Athletic Director's Council
The Cal Poly Athletic Director's Council is comprised of up to 18 volunteer members. The Council members have diverse backgrounds but share a common purpose. The mission of the Council is to assist the Athletics Department in providing a quality academic and competitive athletic experience for its student-athletes and promote the interests of Cal Poly Athletics throughout the campus, local community, and state.
- Robin Baggett
- Ron Burk
- John Capriotti
- Catherine Cardoza Conner (Council Vice Chair)
- Alison Fleury
- Victor Glover
- Tim Gonzalez
- Alan Iftiniuk
- J Johnson
- Kelley Lashley
- George Lee
- Mike Mantle
- Kelly McInerney
- Jon Monett
- David Mossman
- Jason Novi
- Leslie Orradre
- John Ronca (Council Chair)
- Ted Tollner
Robin Baggett is the sole managing partner for Tolosa winery in San Luis Obispo and Alpha Omega winery in Napa Valley. Born and raised in Salinas, Robin attended Cal Poly on a baseball scholarship. In 1988, he was inducted into the Cal Poly Athletic Hall of Fame, and in 2001, Cal Poly’s new baseball stadium was named after him. His 40-year career as an attorney includes an eight-year stint as General Counsel to the NBA’s Golden State Warriors.
Robin began his wine career in 1988 as a grape grower, planting more than 750 acres of grapes in San Luis Obispo and in 1998 establishing Tolosa, which specializes in Burgundian-style wines. In 2006, Robin and his wife Michelle moved to Napa Valley with the vision of creating world-class Bordeaux wines. They founded Alpha Omega, a winery that handcrafts finesse-driven, complex and balanced wines expressing the aromatic profile of the best that Napa Valley has to offer.
In 2017, Robin expanded his portfolio by acquiring a significant interest in Perinet, an estate vineyard and modern, architecturally-designed winery in the prestigious Priorat DOQ region of Spain. Robin sits on the boards of the Napa Valley Vintners, Wine Institute, Festival Napa Valley, The First Tee of Monterey County and Cal Poly’s Athletic Director’s Council. He and Michelle established the Alpha Omega Foundation and are active supporters of the V Foundation for Cancer Research.
Robin sits on the boards of the Napa Valley Vintners, Wine Institute, Festival Napa Valley, The First Tee of Monterey County and Cal Poly’s Athletic Director’s Council. He and Michelle established the Alpha Omega Foundation and are active supporters of the V Foundation for Cancer Research.
John Capriotti, a 1980 graduate of Cal Poly, in 1992 John began his very successful career at Nike, Inc. and currently serves as the Vice President and Global Director of Athletics/Running Track and Field. Throughout his career at Nike, athletes that signed under his guidance have won over 400 individual Track & Field Olympic medals in six Olympic games and over 900 individual medals in the 13 World Outdoor Championships. In addition to this, athletes signed under his guidance have set over 25 world records and have won over 600 big city marathons.
Catherine Cardoza Conner is a Cal Poly Alumni (Agricultural Business 94’) and played on the Women’s Soccer team under current Coach Alex Crozier. Catherine is originally from Modesto, Califonia, but currently resides in Loomis, California, with her husband Brian and two daughters, Aynsley and Daryn. Catherine is Managing Partner of the Cardoza Family Partnership, a real estate development and investment company.
She is an active member in her community and currently sits on the Board of Girls Scouts Heart of Central California and The Body Positive. Other charitable and non-profit involvement includes past board member for Sutter Health Central Valley Region, Gallo Center for the Arts, Stanislaus Community Foundation, and Omega Nu Phi Gamma Chapter. Catherine enjoys yoga, running, hiking, tennis and most of all watching her girls play sports. She has a passion for Cal Poly and the outdoors which is why she loves coming back to San Luis Obispo.
Catherine enjoys yoga, running, hiking, tennis and most of all watching her girls play sports. She has a passion for Cal Poly and the outdoors which is why she loves coming back to San Luis Obispo.
Alison Fleury is the Senior Vice President of Business Development for Sharp HealthCare; San Diego’s leading integrated healthcare delivery system and a 2007 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award recipient, the nation’s highest Presidential honor for quality and organizational performance excellence. Fleury is responsible for Sharp’s strategic planning, long-term financial planning, and financing initiatives, as well as the purchase and sale of real estate and health-related businesses, and the formation of joint venture and affiliation arrangements. Fleury has 30 years of experience in the healthcare industry. She joined Sharp in 1991 and held several financial leadership positions, including Vice President of Finance, before being promoted to her current role in 1997. Prior to joining Sharp, she was a manager and firm-designated healthcare specialist of Deloitte.
A San Diego native, Fleury received her Bachelor of Science Degree from San Diego State University, where she graduated Summa Cum Laude and received the Outstanding Accounting Graduate Award from the School of Business. In 2015, Fleury received the Women Who Mean Business Award from the San Diego Business Journal, and in 2014 she was recognized as one of California’s Most Powerful and Influential Women by the California Diversity Council. In addition to her position on Cal Poly’s Athletic Director Council, she is a Cal Poly Executive in Residence and serves on the Boards of Directors of the Health Research and Educational Trust of the American Hospital Association, YWCA of San Diego County, and Sharp Health Plan. Fleury is a Certified Public Accountant in the State of California.
Victor J. Glover, Jr. was selected as an astronaut in 2013 while serving as a Legislative Fellow in the United States Senate. The California native holds a Bachelor of Science in General Engineering from Cal Poly, in addition to a Master of Science in Flight Test Engineering, a Master of Science in Systems Engineering and a Master of Military Operational Art and Science. Glover is a Naval Aviator and was a test pilot in the F/A‐18 Hornet, Super Hornet, and EA‐18G Growler. He and his family have been stationed in many locations in the United States and Japan and he has deployed in combat and peacetime.
Glover was selected as one of eight members of the 21st NASA astronaut class. In 2015, he completed Astronaut Candidate Training, including scientific and technical briefings, intensive instruction in International Space Station systems, spacewalks, robotics, physiological training, T‐38 flight training and water and wilderness survival training.
He was named one of Jet Magazine’s inaugural 40 under 40 in 2013 and he has Military decorations that include a Navy Commendation Medal and two Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medals. In addition to the Athletic Director’s Council, Glover is also on the Dean’s Advisory Council of the College of Engineering at Cal Poly.
Glover is married to the former Dionna Odom of Berkeley, California, and they have four children.
Tim Gonzalez was born in Hawaii, grew up in Southern California, and moved to Diablo, California in 1993 with his wife Cathy and their two sons Geoff and Kevin. He received a Bachelor’s degree from University of California, Santa Barbara in 1978 and earned his Master’s degree from Harvard University in 1980.
Tim retired in 2012 as the CEO of RREEF, an institutional real estate investment management firm, based in San Francisco. During his 22 year tenure at RREEF, he also served as the Chairman of the Board of Directors for two real estate investment trusts with $13 billion in assets, directed RREEF’s investment activities, and managed the portfolios of the firm’s largest clients.
He has served as a board member of various real estate industry organizations and is currently active on an Advisory Councils at Cal Poly University in San Luis Obispo.
Alan Iftiniuk has been the President & CEO of French Hospital Medical Center (FHMC) in San Luis Obispo, California, since September of 2004. Mr. Iftiniuk is committed to fulfilling FHMC’s mission which is to deliver compassionate, high-quality, affordable healthcare, serving and advocating for the poor and disenfranchised, and partnering with others in the community to improve the quality of life. He is frequently consulted as an advisor on various healthcare and leadership topics.
Among Mr. Iftiniuk’s significant accomplishments is leading the successful financial turnaround at FHMC. Until 2007, FHMC had not made positive strides financially in more than a decade. Another significant accomplishment: Mr. Iftiniuk was an integral part of the Senior Management Team at Dignity Health (/formerly known as Catholic Healthcare West) which turned the corporation from losing $300M/yr, into a profitable company - at the end of the fiscal year 2004 Dignity Health had a net income profit of $246M.
Mr. Iftiniuk’s current objective is to capitalize on FHMC’s strengths and help FHMC fulfill its commitment to the community to deliver compassionate, high-quality, affordable healthcare, with equal access to all.
In 1976, Mr. Iftiniuk graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from Oakland University in Rochester Hills, Michigan. Starting in 1992, Mr. Iftiniuk’s career has been in healthcare, starting with Advocate Health Care in Oak Brook, Illinois with positions including: CEO/President (Good Shepherd Hospital), Vice President and Chief Operating Officer (Good Shepherd Hospital), Corporate Director of Information Systems, Operating Unit Vice President Administrative Service and Systems EHS, and Chief Operating Officer (Home Health Care Services, Inc.). From 2001-2004, Iftiniuk worked at Dignity Health, headquartered in San Francisco as the Senior Vice President of Corporate Relations, Senior Vice President of Fund Development, and Senior Vice President of Performance Improvement.
Mr. Iftiniuk has a beautiful wife, Cathy, and two lovely daughters, Melissa and Jennifer, in addition to two grandchildren.
Kelley Bannon Lashley is a partner at Calleton, Merritt, De Francisco & Bannon, LLP, and chairs the firm’s Trusts and Estates practice group. Her practice areas include estate and business succession planning, trust administration, probate, conservatorship, and guardianship law, as well as nonprofit advising and mediation. Kelley splits her work week between the firm’s Pasadena and Westlake Village offices and serves clients throughout California.
Kelley graduated from Cal Poly in 1995 with a degree in political science and a doctor of jurisprudence degree from the Santa Clara University School of Law in 1999. She is also a softball alumna and the founder and president of the Cal Poly Varsity Club, an alumni chapter for former student-athletes. She has worked to gain representation for all Cal Poly sports on the club’s Board of Directors and to connect Cal Poly alumni to athletic events and activities at Cal Poly and throughout the United States.
She has served in various volunteer roles at Cal Poly, including the Mustang Athletic Fund, Board of Directors, 2002-2005; Alumni Association Board of Directors, where she chaired the Spirit and Traditions Committee, 2011-2017; and the Athletics Director’s Advisory Council, 2015-present. Kelley is leading the effort to raise funds for a new $300,000 batting cage for the Cal Poly softball team. Her husband, Dan, is a former wrestler at Cal Poly and a 1996 physical education and kinesiology graduate. Kelley and her husband live in Thousand Oaks with their two children, Emma and Rhett.
George Lee is co-chairman of the Global Technology, Media and Telecom (TMT) Group and co-head of Investment Banking Division Engineering. He serves on the Firmwide Technology Risk Committee and Investment Banking Division Technology Investment Committee.
Previously, George was chief information officer for the Investment Banking Division. Before that, he was co-head of Global TMT. George joined Goldman Sachs in 1994 as an associate and was named managing director in 2002 and partner in 2004.
George serves on the Board of Trustees of Middlebury College and is chairman of the Board of Overseers for the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey. He also serves on the boards of the Global Fight Against AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, the Indelible Mark Foundation and Marin Academy.
George earned a BA in History from Middlebury College in 1988 and an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in 1994.
Mike Mantle joined Morgan Stanley in 2009 and led the design of Morgan Stanley’s community and economic development lending and investments business. Mike is the Head of the Global Sustainable Finance transactions team, President of Morgan Stanley Community Investments, and Vice Chairman of the Morgan Stanley Impact SBIC, where he is also a Member of the Investment Committee.
Mike has over 35 years’ experience in banking, including over 27 years as a community development professional, and he serves on several national non-profit communities, and economic development boards, including a leading non-profit tax credit syndication organization.
Mike was the founding President and CEO of the Bank of America Community Development Bank. Under his leadership, the Bank grew from a start-up to a $4 billion institution with offices in 23 states and 37 cities. Mike was also the Chairman of Zion Bank’s Community Investment Corporation, where he designed and managed a $100 million New Markets Tax Credit program. Mike has also served as the Division Director for California Bank and Trust’s Retail and Small Business Banking. In addition, Mike held the role of Chief Operating Officer of the One Economy Corporation, a non-profit organization serving low- and moderate-income communities across the nation.
Kelly McInerney is a Senior Project Manager at Lockheed Martin Space in Sunnyvale, CA for a U.S. Navy program. Kelly has been with Lockheed Martin Space since 1993 where she has taken on a variety of positions encompassing programmatic roles and all aspects of systems engineering across multiple Department of Defense (DoD) programs.
Kelly received her bachelors of science in aeronautical engineering from California Polytechnic State University at San Luis Obispo in 1991 and played softball for the Mustangs during her four years at the University. After receiving her undergraduate degree, Kelly went on to earn her master of science in aerospace engineering in 1993 from the University of Cincinnati.
Kelly has been a student of the Han Moo Kwan Tae Kwon Do Club since 1994, an instructor since 1999, and a Chief Instructor since 2008. As a not-for-profit Club, Kelly volunteers her time to train students in self-defense.
Kelly has also been an Assistant Winemaker since 2002 for Mori Artisan Wines, a private reserve label that crafts exceptional Zinfandel from grapes produced by two of the best old-vine growers in California.
Kelly has been serving as a member of the Cal Poly Athletic Director Council since May 2015.
For Jon Monett, it’s about giving back. He is the founder of the Quality of Life Plus Program (QL+) whose mission is to use undergraduate university engineering students to develop technology to improve the quality of life for those who have been injured in the line of duty.
Jon served for 26 years in the CIA conducting then managing technical operations and retired as a senior executive. Upon his retirement, he became an entrepreneur and grew Telemus Solutions as a premier company in the cyber security sector.
Upon selling the company he contributed funds to create the QL+ Lab at the California Polytechnic State University, in San Luis Obispo, California. At Cal Poly, senior-level engineering students are given technical challenges from wounded veterans of military and civilian organizations creating a unique opportunity for students to work directly with the veterans to help them become more independent and improve their quality of life.
Mr. Mossman oversees the teams responsible for sourcing acquisition and development opportunities, as well as strategic dispositions within the portfolio. As a component of this role, Mr. Mossman directs all leasing activity through internal leasing staff and external brokers. In his 20 years with Donahue Schriber, he has overseen in excess of $1 billion of new property acquisitions, property dispositions, and development projects for the company.
David has also served as Executive Vice President Acquisitions, Disposition, and Development, Vice President of Northern California Development, and Vice President of Finance. He serves on Donahue Schriber’s five-member Executive Committee, which directs the company’s strategic vision and manages its daily operations. Prior to joining Donahue Schriber, he served as a manager for Deloitte.
Mr. Mossman is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and a graduate of California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. He is also an active member of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC). David believes in volunteering his time to organizations which help children prosper both academically and as individuals. He serves as a board member for Harbor Day School in Corona Del Mar, KidWorks in Santa Ana, and was a trustee for The Pegasus School in Huntington Beach from 2005-2011.
She obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo in 1989 and her Master of Arts degree in Speech Language Pathology from California State University, Fresno in 1991. Leslie has worked in the field of Speech Language Pathology for 25 years here on the Central Coast. She has been a full-time employee for Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center performing acute care speech therapy and intervention with the NICU and follow-up program. Leslie has been in private practice for 15 years servicing the needs of children and adults with communication deficits. The majority of her work is with neurological impairment resulting in communication dysfunction including brain injury, CVA, or strokes, brain tumors, autism, childhood apraxia of speech, and developmental disabilities.
She has been the chairman of her children’s School Site Council for Santa Margarita Elementary School, responsible for the allocation of state and federal funds for the school, as well as the Parent-Teacher Association. She is currently the Chairman of the Board for the nonprofit organization, Jack’s Helping Hand. She has been a member of this organization since its inception in 2005 and has been responsible for the annual fundraising events. She is a strong supporter of both men’s and women’s athletics, enjoying all team sports and the responsibilities each teammate shares. Leslie has two daughters, her oldest, Courtney, is a Cal Poly student in the Recreation, Parks, and Tourism Department, and her youngest, Sydney, is a senior at Atascadero High School. Leslie is looking forward to participating on the Cal Poly Athletic Directors Council and feels she will be able to contribute ideas based on her experience with facilitating learning and participation in a successful nonprofit organization.
John A. Ronca Jr. graduated with a degree in business administration in 1975, a doctor of jurisprudence from Pepperdine University School of Law in 1978 and a master’s in the Laws of Taxation (LLM) from the University of Denver School of Law in 1979. As ASI vice president, Ronca implemented a legal aid service for students and was a member of the Society for the Advancement of Management. Ronca has served as chair of Cal Poly’s Athletic Directors Council since 2007. He is a member and secretary of the Cal Poly Foundation Board, and chair of the Governance Committee. Ronca has contributed to the community in many ways. He has served as chair of the French Hospital Community Board of Directors and is on the Mission College Preparatory High School Board of Regents. He is the President of the Northern California Golf Association Board of Directors and member of the board since 2006. Ronca and his wife Tracy are the proud parents of alumna Stephanie (Journalism ‘13) and Rachel (Boston College, ’14).
Ted Tollner has contributed to just about every level of football throughout his illustrious 47-year coaching career. Born in 1940, Tollner earned a bachelor's degree in 1962 and later a master's degree in physical education at Cal Poly. He was the starting quarterback for two years at Cal Poly and pitched for the baseball team for four seasons. Tollner was one of 26 survivors of the tragic Cal Poly plane crash in 1960, which killed 22 people, 16 of them were teammates of Tollner.
His coaching career started at Woodside High in 1963. He then joined College of San Mateo as an offensive coordinator in 1968 and later became head coach. From 1973-1980, Tollner was the offensive coordinator at San Diego State University. He then served as the quarterback coach at BYU, working with future San Francisco 49ers star, quarterback, Steve Young.
Tollner would eventually move on to be the offensive coordinator at USC and in 1983 became the Trojans' head coach. He wend 26-20-1 in four years at the helm and captured the Pacific-10 Conference Championship in 1984 and the Rose Bowl in 1985.
In 1994, Tollner returned to San Diego State University as its head coach. He coached there for eight years, posting the program's first back-to-back eight-win seasons (1995-1996) since 1977.
Tollner spent ten years coaching for six different teams in the NFL. He was a wide receiver's coach for the Buffalo Bills (1987-1988), an assistant coach for the San Diego Chargers (1989-1991), quarterback's coach for the Los Angeles Rams (1992-1993), quarterback's coach and offensive coordinator for the San Francisco 49ers (2002-2004, 2007-2008), offensive coordinator for the Detroit Lions (2005) and passing game coordinator for the Oakland Raiders (2009-2010).
Tollner was inducted into the Cal Poly Athletics Hall of Fame in 1989. He has two daughters, Linda and Tammy, and one son, Bruce, with his wife, Barbara.