Meet Our Board

Our Board of Directors is made up four individuals with over 100 years of business experience ranging from actuarial services to consulting to banking to education.

Mark Simmons

Mr. Simmons has spent the past 44 years as a commercial business banker in the Orange County, CA area. For the past 25 years, Simmons has been the President and CEO of a business bank. Simmons serves as DFA Chairman of the Board.

Suzette Lovely

Ms. Lovely is an adjunct professor at Brandman University, Irvine. She’s dedicated her career to education, most recently as the Superintendent of Carlsbad Unified School District.

Michael Tierney

Mr. Tierney is an actuary specializing in pensions and other post-employment employee benefits. Tierney supervises a staff with actuarial, technical compliance, communication and computer expertise that assists in the design and pricing of employee benefit plans.

Brian Demsey

Mr. Demsey has spent many decades as an actuary and a consultant, working at firms such as Marsh & McLennan, Tillinghast, and Ernst & Young. Demsey has also successfully launched several companies. In 2002, Demsey co-founded Demsey, Filliger & Associates.