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Joint Venture board adds University of Phoenix and Jones Lang LaSalle executives

2 headshotsMarch 18, 2016 – The Joint Venture board of directors today elected Summer Van Pelt, Bay Area Campus Director of the University of Phoenix, and Greg Matter, Executive Vice President of commercial real estate firm Jones Lang LaSalle, as its newest members.

Dr. Van Pelt, who has been with the university since 2003, became Campus Director of the Bay Area campus, which includes San Jose, Oakland and Livermore, in 2015. Previously she spent 11 years in Asia establishing and working with the school’s Overseas Military Campus, with learning centers at U.S. military bases in Okinawa, Japan, Korea and Guam.

She is also an associate faculty member, teaching critical thinking and organizational leadership. Dr. Van Pelt earned her B.S. in psychology from the University of Maryland and three advanced degrees from the University of Phoenix, an MBA in human resource management, a Master’s in adult education and training and a doctorate in management.

Matter leads Jones Lang LaSalle’s Advanced Manufacturing Group, providing strategy, planning, site selection, disposition and real estate negotiation, more recently for such major clients as Tesla Motors Northern California, SGI, Foxconn, Cisco and Solyndra.

Matter is a board member of the San Francisco chapter of the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals and was a founding member of the Silicon Valley Manufacturing Roundtable. He received his Bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Colorado.

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