LOS ANGELES, July 29 /PRNewswire/ -- UCLA Anderson School of Management
Dean Bruce G. Willison today announced that the school has named five new
members to its key advisory board. Joining the UCLA Anderson Board of
Visitors (BOV) are the following industry leaders (listed alphabetically):
* David G. Booth, chairman, chief executive officer and chief investment
officer, Dimensional Fund Advisors
* George A. Froley, III, CFA, co-founder and chairman, Froley, Revy
Investment Co., Inc.
* Stanford Kurland, president and chief operating officer, Countrywide
Financial Corporation, and chairman and chief executive officer,
Countrywide Home Loans, Inc.
* Steven Nichols, president and chairman, K*Swiss
* Julia Stewart, president, chief executive officer and director, IHOP
"We're pleased to have these talented leaders join UCLA Anderson's Board
of Visitors," said Dean Willison. "I and my fellow BOV members look forward
to their advice in helping advance the mission of UCLA Anderson School, which
is to be a global leader in management education, research and service.
"They will also be beneficial in our outreach efforts to the global
business community, as we continue to develop and implement initiatives
designed to help our graduates get the most out of their UCLA Anderson
experience," added Willison.
The Board of Visitors of UCLA Anderson School of Management actively
assists the dean in the ongoing qualitative growth of the school.
Specifically, the BOV serves as the school's primary advisory body and
supports the dean in establishing and maintaining a favorable climate for
private giving to the school. The BOV consists of more than 60 highly
successful executives from around the world who bring a wealth of expertise
and experience to the leadership and advancement of management education.
Their connections foster myriad opportunities and enriching partnerships
between the UCLA Anderson community and key organizations and industries.
Bio Briefs on New UCLA Anderson Board of Visitors Members
David G. Booth, chairman, chief executive officer and chief investment
officer of Dimensional Fund Advisors
As the core conceptualist and philosophical leader of Dimensional Fund
Advisors, Booth oversees more than $50 billion in assets. His firm, which
serves more than 200 corporate, government, college endowment, charitable and
union clients, is one of the pioneers of the application of academic research
on capital market behavior to the practical world of managing investment
portfolios. Booth was one of the pioneers of indexing when he started his
career with Wells Fargo and worked on the first index funds with John A.
McQuown. He later served as vice president and pension investment consultant
at A.G. Becker, Inc. (now SEI, Inc.). In 1992, Booth won the coveted Graham
and Dodd Award of Excellence from the Financial Analysts Journal for an
article he co-authored entitled, "Diversification Returns and Asset
George A. Froley, III, CFA, co-founder and chairman, Froley, Revy
Investment Co., Inc.
Froley founded his investment company in 1975 as a specialty manager of
convertible securities and today oversees $4.1 billion under management.
Earlier in his career, he was an analyst and portfolio manager with the
$200 million Harbor Fund, which, at the time, was the largest public portfolio
solely dedicated to investments in convertible securities. Froley, a
chartered financial analyst and chartered investment counselor, received his
MBA from UCLA Anderson School in 1961 and his bachelor's degree in 1960 from
UCLA. He is a member of the Association for Investment Management and
Research, the Los Angeles Society of Financial Analysts, the National
Association of Petroleum Analysts and the Los Angeles Bond Club.
Stanford Kurland, president and chief operating officer, Countrywide
Financial Corporation, and chairman and chief executive officer, Countrywide
Home Loans, Inc.
Kurland is a key executive and director of Countrywide Financial
Corporation, a diversified financial services provider and member of the S&P
500. He is also CEO of its main subsidiary, Countrywide Home Loans, Inc., a
national leader in residential finance. Kurland leads the development and
execution of the company's strategic plans and objectives and directs all
corporate and subsidiary operations. He also oversees the company's
asset/liability and investment, hedging and interest-rate risk management
activities. He is a certified public accountant and a member of the Mortgage
Steven Nichols, president and chairman, K*Swiss
Since 1987, Nichols has led K*Swiss, which markets and sells athletic
shoes for men, women and children, along with athletic apparel. Its K*Swiss
Classic, the all-white, all-weather, all-leather tennis shoe that was
introduced in 1966, has evolved from a high-performance shoe into a casual,
lifestyle shoe. K*Swiss distributes its products over its Web site and
through specialty athletic footwear stores, pro shops, sporting good stores
and department stores. From 1979 to 1986, Nichols held various leadership
positions at Stride Rite Corporation, including president of Stride Rite
Footwear and chairman of Stride Rite Retail. He also served as a member of
the corporation's board of directors. Nichols holds a bachelor of science
degree in banking and finance from New York University.
Julia Stewart, president, chief executive officer and director,
A 33-year veteran of the foodservice industry, Stewart is currently
directing efforts to revitalize the IHOP brand and its family restaurant
chain, which has 1,167 IHOP restaurants in 48 states and Canada. Through her
leadership, IHOP has transitioned to an operations, marketing and training
focused company dedicated to becoming number one in family dining. Prior to
IHOP, Stewart served as president of the domestic division of Applebee's
International, Inc. Earlier in her career, she held several key executive
positions with Taco Bell Corporation, as well as various key marketing
positions with Stuart Anderson's Black Angus/Cattle Company Restaurants,
Burger King Corp. and Carl's Jr. Restaurants. Named one of the Top 50 Women
in foodservice by Nation's Restaurant News, Stewart serves on the board of
Avery Dennison, is past president and founding member of the Women's
Foodservice Forum and executive board member of the California Restaurant
About UCLA Anderson School of Management
UCLA Anderson School of Management is perennially ranked among the
top-tier business schools in the world. Award-winning faculty renowned for
their research and teaching, highly selective admissions, successful alumni
and world-class facilities combine to provide an extraordinary learning
environment. Established in 1935, UCLA Anderson provides management education
to more than 1,500 students enrolled in full-time, part-time and executive MBA
programs, doctoral programs and executive education and management development
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