Patricia Márquez is Dean of the Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies at
the University of San Diego, the first stand-alone school of peace and
justice in the United States. The Kroc School prepares students from
various parts of the world, including countries affected by violent
conflict, in peacebuilding, human rights, conflict resolution and social
innovation. Since her arrival at USD in 2007, Dr. Márquez has
developed the Center for Peace and Commerce (CPC), the Social
Innovation Challenge and the USD Changemaker Hub. Previously, Dr.
Márquez was a professor and Dean at IESA, a School of Management
in Caracas, Venezuela. Her research centers on the intersection of
business and social value creation, with an emphasis on poverty
alleviation through market mechanisms.
Dr. Márquez has a BA from Bowdoin College, and received her MA and
PhD in socio-cultural anthropology from the University of California,
Past President and Vietnam Veteran (U.S. Navy Seabee) Rick Clark needs all the troops to report in to duty and give our Marines a leg up. That's right we will be meeting at the Braille Institute by 7:30AM to carpool up to Camp Talega. Camp Talega is about as far North on base as you can go...basically up to South San Clemente. It is important that all interested parties commit to this project by emailing Brett Morey at firstname.lastname@example.org or Rick Clark at email@example.com no later than March 15th so we can provide names to the Base Commander.
Dave Kramer is a Chief Financial Officer with more than 25 years of experience, from start-up to
over $100 million in sales. He’s been a full time CFO in medical devices, biopharma, and high
tech. Dave is the founder and principal of Outsource CFO Services, where he currently provides
part time CFO services to a variety of small, growing companies. His volunteer activities
include CONNECT Springboard, where he is a finance advisor and Chairmen’s Roundtable,
where he is an enthusiastic sponsor and Board member. Dave earned a B.A. from Yale and an
MBA from Harvard Business School. He lives with his wife in Carmel Valley, where they
entertain their out-of-town children and grandchildren.
Paul Thiel is chairman of The Chairmen's Roundtable, a unique San Diego non-profit that
provides pro bono mentoring for closely held businesses. Currently the regional managing
director for the San Diego region for BNY Mellon Wealth Managenent, Paul has been CEO of
three closely held firms, including TruCost Inc., a Sorrento Valley-based firm in the hospitality
industry. Thiel started his career as a financial journalist, writing for the New York Times, The
Washington Post among others. Paul holds a BA from the University of Connecticut and an
MBA from the University of Virginia, and has completed executive programs at Northwestern
University and Stanford Business School. A native of Boston, Paul is very happy to be living in
LaJolls wife his wife, Lori, their two kids and beagle.