Hero Descriptive Placeholder

Committee Members

Meet the Citizens' Bond Oversight Committee Members

As part of the process to improve our campus with Measure E funds, the El Camino Community College District Board of Trustees appointed a nine-member Citizen's Bond Oversight Committee. The committee is charged with informing the public about bond revenue expenditures and to actively review and report on the expenditure of bond funds.

As mandated by Proposition 39, the committee must include at least seven individuals, each representing different constituency groups in our community. District vendors, contractors, consultants and employees are not permitted to serve on the committee.

Lou Bahar

Lou Bahar (Senior Org. Representative) 
Lou Bahar is a Manhattan Beach resident, Foundation donor, scholarship supporter and ECC alumna. She started her business career at ECC with Intro to Business, Business Law and Basic Accounting. She loved accounting so much she transferred to CSULB to complete her four-year degree and received a bachelor’s degree in accounting. She went on to work in various accounting jobs; finally working for her husband’s floor covering distribution company before retiring. She is still a student at ECC and a lifelong learner! Born in Chicago, she happily moved to Los Angeles in her early 20s. Ms. Bahar lived in Redondo Beach for about 10 years and then moved to Manhattan Beach in 1980 and has lived there ever since.



Gino DiGregorio (Foundation Representative) 
Gino DiGregorio is a Managing Director at Accenture, a global professional services firm committed to helping organizations transform in ways that change how the world works and lives. He received his MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, and a B.S. in Engineering Science from Trinity University in San Antonio, TX. He works as a client account lead for global financial services clients. Mr. DiGregorio has been a member of the El Camino College Foundation Board since 2016 and is on the board for Back on My Feet Los Angeles.



Laurie McCarthy (Community Representative)

Ms. Laurie McCarthy is a retired investment banker who earned an MBA from the UCLA Anderson School of Business and a B.S. in Nursing from UCLA. She has extensive experience in corporate finance, corporate bond issuance and merger, and acquisition financing. She has served on the Finance and Investment Committees of the UCLA Foundation, scholarship committees of the UCLA Alumni Association, and has chaired various public school and athletic team endeavors in the South Bay. Currently Ms. McCarthy is a member of the El Camino College Foundation Board and serves on the finance committee. Ms. McCarthy is a lifelong learner who is currently studying French and art history at El Camino College. She and her family have resided in Manhattan Beach for over 30 years.


Dr Brann

Dr. Don Brann (Business Representative)

Dr. Don Brann has over 25 years of experience in education, most recently through his leadership of the Wiseburn Unified School District. The El Segundo resident has served as a school superintendent in six districts, and founded the Da Vinci Schools in the Wiseburn District in 2008. He has led four successful bond initiatives over his extensive experience as an educator. Dr. Brann earned a B.S. in business and an Ed.D. in education at the University of Southern California. He is a graduate of El Camino College, was recognized as an ECC Distinguished Alumni, and is a member of the El Camino College Foundation President's Circle.


Chris Taylor

Chris Taylor (Community Representative)

Chris Taylor is director of system engineering at Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems. He has 18 years of technical, operations, and program management experience in space systems. Mr. Taylor attended Tuskegee University and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering. He also earned a Master’s of Science in electrical engineering from University of California, Berkeley. Mr. Taylor has served a volunteer help to develop a STEM program at the Boys and Girls Club in Lomita. He also has supported recruiting efforts at UCLA, UC Berkeley, and national diversity conferences. Mr. Taylor is a member of Wiseburn’s Juan Cabrillo PTA, Site School Council.