Mr. Stephen R. Onderdonk
Steve Onderdonk received his BA from UC Berkeley in 1965 and his MBA from USC's Graduate School of Business Administration in 1967. He then served as a lieutenant in the U.S. Navy from 1967 to 1971, spending one tour as a mine countermeasures officer in Vietnam and two years as a mining officer with Commander Mine Forces Pacific Fleet, Long Beach Naval Station. After working for a year as a corporate banking officer with United California Bank, he joined the Colwell Mortgage Trust as vice president in 1972. He became manager of the Investment Real Estate Division of the Seeley Company, Los Angeles, in 1975.
Onderdonk was president, chief executive officer, director, and half owner of Econolite Control Products, Inc., the nation's largest manufacturer of traffic control equipment, from 1978 to 1997, and of California Chassis, Inc. from 1982 to 1997.
He currently owns and manages a working cow-calf ranch in Central California and serves as an advisor to the animal science department at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo.
Onderdonk was also president of the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County and trustee of the UC Berkeley Foundation, the Polytechnic, Flintridge Preparatory, and Chandler Schools, Pasadena; and president of the San Gabriel Valley Chapter, Young Presidents Organization.
Standing Committees: Audit and Compliance; Buildings and Grounds, former chair; Conflict Review Subcommittee; Institute and Alumni Relations; JPL
Previous Committees: Executive; Investment