At CSULB, I was the founding President of the Phi Sigma Epsilon a Chapter of the National Sales and Marketing Fraternity, President of the Society for the Advancement of Management, 49er Club..
The professor who made an impact was Ed Cotta, Sales/Marketing course.
While attending school, I held part-time job and was married. However, I did attend 49er Day. My favorite hang-out was the student activities center.
As an Alumnus, I served on the Dean’s Advisory Board for the School of Business and founded an annual scholarship in the Department of English.
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My son, Bill Shadden, graduated with a Master's in English.
I am a 50 year resident of Long Beach. After graduating from the School of Business at CSULB, I completed my graduate studies at The Wharton School. I retired as Senior Vice President of Morgan Stanley after 42 year in the Long Beach office.
I have been active on many Philanthropic Boards in Long Beach including my long affiliation with Long Beach Memorial Medical Center and its Foundation, where I have served as Director. I am Past President and currently serving as Director of the LBMMC Heart and Vascular Institute.
In addition, I serve as a Board of Governor for the Sea Festival of Long Beach. I joined the Long Beach Yacht Club in 1968. Since then, I served on many committees, including; Chairman of the 1975 Congressional Cup and was elected Commodore in 1980.
Currently, I spend my time with my family, traveling the world and volunteering my time to several Long Beach organizations. Three years ago, I founded the Aquatic Capital Foundation, that officially named Long Beach as the Aquatic Capital of America.The Aquatic Capital of America brings awareness and support to aquatic venues in Long Beach.