The head of a Glendale bank is one of new four members appointed to the board of trustees at Woodbury University.
Americas United Bank Chief Executive Adriana M. Boeka was named to the board of the Burbank school along with Talin Fakhoorian, a recent Woodbury graduate; Afshin Kateb, chief financial officer at Nimes Capital in Los Angeles; and Peter Ma, of Colbeck Capital Management in New York.
The 30-member board is Woodbury’s governing body, providing policy, leadership and oversight.
Board Chairman Lawrence Hurwitz said the new members embrace the pillars around which the university is organized – entrepreneurship, civic engagement, design thinking and trans-disciplinarity.
“Each of these dedicated and talented professionals also brings a unique set of academic, cultural and professional experiences and values to their service as a trustee,” Hurwitz said in a prepared statement.
Boeka has been in the banking industry since 1995 and prior to Americas United had management positions at Bank of California, Bank of America, Crocker Bank and Wells Fargo.
Fakhoorian graduated from Woodbury this spring and currently works at Ernst & Young.
Kateb graduated from Woodbury in 1993 and prior to Nimes Capital, the private investment arm of Nazarian Enterprises, worked at Lowe Enterprises, SBE, Destination Hotel and Resorts and Ernst & Young.
Ma is responsible for sourcing and leading investments at Colbeck Capital. He was named a “30 under 30” in the media category by Forbes magazine this year.