Owner, American Career College
WHY: Runs healthcare education colleges, with five SoCal campuses and some 5K students.
RECENT: After May meeting with former Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, matched a $125K contribution to Semper Fi Fund, resulting in a total of $270K donated to organization that provides financial assistance to soldiers wounded in combat.
NOTABLE: Purchased the American College of Optics for $1, and acquired West Coast University in 1997. Renamed American College of Optics to American Career College, added programs in vocational nursing, surgical technology and dental assisting.