Marla Messing was the Chief Executive Officer of the 1999 FIFA Women’s World Cup, the largest women’s sporting event based upon attendance, worldwide television viewership, and ratings. Brandi Chastain’s winning penalty kick was recently recognized by USA Today as one of the top sports stories of the past twenty-five years.
Previously, Marla was Executive Vice President of the 1994 FIFA World Cup, Senior Vice President of Major League Soccer, and an associate at Latham & Watkins. She received a B.A. from the University of Michigan and a J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School.
Marla has served on the Board of Directors of the U.S. Soccer Foundation and the Executive Committee and Board of Directors of the Southern California Committee for the Olympic Games.
Marla lives in Brentwood with her husband, Brett, and daughters, Natalie, Samantha and Morgan.
Lance Milken ’94 is a Partner at Apollo Management where he has worked since 1998. Mr. Milkenfocuses on investments for Apollo’s private equity funds in the retail, consumer, and restaurant sectors. Mr. Milken currently serves on the boards of directors of Claire’s Stores and CKE Restaurants and also serves as a member of the Milken Institute board of trustees. He founded the Young Leaders Circle at the Milken Institute in 2008 and has since grown membership chapters in six cities around the world. Mr. Milken graduated cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business with a BS in Economics. He and his wife, Hillary, have three children, Maddie ’24, Spencer and Alice.
Loren Montgomery ’87 is the founder and principal of Montgomery Clark Advisors, providing strategic services to clients regarding complex real estate development projects. Prior to founding Montgomery Clark Advisors, Ms. Montgomery was a partner at the law firm of Latham & Watkins, including 14 years of experience as a land use, real estate and environmental attorney. Loren has been a frequent speaker at local and state conferences related to project development, including specific panels on the California Coastal Act, the California Environmental Quality Act, Appraisal and Valuations, and generally on women in the legal profession. Loren also serves on the boards of Street Poets, Mar Vista Family Services, and Little Dolphins Preschool. Loren and her husband live in Santa Monica Canyon with their three children.
Angella Nazarian is a professor of psychology, an author, and speaker. For over eleven years Angella was a faculty member at Mount Saint Mary's College, California State University Long Beach, and Los Angeles Valley College. She has been conducting workshops and seminars on topics related to women’s personal development and visionary leadership.
Angella has a well-rounded background in the field of education. She served on the Board of Directors for Les Enfants Preschool in Santa Monica, and University Laboratory School - Graduate School of Education and Information Studies at UCLA. She has been a proud trustee at Brentwood School for the past 6 years. She also serves on the Parent Advisory Board at Stanford University. Angella serves on the board of Y&S Nazarian Family Foundation, and is the co-founder of Looking Beyond, a charitable organization that promotes awareness and creates advancement and enrichment for children with disabilities.
Ms. Nazarian is a regular contributor to the Huffington Post, Maria Shriver’s “Open Field Network” and More.com. Both of her books “Life as a Visitor” and the newly released “Pioneers of the Possible: Celebrating Visionary Women of the World” have become bestsellers for the publisher.
Angella and David Nazarian have one son, Eli, who is a senior at Brentwood School and another son, Phillip, who was class of 2010.
Dale Neal and his spouse Christal have two children both of whom attended Brentwood (Tyler in the Class of 1994 and Sarah in the Class of 1995). Dale is in the third year of his second tour of duty as a Brentwood Trustee (his first tour of duty being from 1988 to 1995). Dale spent 32 and 1/2 years practicing real estate law (with a speciality in land use law) with the firm of Latham & Watkins from which he retired at the end of 2006. Dale received a BA from Harvard (where he was a linebacker on the 1968 football team that "beat" Yale 29-29) and a JD/MBA from Stanford.
Missy Howard Polson is an alumni of Brentwood School's class of 1990. She attended The University of Texas in Austin and graduated from UCLA in 1994 with a Bachelor degree in Sociology and a Minor in Business. After graduating, Missy worked in advertising as a Media Planner at Chiat Day from 1994-1996 and then worked at Pardee Homes as a Sales Director. Missy married Glen Polson in 1996 and that summer she accepted a position at the Brentwood Lower School in the Administration Office. Missy and Glen have three boys Scotty (2017), Brett (2019) and Matt (2021) who are all presently attending Brentwood School. She has served as an auction chair of the Parents Association Benefit and has also served as a Chair of the Parents Association Boutique. She has served on the Parents Association Executive Committee as the Lower Division Vice President, the Lower Division President, the Parliamentarian and is presently serving as the Parents Association President for both the 2011-2012 and 2012-2013 school years. Outside of Brentwood School, she also serves on the Phase One Board, where she has chaired their primary fundraising event for three years and served as the Chair of the Board from 2010-2011.
Ron Radziner, FAIA, design principal of Marmol Radziner, established his Los Angeles-based firm in 1989. Launching a unique design-build practice led by architects, the 140-person firm has developed a growing reputation for its design approaches, research, and application of construction standards. Ron leads the design of every project and develops solutions that provide a unique architectural identity and strong connections between exterior and interior spaces. The firm’s commitment to design excellence and to preserving architectural history has translated into an award-winning approach to projects ranging from large community and urban projects to intimately scaled residences. Educational projects include The Accelerated School in South Central Los Angeles, Mark Taper Center / Inner-City Arts, and the Glendale Childcare Center. The firm was named the American Institute of Architects California Council’s 2004 Firm of the Year. In 2007, Ron was elevated to the prestigious College of the Fellows of the American Institute of Architects, and he was inducted into the Interior Design Hall of Fame in 2009.
In addition to custom architectural projects, Ron also designs the firm’s furniture lines and line of prefabricated homes. Launched in the fall of 2005, Marmol Radziner Prefab offers green, modern residences that are built in a factory and delivered to the project site virtually complete. The firm’s landscape department has received national recognition, including awards from the American Society of Landscape Architects in 2008 and 2009 for two residential projects in Southern California.
Community involvement includes partnerships with organizations and individuals dedicated to improving communities, including L.A. Works, a non-profit community service organization.
Born in Los Angeles, California, Ron received his Masters of Architecture from the University of Colorado after completing his BS at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. He lives in Venice with his wife, Robin, and children, Lexi ’21 and Asher ’19.
Angela J. Reddock is the Founding and Managing Partner of The Reddock Law Group, a boutique employment and labor law firm providing advice and counsel to Fortune 500 companies, mid and small-sized businesses, non-profit organizations and governmental and public sector entities.
An employment and labor lawyer for 17 years, Reddock is a recognized authority on employment and labor law and workplace issues. Merging her experiences as a lawyer, prior elected and appointed official in state and local government, and her substantial service in the civic and non-profit sectors, Reddock prides herself in providing insightful, practical and solutions-oriented advice and counsel to her clients. A firm proponent of preventive approaches to resolving workplace issues, Reddock works closely with clients to implement innovative practices that create positive, growth-oriented and conflict-free work environments.
Over the course of her distinguished career, she has represented business clients on a wide range of employment and labor law issues, including on claims of wrongful termination, harassment, discrimination, retaliation, workplace privacy, trade secrets and proprietary information, non-competition and solicitation provisions and wage and hour issues. In advising her clients, Reddock always keeps in mind the bottom-line business impact claims may have on an employer’s workplace. She works with employers to create solutions that minimize any such impact. Reddock also advises employers on labor relations and collective bargaining matters, conducts workplace investigations and compliance trainings.
In addition to her law practice, Reddock also provides consulting services to corporate and non-profit clients on human resources and risk management issues. For example, she has assisted several companies and non-profit organizations in overhauling their human resources, employee relations and risk management department and practices, with an eye towards reducing their exposure for potential employment and labor law litigation. In doing such, she has worked with organizations to create 21st Century environments modeled after best practices for the workplace.
Reddock is also a frequent author and legal commentator. Her published works include How to Survive Your First Job, where she was a special editor, and Inside the Minds: Labor & Employment Client Strategies. Ms. Reddock has served as a regular legal commentator for KFWB radio's Turning Point Business Minute, and for KCAL-9 and KCBS-2 television stations in Los Angeles.
Eric Schiffer and his spouse Karen have four children including three at Brentwood, Ian (12th grade), Andy (10th grade) and Cole (8th grade). Eric serves as Chair of the Board of Advisors of the UCLA Lab School where his youngest Jenna is a 6th grader. He also is on the advisory board of the Posse Foundation (an educational non-profit) and on the Board of Visitors for Duke University's Pratt School of Engineering. Eric Schiffer is Chief Executive Officer of 99¢ Only Stores, a Los Angeles based discount retail chain with over $1.5 billion in sales and more than 300 stores throughout California, Texas, Arizona and Nevada. Prior to joining 99¢ Only Stores in 1991, he was a venture capitalist and an electrical engineer. He received an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School and an engineering degree from Duke University.