Our Sponsors


Pacific western bank

Pacific Western Bank has been focused on the needs of the business community since its inception, and it is that commitment to being creative, flexible and service centered that has led us to the pinnacle of achievement in the banking industry and beyond. With over $24 billion in assets, Pacific Western Bank’s local focus and national reach is achieved through the concerted efforts of our family of companies, which includes CapitalSource and Square 1 Bank. Together we offer clients a holistic solution to achieve a complete banking experience. Regardless of your company’s size, scope, industry and location, Pacific Western Bank has a proven track record of delivering a level of service, expertise and speed of execution that is unmatched in our industry. Our financial strength stands at the top among banks of our size and scale, which is why so many of our clients choose and remain with Pacific Western Bank for many years. At Pacific Western Bank, we take your financial needs seriously, regardless of complexity and size. At Pacific Western Bank, our money is on you.

California State Polytechnic University, Pomona

Cal Poly Pomona is among the best public universities in the West and is nationally ranked for helping students achieve economic success. As an inclusive polytechnic university, we cultivate success through experiential learning, discovery and innovation. Our graduates are ready to succeed in the professional world on Day 1.

Faculty in all disciplines put theory to practice, providing students with opportunities to apply their knowledge in hands-on projects, research collaborations, and valuable internship and service-learning programs.

Our history and geography are unlike any other university in the region. Nowhere else can students ride an Arabian horse, practice on a Steinway piano, bring a new product to market, and build a liquid-fueled rocket.

Cal Poly Pomona offers an affordable, life-changing education. Less than 30 miles east of Los Angeles, it enjoys the excitement of a diverse metropolitan area while retaining the serenity of a foothill community.

manatt, phelps & phillips, llp

Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP is one of the nation's leading law and consulting firms, with offices strategically located in California (Los Angeles, Orange County, Palo Alto, San Francisco and Sacramento), New York (New York City and Albany) and Washington, D.C. The firm represents a sophisticated client base - including Fortune 500, middle-market and emerging companies - across a range of practice areas and industry sectors. For more information, click the website link below.

r.d. olson development

In 1997, following nearly 20 years as founder and CEO of R.D. Olson Construction, Bob founded R.D. Olson Development. Today, R.D. Olson Development is engaged in the development and repositioning of commercial properties nationwide, specializing in hospitality properties. The development company has become Bob’s passion.

The company has developed over one billion dollars in hotel assets/development since 2000. When other development companies were waiting out the great recession of 2008 R.D. Olson Development was diligently pursuing hotel sites; backed by the belief that there are good deals to be done during every part of the economic cycle.

Since founding R.D. Olson Development, Bob has built an executive team of employees who are at the top of their respective fields. This team allows the company to collaborate and successfully execute projects from start to finish. R.D. Olson Development strives to “create value”, and Bob’s work philosophy is “to always be respectful, to be fair, and to reward your people for individual and company success.” The synergy of the Development team, along with Bob’s values, is what sets R.D. Olson Development apart and makes for a thriving business environment.