Al Gilbert, President and CEO, joined Felton as Chief Financial Officer in October 2004, after serving as a consultant to the organization for several years. Mr. Gilbert then served as Chief Operating Officer, before his appointment as President and CEO. During his tenure on behalf of Felton, Mr. Gilbert strategically executed improvements in the organization’s operating budget and negotiated millions of dollars in grants in loans. In addition, he was instrumental in the expansion of Felton operations throughout California and forged partnerships in other states.
Prior to joining Felton, Mr. Gilbert founded and served as Managing Partner for Entrepren, a business consultancy that focuses on fiscal and operational management, strategic planning, crisis management, auditing, and systems re-engineering. He worked as Senior Accounting Officer for Bank of America and Chief Fiscal Officer for a $35 million managed-healthcare initiative funded by the United States Department of Health & Human Services, for whom he developed an operational infrastructure to ensure fiscal integrity and contact compliance.
Mr. Gilbert's career as a fiscal and strategic professional includes a wide array of fields from technology, banking, retail, operations management, and manufacturing to education, social services, and government.
He serves as the Treasurer for the Board of Directors of TODCO Development Company. Mr. Gilbert also served on the Boards of Town School for Boys and the Kiwanis International, and was Board President of Art, Research and Curriculum, Inc.
Mr. Gilbert holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Ohio State University and a Masters degree in Business Administration from Indiana University. Al lives with his wife and son in the East Bay.