Martin V. and Martha K. Smith Foundation
APRIL 14 - Post-Election and its Economic Implications (CSU Channel Islands)
Location and Time
California State University Channel Islands
One University Drive, Malibu Hall 100
11:00 a.m. | Registration and Networking
11:30 a.m. | Lunch and program
1:30 p.m. | Program End
Karen BogartDr. Bogart is currently is a director of Mohawk Industries (MHK); a NYSE listed floor covering firm; Michelman, Inc., a private specialty chemicals company; and ZBE Inc., a private digital printer firm. Last July, she completed her service as a director of Monolithic Power Systems (MPWR), a NASDAQ listed semiconductor firm. She was formerly a senior executive of Eastman Kodak Company. She is a National Association of Corporate Directors Board Leadership Fellow and was recognized in the 2016 “Directorship 100”. She is a Trustee of Fielding Graduate University. Further, she is President of Smith Bogart Consulting and a lecturer in the University of California at Santa Barbara Technology Management Program. She has authored articles on board influence in sustainability and social responsibility.
Genevieve KellyGenevieve Kelly is the former Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of Dole Food Company, Inc., one of the world's largest producers and marketers of high-quality fresh fruit and fresh vegetables with approximately $4.5 billion in revenues. Genevieve served as a member of Dole’s executive management and led a global team with accountability for all of the company's worldwide legal matters, including corporate governance, labor and employment, intellectual property, financing and other commercial transactions, mergers and acquisitions, government relations, litigation, and environmental and other regulatory compliance. Prior to Dole, Genevieve worked as a corporate attorney for the international law firms Sidley Austin LLP and McDermott Will & Emery, and as legal counsel for multinational corporations Occidental Petroleum Corporation and Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. and for investment bank Houlihan Lokey. She is both a Fulbright and Rotary Scholar, and holds an A.B. from Brown University, an M.A. and LL.M from the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven in Belgium, and a J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center.
Raymond LinkRay served as executive vice president and CFO of FEI Company from 2005 to 2015. FEI is a leading supplier of instruments for the semiconductor and oil and gas industries and scientific applications. Before joining FEI, Ray was the CFO of TriQuint Semiconductor from 2001 to 2005 and the CFO of Sawtek Inc. from 1995 to 2001 when Sawtek merged with TriQuint. Ray is a licensed certified public accountant and has an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. He is on the board of directors of Form Factor, Inc. (NASDAQ: FORM), Electro Scientific Industries (NASDAQ: ESIO) and nLight Inc. He is also a Fellow with the National Association of Corporate Directors. He and his wife Jill Taylor moved to Santa Barbara from Portland in 2015.
Sung Won SohnDr. Sohn is Smith Professor of Economics at California State University CI and is a Commissioner at the Port of Los Angeles. He also serves on Corporate Boards including a multinational retailer, Forever 21 and Western Alliance Bancorporation. Dr. Sohn was the President and Chief Executive Officer of Hanmi Financial Corporation, a commercial bank in Los Angeles, California. Before joining Hanmi in 2005, Dr. Sohn was an Executive Vice President and Chief Economic Officer of Wells Fargo Banks. Dr. Sohn was educated at the University of Pittsburgh and Harvard Business School. Prior to his tenure at Wells Fargo, Dr. Sohn was a senior economist on the President's Council of Economic Advisors in The White House. He was responsible for economic and legislative matters pertaining to The Federal Reserve and financial markets. Dr. Sohn has also been a tenured college professor in Pennsylvania State University System. He is the author of a book, Global Financial Crisis and Exit Strategy In 2006, The Wall Street Journal featured a story naming Dr. Sohn as the most accurate economist in the United States. In 2010, the Journal named him as one of the five best forecasters in the country. In 2012, he ranked third. This is one of the most prestigious honors in economics profession. In 2002, he was named to the Time Magazine's Board of Economists. In 2001, Bloomberg News selected Dr. Sohn as one of the five most accurate forecasters in the United States. In 2002, Blue Chip Publications picked him as the most accurate forecaster for the Western States He was chosen as one of the 100 most influential Minnesotans of the 20th century by the state’s largest daily newspaper, The Star Tribune. Others on the list included Charles Lindberg, Sinclair Lewis, Hubert Humphrey, Walter Mondale and Charles Schultz of the Peanuts Cartoon. He currently serves on the boards of Forever 21, Port of LA, Western Alliance Bancorporation, Torrey Pines Bank and Claremont Graduate University. He served on the boards of First California Bancorporation, Ministers Mutual Life Insurance Company, L.A. Music Center (Performing Arts), Children’s Bureau of Los Angeles, Foreign Affairs Council of LA, Park Nicollet Health Services, The Blake School, Minnesota Community College System, North Memorial Medical Center, etc. Harvard Business School Association of Minnesota, Crystal Evangelical Free Church, Children's Theater Company and School, Minnesota State Council on Economic Education, Girl Scouts and the American Heart Association.