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Advisory Council

Gerry Campbell is a veteran business leader. He has served in a broad range of roles, including CEO, global technology executive, entrepreneur and angel investor. His team's products have generated patented technologies used by billions of people, been featured on stage at Apple keynote events and helped pave the way for the early Internet. Over the past 20 years, he has helped transform a leading fitness company, built a $500 million dollar business within a Fortune 500 company and served as global president of one of the world’s largest news and financial information companies. He is patented inventor of search technologies that are used by almost every site, app and device on the planet every day. He’s led more than a billion dollars of profitable product innovation and business creation and participated in a dozen M&A transactions.

Regan Schaffer is a professor of management and director of the nonprofit leadership collaborative at Pepperdine University in Malibu, CA. In her role, she teaches a course on servant leadership where students serve as consultants to nonprofit organizations. Additionally, she has partnered with over 700 local nonprofits through her work. Among her research interests are strategic partnerships between the nonprofit sector and higher education and pedagogical models for the integration of faith and learning. Schaffer is a proud Oaks Christian parent to three sons. 

Steve Randol is an accomplished business leader. Over his 34 year career with Nestlé, the world's largest food company, he went from an entry level sales representative to vice president of sales responsible for over $22 billion in revenue, the hiring and development of over 700 Nestle employees and over 3,000 third party associates. He has lived in six different markets, held 12 different roles and led several cross operating company synergy projects that delivered both efficiency and effectiveness.  Saving well over $60 million while developing processes, tools and technologies aimed at better enabling the employees under his stewardship. He has been quoted in Franklin Covey's bestselling book, "The 5 Choices: The Path to Extraordinary Productivity" and is a firm believer in Servant Leadership. Randol is a proud parent of three Oaks Christian graduates. 

Dr. Kyle Mayer is a professor of strategy and department chair of the Management and Organization Department at USC’s Marshall School of Business. He teaches a variety of strategy classes to graduate students and working professionals and has won multiple teaching awards. He has led training programs in a wide variety of industries, including software, aerospace, financial services, healthcare, entertainment, and food. His research focuses on how firms can work effectively with other organizations. He is also an associate editor for two journals in strategy and management. He has been married for over 27 years and has two daughters who are currently students at Oaks Christian.

Dr. Rod Berger is a communication strategist and on-air personality. He has been a guest lecturer at Vanderbilt’s Owen Graduate School of Management for 15 years. He has conducted over 2,000 interviews and is a regular contributor to Forbes, Entrepreneur Magazine, and Parents Magazine. Audiences have enjoyed his interviews with former USDOE Secretary Arne Duncan, Sal Khan of Khan Academy, the late Sir Ken Robinson of TED Talk fame, best-selling author Daniel Pink, award-winning educator and TED Talk Grand Prize Winner Sugata Mitra, Charles Barkley and F1 World Champion Jenson Button, and global political leaders and actor.

Mike McKinniss serves as the Senior Director of Admissions at Westmont College in Santa Barbara, California. Prior to coming to California in 2015, he served in pastoral ministry in his home state of Connecticut. Whether in the local church or in college admissions, his heart has been to introduce young people to opportunities in which they might thrive as whole people—spiritually, academically, emotionally and physically. He firmly believes that Christian education can do exactly that. He lives in Santa Barbara with his wife and two children, and he expends an inordinate amount of emotional energy cheering on Ohio State football.

Dr. Robert Lee is an associate professor of accounting and the Director for the Center of Teaching and Learning Excellence at Pepperdine University’s Graziadio Business School.  He teaches accounting and finance topics in various graduate business programs and has won multiple teaching awards.  His research has been published in numerous business journals and he has presented his research at national business conferences.  He is also a board member for multiple not for profit organizations and provides consulting services to companies in the Los Angeles area.  He and his wife are proud parents of two Oaks Christian School students. 

Jacob Shapiro is Professor of Politics and International Affairs at Princeton University. Shapiro co-founded and directs the Empirical Studies of Conflict Project, a multi-university consortium that studies politically motivated violence in countries around the world. He also leads Princeton’s Accelerator initiative, which is working with consortium partners on three continents to build shared infrastructure to radically increase the pace of scientific research on the information environment.

Shapiro has published on conflict, economic development, and security in a wide range of peer reviewed journals, as well as more than 100 policy articles, reports, and book chapters. He is author of The "Terrorist’s Dilemma: Managing Violent Covert Organizations" and co-author of "Small Wars, Big Data: The Information Revolution in Modern Conflict." Shapiro has conducted field research and large-scale policy evaluations in Afghanistan, Colombia, India, and Pakistan. He received the 2016 Karl Deutsch Award from the International Studies Association, given to a scholar younger than 40, or within 10 years of earning a Ph.D., who has made the most significant contribution to the study of international relations.

Shapiro has advised government agencies, NGOs, and large technology companies on issues related to security policy, transparency, support to academic research, and foreign malign influence. He earned a Ph.D. in Political Science and M.A. in Economics at Stanford University and a B.A. in Political Science at the University of Michigan. Shapiro is a veteran of the United States Navy.

Jason Fiske is the assistant dean of UCLA School of Law’s Master of Legal Studies and Executive Education programs. Along with his administrative functions, he is a professor at the law school. Before joining UCLA in 2020, he was an assistant dean at Albany Law School in New York. Previously, he was a practicing attorney in San Diego where he specialized in estate planning and taxation. He has a JD, an LLM in Taxation, and a Master of Education. Fiske presents at conferences worldwide on the topics of higher education, teaching methods, taxation, and the law. He is married and has three children.