Advisory Board

  • Mark J Riedy

    Mark J Riedy

    Dr. Riedy is currently Chairman of the Board of Neighborhood Bancorp, the parent of Neighborhood National Bank in San Diego, California. Dr. Riedy also serves as Executive Director of the Burnham-Moores Center for Real Estate at the University of San Diego at which he became the Ernest W. Hahn Professor of Real Estate Finance in 1993.

    Previously, he served as Senior Staff Economist for the President's Council of Economic Advisors, President and Chief Executive Officer of the National Council of Community Bankers, President, Chief Operating Officer of J.E. Robert Companies, President, Chief Operating Officer, and a Director of the Federal National Mortgage Association (Fannie Mae).

    Dr. Riedy has held a variety of positions within the real estate finance industry, including Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the Mortgage Bankers Association of America and Vice President and Director of Research for PMI , a private mortgage insurance company.

    He has previously served on the boards of directors of five public and four private companies, plus civic organizations. Dr. Riedy earned his Ph.D. in Business Economics at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. He has been listed on Who's Who in America since 1982 and Who's Who in the World since 2005.

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  • The Honorable Carole L. Brookins

    The Honorable Carole L. Brookins

    Carol Brookins is managing director at Public Capital Advisors. The U.S. executive director to the World Bank from 2001 to 2005. She now serves on the North American agribusiness advisory board of Rabobank International.

    The Center for Financial Stability’s advisory board. The board of trustees of the nonprofit GVEP International (Global Village Energy Partnership). A counselor of the International Agribusiness Management Association.

    Brookins was awarded the Merite Agricole medal by the French government and honored as 2003’s “Woman of the Year” by the Organization of Women in International Trade. She is a member of the Council of Foreign Relations and the Bretton Woods Committee. In 2008-09, Brookins served as a member of the Prince of Wales’ Rainforests Project advisory council. She founded and served as CEO of World Perspectives, a Washington, D.C. consulting firm, from 1980 to 2001. Previously she worked as a municipal bond underwriter, in commodities with the Chicago Board of Trade, and as vice president of E.F. Hutton.

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