WELCOME NEW POLY TRUSTEES
Poly welcomes the new trustees who joined the board during the 2021-2022 school year.
KOKO ARCHIBONG '99
Koko Archibong is a Vice President and Private Wealth Advisor for Capital Group Private Client Services. He works with high net worth individuals and their families to design customized plans for protecting and growing their wealth, often over multiple generations. Koko specializes in working with professional athletes and entertainers.
Earlier in his career, Koko worked at Poly in the capacity of Assistant Athletic Director (2013-2015). He has significant experience in the sports world, having spent a decade as a professional basketball player in the NBA and overseas, and was a member of the Nigerian Olympic team during the 2012 summer games in London.
Koko holds the Certified Private Wealth Advisor designation and is a CFA Level III candidate. He has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania and a master’s from the University of Liverpool.
Koko serves on the boards of Pasadena Community Foundation, Penn Fund Executive, Penn Fund Basketball, Young Storytellers, and Good City Mentors.
His son, Asaya, is a member of the Poly Class of 2033.
Judith “Judy” McDonald has been an active Poly supporter since 1975. A grandparent of two current Poly students and the mother of three alumni, Judy founded The Oak Tree Times as a parent volunteer and served as Poly’s Director of Development for seven years in the 1980s.
A native of New York, Judy attended Manhattanville College and has worked for decades on behalf of women, children, and the homeless in her community. At Mount Saint Mary’s University in Los Angeles, Judy served as Board Chairman, Presidential Search Committee Chair, and chair of a recently completed capital campaign; she is now a Trustee Emerita. She was a founding board member of Young and Healthy in Pasadena and served as Board President for both Good Shepherd Center for Homeless Women and Children in Los Angeles and Mother’s Club (now known as Families Forward Learning Center).
Judy also once ran her own retail business known as Shop Chez Nous and had editorial positions at the Washington Post and Hearst Magazines.
Judy is married to Steve McDonald and lives in Pasadena.
LORI MACPHERSON '85
Lori MacPherson is an entertainment and consumer products executive with over two decades of experience at the Walt Disney Company. She was most recently the Executive Vice President of Global Product Management for the Walt Disney Studios, a role in which she oversaw distribution strategy and new product and business model development. Previously, she served as Executive Vice President and General Manager of Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment. Lori is currently on the Board of Directors of Jakks Pacific (NASDAQ:JAKK) a leading global designer, manufacturer, and marketer of toys and consumer products.
Lori received a BA in French Literature from Pomona College in Claremont, California and was the recipient of a Fulbright Scholarship, which allowed her to pursue further studies at the Sorbonne in Paris.
Lori was raised in Pasadena, attending local public elementary schools before enrolling in Poly in the ninth grade. She is married to Keith Rawlinson, and they have two sons, Liam ’18 and Aidan ’20.
ELISA RODRIGUEZ '01
(ALUMNI BOARD PRESIDENT)
After spending the bulk of her career in financial services, Elisa is now a Director of Treasury and Financial Operations for Orum.io, a technology company focused on creating payments infrastructure. Prior to her role at Orum, Elisa was a Vice President at Goldman Sachs Investment Management Division, working with a team to manage over $2 billion in investment assets.
Elisa received her MBA from UCLA Anderson as a Consortium Fellowship recipient and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Pennsylvania in economics with a minor in Latin American studies. While at the University of Pennsylvania, Elisa studied abroad in the Dominican Republic and served on the advisory board of La Casa Latina.
Elisa grew up in Pasadena and was a “lifer” at Polytechnic School. Elisa’s father, Nicholas, is Poly Class of 1970, and her two children, Anna ’32 and Georgie ’34, are also Poly Panthers.