The UCR Foundation Board of Trustees has welcomed a new chair and five new members, all of whom began their two-year terms July 1.
The 40-member volunteer Board of Trustees oversees UCR’s affiliated foundation, receiving and managing the investment of a $260.2 million endowment as of May 31 that supports the long-term strength of UCR’s research programs, colleges, and scholarship funds. Trustees advocate for UCR and advance its mission by seeking and securing private support for its programs.
The new members are David Betts, Larry Chung, Michael Huerta, Annemarie Marcus, and Kevin Marcus.
Allison Campbell, a trustee since 2017 who was named chair-elect last year, has assumed the role of board chair for a two-year term. Campbell is the heritage outreach manager at the Washington State Historical Society in Tacoma, Washington, and a former UCR Extension staff member. She holds a bachelor’s in Victorian studies from Vassar College, a master’s in museum studies from New York University, and a master’s in American studies from Columbia University in the City of New York.
Read more about the new board members below:
Betts is the leader for Public Health Transformation for Deloitte Consulting, where he helps industry clients create a more human-centric health care system. He has authored numerous publications on health care topics and is one of the authors of Deloitte’s point of view on the trajectory of the health care ecosystem titled “Forces of Change: The Future of Health.”
Betts holds a bachelor’s in theatre from UCR, a master's degree from The University of Texas at Austin, and an MBA from Carnegie Mellon University’s Tepper School of Business.
Chung is the vice president, Local Public Affairs, at Southern California Edison, or SCE, one of the nation’s largest electric utilities. He leads the company’s organizational unit responsible for representing SCE before local and regional government officials, including district offices of state and federal officials as well as local and regional business organizations. He is the recipient of UCR’s 2022 Outstanding Young Alumnus Award.
Chung earned a bachelor’s degree in political science from UCR and is a graduate of the Coro Fellows Program in public affairs.
Huerta is founder and president of MPH Consulting, where he helps clients improve transportation and mobility through the application of technology. From 2013 to 2018, he served as administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration, joining the agency in 2010 as deputy administrator.
Huerta holds a bachelor’s in political science from UCR and an MPA from the Princeton School of Public and International Affairs.
Annemarie Marcus is a self-employed finance manager who currently serves three startups in Washington state.
Her charitable work includes serving as the co-chair for the Bellevue LifeSpring One Circle, a group of compassionate women from Seattle’s Eastside who are working to enrich and make a positive impact in the lives of kids and families in need.
Annemarie Marcus attended UCR from 1994-96 and holds a bachelor’s degree in business information systems from the University of Phoenix.
Kevin Marcus is the founder and chief technology officer of Versium Analytics, a data technology company that helps marketers improve their effectiveness.
He is the author of several patents and cofounder of several successful companies, including InfoSpace (now Blucora), Intelius, and Talentwise.
Kevin Marcus attended UCR from 1992-96 and is a member of the UCR Bourns College of Engineering Dean’s Council of Advisors.