WALNUT CREEK - EAST BAY REGIONAL ADVISORY BOARD

EAST BAY MEMBERS COMPANY/POSITION
Biff Barnard

Director of Institutional Advancement
United Religions Initiative

George Brayer

President
Brayer Electric

Carl Campos
Loving & Campos Architects
CEO
Hubert Lenczowski
Principal
Lenczowski Law Offices
Barbara Morrison
TMC Development
President & CEO
Brooks Pedder
DTZ Commercial Real Estate
Senior Managing Partner
Steven Oliver
President
Oliver & Company
Hugh Tama
Retired

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Biff Barnard     

Director of Institutional Advancement
United Religions Initiative                

Recently retired from Barnard/Montague, a boutique investment bank, Biff now devotes all his time to United Religions Initiative (URI). URI is a global grassroots interfaith network that cultivates peace and justice by engaging people to bridge religious and cultural differences and work together for the good of their communities and the world.

Biff was Managing Partner of Barnard/Montague Capital Advisors; Managing Director of Caltius Mezzanine; Senior Vice President of Allied Capital; and Chairman and CEO of Heller First Capital. Mr. Barnard served as Chairman of the Advisory Council of the San Francisco Federal Reserve Bank, as President of the San Francisco Chapter of the Association for Corporate Growth, and as a Director of ACG-Global. He served on the board of advisors of TS Restaurants and currently serves on the San Francisco Advisory Board of the Presidio Bank. Mr. Barnard received a B.A. from Stanford University. He lives in Walnut Creek, California, with his wife, Connie.

 

 

 

George Brayer     

President
Brayer Electric                    

Brayer Electric has been recognized as one of the top-performing electrical contractors in the San Francisco Bay Area for over 85 years.  For three generations, they have been committed to developing the long-lasting relationships with clients.  Their constant drive to perform, to excel, and to serve that has led them to partner with some of the most renowned general contractors in California. Mr. Brayer graduated from Gonzaga

Carl Campos

Carl Campos

Chief Executive Officer
Loving Campos Associates

Since joining the firm in 1977, Mr. Campos has played a prominent role in understanding and working through critical community and environmental concerns. His broad range of experience enables him to supervise the planning and design of commercial and retail projects, residential, and institutional buildings, resorts and conference centers, as well as public facilities.

Mr. Campos earned a Bachelor of Architecture from California Polytechnic State University and studied at the School of Architecture at the University of Florence, Italy.

Hubert Lenczowski

Principal
Lenczowski Law Offices

Hubert Lenczowski is a business transaction attorney with 33 years experience in business sales, mergers and acquisitions, real estate and estate planning and trust administration. Lenczowski Law serves as general counsel to corporations, business owners, real estate owners, and investors offering personal legal services to assist in forming businesses; acquiring real estate; mergers and acquisitions; developing exit strategies; and business and real estate succession planning, including estate planning and trust administration. Hubert Lenczowski received his undergraduate degree from Harvard University, a masters degree in banking and finance from Columbia University and his law degree from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law. Hubert Lenczowski is Adjunct Professor at Golden Gate University School of Law teaching Tax Aspects of Mergers and Acquisitions in the LLM Masters Tax Program, and he practices law in Walnut Creek, California.

Barbara Morrison

Founder and President
TMC Development

A Certified Development Company (CDC) based in San Francisco that has provided real estate financing for over 26 years. TMC specifically offers commercial real estate financing for owner-user buyers utilizing the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) 504 loan program.  Clients are successful, growing small and medium-sized businesses located in California and Nevada. Since inception TMC has financed over $4.4 billion for more than 3,000 small businesses.  TMC ranks annually as the largest SBA lender in Northern California, and has been in the top 5 CDCs nationally for over a decade. Morrison is also the Founder and Board President of Working Solutions, an innovative nonprofit organization that assists underserved micro-entrepreneurs with accessing the capital they need to start and grow their businesses. Morrison has served as a Council Member for the City of Belvedere since 2002 and is currently serving a term as Mayor.  Morrison was also Mayor from 2005 to 2006. Morrison previously served as Deputy Director of the Mayor's Office of Economic Development in San Francisco and worked for five years in investment banking.

Brooks Pedder

Brooks Pedder

Managing Partner
Colliers International

Since joining Colliers International in 1997, Mr. Pedder has consistently been a market leader in leasing and sales of industrial and office property in Solano County. He began his real estate career in 1985 with Norris, Beggs & Simpson specializing in the leasing and sales of industrial and office property along Interstates 680 and 80 in Solano County and Highways 242 and 4 corridors in Contra Costa County. He joined the Galbreath Company's East Bay/North Bay Region in 1994 and consistently ranked in the top three in California for total production before joining Colliers International.

Mr. Pedder earned his BS Degree in Political Science from University of California, Berkeley.

Steven Oliver

President
Oliver & Company

Steve Oliver is president of the award-winning construction and development firm, Oliver & Company based in Richmond, which has built over a thousand buildings in the Bay Area, including such arts institutions as California College of the Arts in Oakland, Berkeley Repertory Theatre, and the Charles M. Schulz Museum in Santa Rosa.

Steve is the former chairman of the board of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. His contributions to SFMOMA have been numerous, perhaps most notably as chair of phase III of the New Museum Campaign in 1992, a role in which he was responsible for raising the final $5 million—a goal which he exceeded when he finished the campaign at $95 million. He has participated on the boards of numerous arts organizations, including California College of the Arts; the Smithsonian’s Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden; the Stuart Collection at the University of California, San Diego; and as national cochair for PAC-American Arts Alliance. He also chairs the Community Foundation of Sonoma County’s Arts Council Taskforce. An avid art collector, Steve and his wife, Nancy, developed the Oliver Ranch in Northern California’s Alexander Valley, a working sheep ranch that is also one of the country’s most ambitious private collections of site-specific art. Today it houses 17 commissioned works by local and national artists. In addition to his diverse arts activities, Oliver has been instrumental in the health care field, serving as chair of Alta Bates Health System, vice chair of the California Healthcare System, and sitting on the board of Sutter Health System, among other civic stewardship roles. Oliver earned a BS from the University of California, Berkeley, and an honorary doctorate from California College of the Arts in 1998.

Hugh Tama

Retired

Hugh began his career at a “Big 8” national accounting firm. He joined Marcum in 1995 when the regional accounting practice where he served as Managing Partner merged with Marcum. He served as the Partner-In-Charge of the Northern California region and a member of the Firm’s National Retail/Consumer Products Industry Group. His varied expertise includes audit services, financial reporting, strategic business consulting, succession planning, executive incentive plans, exit strategies, ESOP's financing, non-qualified compensation plans, and mergers and acquisitions consulting.

Mr. Tama has a uniquely refined and comprehensive expertise in automotive dealer advertising groups and international business consulting. In addition, he has served as a board member and advisor to both private and public companies.