Principal, Ernst & Young | Board Chair
Fred is a Tax Principal in Los Angeles and serves a wide variety of financial services clients such as insurance companies, banks and wealth and asset management firms in tax accounting, compliance and consulting matters. Although his home office is in Los Angeles, Fred serves clients throughout the west coast including the Bay Area, Seattle, Denver, Phoenix and nationally. He spent 17 years in the EY Chicago offices before relocating to Southern California with the firm in 2004.
Fred is a graduate of Carthage College, Kenosha, WI and has a JD and Masters in Accounting from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, IL. He lives with his wife, Joan, and college aged son and high school aged twin daughters. Fred enjoys running and has completed the Chicago and San Diego marathons, although now he limits himself mostly to 5 and 10K runs. He also enjoys an occasional round of golf.
Director of Financial Planning & Analysis, Paramount Pictures Worldwide Television Distri
Kevin Chalk is currently Director of Financial Planning and Analysis for Paramount Pictures Worldwide Television Distribution. In this role, he works to build accurate financial forecasts and provide meaningful analysis in a fast changing distribution landscape. Prior to Paramount, Kevin spent time in various finance roles at Walt Disney Studios and MGM Studios.
Kevin is an avid runner and a certified running coach with Road Runners Club of America. He has completed multiple marathons (including Boston in 2013 & 2014) and ultra marathons. As co-captain of the Paramount Triathlon Team, he helps a group of 60 athletes train for the annual Nautica Malibu Triathlon, a fundraiser for Children's Hospital Los Angeles.
Kevin is a L.A. native who grew up in Manhattan Beach and currently resides in Culver City. He received his Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from the University of California, Santa Cruz. Most importantly, Kevin loves getting up really early on Monday, Wednesday and Friday to run with Back on My Feet - Team Union Rescue Mission.
Managing Director, Accenture
Gino DiGregorio is a Managing Director in Accenture’s Financial Services practice and joined the Board in 2015. In his 29 years with Accenture, he’s split his time between Chicago, Sydney, and Los Angeles, and currently leads the Accenture relationship with global Insurance clients.
Gino took up running after college, ran his first marathon in 1989 and is proud to have completed 8 marathons. He completed the Accenture Oceanside Half Ironman in 2013, 2014, and 2015, helping to raise over $500,000 for injured service members, veterans, and first responders.
Gino is a graduate of Trinity University (San Antonio, TX) and has an MBA from the University of Chicago. He lives in Manhattan Beach with wife Kristie and teenage son and daughter. Gino also serves on the Board of the El Camino College Foundation.
Director of Sales, AT&T Mobility
Kurt Engstrom, Director of Sales at AT&T Mobility is responsible for sales and customer service efforts in Retail Stores throughout Los Angeles. Previously, he was the Regional Operations Director for AT&T U-verse, where he was responsible for sales operations and U-verse program management throughout California. Kurt has been with AT&T for 13 years and has held a variety of positions in sales, marketing, and operations.
Prior to AT&T Kurt served as an Infantry Officer in the United States Marine Corps where he was stationed in Hawaii. He currently resides in Tustin CA with his wife Lisa and five children. Kurt holds a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Southern California and a Bachelors from the University of California at Berkeley.
Executive Vice President of Digital Marketing, Universal Pictures
Doug Neil is the Executive Vice President of Digital Marketing for Universal Pictures. In this capacity, he oversees the online and mobile strategies for theatrical releases including website development, publicity, promotions, social media, creative strategy, emerging platforms and media placements. He has directed the online and mobile marketing campaigns for over 130 films including Unbroken, Dumb and Dumber 2, Fifty Shades of Grey, Ride Along, Fast & Furious 6, The Purge, Despicable Me 2, Les Miserables, Pitch Perfect and Ted.
Neil was iMedia’s 2012 Visionary Marketer of the Year and was also recognized by OnHollywood as a Digital Entertainment Power Player. He has also made keynote and panel presentations at the OMMA Premium Display Conference and the Variety Film Summit and is a member of iMedia’s Entertainment Advisory Board.
Prior to Universal Pictures, he worked for AOL as Director, Entertainment Strategy.
Neil also has held executive positions with The Disney Channel, Hawaiian Airlines and Andersen Consulting. He has a M.B.A. from The Tuck School at Dartmouth College and is a Computer Science graduate of the College of William and Mary.
He currently lives in Studio City with his wife and three daughters and is an avid runner. He has completed 29 marathons, including all LA Marathons since the inception of the Stadium to the Sea course.
Director Enterprise Project Delivery Office, Green Dot Corporation
Renee Opell is Director Enterprise Project Delivery Office at Green Dot Corporation, a financial services company that provides banking solutions to America’s financially underserved.
Renee manages large cross functional teams and strategic initiatives and is a leader in her field. Her background in Information Technology, Retail Operations and Project Management has allowed her to work in a breadth of consumer products companies.
She is an avid runner and is a mentor and former board member of the L.A. Leggers running club. Renee has completed more than 40 marathons. Her favorites are Big Sur for the view, Ojai for the PR and Boston for the glory.
She is a graduate of UC Berkeley and active in various non-profit organizations including the Fulfillment Fund, Hope of the Valley Rescue Mission, Project Chicken Soup and Active Arts.
General Manager, Long Beach Renaissance Hotel
Pam Ryan is General Manager for the Long Beach Renaissance Hotel where she oversees all aspects of the 374-room full service hotel, including guest relations, associate engagement, hotel operations, finance and owner relations.
A 25-year veteran with Marriott International, Pam has served as General Manager at the Torrance Marriott South Bay and the Newport Beach Marriott Bayview, as well as numerous roles in LA and Orange County Marriott Hotels. In 2012, Pam received the South Bay’s Woman of the Year award, recognized by the Switzer Organization for her community service efforts. As chairperson of Marriott’s Los Angeles Business Council, Pam was recognized with the company’s "Spirit to Serve" award for her leadership in social responsibility at Torrance Marriott South Bay.
Pam is actively involved with numerous non-profit organizations, including the Torrance Area Chamber of Commerce, Kiwanis, Children’s Miracle Network and Friends of Madrona Marsh. She is/was co-founder and Chair of Torrance’s Visitors Bureau. Pam is an avid runner and passionate about making a difference in her community, paying it forward.
President, BlueSky Professional Services Group, LLC
Prior to forming BlueSky, Jeff spent 18 years as a Partner in the Financial Services Practice of Accenture. Jeff started BlueSky in 2006 after three former clients all told him, “Jeff, you should start your own firm.” BlueSky has since grown into a thriving company with an impressive team and client roster. Outside of work, Jeff is an avid runner and has completed the Los Angeles Marathon three times as well as dozen half marathons. He enjoys travel and his favorite spots are Telluride, Carmel and Kauai. His real passion is vintage automobiles and racing. He has competed in the 2003 La Carrera Panamerica in Mexico and the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion in Laguna Seca. He likes life at 145mph.
Jeff served as Back on My Feet Greater Los Angeles' Board Chair from the Chapter's inception through 2015.
Co-Founder, Altus Sports Institute
Paul Vincent, co-founder of Altus Sports Institute, has a long background in sports, passion for heath, and curiosity about human performance. In collaboration with his brother, a doctor of Chiropractic and biomechanics, Altus Sports Institute combines these backgrounds with fitness performance to look after the complete health of individuals through fitness, body alignment, blood analysis, and cognitive conditioning. Paul has worked with Olympic and professional athletes as well as actors from many of Hollywood's blockbuster films. Operations are based out of Santa Monica, just blocks from Back on My Feet's Team CLARE Foundation, but span to London and across the globe.
Paul first became involved with Back on My Feet immediately after hearing about the program three years ago. After pursuing Founder Anne Mahlum, Paul worked with Altus staff to host informative clinics for Back on My Feet Members with the goal of giving the group tools and knowledge about health and fitness that they could apply in several aspects of their lives. To date, Members have attended clinics about biomechanics and running form, nutrition, and structural exercises to help prevent injury and to keep the body in balance.
Director of Sales, Bimbo Bakeries USA, Southern California
Pablo Miramontes, Director of Sales for Bimbo Bakeries USA Southern California Region. Pablo is currently responsible for growing Natures Harvest, Ball Park, Artesano brands throughout the market area. Prior to this, Pablo was responsible for Bimbo and Marinela Brands. Pablo has worked for Bimbo Bakeries USA for 25 years.
Pablo currently resides in Corona California with his wife Denise and two daughters Iliana and Paulina. Pablo holds a Bachelors degree in Business Administration from Westwood College, and a certificate in the Food Industry Management Program from the University of Southern California. Pablo enjoys running, however limits himself to only 5K and 10K’s.
Senior Vice President of Public Affairs, ACE Cash Express
Eric Norrington is the Senior Vice President of Public Affairs at ACE Cash Express. Eric is a graduate of Texas Christian University and has spent more than 20 years in the financial services industry. In 2004, Eric started the ACE Community Fund, ACE’s charitable-giving program that supports organizations that help children, provide education and promote financial literacy. Since its inception, the ACE Community Fund has raised and donated more than $11 million to charitable organizations across the country. Eric also serves as Chairman of the Board of FiSCA, Financial Service Centers of America, and has served on the executive committee and board of directors for over 20 years.