2019 Speaker Series

The Speaker Series is a wonderful opportunity to engage with thought leaders and your surrounding community in Orange County. Every year the USC Alumni Club of Orange County comes together over the course of four months to learn about relevant and important topics in today’s world. Take a look at our 2019 schedule below and we look forward to seeing you at our events!

The 2019 Speaker Series

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February 20th, 2019 - Jason Gilboa

“From idea to Your First $1M in Sales”

Jason Gilboa – Founder of Facial Works

Jason Gilboa graduated USC with a BA in international relations and a minor in business in 2004. As a post-grad he worked in Irvine at a commercial bank, rising quickly to the position of VP and overseeing up to 15 people.  After learning the ropes of leadership and sales, Jason decided to leave and pursue entrepreneurship. He then met and married his wife Meghan, an esthetician and fellow entrepreneur. In 2014 they founded Facialworks, the original facial bar in Southern California.  They concurrently developed a Facialworks skincare line dedicated to clean, natural ingredients that is sold at their stores and online. Facialworks has expanded to three retail locations in Orange County with 3 locations coming soon to the Los Angeles market.  Jason resides in Newport Beach with his wife and two children.


Light dinner provided. 6:30pm start. Buy Tickets Here!

March 27th, 2019 - S. Duke Han, PhD, ABPP-CN, Keck School of Medicine of USC

“Cognitive Decline and Financial Decision Making”

S. Duke Han, PhD, ABPP-CN, Keck School of Medicine of USC

Dr. Duke Han is a diplomate of the American Board of Professional Psychology in clinical neuropsychology, Director of Neuropsychology in the Department of Family Medicine, and an Associate Professor of Family Medicine, Neurology, Psychology, and Gerontology at the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California. Dr. Han is interested in the factors that impact cognition and decision making in aging. He also has special interests in using novel neuroimaging and statistical approaches to better understand these factors. Dr. Han maintains an active research collaboration with the Rush Alzheimer’s Disease Center of Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, where he was most recently a tenured faculty member. He is the recipient of the Paul B. Beeson Career Development Award in Aging Research, which is supported by the National Institute on Aging, the American Federation of Aging Research (AFAR), and the John A. Hartford Foundation.


Light dinner provided. 6:30pm start. Buy Tickets Here!

April 17th, 2019 - Perry Viscounty


Strategies for Success: How To  Build and Maintain Business Relationships in Any Career

Perry Viscounty, Partner Latham and Watkins LLP

Perry Viscounty is a nationally recognized trial attorney who handles high-stakes cases for companies ranging from Fortune 100 to emerging companies. He primarily handles intellectual property and technology litigation with an emphasis on complex jury trials. Mr. Viscounty previously served as Chair of the Litigation & Trial
Department in the firm’s Orange County office from 1999 to 2005 and Global Chair of the firm’s Intellectual Property Litigation Practice Group from 2005 to 2013.

Mr. Viscounty currently serves on the firm’s Global Strategic Client Committee. He is a Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America, a member of the International Trademark Association, and an arbitrator for the World Intellectual Property Organization.

Mr. Viscounty has been recognized as a leading trial lawyer in:
• Chambers USA 2018: Intellectual Property: Trademark, Copyright & Trade Secrets;
• Chambers Global 2018: USA, Intellectual Property: Trademark, Copyright & Trade Secrets;
• World Intellectual Property Review 2017 as a “Leader”
• Named “Litigation Groundbreaker” by The Recorder 2017.

In addition to his legal experience, Mr. Viscounty is president of Santa Ana Country Club and a founding member of the International Executive Council (IEC). He has been a guest lecturer at USC and UCLA, and has taught numerous seminars regarding effective presentations for jury trials and arbitrations.

Light dinner provided. 6:30pm start. Buy Tickets Here!

May 2019 - Maria Aranda

Maria Aranda, USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work, USC Edward R. Roybal Institute on Aging

María P. Aranda is an associate professor at the USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work and the executive director of the USC Edward R. Roybal Institute on Aging. She holds a joint appointment with the USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology and is a psychotherapist with over 30 years of experience providing mental health services to middle-aged and older adults and their families.


Light dinner provided. 6:30pm start. Buy Tickets Here!