2017 Board of Directors
Sam Torres, President: Sam has a 50-year history in Criminal Justice beginning with a career as an Orange County Probation Officer in 1971, and continuing with probation and parole with the Federal Probation System. He has an undergrad degree in Sociology, and graduate degrees in Criminal Justice and Criminology. While working as a Federal Probation Officer, Sam began teaching Sociology and Criminology as Cerritos CC, Cyprus CC, CSUF, National University, Concordia, and CSULB. Upon retiring from the Federal Probation System in 1995, Sam was hired as an associate professor at CSULB, receiving tenure and promotion to full professor in less than four years. He was diagnosed with Parkinson’s in January of 2011.
Robert D. Fulton, Treasurer: Bob is a retired aerospace engineering manager. He has more than two decades of experience in management and leadership roles. That experience included responsibility for staffing, budget, customer management, and technical performance. He is skilled in strategic planning, event planning, administration, and management.
Bonnie Myers, Secretary:
Doug Barber, Member:
Bill Gonzales, Member: Bill was most recently Treasurer of the Port of Los Angeles. He was responsible for the management and investment of cash balances, the selection, purchase and sale of securities, the purchase of letters of credit and bank notes; and the issuance of revenue bonds and commercial paper. He participated as a member of the committee to select commercial bankers, financial advisers and financial agents.
Jerry Miller, Member: Jerry’s unique background includes nearly twenty-five years of human resources leadership experience with companies such as Ford Motor Company, W.R. Grace & Company, Taco Bell Corp., SunAmerica Inc. and Midland Credit Management, Inc. Most recently he was Vice President, Marketing for Executive Career Services (ECS), a boutique talent management firm in Irvine, CA. Jerry earned his Bachelor of Science degree, majoring in Political Science, from the University of Scranton, Scranton PA. He is a US Army veteran, having attained the rank of Captain.