Board of Directors
The Ojai Oil Company Board of Directors is made of up 8 people with experience in crude oil, self storage, commercial real estate, finance and technology.
Doug has been on the Ojai Oil Board since 1978 having worked for the Company since 1966. His college degree is from Stanford University in Petroleum Engineering. Doug is married and lives in Camarillo, California. He presently serves as a volunteer on boards at Cal State Channel Islands and a local water company.
David joined the company in 1992 and was appointed to the board in 1997. He has a Msc in Economics from the University of Southampton, UK and an MBA from Durham University Business School, UK. He is a member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing and the American Marketing Association. He lives with his wife, Melanie, in Los Angeles and has two children in college.
Ryan began working full time for Ojai in 2011 and was appointed to the board in 2014. He obtained a BA in Economics from the University of Colorado at Boulder and an MBA from Rotterdam School of Management in The Netherlands. He has reviously worked at Sun Microsystems, NCAR, digital ad agencies and start-ups. He has a background in technology and business strategy. He lives in Calabasas, California with his wife and their two young sons.
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Laurie has been on the board since 2001. He is a graduate of USC in business and spent most of his career in commercial construction, residential construction, commercial development and property management. He is married and lives in Los Altos, California. Along with Ojai, he currently serves on the board of McLellan Estate Co., Pacific Skyline Council of the Boy Scouts and CalTrout, a conservation organization.
Dudley has been a Board Member since 1973. A native of southern California, he holds a BA in Economics from Pamona College, an MBA from UCLA in Accounting and his JD degree from USC. In his early career he specialized in oil and gas and real estate taxation with Arthur Andersen & Co. Since the mid-1980s he has concentrated on legal and compliance work for several broker-dealers and investment advisory firms. He is a Director of the Chancellor Group, an oil & gas company, and a Moderator for his church. Dudley is married and lives in Redondo Beach, California.
Steve has been on the Ojai Oil Co. board since 2005. His education includes a BS in Geology from UCLA and a MS in Geology from SDSU. He is a California licensed Professional Geologist working as a consulting geologist since 1989 serving both the petroleum and environmental industries in California. Consulting, Inc.