Santa Clara University

Bronco Bench Foundation

Board of Trustees

 
 
  • iconBrian Morton '86

    Brian, serving in his first year as President of the Bronco Bench Foundation, graduated from Santa Clara University with a Bachelor of Science in Finance. After working at the Institutional Investment Department at Merrill Lynch, New York, he joined McMorgan and Company in 1988 and became the Executive Vice President of Client Services until 2002. Currently, Brian serves as the President and works closely with the CEO and Executive committee in overseeing various aspects for the firm.

  • iconTerry Adami '70

    Terry began his financial career in 1974 a few years after graduating from Santa Clara University. Terry attained his Chartered Life Underwriter designation in 1988 from The American College. He is experienced in wealth creation and preservation for business owners and families. He currently serves as an advisor at David White & Associates. He has been on the Board of Trustees since January 2010. 

  • iconPat Alongi '79

  • iconHank Bataille '73

    Upon his graduation from Santa Clara University in 1973, Hank Bataille now has nearly 40 years of experience in the local banking industry. As the former Vice President of Relationship Management at Scott Valley Bank and Vice President of Business Development at Private Bank of the Peninsula, Hank has established extensive connections on the Peninsula and in the South Bay.

    Bataille is a longtime resident of San Jose and is not only a member of the Bronco Bench Foundation but also serves on the Board of Directors for the San Jose Country Club.

    In 2011, he joined the highly regarded Heritage Bank of Commerce as the Vice President of Business Development and has since been promoted to Senior Vice President.

  • iconTed Bojorquez

  • iconJim Caviglia '70

  • iconJohn Colyar '06

    A lifelong Bay Area resident, John grew up in Saratoga and attended St. Francis High School before enrolling at Santa Clara University. While at Santa Clara, John was a four year letter winner of the men's golf team, WCC All Conference Selection, and team captain. Upon graduation in 2006, John turned professional and qualified for the World Golf Federation of Tours, competing internationally for six years. In 2012, he transitioned into corporate real estate brokerage at Colliers International. John specializes in representing Silicon Valley based technology companies in their real estate strategies in acquisitions. He currently resides in Los Gatos. 

  • iconBob Dennis '79

    Bob Dennis graduated Santa Clara University in 1979 and has served on the Bronco Bench Foundation for 10 years. After majoring in Accounting, he took his expertise to Wells Fargo. With 20 years of banking experience, he moved to Santa Cruz County in 1989 and has since been with Lighthouse Bank. As the Manager of SBA Loan Department, he offers superior financial lending tools for the economic development of small businesses in the community.

  • iconCharlie Dougherty, Jr. '81

    A former President and Vice President of the board, Charlie Dougherty graduated from Santa Clara in 1981 from the School of Business with a major in Management. He currently serves as Deputy Director for the California Thoroughbred Trainers and is based at Golden Gate Fields Racetrack in Berkeley. Since 1984 he has been working with the horsemen's organizations.

    He became active with the Bronco Bench as a student volunteer in 1978 and has since been involved with the organization as an active volunteer and donor. He has served on the Board of Trustees for over ten years in both the Vice President (3 years) and President (5 years) executive positions. 

  • iconBill Dow '73

    A lifelong resident of the East Bay, Bill Dow completed his Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry at Santa Clara University, his MS degree in Inorganic Chemistry at the University of Notre Dame, and his MBA in Accounting and Finance at the University of Chicago.  He spent 22 years working in various financial positions at Chevron Corp before retiring in 1999.  After retiring, he worked as a middle school science and math teacher at his parish school – St. Joseph Elementary.  He retired for good in 2004.  He has served on the boards of Alameda Little League and Babe Ruth League and the HIV/AIDS Education and Outreach Ministry of Alameda, taking his turn as President and Co-chair respectively of each organization.  He spends his time these days helping with the care of his parents, dabbling in underwater photography, and serving as the NFL Draft Coordinator for the website NFLFans.com.  He is a bachelor and lives in Alameda.

  • iconSydney Ereno '02

    From Fresno, California, Sydney Ereno played for Santa Clara University’s Women’s Softball team. As an exceptional student-athlete, she earned her Bachelor of Science from the Leavey School of Business and subsequently obtained her real estate license in 2004.

    A 3rd generation realtor in the Bay Area, she is currently at Intero Real Estate Services. Here, she serves on the Intero Foundation committee, which presents grants to youth in need in the community. Since inception in 2004, they have donated over $1.8 million to the cause.

    After fortuitously receiving an athletic scholarship to play softball for Santa Clara University, she now gives back to her alma mater as a Trustee on the Bronco Bench Foundation.

  • iconPatricia Ernstrom '88

    A San Jose native, Patricia Ernstrom earned her BA from Santa Clara University in 1988. Her extensive experience in professional, amateur and youth sports as well as her steadfast dedication to serving her community have enabled Patricia to accomplish impressive feats.

    Upon graduation, she served as the Senior Director of Events at San Jose Sports Authority. During her term, Ernstrom has helped bring an assortment of events to San Jose, such as: the NHL All-Star Game, Women's Final Four, Women's World Cup, USA Volleyball Open Championship, USA Water Polo Junior Olympic Championships, Dew Action Sports Tour, NCAA Basketball Championships and USA vs. Ireland Boxing.

    She also served as Director of Silicon Valley's Senior PGA Tour from 2000-2002 and worked on the Bay Area's bid to host the 2012 Olympic Summer Games. In 2007, the San Jose Sports Authority named Patricia as Executive Director.

    Her zealous passion to enrich the community through athletic programs has infinitely benefited the Bronco Bench Foundation.

  • iconGreg Geibel '05

  • iconJon Harvey '91

    Jon Harvey holds a Bachelor of Science in Commerce with a Major in Finance from Santa Clara University. Upon graduation, Jon worked on budgeting, estimating and managing construction of site improvements, wood structure buildings and interior improvements.

    With his in-depth experience with software applications for project management, he joined Devcon Construction, Inc. in 1994 as a Project Engineer and was promoted to Project Manager/Estimator two years later.

    Jon Harvey is currently Vice President of Construction at the corporation and proudly supports his Broncos as a Trustee on the Bronco Bench Foundation.

  • iconBrent Jones '85

    A loyal local, Jones attended Leland High School in San Jose where he played baseball and football. He subsequently played collegiate football at Santa Clara University in the WFC after which he pursued his dreams in the professional arena. The former All-American tight-end played primarily for the San Francisco 49ers where he won 3 Super Bowl rings and was named All-Pro (1992–1994) 3 times. Furthermore, he was honored as the NFL's Bart Starr Award recipient in 1998 for outstanding character in the home, on the field, and in the community

    After retiring, Jones became an analyst forThe NFL Todayfor 6 years. Brent decided to leave the professional sports industry in 2005 to focus on Northgate Capital, which is a premier private equity firm he found with former teammates.

    Not only has he had success on the field, but also in his investments. Brent’s current activities include overseeing investments in Palo Alto Networks, Solexel, Kovio, Aoptix Technologies, Clearwell Systems, AdMob, and Meraki among others. Brent currently serves on the board of directors for Zazzle, a Kleiner Perkins-backed portfolio company.

    Brent is also actively involved in the community as he is on the board of the Stanford Hospital Stroke Center, and also serves as a proud board member for the National Hockey League’s San Jose Sharks.

  • iconNick Livak '59. '63

    Nick Livak B.A. ’59, JD ’62, received the 2012 The Louis I. Bannan, S.J. Award, which recognizes a single individual or couple who has given distinguished and outstanding service to the Alumni Association and Santa Clara University.

    Livak has given more than 50 years of service to SCU. A trustee on the Bronco Bench, Livak has served on his committee every reunion year, and has helped with Law School fundraising, the New Student Calling Program, and more. In addition, Livak attends many University events each year (e.g. First Friday Mass & Lunches, Golden Circle, Pasta Feed, Vintage Santa Clara and chapter events), is a vocal supporter at all men’s and women’s basketball games (and other sports), and was an SCU Ambassador. Livak has been an attorney for nearly 50 years and currently practices real estate and probate law in Santa Clara.

  • iconKimarie Manfre '79

  • iconLarry Nally '78

    Larry Nally completed his Bachelor of Science in Commerce (Accounting) in 1978 from the University of Santa Clara. He is currently the Chief Financial Officer of Full Turn Direct which sells custom branded golf apparel to golf clubs and specialty stores around the country. He has over 35 years of accounting and CFO experience with companies that include Covermate, Insulair, Gordon Biersch Brewing Company and Chevys Mexican Restaurant. In addition to serving on the Board of the Bronco Bench Foundation, he also serves on the SCU Board of Fellows and non-profit Climb4acure (with 3 SCU grads), which promotes awareness and provides treatment for diabetes, especially within underprivileged communities. Larry lives in Lafayette with his wife, JoAnn (SCU honorary ’92) and is the proud step-father, father-in-law and grandfather of Katherine (SCU’03), Andrew (SCU’02) and Emma Louise Holtz (SCU 2032).
  • iconJim Obot '77

    Earning his Bachelor of Science and Commerce degree in Finance from Santa Clara University in 1977, Jim went on to complete Executive Management courses at both Stanford and UC Berkeley in 1989.

    After starting his electronics career at National Semiconductor in sales and customer support operations, Jim went on to work for Apple Computer, Inc. in the early 1980's and worked there for 14 years holding various senior management positions and leaving as the head of Distribution & Service for Apple USA. He then became the President of North America for Navteq, before leaving to join the original executive management team at Palm. He then served as the President of Omnisky and COO of fusionOne, prior to co-founding Beachhead Solutions.  He is currently the Chairman & CEO of Beachhead Solutions Inc, which offers first-in-class endpoint data security services for mobile devices on a subscription basis for enterprise organizations.

    Jim and his 3 year old son Connor reside in Saratoga, Ca. He also has two older children, Kyle Obot (SCU – 2008) and Courtney Obot (USD – 2010), who live in the Chicago area and work for LinkedIn.

  • iconGreg O'Leary '81

  • iconWes Okumura '81

    Wes is a Partner with Ernst & Young, Auditing services in San Jose, CA.

  • iconGreg Pruett '82, '84

    Lifelong Californian, Greg Pruett completed his Bachelor of Science in Finance and MBA in Agribusiness at Santa Clara University. He is currently serving as President of Vaquero Farms, Inc. and Ingomar Packing Company LLC. Primary businesses include farming operations in Fresno and Contra Costa County and tomato processing operations in Merced County.

    In addition to serving as a member of the Food and Agribusiness Advisory Board at Santa Clara University, he serves as a Board Member of the California League of Food Processors and the St. Joseph's Hospital Foundation.

    Mr. Pruett lives in Stockton, California with his wife Claudia (SCU class of '83) and their 3 children, Gregory, Cristina and Sophia.

  • iconAngie Robbiano '80, '01

    A lifelong Californian, Angie is a double  Bronco graduating with an MS in Marketing and MBA.  She is currently leads Finance and Business Operations at the Advanced Technology Center of Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company in Palo Alto.  Bronco Bench member since her  1sttime graduation from SCU.   She is also involved with SCU student recruiting, and serves on the Leavey School of Business Advisory Board.

  • iconMike Wallace

    Mike is the Assistant Vice President for Development for Individual Giving at Santa Clara University. In this role as the AVP for Development, Mike leads the University's individual giving fundraising efforts in regards to major gifts, gift planning and annual gifts.

    He was appointed AVP for Development in 2011, and prior to this appointment he was the Director of Santa Clara Fund beginning in 2008. He came to Santa Clara University from Stanford University where he was the Associate Director of The Stanford Fund. Between 2002-2008, Mike served in a number of roles with The Stanford Fund's Reunion Giving program.

    Mike earned his B.S. in Biology with a minor in Art at the University of California, San Diego, in 1998.  While at UCSD, he was a four year member of the Cross Country and Track and Field teams.  In his junior and senior years he was the captain of these respective teams and helped them earn a berth to the NCAA Division III National Championships.  After college, Mike continued his competitive running as a member of the Nike Farm Team between 2000-2006.

    Mike is married to Elizabeth Wallace, and has one young son, Liam.