USC Associates Board of Directors

Welcome Letter from the USC Associates Board of Directors President

I am so thrilled to be taking a leadership role with the USC Associates. As the University of Southern California’s premier academic support group, the USC Associates truly exemplify the loyalty, commitment and generosity of spirit that are Trojan Family virtues.

The USC Associates is the philanthropic association dedicated to academics and the advancement of knowledge. Gifts from our members benefit every area of the university, from student financial aid and interdisciplinary research, to endowed faculty positions, capital projects and much more. When you join the USC Associates, you may direct your gift to benefit the school, program or research project of your choice. Wherever you choose to give, your gifts provide essential support for some of the university’s most vital academic programs and initiatives.

USC Associates members at all membership levels enjoy an especially close relationship with the university. As an Associate, you will receive a variety of courtesies that express and acknowledge this relationship. You also will be invited to exclusive social and cultural events. Perhaps the most important courtesy, however, is the personal care and attention extended to all members of the USC Associates. As a USC Associate, you will always have a friend at the university whom you can contact with all of your USC-related questions.

On behalf of the entire USC Associates Board of Directors, I would like to welcome our new members, and thank you for your interest in the USC Associates!



Michele Dedeaux Engemann
Founder, Engemann Family Foundation


Michael E. Adler
Partner, Greenberg Whitcombe

Bob Alvarado
Co-founder and CEO, CourtCall

Philip K. Anthony
CEO and President, DecisionQuest, Inc.

John Bendheim
President, Bendheim Enterprises

Joseph Carieri
Group Managing Director, Head of Marketing
The TCW Group

Michael Felix
Retired Executive
Capital Group Companies

Ron Goldie
Attorney, Law Offices of Ron R. Goldie

Marilou Hamill
CFO, Amazing Invisible Inc. and Hamjamill Inc.
Owner, MY Management

Christian Hutchins
Advisor, Signature Estate and Investment Advisors, LLC

John D. Jenkins
Managing Member, Axbridge Capital, LLC

Raaja Kanwar
Vice Chairman, Managing Director, Apollo International Limited

Farrah Kleiner
Sloane Square Realty

Steven Nagelberg
Managing Partner, Cambridge Medical Group

Rod Nakamoto
Vice President, Merrill Lynch

Usha Patel
Business Development and M&A, Rayco Electronics

Nadine Watt
President, Watt Companies, Inc.

Karen Wong
Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy, LLP

Ex-Officio Members

Patrick E. Auerbach
Associate Senior Vice President for
Alumni Relations
University of Southern California

Adam A. Bart
Senior Executive Director, USC Associates
and Director of Major Gifts
University of Southern California

Tracey Vranich
Interim Senior Vice President, University Advancement
University of Southern California

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