Our Board of Directors
Dan MacMillan has over 15 years of experience in banking in commercial real estate finance. Dan is a First Vice President at Farmers & Merchants Bank of Long Beach in the Commercial Real Estate Group. Over the past several years, Dan and his wife, Brandi, have volunteered for, and been involved in, fundraising for children's charities throughout Orange County.
Dan has been involved in several events supporting the Count on Me Foundation since the arrival of the Mora family in Southern California. Dan founded the "BRO Campaign," a week-long fundraising campaign on UCLA's Scout.com website. The campaign raised $6,000 in 2012 and increased to over $50,000 in 2013. Dan is a passionate UCLA fan and looks forward to continuing the BRO Campaign in future years!
Dan represented Farmers & Merchants Bank of Long Beach, a sponsor at the Jim Mora Celebrity Golf Classic, where Brandi served as a volunteer. Brandi, as an owner of PDF Print Solutions, has also contributed printing services for the Count on Me Foundation.
Dan attended the University of Miami (FL) and UC Santa Barbara, where he played baseball and graduated with a degree in Business Economics and a Minor in Sports Management. Dan resides in Ladera Ranch, CA with his wife Brandi and their 3 children: Mackenzie, Molly, and Mitchell.
Greg Duriez has 23+ years of experience in the homebuilding industry, and has been as an executive in the homebuilding industry for Talon Homes. While the Southeast Area President for Pulte Homes in Atlanta in 2004, Greg was seeking out an avenue for Pulte Homes, its employees and himself to give back to the community in a charitable manner with both service hours and raising funds for deserving causes.
Greg teamed up with Shannon and Jim for the innaugural Jim Mora Celebrity Golf Classic with Pulte Homes as the title sponsor along with his employees working as the event volunteers. Greg, Pulte Homes and the Moras continued to team up for several more Golf Classics and events to raise funds and awareness for children's charities.
Greg continues to live and work in the Atlanta area as a consultant and investor in the homebuilding industry. Greg is married to Christy and lives in Flowery Branch, Georgia, and has 4 children and 3 step children.
Mark Shuken is a widely respected media, sports, and entertainment leader with a track record of driving business results at both major established and emerging sports networks. As President of Pac-12 Networks, Shuken is responsible for leading the country’s first national television network to be wholly owned by institutions of higher education.
Shuken brings to Pac-12 Networks two decades of experience in growing revenue, distribution, and overall value for sports networks. His prior leadership roles include running sports networks for major media companies such as Time Warner Cable, DirecTV, Liberty Media, and Fox Sports, including having worked directly with many Pac-12 universities.
Throughout his career, Shuken has developed a reputation as an engaging and driven leader with an entrepreneurial spirit befitting the president of a first of its kind sports network like Pac-12 Networks. He is experienced in developing and driving successful strategies in collaboration with key media stakeholders across all areas of the sports media industry, including content, production, programming, distribution and revenue generation.
At Time Warner Cable Sports Networks, Shuken led the creation of three regional sports networks for the Los Angeles Lakers, the LA Dodgers, and the LA Galaxy from the ground up. He was also responsible for crafting the brand strategy and brand identity of the nation’s first Spanish-language RSN. Additionally, Shuken led the management of TWC’s seven proprietary local sports channels, including rights negotiations, development of core strategies, and coordination with TWC cable in subscriber acquisition and retention.
As President and CEO of DirecTV Sports Networks, Shuken led branding, content, cross-promotional, and acquisition strategies to increase asset value and subscriber acquisition. Before that, as President and CEO of Liberty Sports Group, he created and led a stand-alone division of regional sports networks for Liberty Media Corporation, where he significantly increased earnings, resulting in a more than 60 percent increase in net asset value when the division was sold.
Prior to that, at Fox Sports Net Northwest, Shuken was responsible for a significant increase in distribution, ratings, and brand presence, including through innovative programming strategies and partnership agreements with both professional and collegiate teams. For several years, he beat income targets by more than 30 percent annually.
Previously, Shuken also served as President of Rivals Networks, a leading digital network of over 600 sports websites, where he increased gross revenues by 400% and entered into distribution deals with major digital media companies.
A graduate of Santa Clara University, Shuken has also shared his expertise as an adjunct professor in communications at the University of Washington and Santa Clara University. Shuken additionally serves on the boards of two non-profit organizations: the Jim Mora Count on Me Foundation and NextStep Fitness.
Mark lives with his wife, Eliza and is the father of children Sarah, Scott and Steven, and stepchildren Tucker and Estelle.
Starla Knapp spent 24 years working with Federal and State student financial aid programs assisting economically disadvantaged students in the funding of their education. She served as Director of Financial Aid at California State University, Sacramento managing a $23 million program of financial aid consisting of federal, state and institutional funds. She held similar positions at The University of Texas, Arlington and Stanford University Graduate School of Business. After leaving the university setting, she worked with a student loan secondary market in managing their academic and government relations and consulted with several start up internet companies. She is most proud knowing that during her career, she assisted hundreds of thousands of young men and women attain their educational goals.
Starla was regarded as an expert in the federal and state regulations that determined need and worked with several private companies in developing algorithms used for automated systems that schools used to manage their financial aid programs. One of those products was what is now the online Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
Starla has previously served on the Board of Directors of the California Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators, the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators, and the Western Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators that she also severed as President. And she did her parental duty by serving as President of the PTA for two years.
Most recently Starla has become involved in theatre. She volunteers her time at high school and community theatres in the Houston area where she designs and builds theatre sets, as well as designs costumes for plays. At the high school she works closely with students in teaching them the technical side of theatre and feel great pride in these young men and women who affectionately call her “Mama Knapp”.
Starla has been involved in fund raising for over 35 years working with colleges, universities and education foundations in scholarship development and fund-raising activities with Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Starla has also been involved in the Count on Me Foundation since its inception. She has worked on every golf tournament and bowling event for the Foundation coordinating auctions. In addition, Starla took a leadership role in developing the Holiday Shops. She continues her involvement in the Holiday Shops to this day providing guidance in the expansion of the program and spreading cheer to children as a super volunteer.