Chairman of NBP Corp Board
President/CEO of NBP Corp
Steven Ozuna is President/CEO of New Bedford Panoramex Corporation with offices in Los Angeles, CA and Washington, DC. NBP is a high technology design, engineering and manufacturing firm, specializing in navigational aids, approach lighting, monitor & control and communication system. Mr. Ozuna’s career at NBP started in the mid 1980s as the Sales Manager assigned to the Washington DC Office. In this capacity, he started developing NBP’s Federal Government customer base which over time resulted in NBP’s success in receiving multiple contract awards from the US Navy, the Federal Aviation Administration and the Department of Energy.
In the early 1990s, Mr. Ozuna was transferred to the LA Office and was promoted to the position of Vice President of Marketing. In this new position, he was given the added responsibility of formulating NBP’s business development strategy as well as its implementation.
In 1999, Steven Ozuna became the President/CEO of NBP directing the company’s business strategy into a success-oriented 21st Century technological company.
Throughout his career, Mr. Ozuna has been an advocate for small and small minority businesses.
Mr. Ozuna was involved with California’s Governor Wilson on Hispanic business issues, NAFTA Free Trade and the Small Business Administration's Round Table on Latin Business Affairs. He also was the recipient of the prestigious “Small Business of the Year” award from the Department of Transportation in 2002. He currently sits on the corporate board of advisors of the National Hispanic University, the Board of Directors for NBP, and is a member of AAAE, ATCA and the Aero Club of D.C.
Prior to joining NBP, Mr. Ozuna studied design and architecture in Europe. Later he moved to Santa Barbara, California where he started several entrepreneur enterprises while continuing his education in Business Administration, Marketing and Sales.
Secretary of NBP Corp Board
Vice President of Finance
Bryce Nielsen joined NBP in 1983 as the Controller at a time when the company was changing course by entering the Government sector. Upon his arrival, Mr. Nielsen took the lead by preparing the company’s accounting system to accommodate the requirements of Government contracting. He converted NBP’s original manual accounting system into a computerized system capable of meeting Cost Accounting Standards for contracting with the Federal Government Agencies. His efforts in this area made NBP compliant in dealing with cost-plus contracts and Cost Schedule Status Reporting (CSSR) among other things. Throughout his career at NBP, Mr. Nielsen has dealt with various Government Audit Agencies including DCAA and IRS. He’s been an effective force in keeping the company’s accounting management system capable of accommodating NBP’s growth.
In addition to his controllership responsibilities, Mr. Nielsen is in charge of NBP’s banking relationships including financing agreements to meet the capital requirements of the business and arrangements to meet all aspects of the company’s insurance needs. He is also NBP’s Corporate Secretary.
Mr. Nielsen has a Masters Degree in Business Administration (MBA) with emphases in Finance and Entrepreneurship. Mr Nielsen was promoted to Vice President of Finance in 2011.
Casso & Sparks, LLP
Jamie’s practice focuses on providing counsel to cities and other public agencies throughout Southern California. He brings to the firm an in-depth knowledge of all aspects of public law and redevelopment law. As city attorney, he provides advice and representation on the range of legal issues faced daily by public agencies, including matters involving local agency election law, the Brown Act, the Public Records Act and the Political Reform Act. As redevelopment counsel, Jamie has handled matters involving: substantial real property development; mixed-use development; public-private partnerships; environmental agreements and remediation; and the purchase, sale, lease and financing agreements that involve complex land use, planning and zoning issues.
From 2007 to 2010, Jamie served as General Counsel to the Water Replenishment District of Southern California and from 2001 to 2007, he was City Attorney and Redevelopment Agency Counsel for the City of Pico Rivera.
Jamie also served as the long-time Chief of Staff for former U.S. Congressman Esteban E. Torres, gaining more than 30 years of public policy experience and knowledge. During his tenure with Congressman Torres, he spearheaded the formation of federal funding legislation aimed at addressing public transportation projects throughout California, but particularly in Southern California. He was the Congressman’s chief advisor in the development of legislation dealing with the clean-up of groundwater contamination in the San Gabriel Valley and related conjunctive use and groundwater storage agreements involving the Bureau of Reclamation and the Department of the Interior. Jamie has an intimate understanding of the federal and state legislative and regulatory processes as well as federal transit issues. He regularly consults with state and federal elected officials on public policy matters of local concern.
Jamie has represented several public and private entities before federal, state and local elected officials and agencies. He is known for developing pragmatic solutions to complex problems, and he has longstanding working and personal relationships with elected officials in California and Washington, D.C.
Director, Orthopaedic Medical Group And Athletic Rehabilitation Center Inc.
A skilled surgeon, scholar and researcher, Dr. Bryan is a Chicago native. He earned his B.S. degree in Biology, with high distinction, in 1977 from the University of Michigan. He pursued his love of medicine at the Chicago Medical School where he earned his Doctor of Medicine degree in 1981 and was elected to Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. He came to Southern California in 1981 to serve his Internship in General Surgery and his Residency in Orthopaedic Surgery at the USC School of Medicine and stayed on to begin his private medical practice in West Covina in 1986. Dr. Bryan has authored or co authored several scholarly articles on orthopedic practices, has made presentations at national medical conferences, and is Assistant Clinical Professor of Orthopedics at USC School of Medicine.
He has also served as the team physician for Mount San Antonio College. He has served as Chief of Staff at Queen of the Valley Hospital and is a Board Member and Treasurer of Citrus Valley Medical Center.
Dr. Bryan's leisure activities include golf, snow skiing, and motorcycle riding. Diplomat, American Board of Orthopedic Surgery Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon Fellow, American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons Member, California Medical Association, Los Angeles County Medical Association, California Orthopedic Association Has performed more than 4,000 orthopedic procedures since beginning his practice.
Vice President of Latin Affairs
Rudy M Beserra is the Vice President of Latin Affairs for The Coca-Cola Company. Mr. Beserra has made his career as an advocate and voice for the Latino community. Since 1989, Mr. Beserra has strengthened Coca-Cola’s bridge to hundreds of Latino organizations and small businesses in the U.S.
Prior to Coca-Cola, Mr. Beserra was Special Assistant to President Ronald Reagan on Latino and small business affairs.
Mr. Beserra is an active member of a number of prominent Latino focused organizations, including LULAC (League of Latin American Citizens), the National Hispanic Caucus of State Legislators, and the University of Texas-Pan American Foundation Board of Trustees. Mr. Beserra is a past chairman of the Hispanic Scholarship Fund.
In 2011, Mr. Beserra received the NFL Hispanic Heritage Leadership Award. Also in 2011, Mr. Beserra was awarded the Hector Barreto “Con Ganas” Award at the USHCC (United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce) convention in Miami, FL for his advocacy promoting Latino businesses in the private sector.
A native of Albuquerque, New Mexico, Mr. Beserra lives in Atlanta with his wife and two daughters
Ronald (Ron) Meraz is Managing Director for the LA Market Area. The business consists of four branches, Century City, Downtown Los Angeles, Pasadena and Brea. He oversees approximately 140 Financial Advisors who manage $27.4 billion in client assets, and also serves on the MOSAIC as the Executive Sponsor and VEDC as a board member.
Before taking on his current role, Ron was the Regional Director of the Southwest Region of UBS Financial Services Inc. This Region holds $100 Billion in wealth management assets and encompasses Southern California, Hawaii, Arizona, New Mexico and Colorado. Approximately 825 Financial Advisors work in the 33 branches of the Southwest Region.
As the former Complex Director of Orange County, Ron managed financial advisors and support staff across 6 branches in Los Angeles, Orange, and Riverside Counties. He was a 2013 recipient of the Edward J. Connelly Leadership Award and received the distinguished honor of being named both Complex of the Year and Complex Director of the Year for 2014.
Customer Experience Leader
Elizabeth Pitt has spent the last 25 years gaining a breadth of business experience. She currently serves as the Customer Experience leader for Vistage Worldwide, the largest CEO leadership development organization in the world.
She has spent time as a top-tier strategy consultant (McKinsey & Company), publicly traded company and venture-backed start-up executive (Intuit, ShareCare.com, Infusionsoft.com) and family owned business leader (Sam’s Wine & Spirits, Delimex, JelSert Foods). She is a private equity and real estate investor.
She holds an MBA from the University of Chicago’s Booth school of business and a liberal arts degree from University of California, San Diego. She trained for Coaching Certification at Newfield Network and has completed more than 1,000 hours of one-on-one business coaching of CEOs and small business owners.