William S. Floyd

Mr. Floyd is the former Vice President of Sierra Chemical Company.  He is a Trustee of the U.C. Berkeley Foundation, the General Chair of the Berkeley Engineering Fund and a member of the College of Engineering Advisory Board.  He is a founder of Friends of Cal.  He received his B.S. in Industrial Engineering in 1956 and his MBA from harvard University in 1958.

James W. Bruner Jr

Mr. Bruner is Director of Governmental Affairs at Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, a law firm with offices in the United States and abroad.  He is also an almond farmer who, with his family, farms the Bruner Ranch at Crows Landing, CA.  He is a founder of Friends of Cal as well as a Trustee of the U.C. Berkeley Foundation.  He received his B.S. in Forestry & Conservation in 1970 and his M.S. in Wildland Resource Science in 1971.

​​Laura Burton Capps

Laura Capps has spent 15 years in public service, developing strategic communications and issue advocacy campaigns.  She founded and currently runs Mission Partners, a public affairs firm in Santa Barbara.  She has been a speechwriter for President Clinton, Senator Kennedy's communications director, a member of John Kerry's presidential campaign team, U.C. Berkeley's Director of Governmental Affairs, and a Trustee of the U.C. Berkeley Foundation.  She is currently a  Board Member of the Santa Barbara Unified School District.  She is a founder of Friends of Cal and received her B.A. in History in 1994 and a M.A. in Hostroty from the London School of Economics.