Bob Ahern is a 1974 graduate of Jesuit High School. His two sons also graduated from Jesuit: Robbie in 2002 and Jon in 2018.
Bob earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in Business with a concentration in Accounting from CSUS in 1979, and earned his Masters Degree in Taxation from Golden Gate University in 1989.
Few have been able to rise to the top of their professions in radio, television and finance. At various points in his 30 year broadcast career, Kelly Brothers has anchored the number one evening newscast in Sacramento on KCRA-TV and the number one morning news show on News 93.1 KFBK.
He is currently a Partner and Financial Advisor at Genovese Burford & Brothers, a firm which specializes in wealth management and retirement plans. Kelly is also the Financial Expert for both KCRA-TV and News 93.1 KFBK.
Chris is a graduate of Jesuit High School, Class of ’89. His son is a member of the class of ’23 at Jesuit.
Chris earned his Bachelor of Business with a concentration in Finance from CSUS in 1995. His career has been with CBRE, Inc.,in the downtown Sacramento office where he started in 1995. The majority of his career is focused on leasing and selling retail shopping centers in the greater Sacramento area.
In addition to his career, Chris’s hobbies include travel, history and working out.
Dr. Kawanaa D. Carter-Cotton graduated from the University of California at Berkeley in 1992 with a Bachelors degree in Neuroscience. For one year, Dr. Carter worked in a developmental biology lab and later enrolled in the University of California’s Department of Biochemisty and Biophysics graduate program.
In 1995, Dr. Carter was accepted into the College of Human Medicine at Michigan State University. While at Michigan State, she became heavily involved in research through the department of Pathology with a focus on the study of stem cell research.
Gail is the owner of Gail de Back ASID Interior Design. Her work has focused on hospitality, schools, hotel, residential, and commercial interiors since 1975. A graduate of Santa Clara University, she is married to Gardiner de Back (Jesuit 1968). They are the parents of Daniel de Back (Jesuit 2000) and Alison Byers (Loretto 2003), and proud grandparents of Claire and Daniel Byers. Alison’s husband is Matt Byers (Jesuit 2003).Gail is currently a Docent at the Crocker Museum.
Jim Donahue is an alum from the class of 1975 at Jesuit High School. He attended the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, graduating in 1982. He was admitted to the California Bar in December 1982. Mr.
Father Gilson serves as the Socius to the Provincial for the Jesuits West Province of the Society of Jesus. He has taught at Jesuit High School in Sacramento; Brophy College Preparatory in Phoenix; Saint Ignatius College Preparatory in San Francisco; and Muffles College in Belize, Central America. He is currently serving on the Jesuit Schools Network Board of Directors and the Holy Cross College Board of Trustees.
Kevin possesses 29 years of construction experience and began his career with Collins Electrical Co., Inc.’s Modesto Branch office as a teenager. Kevin represents the fourth generation leading the charge of Collins Electrical Company Inc. After his collegiate studies at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, Kevin worked (5) years for two tilt-up construction General Contractors in the Southern California Market. In 1991, Kevin was invited back to join Collins Electrical Co., Inc.
Fr. Edwin B. Harris, S.J., is now on his 4th “Tour of Duty” at Jesuit High School. He entered the Jesuits in 1963 after having graduated from St. Ignatius High School in San Francisco. Most of his active Jesuit career has been associated with Secondary Education, including assignments at St. Ignatius College Preparatory (San Francisco), Bellarmine College Preparatory (San Jose), and Jesuit High School (Sacramento). He has an MA in European History and an M.Div. in Theology.
John Lemmon is a third-generation Sacramentan with deep roots in our region’s business and civic communities. John grew up in Carmichael and is a proud member of Jesuit High School’s class of 1972. He went on to graduate summa cum laude with a degree in political science from the University of California at Davis in 1976 and earned a Juris Doctor degree in 1979 from UC Hastings College of the Law in San Francisco.
Sandy Malaney, CEO
Big Hairy Dog Information Systems
Upon graduating with a degree in business from California State University, Sacramento, Sandy Malaney accepted a sales position from Lanier Business Products. She found her stride in outside sales becoming Lanier’s top producer in their telecommunications division.
John P. McGarry, S.J. was elected to the University of San Francisco Board of Trustees in June 2012. He was first elected to the Board in September 1998 and he served until he was named California Provincial of the Society of Jesus in 2005.
Tim is owner of Murchison Builders, a project and construction management firm specializing in large, complex projects. Devoted to best practices in construction project delivery, Tim is the current chair of the board of the Construction Management Association of America, an organization dedicated exclusively to the interests of professional Construction and Program Management. This governing body is the leading industry organization driving the conversation of project delivery best practices.
Julie Nauman has served on the board since 2014, and formerly served as the Board Chair, and chair of the Strategic Planning Committee.
Ms. Nauman retired from her position as the Executive Director of the State of California’s Victim Compensation Board in 2019. She is very active in the Sacramento community, having served on a number of boards and commissions for the County of Sacramento as well as the Diocese of Sacramento.
Jeffrey F. Phelan has more than 35 years of experience in the construction and real estate development arenas. Since starting his own company, Phelan Development, in 2006, he has developed an excess of $5 billion in industrial, office and retail properties. In 2010, Phelan Development Company merged with DCT Industrial Trust, Inc., a publicly traded NYSE REIT with approximately 72 million square feet of distribution buildings across the United States. As president of DCT, Mr.
Terry is a Sacramento native and a graduate of Jesuit High School, Class of 1972. He graduated from the University of California with a BS in Civil Engineering in 1976. Terry is both a Licensed engineer and a licensed contractor in California. He is also a graduate of the Harvard Owner/President Management Program.
Terry worked for Roebbelen Contracting for 34 years, the last 16 as president and CEO. After retiring to consulting and multiple boards in 2012, he was hired by Clark Pacific in West Sacramento to grow and enhance their General Contracting Division.
Mitch Zak is partner and co-founder of Randle Communications, one of the Sacramento region’s top-ranked strategic communications firms. His son, Deuce, is a Jesuit alumnus (2020) and now attends John Carroll University in Cleveland, Ohio.