Distinguished Alumni
Brian McGilvray '76

Brian McGilvray graduated from Chaminade College Preparatory in 1976 and currently is an attorney in private practice. Brian earned his B.S. degree in Management and his M.B.A. degree from Pepperdine University’s Graziadio School of Business, and his Juris Doctor degree from Pepperdine University School of Law. He holds lifetime certification as a Senior Professional in Human Resources from the Society for Human Resources Management and has served as a member of the Wage Board for the State of California Industrial Welfare Commission. He has been an adjunct faculty member at Moorpark College and at Pepperdine University’s Graziadio School of Business, having taught classes in Business Strategy, Human Resources Management, Business Law, and legal Aspects of Human Resource Management. Brian has also been a guest lecturer at UCLS’s Anderson Graduate School of Management. Brian has served on the Business and Technology Advisory Committee at Moorpark College, and currently serves on the Board of Advisors for the School of Business at Woodbury University.

After graduating from Chaminade, Brian followed his father’s footsteps into law enforcement, and joined the Ventura County Sheriff’s Department as a Deputy Sheriff in 1980. He graduated #1 in his class from the Ventura County Police and Sheriff’s Academy, receiving the Outstanding Cadet Award. Brian left the Sheriff’s Department in 1985 to go to work for his father-in-law’s business, 1-Day Paint & Body Centers, where he spent nine years and eventually became the Vice President of Human Resources. Brian entered law school at Pepperdine in 1994, and started his own law practice upon graduation from law school in 1997. 
Brian coached track and field for the Chatsworth Chief’s in the early 1980’s, and then went on to coach his son Chris in little league baseball for 11 years, and helped coach his daughter Celine’s soccer team for 4 years. Brian and his wife Teresa have been very active supporters of the Foundation at Providence St. Joseph Hospital in Burbank, where Teresa currently serves on the Foundation Board.

He and Teresa, a Chaminade alumna, became enthusiastic Chaminade Parents, as they sent their two children, Chris ’07 and Celine ‘12 to Chaminade. He has been involved in volunteer support for the school at the highest levels, serving in leadership capacities as the Alumni Association President from 1988-1992, a member of the Board of Directors from 1992-1995, and from 2005-present. He was Chairman of the Board from 2007-2009, and Chair of the Board of Directors Advancement Committee in 2006-2007, and from 2009-present. Brian has been a member of the Athletic Hall of Fame Nominating Committee since 2001, co-chaired the 50th Anniversary Gala Dinner Celebration in 2002, Co-Chaired the Field Turf Fundraising Committee in 2004 and has been Attorney Coach for the High School Mock Trial Team since 2007. He has continued to remember his Chaminade roots with generous contributions to the Chaminade Fund, the Synthetic Turf Campaign, and several building campaigns.
Today we gratefully honor Brian as a beacon of leadership strengthening the legacy of Catholic education and as a true friend. Because of his example of service and philanthropic generosity, the Catholic community is stronger and Chaminade College Preparatory is better able to continue its Marianist mission to serve the educational and spiritual needs of young men and women. We are proud to name Brian P. McGilvray “Distinguished Alumnus of 2011.”

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