Current Inductees


Melinda Ellis Evers (MBA '93)

Managing Principal

Ellis Partners

Melinda Ellis Evers is a co-founder and Managing Principal of San Francisco based Ellis Partners, founded in 1993 as an investor and developer of office, industrial and retail properties in Northern California. Since inception, Ellis Partners has invested over $3 billion of private and institutional equity capital in over 60 projects. Melinda's current and past industry affiliations include the Bay Area Mortgage Association, Foundation for San Francisco's Architectural Heritage, Fisher Center Policy Advisory Board, Urban Land Institute, Lambda Alpha Land Economics Honor Society and the UCSF Foundation Investment Company. Melinda received a BA in Economics from University of California at Berkeley and an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.


Ron Sturzenegger ('82)

Former Global Head of Real Estate, Commercial and Investment Banking

Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Ron Sturzenegger spent over 30 years working for Financial Institutions, primarily in the real estate corporate and investment banking areas but also in senior leadership roles at Bank of America. Ron was Enterprise Business & Community Engagement executive for Bank of America. In his role overseeing Enterprise Business & Community Engagement, Ron was responsible for driving global integration opportunities across the enterprise. In addition, Ron led the company's strategy through which leaders representing all the company's various businesses in a given market or community worked together to integrate the delivery of products and services for customers and clients; including the oversight of the Market Presidents Organization. Previously, Ron led Legacy Asset Servicing (LAS) for the bank which was dedicated to resolving the numerous Residential Mortgage Issues post the 2008 financial crisis. Prior to LAS he served as managing director and global head of Real Estate, Gaming & Lodging Corporate & Investment Banking for Bank of America Merrill Lynch, as managing director and head of Real Estate and Lodging Mergers & Acquisitions for Bank of America Securities and as principal at Morgan Stanley Realty. Prior to Business School, Ron was a Research Associate for Bain & Company. Ron is currently an Independent Board Member for KBS REITs II and III and Conversus StepStone Private Markets. Ron is on the Executive Committee for the Fisher Center for Real Estate & Urban Economics. Ron and his wife are the former Vice Chairs and Chairs of the Parents' Advisory Board for Stanford University. Ron has an MBA from Harvard University.