Board of Trustees Names 2 New Members
The Occidental College board of trustees has approved two new members, Carl A. Ballton '69 and Don Conlan.
Ballton is senior vice president and deputy group head of the Corporate Social Responsibility Group of Union Bank and president and COO of the Union Bank Foundation. He is responsible for the charitable contribution policies and initiatives of the bank and the foundation. He also serves as the chairman of the board of directors of the Los Angeles Urban League and is a member of the board of directors of Goodwill Industries of Southern California, Abode Communities, and the California Community Reinvestment Corporation. He is also active on a number of corporate advisory boards, including the United Negro College Fund in Los Angeles, the Greater Los Angeles African American Chamber of Commerce, Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles, Valley Economic Development Center, and the Local Initiatives Support Corporation in Los Angeles. He earned his AB in international relations at Oxy and an MBA in finance and accounting from the University of Chicago.
Conlan retired in late 1996 as president of The Capital Group Companies Inc., a large global investment management organization based in Los Angeles. Earlier in his career, he had been chief economist of Chemical Bank (now JPMorganChase Bank) and Dean Witter (now Morgan Stanley). He is a member and former president of the Conference of Business Economists and the National Association of Business Economists and serves on the board of the National Bureau of Economic Research. Conlan has served as chair of the Board of Overseers of the Huntington Library. He also serves or has served on the boards of: the Yosemite Fund, the Joslin Diabetes Center, the American Funds mutual funds, Claremont Graduate University, Value Schools Charter Schools, Camerata Pacifica Chamber Music, the Caltech Humanities and Social Science Chair's Council, and the Pardee RAND Graduate School. Conlan holds BBA and MBA degrees from the University of Michigan.