About Us

    Burbank Business Partners was created by a group of business and community leaders dedicated to elevating their commitment to the educational efforts of our schools by developing broad-based, sustainable, multi-level support.

    The success of our community depends upon the strength and quality of our schools and Burbank Business Partners is committed to engaging the entire community – businesses, teachers, parents, and students alike – to build partnerships that ensure we are not only meeting, but exceeding, the needs of our most precious commodity: our children.

    Our continuing goal is to increase awareness of the ever-present needs facing our schools. By increasing the community’s interaction and investment in our local schools, we can build a culture of support that will enhance the educational opportunities of today’s students and form a strong foundation for future generations.


    Burbank Business Partners Board Members

    Michael Cusumano, Chair
    Cusumano Real Estate Group

    Susan Georgino, Chair Principal Partners Program
    Adjunct Professor
    Woodbury University

    Mary Alvord
    City of Burbank

    Lucy Burghdorf
    Public Relations and Government Affairs Manager
    Bob Hope Airport

    Mauro Diaz
    Assistant Vice-President, Grants, Sponsored Programs and Governmental Compliance
    Woodbury University

    Mary-Elizabeth Michaels
    Director of Community Affairs
    Warner Bros. Entertainment

    Jamie Keyser Thomas
    Manager, Los Angeles Community Engagement
    The Walt Disney Company

    Mike Thomas, Vice-Chair/Treasurer
    MT Commercial Cleaning Services, Inc

    Sheri Rang, Secretary
    Burbank Chamber of Commerce

    David Nos

    Carson Smith
    Sr. Manager, Community & Content Relations
    Nickelodeon Studios

    Eric Swanborg
    Sr. Director, Broadcast Operations
    Nickelodeon Studios

    Karen Volpei
    Keller Williams
    Burbank Association of Realtors

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