The California Maritime Academy Foundation is the fundraising arm of California State University Maritime Academy. The mission of the Foundation is to encourage and facilitate the contribution of charitable gifts for the benefit of the faculty and cadets of The California State University Maritime Academy and for the institution's long range plan. 

In addition to their own charitable giving, directors on the California Maritime Academy Foundation Board use their own work/social network to encourage charitable gifts to the Foundation and to provide introductions for the President and Executive Director to potential funders. Additionally, every director is expected to bring their professional expertise to bear on the management of the foundation and its initiatives. 

Below is a list of the current Board of Directors of The California Maritime Academy Foundation.

Richard Ortega headshot

Richard Ortega
Interim Vice President, University Advancement

William Andrew '78

William (Bill) Andrew '78
Vice President of Operations, Chevron Shipping Company, LLC. (retired)
 John Betz John Betz '76
Chairman, CMA Foundation
No photo available

Janice Bross

Senior Director for Development and Campaign Manager

Gladys Brown headshot Gladys Brown '01
Airport Director, Yuma International, Yuma AZ
 Cameron Clark Cameron Clark '03
Vice President & General Manager, Hornblower Cruises & Events
Timothy Coombs Timothy Coombs '80
General Manager, Offshore and Marine Terminals, Chevron (Retired)
Picture of Thomas A. Cropper Thomas A. Cropper
President, Cal Maritime
 Sharon Culpepper

Sharon Culpepper
CMAF Board Staff Support


Kim Estes Kim Estes '78
CEO, Kim Estes Inc.
Picture of David A. Frankel David A. Frankel
Captain, Berkeley Police Department
John Giffin headshot

John Giffin
Attorney, Keesal, Young and Logan

Max Jones Associated Students President

Max Jones '24
President, Associated Students (ASCMA President), Cal Maritime

Beth Kirkpatrick headshot

Beth Kirkpatrick '99
Senior Vice President, Marsh

Lynn Korwatch headshot Captain Lynn Korwatch '76
Executive Director, San Francisco Marine Exchange (SFMX)
Picture of Franz Lozano Franz Lozano
Vice President for Administration and Finance, Cal Maritime
Assis Malaquias headshot

Assis Malaquias
Chair, Faculty, Cal Maritime

Kathleen McMahon headshot Kathleen McMahon
Vice President of Cadet Leadership and Development
Adam Moilanen headshot Adam Moilanen '85
Corporate Vice President HSQE
ABS Corporate
Chris Peterson Christopher Peterson '86
Vice President Operations and Engineering, Crowley Petroleum Services
Erin Pierson headshot Erin Pierson
President, Cal Maritime Alumni Association
No photo available

Alicia Porter-Villalobos

Corp Commander

No photo available

Jennifer Radics-Johnson

Senior Director for Advancement Operations

Kris Reitmann-Abrudan headshot Kris Rietmann-Abrudan
Communications Director, Washington State Department of Transportation
Picture of Todd E. Roberts
Todd E. Roberts ‘95
President of Marine Group Boat Works, LLC
Michael Rodgers headshot
Michael P. Rodgers
Vice-Chairman CMA Foundation,
Managing Director,
Allspring Global
Lori Schroeder headshot Lori Schroeder
Provost and Vice President, Academic Affairs
Ed Washburn headshot

Ed Washburn
SVP Fleet Operations, Pasha Hawaii