Big Citizen HUB’s Advisory Board is a volunteer group of professionals committed to supporting the strategy and sustainability of the organization. This group plays a critical role in guiding our service strategy and building the organization in the Los Angeles community.
Aileen McGrath is the Director of Business Planning and Systems Management for the Uniform division of Aramark; where she has been employed since October 2000. Acting as a relationship manager, she has driven many business and technology projects from initiation through implementation. Prior to joining Aramark, she spent twenty years in the mortgage lending environment. An avid volunteer, she was the recipient of the Silver Jefferson Award for Volunteerism in 2013, and has been a member of the company’s community outreach programs in southern California since its inception. Having been raised on the east coast then spending ten years living in Salt Lake City, UT, she decided it was time for change of scenery, and some warmer weather, and moved to Southern California in 1988. A skier, photographer, and speedway racing enthusiast; she currently resides in San Gabriel with her husband Tim, their daughter Ally, and their service dog in training Foster.
David G. Price
David has spent 16 years in the Financial Services space. His career has been focused on relationship management, business development and enterprise sales. He has worked in both the public & private markets, trading and information services.
Currently, David serves as Senior Vice President of Business Development in Los Angeles for GLG (The Gerson Lehrman Group), where he is responsible for managing the LA/South West region of their financial services business. Additionally, David is a member of GLG’s sales management team tasked with directing business development strategy for GLG North American Financial Services. Prior to GLG, David held institutional sales and trading positions at BGC Partners/Cantor Fitzgerald, Rosenblatt Securities and Banc of America Securities.
David received degrees in Creative Writing and Philosophy at the University of Southern California and studied economics at University of California Berkeley. He currently resides in Marina Del Rey with his wife and daughter. David is also a published author of short fiction, an avid triathlete and a very poor player of the Guitar.
Erin Ross, Chair
Erin Ross serves as the Managing Director of Development for City Year Los Angeles, the second largest site of the national AmeriCorps program dedicated to tackling the high school dropout crisis. Erin joined City Year L.A. in 2006 as a member of the start-up team and has been instrumental in growing the program from an annual budget of $2M to $12+M in just eight years. She is responsible for private sector fundraising and has successfully built and managed relationships with corporations, foundations, and individual donors including The Walt Disney Company, Sony, JPMorgan Chase, the W.M. Keck Foundation, Rose Hills Foundation, Ralph M. Parsons, and more. The annual fundraising gala she runs, “Spring Break- Destination Education” was recognized as one of the “Best Events of 2011” by Society News LA. Prior to joining City Year, Erin was a member of the founding team of United Leaders, a national non-profit focused on training the next generation of political leaders. For her work at United Leaders, she was recognized with the Gleitsman Foundation Award of Achievement and featured in The Los Angeles Times, Boston Magazine, The Washington Post, “Taking Back the Vote” and more. Erin graduated magna cum laude from Tufts University. She is also a graduate of the 2009 Class of Leadership L.A. Erin lives in Los Angeles with her husband, Mike Liotta.
Howard Wang joined Ares Management in 2000 and is currently a Managing Director and Senior Analyst in the Ares Credit Group, where he focuses on investment opportunities in non-investment grade U.S. corporate credit. Prior to joining Ares, Howard was a Senior Associate in the Assurance and Business Advisory Services unit at PricewaterhouseCoopers. He holds a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of California at Berkeley – Haas School of Business and an M.B.A. from the University of California at Los Angeles – Anderson School of Management, where he graduated as a Global Access Program Fellow. Howard is an ardent supporter of public education, a competitive endurance athlete, and a life-long Dodgers and Lakers fan. He resides in Cerritos with his wife and two daughters.
Michelle Regan Wedberg
Michelle Regan Wedberg serves as the Vice President for Service Operations at City Year. In this role, Michelle is responsible for supporting achievement of site-level goals for impact at over 200 partner schools nationwide. Michelle comes to this role having gathered over fifteen years of experience in leading youth development and school-based service work. She spent eight years in the field with City Year Greater Philadelphia where she led school-based teams and rose to become Director of the site’s Young and City Heroes programs. Michelle was promoted to Headquarters as the National Young Heroes Director in 2004, before moving on to help develop and lead City Year’s Whole School, Whole Child model. Michelle does her work out of New Orleans, LA and is honored to serve as a board member for Big Citizen HUB and Kids Rethink New Orleans Schools.
Morgan Keller is a co-owner of Indie Brewing Company. Sporting an MBA from Loyola Marymount University and an undergraduate degree from the University of Southern California, Morgan is an advertising industry veteran, having worked his way up the ranks of Los Angeles’ top agencies (Chiat Day and Saatchi & Saatchi). As a producer and technical lead for clients such as Gatorade, Pepsi, Disney, Toyota, Nissan and Infiniti, Morgan has led large cross-functional teams to execute advertising campaigns on-time and on-budget. In addition to the management aspect of his work, he has technical expertise in both traditional and interactive methods of advertising and strategy including email marketing, viral campaigns, and social media. His responsibilities with Indie Brewing Company include development and implementation of marketing activities, company operations, and growth strategy.