Board Members

John Anglin has been serving since 2014 as a director of the LAFD Scholarship Fund and as the organization’s Secretary. He was born in Boston and grew up in Los Angeles.  He graduated from USC in 1969 and USC School of Law in 1972.  Mr. Anglin is a partner in the Pasadena law firm of Anglin Flewelling Rasmussen Campbell & Trytten, LLP, where he specializes in corporate and real estate law. He has served as a director of public companies, privately-held companies, and other non-profit entities.
 
Richard J. Barrett has been serving since 2007 as a director of the LAFD Scholarship Fund and has served as the organization’s President since its inception. He was born in Chicago and has lived in California since 1986.  He received a BA in 1971 and MBA in 1977 from Harvard University. He also served as a commissioned officer in the US Navy from 1972 to 1975.  Mr. Barrett retired from business in 2011, but had 34-year career as an investment banker specializing in Financial Institutions.
 
B. James Ford has been serving since 2019 as a director of the LAFD Scholarship Fund. He has a BA from UCLA 1991 and his MBA 1996 from Stanford Graduate School of Business. He is currently a Senior Advisor for Strategic Partnerships at the Los Angeles 2028, the cadidature committee for the Olympic Games bid. Prior to 2016 Mr. Ford was Managing Director and Portfolio Manager of Oaktree's Global Principal Group. He also serves as an active member of the board of directors of the Children's Bureau.
 
Victoria Davies Leck has been serving since 2015 as a director of the LAFD Scholarship Fund.  She was born and raised in northern California and graduated from UCSB in 1967.  In 1968, she received her teaching credential from UCLA and was a teacher, full or part time, until 2007 when she retired.  Currently, Ms. Leck is a classroom volunteer and involved in the LA Junior League.
 
Andrew R. McDonald has been serving since 2019 as a director of the LAFD Scholarship Fund. He is the President of the West Region for Cushman & Wakefield. In this role, he is responsible for the strategic direction and performance of the firms' operations and business lines in CA, TX, CO, AZ, WA, OR, NV, and Utah. Mr. McDonald has been a frequent guest lecturer at the Marshall School of Business at USC. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of the California Hospital Medical Ctr., as well as The LA Coalition, whose mission is to help create quality jobs throughout the LA Region.
 
Robert Nicholas has been serving since 2010 as director of the LAFD Scholarship Board and in his third year as the organization’s Treasurer.  He was born in California and graduated from USC in 1970.  Mr. Nicholas is the President, of M & N Corporation, a real estate management company.
 
Brian Sullivan has been serving since 2018 as a director of the LAFD Scholarship Fund. Brian was raised in Los Angeles. He receeived his BS from Northwestern University in 1993 and his MBA from the Marshall School of Business at USC 1997. Mr Sullivan was Founder and Managing Director of ForwardLine Financial and Founder of Rolling Oaks Enterprises. He is a Director for the Lloyd Greif Center for Entrepreneurial Studies at USC.
 
Molly Dee Taylor has been serving since 2015 as a director of the LAFD Scholarship Fund. Molly was born and raised in Ohio and has lived in the Los Angeles area since 1980. She graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 1974.  Ms. Taylor worked for almost 40 years as an Advertising/Media Executive and retired in 2013.  She also serves on the Board of Directors of Pasadena Guild of Children’s Hospital.
 
 

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