Our Alumni

Who Attends

Our alumni represent the best and brightest executives and senior leaders in the greater Sacramento area. They come from private- and public-sector, nonprofit, small and large organizations that define and drive our region.

David Chao of Cisco/WebEx enrolled to round out his leadership skills and notes, "To my great surprise, much of what I learned I could apply immediately to my job. This was an excellent experience and I met quite a few outstanding individuals from the private and public sectors. I highly recommend the program to anyone who wants to advance their career in a management/executive capacity."

"Exceptional individuals lead weekly courses documenting real life management challenges. Classroom activities provide participants with a structured environment to respond to hypothetical situations that represent realistic dilemmas leaders encounter," said Keith Swanson of the California Department of Water Resources.

No matter whom you talk to, our alumni agree this program was a valuable investment in their growth.

Alumni Organizations

Here are just a few of the organizations that have sent their top-level executives to the UC Davis Executive Leadership Program.


  • Delicato Vineyards
  • HM-Clause
  • Jaeger Vineyards
  • Mid Valley Nut Company
  • The Wine Group


  • KVIE Public Television
  • NHI Audio


  • A. Teichert & Son, Inc.
  • Capital Engineering Consultants, Inc.
  • Holt of California
  • Jensen Precast
  • Magnus Pacific Corporation
  • Mark III Construction, Inc.
  • Rex Moore Electric
  • Rudolph and Sletten, Inc.


  • Aerojet, Inc.
  • California National Guard
  • Teledyne Technologies, Inc.


  • Capital Autism Services
  • Sacramento Public Library


  • California Highway Patrol
  • U.S. Department of Homeland Security
  • Sacramento Metro Fire District
  • Sacramento Police Department
  • UC Davis Fire Department


  • Pacific Gas & Electric Company
  • SMUD


  • Bank of California
  • Capital Program Management
  • Charles Schwab & Co., Inc.
  • Placer Credit Union
  • Prudential Financial
  • SAFE Federal Credit Union


  • BloodSource
  • Horizon West Healthcare, Inc.
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • MIND Institute
  • Molina Healthcare
  • NVision
  • Sacramento Radiology
  • Sierra Vista Hospital
  • Sutter Health
  • Vision Service Plan


  • Ally Financial, Inc.
  • AUL Corporation
  • CalFarm
  • Dillon Risk Management


  • Cisco WebEx
  • Coherent, Inc.
  • Crest Technologies, Inc.
  • Delegata
  • Examen, Inc.
  • Genentech
  • Hewlett Packard
  • Intel Corporation
  • Raging Wire Data Centers
  • Teledyne MEC


  • Cache Creek Casino Resort
  • CPS Human Resource Services
  • FedEx
  • IKON Office Solutions
  • Nugget Markets
  • Sacramento Food Bank and Family Services


  • City of Dublin
  • City of Woodland
  • El Dorado Irrigation District
  • Sacramento County
  • Yolo County


  • Board of Behavioral Services
  • Board of Equalization
  • CalPERS
  • California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation
  • California Department of Employment Development
  • California Department of Finance
  • California Department of Food and Agriculture
  • California Department of Pesticide Regulation
  • California Department of Transportation
  • California Department of Water Resources
  • California Department of Veteran's Affairs


  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
  • U.S. Department of Agriculture