Leigh Volkland

     Leigh Volkland is Senior Director, International Government Affairs for Edwards Lifesciences.  Leigh is celebrating her 10 year anniversary with Edwards, where she began directing the government affairs efforts for the 50 US states.  She has been leading Edwards’ global government affairs efforts since 2015.  Her government affairs experience includes Director of Public Affairs for Pacificare, driving the development of the Medicare Moderniza...
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Linda DiMario

     Linda H. DiMario, Executive Vice President, Greater Irvine ChamberDiMario leads the economic development and tourism promotion for the most influential Chamber in Orange County, California. Working with a great team and business leadership, she leads award-winning business retention and attraction programs, pro-active industry skill development initiatives, delivers Presidential “E” Award-winning export assistance resources, conducts the ...
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Vijay Gurbaxani

 Vijay Gurbaxani Director of the Center for Digital Transformation at the Paul Merage School of Business. Steve Zylius/UC Irvine CommunicationsVijay Gurbaxani is the Founding Director of the Center for Digital Transformation and Taco Bell Professor of Information Technology and Computer Science at the Paul Merage School of Business, University of California, Irvine. His research, teaching and consulting interests are at the intersection of business strategy and IT. Vijay has e...
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Christopher G. Dusseault

 CHRISTOPHER G. DUSSEAULTSenior Director, Protector UAS Program Aircraft SystemsGeneral Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc.Chris Dusseault is currently Senior Director of the Protector Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) Program for the Aircraft Systems business unit of General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI), in San Diego, California, USA. In this position, Mr. Dusseault is responsible for the design, development, manufacturing, and delivery of the Protector UAS t...
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Eric Luiz

Eric Luiz VP of Finance Rapiscan SystemsEric Luiz has over 25 years’ experience in the X ray Based Security industry and is results oriented, financial professional, with a diverse entrepreneurial background, which includes Fortune 500, Big 5 and start-up. Mr Luiz has been Vice President of Finance for Rapiscan Systems since 2004; prior to joining Rapiscan; Mr Luiz held similar positions with Dornier MedTech, a medical device manufacturer and Perkin Elmer Detection Systems. His internati...
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Mary Ann Brown

Mary Ann Brown, FSA, MAAA Executive Vice President, Corporate Pacific Life Insurance CompanyChief Executive Officer Pacific Select Fund and Pacific FundsMs. Brown currently serves as executive vice president, Corporate, and is chief executive officer of both Pacific Select Fund and Pacific Funds. Her responsibilities include overseeing Pacific Life’s general account investment teams, Enterprise Risk Management, Pacific Life Fund Advisors, and Pacific Life Re, headquartered in Lo...
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Gary Sherwin

        Gary C. Sherwin President & CEO A 30-year hospitality industry veteran, Gary C. Sherwin, CDME, APR has served as President & CEO of Newport Beach and Company since 2013 and its business unit, Visit Newport Beach Inc since 2006. Sherwin is responsible for overseeing the community marketing organization promoting Newport Beach, California as a premiere luxury destination with offices in Newport Beach, Sacr...
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