WARREN STALEY joined the Music Academy Board of Directors in 2015. Born in Illinois, Mr. Staley earned a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering at Kansas State University and went to work for Standard Oil of California (since renamed Chevron Corp.).
EILEEN SHERIDAN, a native of Silver Spring, Maryland, graduated cum laude from the University of Maryland with a bachelor’s degree in accounting before earning a master’s degree in taxation at Golden Gate University.
PHILIP L. BERNSTEIN joined the Music Academy Board of Directors in January 2013. Born in Philadelphia, Mr. Bernstein studied French and history at Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut, before earning an MBA at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Finance.
DAVID S. BRADFORD joined the Music Academy Board of Directors in January 2013. A native of North Carolina, Dr. Bradford completed his undergraduate studies at Davidson College before earning a medical degree at the University of Pennsylvania.
DEAN CARTER leads global HR, Legal, and Finance Shared Services for Patagonia Inc. based in Ventura, California, reporting directly to CEO Rose Marcario.
TED CRONIN, founding partner of Manchester Capital Management, LLC, joined the Music Academy Board of Directors in November 2017.
PATRICIA DURHAM joined the Music Academy Board of Directors in January 2014. A native of Los Angeles, Ms. Durham earned a bachelor’s degree in political science at UC Irvine before working as an office manager and business management assistant for a Southern California accounting firm.
JERROLD L EBERHARDT moved from Chicago to Los Angeles in 1997 when he was named Senior Executive Vice President and Divisional Director for the Western Division.
JANET GARUFIS moved to Santa Barbara in 2002. She joined Montecito Bank & Trust in 2004, and became the bank’s president and CEO in 2006.
JUDITH P. GETTO joined the Music Academy Board of Directors in January 2010. Born in upstate New York, Ms. Getto earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology at Cornell University before a completing a master's degree and doctoral work in educational psychology at UCLA.
PAUL GUIDO joined the Music Academy Board of Directors in January 2012. A native of Los Angeles, Mr. Guido studied English literature at the University of Southern California before earning master’s and doctoral degrees at the California School of Professional Psychology.
SEYMOUR LEHRER rejoined the Music Academy Board of Directors in January 2011, having previously served from 2000 to 2009.
THOMAS ORLANDO earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration at California State University, Northridge.
Mrs. Shuman serves on the Boards of The Neighborhood Coalition for Shelter, Lincoln Center Theater, and The International Center of Photography.
MAURICE SINGER studied English and economics at the University of Vermont and went on to hold a succession of senior management positions in the film and television industry.
TIM TAYLOR, a sixth-generation Santa Barbaran and former Old Spanish Days El Presidente (2008), earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration at California State University, Chico, before starting his career as a loan officer.
PAT TOPPEL serves as chairman of the Toppel Family Foundation, which has supported numerous charitable causes over 35 years.
PETER F. ZIEGLER earned a bachelor’s degree in industrial administration and organizational behavior at Yale University before serving as a line officer in the U.S. Navy for four years.