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About Our Staff

The dedicated leaders and staff of the Systemwide Business and Finance division support the CSU’s 23 campuses and Chancellor’s Office by providing timely, relevant, prudent and innovative solutions.​

Business & Finance Leadership​

Steve Relyea​
Executive Vice Chancellor & Chief Financial Officer
562-951-4600
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Brad Wells
Associate Vice Chancellor
Business & Finance
562-951-4600

Ryan Storm
Assistant Vice Chancellor
System Budget
562-951-4560

Robert Eaton
Assistant Vice Chancellor
Financing, Treasury, & Risk Management
562-951-4570

Elvyra San Juan
Assistant Vice Chancellor
Capital Planning, Design & Construction
562-951-4100

Mary Ek
Assistant Vice Chancellor / Controller
Financial Services
562-951-4540

Michael Redmond
Assistant Vice Chancellor
Operations Support
562-951-4000

Patrick Perry
Chief Information Officer
Information Technology
562-951-4201

Arun Casuba
Executive Director, Strategic Sourcing &
​Chief Procurement Officer
Contract Services
562-951-4590


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Staff Directory

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Robyn Pennington
Chief of Staff
562-951-4552

Lorena Martinez
Manager, Busines and Finance Administration
562-951-4645

Alexis Naiknimbalkar
Director, Organizational Excellence
562-951-4547

Janis Wheeler
Executive Assistant
562-951-4567

Eric Andersson
Assistant Director, Organizational Excellence
562-951-4545

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Diana Reyes
Office Manager
562-951-4602​

How We Help the CSU:

  • Serve as a strategic resource and trusted partner for campuses to enhance student achievement.
  • Improve communication, increase transparency, and offer guidance to campuses.
  • Provide campuses with intuitive and flexible tools, so that they can provide outstanding services for​ students, faculty, and staff.
  • Increase the availability and use of data for campuses.
  • Simplify policies and procedures to reduce workload for campuses.
  • Reduce cycle time and improve the performance of our essential support services.
  • Research, advocate, and secure support for investment by the State.
  • Ensure effective stewardship of resources to maintain stakeholder and public trust.
  • Reduce costs, limit risk, and optimize return on investment; report results to stakeholders.
  • Cultivate a climate of fairness, cooperation, and professionalism in the division.
  • Promote staff development, encourage creativity, and provide them with the skills to be successful.
  • Increase staff recognition and solicit ideas from staff to make Business & Finance a better workplace.