Andy Grimalda is a Professor in our Business Department with a wealth of experience as a senior manager and entrepreneur. Andy recently sold his business that he grew to rank among the 100 largest medical billing companies in the country. In this business, he epitomized Friedman's concept of a flat world by integrating technology to maintain seamless operations in both the United States and in India.
As a Chief Financial Officer for 13 years, Andy was responsible for the management of the financial, accounting, human resources, and management information system departments. He has integrated leading edge technology to improve the claims processing operations of large insurance companies facilitating the efficiencies and knowledge base of sales and marketing teams.
Andy was an Assistant Professor at the U.S. Military Academy where he taught economics and accounting to senior level cadets for three years.
Andy is a retired Colonel from the U.S. Army. As an Airborne-Ranger, Andy commanded a battalion size unit with more than 250 personnel in combat operations during Desert Storm. His more senior military duties included management of all logistical operations for reserve units located in the Northeast U.S., and command responsibility for the professional development/classroom training of officers stationed in the Northeast U.S.
Andy holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the U.S. Military Academy, West Point, and a Masters in Management Sciences from the Sloan School of Management, M.I.T.
- M.S. Management Sciences Sloan School of Management, M.I.T.
- B.S. U.S. Military Academy, West Point
Dr. Mangum has over 17 years experience in economic research and analysis. He has also taught courses in economics, statistics, and econometrics at five colleges and universities. He has served as an expert in many litigation matters, focusing on micro-economic analysis involving intellectual property, antitrust, statistical analysis, and damage quantification.
- Ph.D. - Economics, University of Southern California
- M.A. - Economics, University of Southern California
- B.A. - Economics, with honors, California State University, Fullerton
Dean, School of Business Administrative
George W. Wright, CPA, became the Administrative Dean for the School of Business
after serving as the Assistant Dean of the School of
Business and Professional Studies. He supervises all academic
undergraduate and graduate programs in the School of Business by leading
the faculty to determine academic policy, to establish requirements for
degrees and programs, to approve the courses of instruction offered by the
departments, and to administer the curriculum of the school. In order to
fulfill this role he is responsible to seek appropriate personnel and
fiscal resources to fulfill the school’s mission including the recruitment,
retention and development of faculty and staff.
In addition he is an active faculty advisor in the MA International Studies
program in the School of Professional Studies assisting students complete
their Master’s Thesis. Professor Wright has won competitions in research
papers for the AICPA Professor/Practitioner Case Development and the
American Accounting Association including presentations at their annual
national conferences. He comes from a 30 year international career in
business where he was regularly required to overcome the obstacles of
language, culture and currency on major business process changes and
projects in information technology & systems, accounting, finance and
strategic planning. He is a certified Zenger-Miller Facilitator/Trainer
focusing on leadership development, change management and team building.
- M.S. in Accountancy from the California State University at Fullerton
- M.B.A. in Finance from the California State University at Fullerton
- Bachelor of Arts in Economics the California State University at Fullerton