Darin Anderson Selected to Serve as Alumni Regent

He is current chair of the UCR Foundation Board of Trustees, and previously served 10 years on the UCR Alumni Association’s Board of Directors

Darin Anderson

Darin Anderson

The UCR Alumni Association Board of Directors has selected Darin Anderson to serve a term as alumni regent on the Board of Regents of the University of California. Anderson will serve as Regent-designate from July 1 through June 30, 2018, followed by a one-year appointment as a voting member on the Board.

Anderson is a long time supporter of UCR and the UC System. He is current chair of the UCR Foundation Board of Trustees and previously served 10 years on the UCR Alumni Association’s Board of Directors.

He earned his bachelor’s degree in business administration from UCR in 1989 and was awarded the Dean Thomas L. Broadbent Commencement Award for outstanding male graduate. He finished his MBA at UCR in 1991, and in 2002, he received the Outstanding Young Alumnus Award from the UCR Alumni Association.

Anderson is currently the chief executive officer (CEO) and chairman of Salas O’Brien, a national facilities planning, design, and construction management firm. Salas O’Brien has been recognized over the last five years as an Inc. 5000 fastest growing company in the United States, based on three year growth rates. He was recently recognized as the Ernst & Young 2016 Entrepreneur of the Year for the Orange County and Inland Empire region. The EY Entrepreneur of the Year Award is the world’s most prestigious business award for entrepreneurs.

Anderson is also the chairman and lead investor of Muhu Inc. and Convoy Technologies LLC. He is also on the board of directors for two private equity firms, Lotus Innovations LLC and Bridge Equity Partners LLC. He became a certified public accountant earlier in his career while at PricewaterhouseCoopers.

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