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2019 Distinguished Alumni

Barbara Barcon

Barbara Barcon

Independent Consultant
1978, B.A., Psychology, San Diego State 1984, MBA, Business Administration

Barbara Barcon’s career as a finance executive spans 35 years and the highest levels of corporate finance leadership in the Aerospace and Energy industries. In 2010, she retired as Vice President and CFO of Pacific Gas & Electric, her latest of several roles with purview over multi-billion-dollar operating units and companies.

Barcon perfected her operations, accounting and budgetary acumen as she rose to Vice President and CFO of Hughes Electronics’s multi-billion-dollar satellite manufacturing business unit. As Vice President and CFO of TRW’s Space Systems, she again oversaw business operations for a company with over $2 billion in annual sales. She was promoted to Vice President of Financial Process Excellence when TRW was purchased by Northrop Grumman in 2002.

Alongside her personal achievements, Barcon is most proud of her work mentoring students. She cites CSULB as an anchor in her life, and happily lends her tremendous finance and leadership experience to students as Chairman of the College of Business’s Graduate Program Advisory Board, on the selection committee for MBA scholarships, as a mentor to undergraduate and MBA students, and as an advisor for CSULB’s International Collegiate Business Strategy teams.

Off-campus, she serves as second Vice President on the board of a non-profit Salesian Boys and Girls Club, supporting fundraising for operations and the recent completion of a $10 million renovation of the Club's facilities.

Barcon enjoys traveling with Julius, her husband of nearly 38 years, and her son, daughter-in-law, and granddaughter.

 


2018
John M. Palmer, III
Guy Heston, '73, '87

2017
Guy Heston
Guy Heston, '73, '87

2016
Jon Storbeck
Jon Storbeck, '82

2015
Anna W. Ngai
Anna W. Ngai, '74

2014
John M.W. Moorlach
John M.W. Moorlach, '77

2013
Russ Lesser
Russ Lesser, '64

2012
Charles W. Sewright
Charles W. Sewright, '69, '74

2011
Darrel E. Reifschneider
Darrel E. Reifschneider, '55

2010
Cynthia Stamper Graff
Cynthia Stamper Graff, '75

2009
Gary S. Cohn
Gary S. Cohn, '76

2008
Joseph Wong
Joseph Wong, '73

2007
Dennis H. Pitts
Robert "Bob" Pitts, '70, '73

2006
James H. Eaton
James H. Eaton, '87

2005
Wayne W. Murdy
Wayne W. Murdy, '68

2004
Mark F. O'Meara
Mark F. O'Meara, '80

2003
A. Maurice Myers
A. Maurice Myers, '71

2002
Karl H. Romero
Karl H. Romero, '73

2001
Julie A. Davis
Julie A. Davis, '88, '94

2000
Thomas A. Reep
Thomas A. Reep, '77, '93

1998
Steven R. Cohn
Steven R. Cohn, '73

1997
Dennis M. Berryman
Dennis M. Berryman, '61

1996
Jan M. Mittermeier
Jan M. Mittermeier, '74, '83

1995
Jerry L. Baker
Jerry L. Baker, '68

1994
Roland F. Osgood
Roland F. Osgood, '65

1993
Jack B. Caouette
Jack B. Caouette, '69

1992
Glenn L. Carpenter
Glenn L. Carpenter, '69

1991
Samuel A. Keesal Jr.
Samuel A. Keesal Jr. , '61

1990
Richard E. Baker
Richard E. Baker, '61

1989
David T. Sun
David T. Sun, '80

1988
Delbert W. Yocam
Delbert W. Yocam, '71

1987
Norma N. Coulson
Norman N. Coulson, '57

1986
James O. Armor
James O. Armor, '60

1985
H. Wayne Snavely
H. Wayne Snavely, '69

1984
Alan J. Whiley
Alan J. Whiley, '68

1983
Jim H. Gray
Jim H. Gray, '58, '00

1982
Edward R. Cheramy Jr.
Edward R. Cheramy Jr. , '70

1979
Edna M. Andrews
Edna M. Andrews, '60, '66

1973
John V. Briggs
John V. Briggs, '56

1972
Marvin R. Haney
Marvin R. Haney, '56

1970
Donald N. Dyer
Donald N. Dyer, '63