FBEI Advisory Board
As a Wealth Management Advisor with the Private Client Reserve at U.S. Bank, Joye Blount helps successful individuals and their families meet their unique financial needs. Joye coordinates a carefully selected team of specialists to ensure that her clients fully benefit from the comprehensive capabilities and solutions the Wealth Management Group has to offer. Joye has more than 17 years of experience in banking including philanthropic management, strategic communications, personnel management, private wealth management, trust and investments. She holds a FINRA Series 7, 66 certifications in addition to a Six Sigma Green Belt certification. She has earned numerous national business and community awards and nominations and serves on multiple boards in the San Diego area.
Mike BroylesMike Broyles is currently in his third year working in business development and account management for Pacific Rim Mechanical; a Southern California based commercial mechanical contractor. He has worked in the commercial real estate services industry for the past 6 years and has served on both IFMA (International Facilities Management Association) and SDBEA San Diego Building Engineer Association Advisory Boards in his industry. He is honoured to be serving in his fourth term on the Advisory Board for the Fermanian Business and Economic Institute at his alma mater, Point Loma Nazarene University. Mike lives in Mission Hills and enjoys spending his free time travelling, sailing, surfing and camping.
Dr. Thomas Fitzpatrick is a 2001 graduate of PLNU. He went on to receive his Doctorate of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree from Loma Linda University. After graduating from dental school in 2006, Dr. Fitzpatrick joined two established dental practices in the San Diego area. He continually strives to provide the highest quality of dentistry in a caring environment. Dr. Fitzpatrick dedicates numerous hours to his community and in service around the world and sits on the Board of Directors for multiple organizations. Dr. Fitzpatrick has a passion to provide dental care for less fortunate in Sri Lanka and in Mexico and developing a self-sustainable model for providing care in Nicaragua in smaller, remote communities that don’t have regular access to care.
Nate Heckman is a skilled marketing and business research expert based in San Diego, who is also an adjunct professor at the Fermanian School of Business. Heckman is the Principal of Stitch Marketing+Research, a private agency he started in 2006 and prior to this, he led the marketing research at TaylorMade-adidas Golf in Carlsbad, Calif. and at Fila USA's Manhattan office. His work over the years has included strategic planning/projection for Disney Consumer Products, product attribute mix prioritization for Union Bank, consumer/user in-depth interviewing for CO-OP Financial Services, brand equity & extension, naming for Waxie Sanitary Supply, and much more. Heckman and his family live in Point Loma, and he is an alumnus of Point Loma Nazarene University.
Dana started her career in the hotel business in 1984 with Travelodge Corporation while attending San Diego Mesa College’s Hotel/Motel Management Program. In 1985 Dana joined the Bay Club Hotel and Marina and quickly moved into the Director of Sales position at both the Bay Club and Inn by the Sea in La Jolla. In 1992, Dana joined Bartell Hotels as Director of Sales at Humphreys Half Moon Inn and Suites. Dana earned her Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) designation in 1998 and has served on many national and local boards. In 2005, Dana was promoted to corporate Director of Sales for Bartell Hotels and currently oversees the international and domestic wholesale, receptive and tour operator market, major airline partners and corporate accounts.
L. Michael Ladd, CFA, CAIA, CMT, CFP, is an adjunct professor at Point Loma Nazarene University, teaching investments to undergraduate students. He is also the President & Chief Investment Officer of Financial Guidance Group, Inc., a registered investment advisor with offices in Florida and California. Michael has been an analyst and investment manager for more than two decades and has covered a host of the world’s stock, bond and currency markets over that time. Originally from Oklahoma, he received his M.B.A. from the University of Oklahoma and, before moving to the San Diego area in 2008, was a Senior Portfolio Manager at JPMorgan and an adjunct professor at Oklahoma City University. He is married, with one child, and enjoys playing golf in his spare time.
Randal Schober graduated from the University of South Australia and obtained his Doctorate in Education specializing in Exercise Physiology in 1996 from West Virginia University. Schober is an adjunct professor in entrepreneurship at PLNU and has gained valuable experience while serving as Executive Director for HeadNorth in San Diego, founder and CEO of Avviso, LLC in San Diego, Director of Education for efi Sports Medicine in San Diego, and Vice President of Education for Evolve 1 in San Diego and Phoenix. With over twenty years combined experience in professional studies and education, non-profit management, organizational leadership and entrepreneurship, Randal Schober brings a wealth of knowledge to graduate and undergraduate students of the Fermanian School of Business at Point Loma Nazarene University.
RADM Kenneth D. Slaght, USN (ret.) is a consultant for General Dynamics Information Technology. Previously RADM Slaght served as Commander of the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command. During his naval career, RADM Slaght served as Commander of the ammunition ship USS FLINT (AE 32). RADM Slaght received his commission in 1970 upon graduation from the United States Naval Academy. RADM Slaght attended the Defense Systems Management College, the Naval Post Graduate School, where he received a Masters Degree in Computer Systems Management, and the Naval Destroyer School. He currently serves on the Boards of the National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA), the San Diego Military Advisory Council (SDMAC) and the Connect Board of Directors.