Martin Gottlieb, LHD
CHAIR, GOVERNANCE COMMITTEE; MEMBER/PRESIDENT, CEO SELECTION, PERFORMANCE AND COMPENSATION COMMITTEE
Martin Gottlieb, LHD Martin Gottlieb joined a regional bank in 1980 as Vice President, and rose to the position of Corporate Executive Vice President prior to his retirement from the bank in 1995. He also served as Executive Vice President of FirstFed Financial Corp, a New York Stock Exchange Company, and on the boards of Oceanside Insurance Company and Seaside Financial Company.
Other board memberships include: Board Chairman of the UCLA/Santa Monica Medical Center Foundation, Chairman of the Charles Ruggles Medical Foundation and Chairman of the Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce. He was also the founding President of the Las Vegas Boys and Girls Club. In 1994 the California State Assembly and the County of Los Angeles honored Gottlieb for his extensive community service.
Gottlieb earned his Bachelors of Science degree from Arizona State University and received his Master of Public Administration from Pepperdine University. He later served for three years as an adjunct faculty member at Pepperdine.
In 2009, he received a Doctor of Humane Letters degree from Northcentral University.
Since retirement and returning to his Arizona roots, Gottlieb has been involved with various Central Arizona community activities, serving as a Board member for Wells Fargo Bank, Central Arizona; Yavapai College Foundation, Chairman, Norwest Bank Regional Board; Vice Chairman of the Yavapai Regional Medical Center capital expansion fund raising program; past Chairman of Yavapai Big Brothers Big Sisters; and past President of the Prescott Frontier Rotary Club. He formerly served on the Board of Visitors, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, and on the Advisory Board for Mayo Clinics Arizona Transplant House. In 2006 Gottlieb was named Philanthropist of the Year by the Yavapai County Community Foundation and in 2009 he was named by the Arizona Children's Foundation to the Circle of Champions.