SpaceX CFO Bret Johnsen Named as Chair of Marymount California University Board of Trustees

Marymount California University

Marymount California University is pleased to announce Bret Johnsen as the Chair of its Board of Trustees.

Johnsen is best-known for his position as the Chief Financial Officer of SpaceX, a company revolutionizing space technology with the ultimate goal of enabling people to live on other planets. In this role, he oversees the long-term financial development, interfacing with the financial community, and managing SpaceX’s internal financial operations. Before SpaceX, Johnsen oversaw the financial growth of other notable companies, such as Broadcom Corporation.

With Bret's guidance, I have been able to take bold and decisive actions that have vastly improved the university's finances. Bret's election to Chair of the Board demonstrates our university is serious about becoming a premier institution.

Kathleen Ruiz, Chief Financial Officer

“Bret embraces innovation and believes in strategic, smart growth,” stated Dr. Lucas Lamadrid, President of Marymount California University. “This mindset and his vast experiences paired with his ability to understand how truly special our university is made him the perfect fit as Chair of the Board of Trustees of Marymount California University.”

Johnsen’s previous role on Marymount’s board was Chair of the Finance Committee. During that time he oversaw a massive financial turnaround spearheaded by the university’s Chief Financial Officer.

“With Bret’s guidance, I have been able to take bold and decisive actions that have vastly improved the university’s finances,” stated Kathleen Ruiz, Marymount California University’s Executive VP and Chief Financial Officer. “Bret’s election to Chair of the Board demonstrates our university is serious about becoming a premier institution.”

About Marymount California University

With campuses along the picturesque coastline of Rancho Palos Verdes and in the vibrant community of San Pedro, California, Marymount California University challenges its students to pursue lives of leadership and service. In the spirit of its founding order, the Religious of the Sacred Heart of Mary, the University strives to graduate students who embody the virtues of integrity, respect for human dignity and commitment to justice. Marymount offers Master of Business Administration and B.A. degrees in Business, Liberal Arts, Media Studies, Criminal Justice, Biology, and Psychology. Learn More about Marymount California University.

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Marymount California University is a private Catholic University located in Rancho Palos Verdes, CA.

Bret Rowe
Public Relations, Marymount California University
Marymount California University
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