly
Director of Development and Alumni Relations

Mary Ciricillo Maffly brings more than 16 years of professional experience to her new role as the director of development and alumni relations. As an account executive in the communications industry, she worked with high-level companies, including The Gap, Oracle, the San Francisco Ballet and the Tech Museum of Innovation, to build and maintain relationships and develop branding and marketing solutions.

Office: Gallagher Hall Room 2210
Ph: (530) 754-9671
F: (530) 752-3744
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Lana Watts
Director of Development

Lana Watts brings more than 10 years of fundraising and business development experience to the Graduate School of Management. Most recently, she served for more than six years with the United Way of Metropolitan Dallas where she worked as a development officer responsible for corporate workplace campaigns. Watts’s role allowed her to cultivate relationships with United Way’s loyal donors and major donors while increasing their interest and involvement with organization.

Office: Gallagher Hall Room 2212
Ph: (530) 752-8828
F: (530) 752-3744
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Holly Bishop-Green
Associate Director of Academic and Student Services

Serves as GSM Registrar and oversees all aspects of student enrollment including records, registration, grades, and degree checks.  Manages the undergraduate minor in Technology Management.  Coordinates GSM funding with the graduate financial aid office and administers the private MBA scholarship programs.

Office: Gallagher Hall Room 2402
Ph: (530) 752-7363
F: (530) 754-9355
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Frances Lessman
Sacramento MBA Program Manager

Frances Lessman is the program manager for the Sacramento MBA program. 

An Aggie alumna with an undergraduate degree in International Relations, Lessman has experience in both student services and recruitment. She spent more than five years working in Australia as a student services manager, a recruitment consultant and student services officer. She has worked with professionals, employers and students at the college level. Since returning to California, Frances has been working at WEAVE in Sacramento.

Office: UC Davis Sacramento Campus – Education Building
4610 X Street, Room 2203
Sacramento, CA 95817
Ph: (916) 734-3938
F: (530) 754-9355
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Crissy Lyles
Program Manager, Master of Professional Accountancy

Crissy Lyles is the Program Manager of the Master of Professional Accountancy (MPAc) program, which welcomed its charter class in 2012.

Office: Gallagher Hall Room 1101
Ph: (530) 752-9872
F: (530) 754-9355
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Inger Maher
Director of Academic and Student Services

Inger oversees the student experience at the GSM, starting when students arrive for Orientation, all the way through to Commencement.  In her position, she plays a lead role in delivering varied programming to students, including international exchange programs and the GSM’s new Principled Leadership Program. Inger manages policies and procedures affecting student enrollment and academic advising, as well as oversees the process for student scholarship awards.

Office: Gallagher Hall Room 2410
Ph: (530) 754-7529
F: (530) 754-9355
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Jacqueline Romo
Assistant Director of Academic and Student Services
Program Manager, Full-time MBA

Jacqueline is responsible for driving work-flow improvements to increase operational efficiency and effectiveness. She collaborates with the Associate Director, Academic & Student Services on the development of the school’s enrollment and information systems. Jacqueline is responsible for working directly with the full-time MBA students by providing guidance for student programs, events, and activities as well as supporting MBA recruiting and admissions activities.

Office: Gallagher Hall Room 2402
Phone: (530) 752-3593
Fax: (530) 754-9355
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Jenna Makus
Associate Director, Child Family Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Jenna Makus oversees the operations, communications and program planning at the Child Family Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship. Before joining the Institute, she worked with the UC Davis Graduate School of Management’s Career Services to implement their MBA Accelerator database, and served as a program manager for the School’s Executive Education. Makus earned her UC Davis MBA in 2006. During her time as an MBA student, she was involved in many activities related to the Institute, including serving as the Big Bang!

Gallagher Hall, Room 2106
Ph: (530) 752-8214
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Andrew Walizer
Assistant Director of Admissions

Andrew joined the Graduate School of Management (GSM) at the University of California, Davis in November 2014. He is currently an Assistant Director of Admissions, with a primary focus on recruitment for the Part-Time MBA in the Bay Area.

Andrew has spent the last 4 years helping students find the right fit for them in higher education.  Andrew graduated from Washington & Jefferson College (PA) in 2010 with a BA in Psychology.  He then spent the next four years working as Senior Admission Counselor at Thiel College (PA).

M: (925) 336-0915
F: (925) 543-8097
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Stephanie Young-Birkle
Assistant to Interim Dean Ann Huff Stevens

Stephanie joined the Graduate School of Management in May of this year as the Energy Program Project Manager and has been working with Amy Myers Jaffe. She has also worked in the Academic Senate Office where she supported the faculty committees on Academic Freedom & Responsibility, Affirmative Action & Diversity, and Library as well as the Staff Assembly. Prior to working at UC Davis, she was a paralegal focusing on securities and business transactional law and a research assistant at the John F. Kennedy School of Government.

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Will Snyder
Executive Director, Master of Professional Accountancy

Areas of expertise: Financial and tax accounting

Snyder served as a fulltime member of the Charles W. Lamden School of Accountancy at San Diego State University (SDSU) for the past 24 years. Prior to that, he was an adjunct faculty at SDSU as well as a partner with Deloitte Haskins and Sells. He was also a professor at the University of Southern California, his alma mater, from 1992 to 1994.

Gallagher Hall
Room 3417
(530) 752-7403
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Amanda Kimball
Research Specialist, Author of UC Davis Study of California Women Business Leaders

Amanda Kimball is a research specialist collaborating on faculty research projects. She authors the School’s annual “UC Davis Study of California Women Business Leaders.” Kimball spent time in a PhD program for Economics at UC Davis, where she earned her masters degree in 2003, with concentrations in Microeconomic Theory and Industrial Organization. She has a background in business and economics including having worked for Capital One, the Investment Company Institute, and the Corporate Executive Board.

Office: Gallagher Hall Room 3407
(530) 752-7371
(530) 752-2924 Fax

Career Development Center

The Career Development Center is dedicated to helping you in every phase of your career planning endeavors. Take advantage of our many resources and tools in order not just to find your next job, but the right job.True career management is a lifelong process. One of the best ways to ensure a long and successful career is to learn the strategies and tools of proactive career management.

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Child Family Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship

The UC Davis Child Family Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship serves as the nexus for entrepreneurship education and research—and as a springboard for entrepreneurial initiatives on the UC Davis campus.

To accomplish this, the institute brings science, engineering and business students and faculty together with experienced entrepreneurs, investors and corporate leaders in an highly collaborative environment that blends effective theory with hands-on participation and solution-driven innovation.

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Stephen G. Newberry
Robert A. Fox Executive-in-Residence, Spring 2014

Stephen G. Newberry has been chairman of the board of directors for Lam Research since November 2012. He joined the Company in August 1997 as executive vice president and chief operating officer and was promoted to the position of president and chief operating officer in July 1998. In June 2005, he was named president and chief executive officer, and in December 2010, he was named vice chairman of the board of directors and chief executive officer. In addition to serving as a director of Lam Research, Mr.

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Jim Olson

MS, MBA, Santa Clara University.
BS, University of California, Davis

Jim Olson founded the WestShore Management Group in April of 2007, continuing a distinguished career after leading several high technology businesses for two Fortune companies and serving for nine years as CEO of SkyStream Networks, the top rated IPTV video head-end provider worldwide. WestShore Management Group provides Interim CEO, corporate consulting, and executive development services for both public, and private, venture-financed companies.

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Kevin M. Bacon
2012 Robert A. Fox Executive-in-Residence

In today’s face-paced, highly scrutinized and transparent business world, the biggest challenge facing leaders is adroitly balancing the needs of the organization and its success with the social and ethical obligations owed to different and often conflicting stakeholders.

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Robert Smelick
2011 Robert A. Fox Executive-in-Residence, 2014 Visiting Faculty

Managing Partner and CEOHeadland Ventures, San Francisco, Calif.

Adjunct faculty at the Darden School of Business, University of Virginia. Visiting lecturer at University of Washington; Harvard University; Georgetown University; the University of San Francisco; Duke University; and the University of North Carolina–Chapel Hill.

Served on the boards of several private and public companies, including Kaiser Steel, Willamette Industries, King Broadcasting and The Wine Group (one of the world’s largest wine companies)

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Jack M. Gill
2010 Robert A. Fox Executive-in-Residence

Jack Gill, a founder and managing partner (retired) of Vanguard Ventures in Palo Alto, has joined the UC Davis Graduate School of Management as in the Robert A. Fox Executive in Residence for the spring 2010 quarter.

Jack has more than four decades of experience working in Silicon Valley and Boston as a company founder and venture capitalist. He also has 10 years of experience teaching entrepreneurship courses in science, engineering and medicine at Harvard Medical School, MIT and Rice University.

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Joe Dobrow
Joe Dobrow Robert A. Fox Executive-in-Residence, Spring 2009

Joe Dobrow, a senior marketing executive and consultant who has enjoyed a diverse career in consumer retail and nonprofits, served as the UC Davis Graduate School of Management as the Robert A. Fox Executive-in-Residence for the spring quarter 2009.

While at UC Davis, Dobrow taught an MBA course on real-world decision making in practice that will offer a unique window into the world of executive thinking.

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L. Wilton Agatstein, Jr.
Robert A. Fox Executive-in-Residence, Spring 2008

L. Wilton Agatstein, Jr., a senior executive with Intel Corporation who retired at the end of last year, has been named the Robert A. Fox Executive-in-Residence for this spring.

With nearly three decades of global experience in the competitive high-tech arena, Agatstein will tap his deep understanding and expertise in emerging markets to teach a quarter-long MBA course focused on innovation for the developing world.


Russell Read
Robert A. Fox Executive-in-Residence, Spring 2007

Russell Read, chief investment officer for the California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS), the nation’s largest public pension fund, has joined the UC Davis Graduate School of Management as the Robert A. Fox Executive-in-Residence for the spring quarter.


Sotiris Kolokotronis
Executive-in-Residence, Spring 2006

Sotiris K. Kolokotronis is the founder and owner of SKK Developments, a Sacramento-based real estate firm that specializes in mixed-use, multi-family and land development projects.

As Executive-in-Residence in spring 2006, Kolokotronis taught a quarter-long MBA course on real estate development, drawing on two decades of experience on projects involving more than 1,500 single-family homes, 1,200 apartment units and 250,000 square feet of commercial buildings in Northern California, Colorado, Nevada and Oregon.


Lee A. McIntire
Executive-in-Residence, Spring 2005, Commencement 2008 Keynote Speaker

Lee A. McIntire is the president and chief operating officer for CH2M HILL, a global leader in engineering, construction, operations and related technical services for public and private clients. With $6 billion in revenue and 24,000 employees worldwide, the firm delivers innovative, practical, sustainable solutions—helping clients develop and manage infrastructure and facilities that improve efficiency, safety, and quality of life.

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Linda Oubre
Linda Oubre Executive-in-Residence, Spring 2003

In her two decades of business experience, Linda Oubre has been involved in more than 30 new ventures. Most recently, as co-founder, director, and president-COO of BriteSmile, Inc. From 1998-2002, Oubre was responsible for the planning, launch and management of the company’s one-hour teeth whitening spas and affiliated dental offices. During her four-year tenure, BriteSmile’s annual sales grew to more than $50 million.


Charles Steinberg
Executive-in-Residence, Spring 2002

Charles A. Steinberg was president of the Broadcast and Professional Company of Sony Electronics Inc. from 1988 to 1999. His responsibilities included marketing and development of products and systems for the broadcast and business/industrial markets in the United States.

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Corporate Advisors: Dean’s Advisory Council

The Dean’s Advisory Council is one of the strongest connections the Graduate School of Management has to the business community.

The council includes many of California’s top business leaders, who serve as key advisors to the dean, sharing ideas and making recommendations on future growth and development of the School, curriculum issues and student organizations and projects.

Charles Calderaro
Vice President, Small Molecules Technical Product Teams
Genentech Inc.

Greg B. Chabrier ’76
Managing Partner
TopLine Venture Consulting

Eamonn F. Dolan ’83
Retired Chief Investment Officer, Managing Director
C.M. Capital Corp.

Richard C. Dorf
Professor Emeritus
UC Davis Graduate School of Management

Jim R. Errecarte


SunWest Foods Inc.

Tamiko Gaines

Director, Institutional Relations and Development


Malcolm Harkins MBA 92

Global Chief Information Security Officer
Cylance, Inc.

Michael Kourey

Chief Financial Officer

Kate Renwick-Espinosa ’91

VSP Vision Care

Judson T. Riggs ’85
President and CEO
Teichert Inc.

David H. Russ MAD 86
Former Managing Director and Chief Investment Strategist
Credit Suisse

Paul A. Sallaberry ’79
Venture Partner
Jafco Ventures

Gary D. Simon MS 84




Bill Vasquez MBA 00

Vice President, U.S. Operations

Sims Recycling Solutions
GSM Alumni Association President

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Career Opportunities
Thank you for your interest in a career with the UC Davis Graduate School of Management.

Established in 1981, the UC Davis Graduate School of Management continues to gain greater stature and recognition nationally and internationally. The UC Davis full-time MBA program has been ranked among the top 8% of AACSB International-accredited programs nationwide, according to U.S. News & World Report’s latest graduate business school rankings.


Instructional Resources & Projects Analyst
Analyst I

Job Summary:

Under general supervision of the Director of Project & Instructional
Resources, manage all facility and instructional operations for the
Sacramento MBA program. Ensure that office and classroom equipment
and facilities are available, maintained in good running order and
organized for the effective support of the instructors and students.
Troubleshoot areas of concerns regarding classroom AV equipment,
facility issues (including access to building and amenities), classroom


Development Office Manager
Analyst II

Job Summary

Under direction from the Executive Director of Development, provide operational support, project management and high level analysis for the Development and External Relations unit. Critical function areas include project and office management, fundraising analysis, prospect identification and research, endowments, stewardship programs, unit budget, database oversight, and special projects. Serve as office manager for the unit and supervise the Development Operations Assistant and student assistant.

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