Board of Trustees

Lee McEnany Caraher

Lee McEnany Caraher

Founder and CEO, Double Forte

Lee McEnany Caraher is the founder and CEO of Double Forte, an acclaimed independent public relations and digital marketing firm. She is particularly known for her practical solutions to big problems. Before starting the firm in Double Forte in 2002, Lee served as President and Founder of Red Whistle Communications and EVP at Weber Shandwick, both Interpublic Companies. Previously she was vice president of corporate and consumer of the then $1.5B Sega of America. She started her career in Boston at The Weber Group. Caraher is the author of the recently published book “Millennials & Management: The Essential Guide to Making it Work at Work,” which tackles the challenges businesses fact today in inter-generational workplaces. In addition to serving on the Board of Trustees at Menlo College, Caraher serves on the Board of Directors of KQED Public Media and the Board of Trustees of Grace Cathedral, and is a member of Entrepreneurs’ Organization. She earned her BA in History from Carleton College.

 

Andrea Cunningham

Andrea Cunningham

President and Co-Founder, SeriesC

Andrea (Andy) Cunningham is an entrepreneur at the forefront of marketing, branding, positioning, and communicating “The Next Big Thing.” Cunningham has played a key role in the launch of a number of new categories, including video games; personal computers; desktop publishing; digital imaging; RISC microprocessors; software as a service; very light jets; and clean tech investing. She is an expert in creating and executing marketing, branding, and communication strategies that accelerate growth, increase shareholder value, and advance corporate reputation. Cunningham is the founder and president of SeriesC, a brand strategy firm dedicated to bringing innovation to market. In addition to her role as trustee of Menlo College, Cunningham serves on the following boards: Specialized Bicycle Components, Inc.; The Aspen Institute; and ZERO1: The Art & Technology Network. Cunningham graduated from Northwestern University.

 

Howard Dallmar

Howard Dallmar '74

Executive Managing Director, Newmark Cornish & Carey, Palo Alto, CA

Howard “Howie” Dallmar ’74 is an Executive Managing Director and partner with Newmark Cornish & Carey. His area of experience is representing companies and property owners in the acquisition and disposition of office, research and development properties in the San Francisco Mid-Peninsula. After Menlo College, Dallmar attended Pepperdine University, graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration. Following graduation, he played professional basketball for three years in Geneva, Switzerland and Melbourne, Australia. He was employed as an account executive for Owens Corning Fiberglass and 3M Company before he began a career in commercial real estate with Cornish & Carey Commercial. “I joined the Board of Menlo College because I wanted to get involved and make a difference at Menlo College on a personal level.” 

 

James A. Davlin

James A. Davlin

Vice President Finance and Treasurer, General Motors (Retired)

Jim Davlin led General Motor’s global treasury operations, including capital planning, capital market activities, worldwide banking and pension funding. Davlin joined GM from Deere & Company, a global leader of agriculture and construction equipment, where he first served as Vice President and Treasurer, and then as Vice President of Corporate Strategy and Business Development. Davlin has also worked at The Procter & Gamble Company and at Eli Lilly and Company. In addition to his service to Menlo College, Davlin is a Trustee of Wabash College and a member of the Advisory Board of the Duke Center for Finance. Davlin earned his JD from Duke University School of Law, an MBA from the University of Chicago, and a BA from Wabash College.

 

J. Michael Gullard

J. Michael Gullard

Managing General Partner, Cornerstone Management

Mike Gullard is the founder and General Partner of Cornerstone Management, a consulting and investment firm specializing in telecommunications and software.   He is the Chairman of Planar Systems, Inc. and Dyntek Inc.  He is also a director of Selectica, Inc. and Alliance Semiconductor Corporation.  Mike has been active in Silicon Valley for over forty years and has extensive and long-term entrepreneurial management and investment experience in technologies companies.  He has an A.B. degree in economics from Stanford University as well as an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business. 

 

Richard Lundy Humphreys Sr. ’67

Richard Lundy Humphreys Sr. ’67

President and CEO, Hawaii Receivables Management

Rick Humphreys, the President and CEO of Hawaii Receivables Management LLC has been in the banking and finance industry for over 35 years. Rick began his career with Union Bank in California and proceeded to hold down executive level positions at AMFAC Financial, First Federal S&L, Bank of Hawaii/Hawaiian Trust, and culminating as the CEO/Chairman of Bank of America/Hawaii. Humphreys has been involved in the Factoring Industry since 1998.

 

David C. Irmer Sr.

David C. Irmer Sr. '58

President, Innisfree Companies, Sausalito, CA

David C. Irmer Sr. '58 is the President of Innisfree Companies, a diversified real estate firm he established in 1970 in Sausalito. Irmer’s development projects have included Sequoia Station in Redwood City. Before Innisfree, he established and managed General American Development Corporation. He received his Bachelors Degree in Business Administration from University of Miami, Florida after attending Menlo. Irmer is a member of the Urban Land Institute, the International council of Shopping Centers and the California Redevelopment Association, he is actively involved in various Chambers of Commerce. “I came away from Menlo understanding that I could do about anything I set my mind to.”

 

Micah Kane

Micah Kāne '91

Chief Operating Officer, Pacific Links Hawai'i

Micah A. Kāne joined Pacific Links Hawai'i in November 2011 as chief operating officer and is responsible for the company's Hawai'i operations, future acquisitions and real estate development in the islands. Kāne also serves as a Trustee for the Kamehameha Schools with oversight of an $11.3 billion asset portfolio and is a Board of Director for the Hawaiian Electric Company. His previous work experience includes being the Chairman of the Hawaiian Homes Commission and the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands, a 200,000-acre native Hawaiian land trust. Kāne also served as the Chairman and Executive Director of the Hawai'i Republican Party and prior to that was the Government Affairs Liaison for the Building Industry Association of Hawai'i. Kāne is a graduate of Kamehameha Schools, Menlo College, and received his MBA from the University of Hawai'i at Manoa. 

 

Charles J. Keenan

Charles J. Keenan, III ‘66

Property Developer, Keenan Land Company, Palo Alto, CA

Charles J. Keenan, III known as “Chop” to his friends and business associates, attended Menlo Junior College and Menlo School of Administration. Following a brief period in 1968-70 as a Title Officer for Transamerica Title Insurance Company, he began his career as an employee at the Richard C. Price Company, a real estate development company in Menlo Park, California.  There he was responsible for sales and closings of 200 townhouses and four-plex units in Daly City, California.  This experience brought him to land development for homebuilders. In 1984, Keenan became a major player with the purchase of assets from Ponderosa Homes Northern California, which included 3,731 residential lots from Aetna Life & Casualty. The lots were later joint-ventured with Ponderosa Homes, a newly created homebuilding company and Keenan Land Company continued to expand. Partnerships were formed in the fields of office development, retail, and hotel properties. Many still exist today with quality team members from land planning to architecture to landscaping to design. Keenan is a former member of the United States Marine Corps and serves on the Stanford Athletic Board.  He is also a member of the Palo Alto Parking Commission and a staunch supporter of many charitable causes and events in the greater San Francisco Bay Area and development community.  In 2007, Keenan received the Tall Tree award as the businessman of the year by Palo Alto Chamber of Commerce.

 

Harry Kellogg

Harry Kellogg '63

Vice Chairman Emeritus, Silicon Valley Bank
SVB Financial Group

Harry W. Kellogg is vice chairman emeritus of the board of Silicon Valley Bank. He is responsible for overseeing SVB Financial Group’s premium wine activities in addition to participating as an active Board member. After more than 20 years as a banker, Kellogg joined Silicon Valley Bank in 1986 as senior vice president of the Technology Division. In 1990 he was promoted to executive vice president and over the years has served the company in a variety of capacities. Prior to joining the company, Kellogg was the group manager of Corporate Banking at Bank of the West for five years and started that bank’s technology lending group. He was also with Wells Fargo Bank for 13 years, including four years in the Wells Fargo Special Industries Group, a high-tech lending unit within Wells Fargo Bank. Among other honors through his career, Harry was also named one of Upside Magazine’s “100 People Who Changed Our World.”  

 

Jordan Patrick Long ‘09

Jordan Patrick Long ‘09

Architectural and Design Representative,  Bedrosians Tile and Stone

Jordan Long ’09 is an Architectural and Design Representative with Bedrosians Tile and Stone who specializes in working with developers, architects, and designers to specify material for large scale commercial projects throughout the United States. Before Bedrosians, he was an account executive with Learfield Sports, where he specialized in sports marketing. While attending Menlo College, Jordan majored in Marketing Communications with a focus on business, and was a student-athlete on the football team. He exceeded both athletically and academically, and was named the Collis Steere Award winner as well as the ’09 class valedictorian. His achievements at Menlo College helped translate into a successful working career. “The education I received at Menlo has made me the person I am today,” said Long. “I learned to see all aspects of business while understanding that the key to being successful is creating key relationships and learning something new every day.” With his positive experience at Menlo College, Jordan believes it is of the utmost importance to give back to his alma mater.  

 

Tom Morehouse

Thomas Morehouse ’62

Director of California Bank of Commerce

Tom Morehouse is a Director of California Bank of Commerce, and serves as the Chairman of the bank’s Compensation Committee. Morehouse has an extensive track record of assistance to start-up ventures, for which he leverages his experience as founder and president of several businesses, including SourceFile, LLC and FileSafe Inc. Other company ventures include the acquisition of Versatrac. Morehouse’s corporate experience includes roles as President of the South America Division of United States Lines, and Operations Manager for Sea-Land Service. He has been on the corporate boards of Evault Corporation, Datariver Corporation, and MK-Ultra LLC Reading Revolution,and the YMCA of Contra Costa. He was also a member of the President’s Panel on Encryption. In addition to his service to Menlo College, Morehouse is on the board of Environmental Traveling Companion,and the presidential yacht Potomac. Morehouse earned his MBA from San Jose State University, a BS from San Jose State University, and an AA degree from Menlo College.

 

Thor Geir Ramleth

Thor Geir Ramleth '87

Senior Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer, Citrix

Geir Ramleth is Senior Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer at Citrix.  He is also the owner of GeirHeads, an information technology investor and advisory company. From 2002 until 2013 he was senior vice president and chief information officer of Bechtel Group, Inc., where he led the global Information Systems and Technology organization. Prior to rejoining Bechtel Mr. Ramleth held leadership positions for a variety of companies in the technology and communications industry. Among his responsibilities in those roles, he defined strategy and market position and secured multiple forms of financial resources. Previously, Mr. Ramleth served as chairman and CEO of DigiPlex S.A., based in Zurich, Switzerland, which owned and operated large communications and networking facilities throughout Europe. He also served as president and CEO of Genuity, a Bechtel Enterprises company formed to deliver Internet and data services. Mr. Ramleth has held management positions with Oracle, PageMart, and PacTel Personal Communications (now a part of Vodafone). In addition, he is currently an Executive Fellow with the Center for Digital Strategies, Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College as well as Chairman of the Board of Trustee at Menlo College.

 

James Rea

James Rea ‘67

President, Brookside Capital, San Francisco, CA

James Rea is the President of Brookside Capital, an investment-counseling firm in San Francisco founded in 1989. The firm manages investment portfolios of families in the U.S. and Europe.  “Choosing to attend Menlo College was one of the best decisions in my life,” said Rea.  “I developed my interest in the investment world while at Menlo, and I have been in the investment management business since. Menlo College taught me how accounting and finance overlap the soft worlds of history and art to help produce exceptional investment returns.  I don’t believe that any other place would have given me that quality level of education.  It also provided me with some of my dearest friends whom I see regularly.” After graduation from Menlo, Rea attended the University of California and Stanford University. In 1993, he was appointed to the Board of Trustees of the School of Management at the St. Petersburg University in Russia in conjunction with the Haas School of Business at the University of California. He is a member of the CFA Institute, The Security Analysts of San Francisco, The Wealth Advisor Institute and The Investment Advisors Association. He is a member of the St. Francis Yacht Club in San Francisco, where he has served on the Board of Directors.

 

Tom Scannell

Tom Scannell

Senior Finance Executive, Tom Scannell & Associates, Inc.

Tom Scannell’s experience is in the financial transactions that fuel Silicon Valley. He runs his own consulting firm, Tom Scannell and Associates, which provides interim CFO services to small medical and high-tech companies. He has over 30 years of experience of in-depth financial management experience for high technology companies. For the last 15 years Scannell has been Chief Financial Officer for a series of fast growing, public and private hi-tech and med-tech companies. Both his undergraduate degree and MBA are from Stanford University. He has served on the Menlo College Board of Trustees since July 2011. "I’m very excited to be part of Menlo's Board of Trustees, and to help the school expand its role as a business college,” said Scannell.