California Advisory Board

Matthew K. Berler is President, Chief Executive Officer & Portfolio Manager at Osterweis Capital Management.

Robert Carlson retired as a partner of the Los Angeles office of Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker after 50 years of practice.

Caroline Choi, Rosemead, CA, is Vice President, Integrated Planning and Environmental Affairs for Southern California Edison (SCE), responsible for analysis of critical federal and state energy and environmental policy, as well as analysis and development of an integrated, long-term environmental

Peter Davis (Emeritus), Tiburon, CA, was born and raised in London, and served in the Britain's Royal Air Force in World War II.

Brian Ferrall is a business litigation and trial lawyer with Keker & Van Nest in San Francisco, where he has been partner since 1999.

Shepard ‘Shep’ Harris is a recent transfer from the east to west coast. He is currently Vice President of Investments at UBS Financial Services, based in their San Francisco office.

Cooper Jackson, Los Angeles, CA, is Senior Vice President, Business Affairs, at Sony Pictures Entertainment. Cooper oversees Sony's home entertainment business affairs department.

Cindy Polite Kamm, Mill Valley, CA, has focused her career on environmental conservation through education.

Dan Martin, San Francisco, CA, is active in land conservation from the Pacific Ocean to Lake Tahoe.

Mitch Menzer is a partner in the Paul Hastings Los Angeles office and a member of the firm’s Global Real Estate Group.