In her 30 years with AT&T, Ms. Reznick created and led philanthropic programs in education and coordinated education activities and relationships across the company. She has worked directly with business leaders, legislators, and educators to advise on strategies and policies to improve student success and workforce readiness. Ms. Reznick’s experience includes roles as vice president of Education Leadership and executive director of the AT&T Foundation. Additionally, she has experience in public relations and corporate communications.
Ms. Reznick holds a BFA from The University of Kansas and a MA in history from the University of Illinois, Springfield.
Former Executive Director, AT&T Foundation
Marilyn Reznick – Chair
With more than 40 years of experience in leadership roles in the private and public sectors, Mr. Blitch has a deep understanding of the intersection between commerce and higher education. Some of his previous roles include western and pacific regional vice president of consumer marketing for AT&T, and president and CEO of the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce. He also served as vice president of advancement for San Francisco State University, where he helped establish the Center for Educational Excellence, and interim vice president of advancement for California State University, East Bay. Over the course of his career, Mr. Blitch has held leadership positions on more than 50 nonprofit boards, including serving as chair of San Francisco Planning and Urban Research (SPUR). Ten of those boards have provided support for public education.
Mr. Blitch holds a BA in language arts from the University of Florida.
Former Vice President of Consumer Marketing, AT&T
Mr. Jones has dedicated his career to building businesses, advocating for education, and making a difference in the community. He is the retired senior vice president and member of the Chairman’s Council for State Farm Mutual Insurance Companies and former president and CEO of State Farm General Insurance Company, the California affiliate of State Farm Mutual Insurance Companies. There, he was responsible for a workforce of 6,000 employees and agents across California. Previously, Mr. Jones served on the Board of Directors for the Tiger Woods Foundation, the Coalition for Access to Education Resources, Aspire Public Schools, and the NCAA Leadership Advisory Board. He also served as board chair for the California Business Roundtable, Junior Achievement of Southern California and the Los Angeles Urban League. In 2008, he was appointed by Governor Schwarzenegger to the California State Board of Education.
Mr. Jones holds a BA in business from Franklin University, an MA in international business from Hood College and an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
Former President & CEO, State Farm General Insurance Company
Dr. Lanich has devoted his adult life to improving educational opportunities and outcomes for students, particularly those historically deemed disadvantaged. He founded Educational Results Partnership in 2001 to provide a forum for educators to collaborate and share best practices based on reliable, actionable data. Dr. Lanich’s passion for helping students succeed has been shaped by more than 20 years in K-16 and graduate education as a public school teacher and administrator, university professor, researcher, business community liaison, and foundation president. He led Core Curriculum Services and the Academic Achievement Alliance for the Los Angeles County Superintendent of Schools. Over succeeding years, he was appointed by the Governor of California to the Academic Content Standards Commission, and also served on the state’s African American Achievement Gap Advisory Commission. In 2006, he was appointed by the U.S. Secretary of Education to the National Assessment Governing Board. In 2012, he took on the role of executive director of the California Partnership for Achieving Student Success.
Dr. Lanich holds a BS in biological sciences from the University of California, Irvine, an MA in secondary education from Cal State University, Los Angeles, and a Ph.D. in curriculum and instruction from the University of Southern California.
President & CEO, Educational Results Partnership
Reba Cardenas McNair is a Brownsville businesswoman and civic leader who currently serves as president of two Brownsville land development corporations. She graduated from The University of Texas at Austin in 1977 with a bachelor of journalism. She then went on to receive an MS from Columbia University. She is the 2017–2018 board chair for IDEA Public Schools and is a member of The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) School of Business Advisory Board and the UTRGV Development Board. She is a recent recipient of the Preservation Award from the Brownsville Historical Association.
President at Cardenas Development Co., Inc.
Reba Cardenas McNair
Mr. Mendonca is currently on a leave of absence and will return to the board upon completion of his government service. Mr. Mendonca is a Director Emeritus (retired senior partner) from the Washington D.C. and San Francisco offices of McKinsey & Company, a global management consulting firm. He is a lecturer at the Stanford Business School, and a senior fellow at the Presidio Institute. Mr. Mendonca founded McKinsey’s U.S. state and local public sector practice, oversaw the McKinsey Global Institute, and served for a decade on the firms Shareholder Council (board of directors). In addition to his board role at ERP, Mr. Mendonca serves as the chair of Children Now, co-chair of California Forward, and is the co-founder and chair of Fusecorps. He has served on a wide variety of education-focused, charitable and economic development boards, as well as the Public Policy Institute of California. He is the founder and owner of the Half Moon Bay Brewing Company.
Director Emeritus, McKinsey & Company
Mr. Meunier is a long-standing business leader in California and in the retailing industry nationwide. He began his career with Macy’s, retiring as executive vice president in 2011. He also represented the company’s external affairs initiatives in all Western states, plus Hawaii and Guam. Mr. Meunier is the former chair of the California Retailers’ Association; San Francisco Travel Association; co-chair of the San Francisco Center for Economic Development; vice chair of the California Travel and Tourism Commission; and finance chair of the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce. He received the San Francisco Planning and Urban Research (SPUR) Silver Spur Award for his visionary work in transforming San Francisco’s Union Square. A strong advocate of the power of education to transform lives, he served on the advisory board for the Kalmanovitz School of Education at St. Mary’s College of California, and currently directs operations at the Order of Malta Clinic of Downtown Oakland, a free healthcare clinic serving the low-income and uninsured community.
Former Executive Vice President, Macy’s
Mr. Reynoso is executive vice president and national leader for Wells Fargo & Company. He has more than 32 years of banking experience, including roles as executive vice president and division president for Wells Fargo’s Business Banking Group as well as president and chief operating officer of both Placer Sierra Bancshares and Placer Sierra Bank. He also has 18 years in various levels of management at Westamerica Bank, including serving as senior vice president and regional manager. In addition to his board role with ERP, he is also senior fellow and former chairman of the American Leadership Forum (ALF) Mountain Valley Chapter, board chair for KVIE Public Television, and a board member of the Mondavi Center for the Arts, the San Francisco Opera and NatureBridge. He is the recipient of the Sacramento State Alumni Association’s Distinguished Service Award, the Community Services Planning Council’s Unsung Hero Award, and CARES Award of Excellence. Mr. Reynoso holds a BS in finance from California State University, Sacramento.
Executive Vice President and National Leader, Wells Fargo & Company