Stampede Club Board of Directors

 

 

 

Rollie McCormick - President  

Rollie McCormick, MAI is a principal in the firm of Schenberger, Taylor, McCormick, and Jecker, Inc. – Real Estate Appraisers, Consultants, and Investment Analysts. He grew up in Corning, CA and moved to SLO with his family at the age of 10. Rollie attended SLO High School and later lettered in track at Cal Poly, specializing in Long Jump and Sprints. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration at Cal Poly. Rollie’s favorite Cal Poly sport is baseball , but he also enjoys going to a variety of other sporting events. He has been a member of the Mustang Stampede Club Board for more than 7 years, and has served on the Executive Committee and as the Marketing Committee Chair. Rollie assists with Mustang Madness and other fundraisers. Away from Cal Poly, he is also a member of the San Luis Obispo Property Owners’ Board.

   

Warren Blankenburg - Vice President  

Warren Blankenburg is the Production Manager for The Tribune newspaper in San Luis Obispo. He was born and raised in Arroyo Grande, and is an avid AGHS Eagles fan. Warren’s favorite Cal Poly sports are football, baseball, and basketball. He has been a member of the Mustang Stampede Club Board for 7 years, and has served as vice-president. Warren has also served as Co-Chair for the Mustang Madness Dinner and Auction Committee. He also assists with Oktoberfest, and many other athletics fundraising events.  

 

Lisa Boutelle Lazzara - Vice President

Lisa Boutelle Lazzara is an attorney and principal of the Law Office of Lisa Boutelle Lazzara in San Luis Obispo. She grew up in Rapid City, South Dakota. Lisa earned an undergraduate degree at Appalachian State University in Boone, NC, and her Juris Doctor degree at Campbell University School of Law in Buies Creek, NC. The Mustangs are fortunate that Lisa moved across the country and established her law practice in SLO. Her favorite Cal Poly sport is wrestling (with an exclamation point!). Lisa has been a member of the Mustang Stampede Club Board for more than 5 years, and she is a member of the BBQ crew at home football games. Lisa also assists with the Mustang Madness Dinner and Auction event.

 

 

Linda Minton - Vice President

Linda Minton has been a banker on the Central Coast for over 25 years.  Linda is the Business Development Officer for Wells Fargo Bank on the central coast.  She grew up in Hollywood and came to SLO to attend Cal Poly, where she majored in Business Administration.  She went on to earn a graduate degree in Commercial Banking from the University of Oklahoma.  Her favorite Cal Poly sports are football, basketball, and baseball.   Linda has been a member of the Mustang Stampede Club Board for more than 20 years. She has served as board president and as a member of the Executive, Marketing, Publicity, and Special Events Committees.   It is noteworthy that Linda was one of the original board members responsible for creating the Mustang Madness Dinner and Auction that is still held today as one of our largest fund-rising events. Linda is an active member of the SLO Chamber of Commerce. She also serves on the SLO Housing Authority Board of Directors, as well as a board member on the SLO Children’s Museum.   She is a past-president and current member of Quota International.  Linda is a great Cal Poly supporter and has helped raise thousands of dollars for our student athletes.

 

Bill Proll - President Elect

Bill Proll is a Lieutenant with the San Luis Obispo Police Department. He grew up in Danville, CA and came to San Luis Obispo to attend Cal Poly, where he earned a degree in Public Administration. Bill’s favorite Mustang sport is baseball, and he regularly attends many other sporting events, including football, men’s and women’s basketball, volleyball, and wrestling. He has been a member of the Mustang Stampede Club Board for over 4 years, and is currently President Elect/Chair of the Public Relations Committee, and a member of the Special Events Committee. Bill is also a Law Enforcement Torch Run Regional Director for Special Olympics of Southern California, and he has served as a board member for the SLO County YMCA. Bill has also assisted the Mustangs with Oktoberfest, the Athletics Fund Drive, and the Mustang Madness Dinner and Auction.

   

Steve Sistler - Past President

Steve Sistler is the Store Director for Haggen in San Luis Obispo. He grew up in Rockford, Illinois and moved to Fountain Valley, CA to attend high school. Steve met Kris – the woman who would become his wife – at Ventura College and wisely followed her to Cal Poly. He played football for the Mustangs after taking advantage of a “walk-on” opportunity. When asked to name his favorite Mustang sport, Steve could only say, “All of the sports are my favorites.” Steve earned a degree from Cal Poly in Agricultural Management. He has been a Mustang Stampede Club Board member for 6 years. He was Board Vice President for 3 years, and is currently the President. Steve founded and chaired Oktoberfest, and he has assisted with the Mustang Madness Dinner and Auction.

   

Tim Banducci -Board Member

Tim Banducci is the retired owner of California-West, Inc., a real estate management firm. His son now owns the company.  Tim was raised in Bakersfield and moved to San Luis Obispo to attend Cal Poly, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration in 1975. His favorite Cal Poly sports are football and men’s basketball. Tim is a past president and past vice-president of the Mustang Stampede Club Board, and he has been a member of the board for more than 8 years. He is also a past president of the Five Cities Men’s Club.

 

Rick Brignolo - Board Member

 

 

Mike Chellsen - Board Member

Mike Chellsen is the owner and General Manager of ESPN Radio 1280. He grew up in Southern California, and came to Cal Poly in 1984. Mike played basketball for the Mustangs from 1984-87, and he graduated in 1988 with a degree in Business Administration. His wife, Denise, is also a Mustang, having earned her bachelor’s degree in Mathematics in 1989, and a master’s degree in 1992. Mike regularly attends Cal Poly basketball, football, baseball, and volleyball games. He has been a member of the Mustang Stampede Club Board for 8 years, and has served on the Marketing Committee. Mike has also assisted the Mustangs with Oktoberfest, and the Mustang Madness Dinner and Auction.  Mike is also a member of Rotary Club of San Luis Obispo

 

Matt Escobedo - Board Member

Matt Escobedo was born and raised in San Luis Obispo graduating from San Luis High. Lettered three years in wrestling, wrestled for Cuesta College and Sacramento State. He currently is a Marketing Specialist with American General Media. Matt loved practicing with Vaughn Hitchcock and the Cal Poly wrestling team while in high school and playing in the end-zone during the Football games. He is married with three boys and loves living on the Central Coast. Matt is an avid runner, finishing the Boston Marathon twice and the New York Marathon in 2014. He loves Cal Poly sports and is looking forward to many successful season.

 

Denny d’Autremont - Board Member

Denny d'Autremont has been a Registered Representative for Guardian Life Insurance and Park Avenue Securities in San Luis Obispo for the last 40 years. He grew up in La Crescenta in the Los Angeles area. Denny attended Glendale Junior College and U.C. Irvine before coming to Cal Poly in the fall of 1969 on a basketball scholarship. He graduated from Cal Poly in 1972 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business. His favorite Cal Poly sports are basketball and football. Denny is a past president of the Mustang Stampede Club Board and has been a member since 1973. He has assisted with many of the various fundraising events. Denny is a 30-year member of the Rotary Club of San Luis Obispo de Tolosa, a longtime member of the Benevolent and Protective Order of the Elks and a past board member of the Boy Scouts of America Council.

 

LeBren Harris - Board Member

 

Joe Heringes - Board Member

Joe is a regional manager for Lemos Feed and Pet Supply. He grew up in Orcutt, but moved north to attend Cal Poly and establish his career. Joe’s major at Cal Poly was Journalism. His favorite Mustang sports are football, basketball, and baseball. Tim has been a member of the Mustang Stampede Club Board since 1998, and he was the 2001/02 board president. He has also chaired the Marketing Committee and currently serves as a member of that committee. Tim has assisted with many fundraising events, including the Mustang Madness Dinner and Auction. Additional community service has included membership in Kiwanis Club; the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals; and volunteer work with pet-related organizations in SLO County.



Gordon Jackson - Board Member

Gordon Jackson is the General Manager of the Hilton Garden Inn in Pismo Beach, with more than 30 years of experience in the hospitality business. He grew up in Bremerton, WA, and he attended Washington State University, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Hotel and Restaurant Administration. Gordon played baseball for WSU. After graduation, he moved to Pismo Beach to open a new hotel. Gordon’s favorite Cal Poly sports are football, basketball, and baseball. He has been a member of the Mustang Stampede Club Board since 1994. Gordon assists with the Mustang Madness Dinner and Auction, football BBQ’s, and the Athletics Fund Drive. Additionally, he is the Pismo Beach Conference and Visitors Bureau Board Chairman, a Pismo Beach Hospitality Association member, and California Lodging Industry Association Board Member.

 

J. Johnson - Board Member

J. Johnson is an attorney and J. Johnson Law Office, Inc. is located in Grover Beach. For 12 years prior to becoming an attorney, he was a police officer for the City of Pismo Beach. When J. Johnson was 9 years old, he moved with his family to SLO County. He majored in mathematics at Cal Poly, and later received Master of Public Administration and Juris Doctor degrees from Golden Gate University. His favorite Cal Poly sports are football, basketball, and baseball. J. Johnson has been a member of the Mustang Stampede Club Board for 8 years, and has served the board as vice-president and as president. He supports the Mustang Athletics fundraising programs by participating in every event possible.


 

Sunil Patel - Board Member

 

 

 

 

 

 

Brooks Wise - Board Member

Brooks Wise has extensive experience in the banking industry, and he is currently the President and Chief Banking Office for Mission Community Bank. He grew up in Palos Verdes Estates, and then his older brother introduced him to Cal Poly and the football coach, who offered Brooks a "walk-on" opportunity. Brooks is a Cal Poly alumnus and played football for the Mustangs from 1977-81. In fact, he was a member of the 1980 Division II National Championship Team. It is no surprise that his favorite sport is football. Brooks has severed on the Mustang Stampede Club Board for 16 years, and is past-president. Additionally, his extensive community involvement includes service on the boards of the Santa Maria Valley Chamber of Commerce and the Boys and Girls Club of Santa Maria Valley. Brooks has also assisted with the Mustang Madness Dinner and Auction, the Athletics Fund Drive, and the spring football game BBQ.


 

Bill Fairbanks - Emeritus Member

 

Jack Spaulding - Emeritus Member