and market research agency based in New York City. Brand Alloy helps
clients grow revenue, create a stronger bond with customers, and beat the
competition. Her expertise includes brand strategy and positioning, bringing
the brand to life at each touch point, creating brand sparks, portfolio
optimization, channel planning and market segmentation.
Previously, Laura was Head of Brand Strategy in the New York office of
PSB, a WPP-owned market research agency. She also worked as a brand
strategy consultant at the Zyman Group. Before joining the consultant side
of the business, Laura spent 17 years at AT&T Corporation in a wide
variety of branding, marketing and management roles.
Laura holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Cornell
University and a Masters of Business Administration from the University of
California at Los Angeles. She lives in New York.
Laura is currently a JSA Trustee. She facilitated the JSA Foundation Board
Retreat (pro bono) in 2018.
Northern District of California in February 2014.
She was previously a Superior Court Judge in California’s San Mateo
County for 13 years, handling family law, law and motion and general trial
assignments. Freeman is a graduate of Harvard Law School and the
University of California at Berkeley and was admitted to the Washington,
D.C. Bar in 1979 and the California Bar in 1981.
Freeman served as an associate at the Washington law firm Fried Frank
Harris Shriver and Kampelman and as an associate at the San Francisco
law firm Lasky Haas, Cohler and Munter. She was a deputy county counsel
in San Mateo from 1983-2000. Beth Freeman previously served as a JSA
Director. She was the first women to hold the position of JSA Board
President. She is currently a JSA Trustee.
Freeman attended Ravenswood High School in East Palo Alto, Calif., and
was a member of the Junior State chapter there.
Garner graduated from Troy High School in Fullerton, California in 1984, where he was Junior State Chapter President and Southern Empire Region Speaker and Mayor. He attended JSA UC Davis Summer School in 1982 and Georgetown Summer School in 1983. Scott earned a B.A. from Stanford University in 1988 and a J.D. from Harvard Law School in 1991.
Garner lives in Laguna Hills, California with his wife Karen, his son, Espen, and his twin daughters, Annika and Helena.
Bonnie Goldberg Germain
After graduating from the University of Southern California, Bonnie began her career with Peat Marwick & Mitchell (KPMG) in the Los Angeles office and later joined the local firm of Parks, Palmer, Turner & Yemenidjian as a tax manager prior to starting her own tax and business management practice in 1991. Bonnie is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the California Society of Certified Public Accountants, and Beta Alpha Psi, the international honor organization for accounting and financial professionals.
Bonnie was a member of JSA from 1978 to 1981, serving as Angeles Region State Council Representative in 1980-1981. She attended Summer School in 1980 at U.C. Davis and Symposium in 1979 at the University of Southern California where set met her husband, Daniel Germain (Davis ’80, DC ‘81). Bonnie and Dan have two daughters, Michelle (Stanford ‘08) and Kayla (Georgetown ‘11).
Prior to joining the SEC in 2014, Green served as counsel to U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-OR), for whom he handled banking, trade, budget, and legal matters. In that capacity, he served as staff director of the U.S. Senate Banking Committee’s Subcommittee on Economic Policy from 2013 to 2014, with responsibility for oversight of monetary policy, systemic stability, currency, and general economic matters. He participated in the passage of the Dodd-Frank Act in 2010 and was the lead staff member for the Merkley-Levin amendment, which added the Volcker rule into the law. He also participated in the passage of the JOBS Act as the lead staff member of the Merkley-Brown-Bennet amendment, which authored the law’s crowdfunding provisions.
Prior to joining Sen. Merkley’s office in early 2009, Green practiced corporate law at Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson in Hong Kong and Shanghai. His practice focused on corporate finance, initial public offerings, and cross-border merger and acquisition. Green holds a B.A. in government and an M.A. in East Asian regional studies from Harvard University and a J.D. from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law.
Paul was JSA Chapter President of Southern California’s Temple City High School in 1982 and attended JSA Summer School at U.C. Davis in 1983. He joined the Board of Trustees in 2010 and was appointed Chair in 2013. Since 2016, Paul serves on the Foundation’s Board of Directors with a focus on Development and alumni affairs.
Prior to co-founding Pivot Investment Partners, Larry was the Global Financial Institutions Group Leader for Cerberus Capital Management. In this capacity, Larry worked to maximize the value of the firm’s financial services activities, including new transactions as well as the existing portfolio of companies. He served on Board of Directors of Aozora
Bank, a publicly-traded bank in Japan in which Cerberus held a controlling interest.
Larry joined Cerberus after serving as the Chairman and CEO of Korea Exchange Bank, a leading Korean commercial and retail bank of approximately $100 billion of assets with an international presence. He led the bank through the global financial crisis to the landmark sale by the Bank’s majority private equity shareholder—the largest transaction in Korean banking history.
Prior to leading Korea Exchange Bank, Larry served as President of the Global Financial Services division of Capital One Financial Corporation. Larry joined Capital One in 2000 to help lead the company’s transformation to a diversified financial services business. His responsibilities during his tenure at Capital One included a broad range of consumer and business finance activities in the United States, Europe and Canada. He also oversaw all
merger and acquisition activities.
Prior to Capital One, Larry was a Managing Director at Deutsche Bank and ran the Corporate Trust and Agency Services business acquired from Bankers Trust. Earlier in his career, Larry spent a decade in a variety of US and overseas consulting and strategy roles.
Larry received his MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business and earned his undergraduate degree from Harvard College. In 2007, he was nominated by the President of the United States to sit on the Federal Reserve Board of Governors.
Lintott received his J.D. (with distinction) from Stanford Law School, as well as an M.A. in applied economics and B.A. degrees (Phi Beta Kappa) in economics and political science from Stanford University. He was a senior editor of Stanford Law Review. Lintott was also instrumental in developing the non-profit Stanford Law School Asian Trade Consortium and was a founding member of the non-profit Stanford Law and Business Society.
A member of the White House Fellows Selection Panel, Lintott also serves on the boards of a number of nationally known charities, including the Tax Foundation and is an advisory board member of the American Festival of the Arts. Lintott was also a vice chair of the Asia Society’s Annual Benefit and was named a US-Japan Fellow. He is a founder and director, along with his wife, of their family foundation.
Lintott first got involved with JSA by attending the Junior Statesmen Washington, D.C. Summer School in 1981. He was an active member of the W.F. West High School JSA chapter in Chehalis, Wash. and served as Pacific Northwest director of debate in 1981/1982.
William 'Kip' Morales
As a master Tai Chi Chuan (太極拳) practitioner, Kip applies Tai Chi Chuan’s system of change and harmony to all aspects of his career, from teaching and coaching to civic engagement and management. Kip is a Teach Plus Teaching Policy Fellow as well as a Organizer In Residence. He is on the board of directors for the Junior Statesmen Foundation and has previously been a member of the ELA curriculum development team for two school districts, one in New Mexico and the other in Los Angeles. Kip feels he was born a teacher; he continuously has been a teacher of various disciplines since teaching for the Burbank Tennis Club at the age of 16. He graduated from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo with a BA in English and received his teaching certificate from the University of New Mexico.
Ruiz is a Marketing and Advertising expert with more than 20 years of experience in senior management positions at client, agency, and media. Throughout his career, he has worked in several industries including financial services, interactive, advertising, consulting, startups and packaged goods. He also has proven a success as an entrepreneur, as a co-founder of ZICO coconut water, a beverage he helped design and launch in 2004 and which is now a part of Coca-Cola’s portfolio.
Prior to joining Univision in 2008, Ruiz served as the founder and president of Consumer Contacts, a boutique consulting firm specializing in Hispanic marketing. Previously, he was a founding partner at The Vidal Partnership, a Hispanic advertising agency in New York. He was one of four partners that took the business from a mid-size agency to a powerhouse recognized twice by Ad Age as the agency of the year.
Ruiz moved to the U.S. in 1993 to pursue his MBA and started a career which included senior marketing positions at MCI Communications Inc., MoneyGram, and Prodigy Internet. His career in marketing and advertising started in Venezuela, where he received his classic marketing training working in consumer packaged goods at Pillsbury, Gillette, and Mavesa.
Ruiz is actively engaged in speaking at trade conferences, including the Association of American Advertising Agencies, The Direct Marketing Association, the Consumer Healthcare Product Association, Nielsen’s Consumer 360, among others.
Ruiz holds an MBA in International Business and an MA in International Economics from The George Washington University as well as a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Universidad Central de Venezuela.
Prior to founding Bridgevine, Tom was the chief data officer for AIG’s Life and Retirement businesses where he led the evolution of their data management and business analytics capabilities and the implementation of data governance processes. He also led various initiatives that demonstrated the value of using “big data” in managing consumer insurance markets.
Prior to joining AIG in 2012, Tom led Allstate Insurance Company’s corporate research center in Menlo Park, CA. There he led teams of data scientists and developers to mine predictive insights from Allstate’s vast data archives that could be applied to current business problems. He also directed the company’s forward-thinking basic research efforts that led Allstate to develop (among other things) its initial e-commerce strategies and telematics-based insurance products. Before beginning his twenty-five years at Allstate, Tom was the co-manager of a hedge fund and participated in buyout transactions of public and private companies.
Tom earned his MBA at Harvard University in 1984 and graduated from The Ohio State University with a BS in Accounting in 1982. He is a non-practicing Chartered Financial Analyst.
Tom’s relationship with JSA began in 2011 as a member of a volunteer consulting team from Harvard Business School Community Partners, an HBS alumni group that donates time to Bay Area non-profits. The team was engaged to help JSA develop a new strategic plan that would guide the organization through the next five years. At the end of this engagement, Tom was asked to join the board of directors.
Tom lives in The Woodlands, Texas with his partner Becky. His daughter Elizabeth is a communications specialist at Change For Kids, a New York City-based non-profit.
Doug has an AB from Princeton University and a JD from UCLA School of Law. In high school, Doug was an active member of the JSA Chapter at Palisades High School in Los Angeles, serving on a number of regional cabinet positions. He attended JSA’s UC Davis summer program in 1981. Doug resides in San Francisco with his wife, Beth Mitchner. They have three sons, Nathan, Samuel and Benny.
This coming year, Katelin hopes to revitalize the expansion department, rebuild attendance numbers at state conventions, establish the brand recognition of JSA at a national level, and provide vital resources to aid chapters in their development. Outside of JSA, Katelin proudly supports pets of all kinds, plays cello, and is an avid fan of the show Friends.