Distinguished Alumni Award- College of Business Administration

The Distinguished Alumni Award is presented by the Cal Poly Pomona Alumni Association to honor those who have shown outstanding achievement in a profession or a vocation. Through their generosity, these alumni have also engaged in servicing local, national, or global communities and to their alma mater, Cal Poly Pomona.

2018 Diane Gronkiewicz Miller — Information Systems, '81

Director, InfoSec & Cyber Initiatives - Northrop Grumman Corporation

Diane Miller

Biography:

"Ever since her freshman year of college when Diane Miller took a software programming class, she knew she wanted a career related to computers. And that is where her path has led, taking her to one of the top corporations in the national defense industry. Miller has built a career at Northrop Grumman, where she is director of InfoSec Operations and Cyber Initiatives, as well as director of Global Cyber Education & Workforce Program. She is responsible for ensuring effective information security, works to develop the corporation’s cybersecurity strategy, and leads Northrop Grumman’s actions as the presenting sponsor of CyberPatriot, the National Youth Cyber Education Program, and other global initiatives. She previously was employed at McDonnell Douglas. Miller graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Information Systems from Cal Poly Pomona in 1981.She is a Certified Computing Professional, a Certified Six Sigma Green Belt, and holds a Certificate in Leadership from the University of Virginia, Darden Graduate School of Business. She continues to be connected with the university, serving as a mentor, guest speaker, and member of the university’s Strategic Planning Steering Committee, led by President Soraya M. Coley. Miller lives in Oakton, Virginia, with her husband, Kent Miller, also a 1981 Cal Poly Pomona graduate. They have two grown children, Matthew and Stephanie." - From Alumni Affairs

 

Past Awardees

YEAR HONORED

FULL NAME

DEGREE

GRADUATION YEAR

2018

Diane G. Miller

Information Systems

1981

2017

Pawan Tomkoria

MBA

1984

2016

Lance K. Williams

Finance, Real Estate and Law

1991

2015

Marissa J. Andrada

Management & Human Resources

1989

2014

Joe Guerra

Finance, Real Estate and Law

1985

2013

A. Barry Hirschfeld

M.S. Business Administration

1964

2012

Victor Stenger Tanon

Finance, Real Estate, and Law

1994

2011

Mahvash Yazdi

Business Administration

1974

2010

John Finton

Finance, Real Estate, and Law

1989

2009

Lawrence Taff

Accounting

1980

2008

Kathy Lynn Tully

Marketing Management,
MBA

1976,
1980

2007

Steven P. Cesinger

Accounting

1985

2006

Viggo Butler

Business Administration

1964

2005

Bruce Ray

Business Administration

1965

2004

Dorothy L. Roberts

Business Administration,
M.S. Business Administration

1968,
1978

2003

D. Scott Mercer

Accounting

1976

2002

Lance Calvert

Marketing Management

1969

2001

Ronald W. Gregoire

Accounting

1974

1999

John B. Pollara

Accounting

1974

1998

Mark S. Segal

Accounting

1980

1997

Dennis Pope

Accounting

1980

1996

J. Douglas Ramsey

Finance, Real Estate, and Law

1982

1995

Douglas G. Wageman

Operations Management

1984

1994

Marie Porter Royce

Marketing Management,
Human Resources

1984

1993

Barbara A. Henderson

Accounting

1970

1991

Nolan H. Spencer

Accounting

1979

1990

Carolyn D. Beaver

Accounting

1979

1989

Donald N. Ecker

Accounting

1968

1988

Dudley W. Williams

Business Administration

1966

1987

Linda L. Holmes

Business Management

1982

1986

Joseph G. D'Oliveira

Accounting

1974

1985

Lolita G. Beltramo

Business Management

1969

1984

Richard A. Yardley

Data Processing

1971

1983

Alford B. Neely

Accounting

1972

1982

Frederick Gallegos

Data Processing

1972

1981

Duane C. Slocum

Business Administration

1963

1980

Karen Dillon

Business Administration

1971

1979

Jay Bonacci

Accounting

1963

1978

James R. Smirl

Business Administration

1970

1977

Clifton C. Booth

Business Administration

1964