2018-19 Adviser Forum West has ended
Welcome to Los Angeles, and to 2018 Forum West!
**Reminders: Please bring a notebook and pen to every session, and wear your CAC name badge at all times**

Dear CAC family,
Welcome to my home state of California and our Adviser Forum West! We are thrilled to have you here in the City of Angels and are grateful to our host chapter, the awesome USC Corps! Fight on!

Our theme this year goes to the heart of CAC’s mission -- Advancing Opportunity. The goal over the next few days is to recommit ourselves to advancing opportunity in various ways. We hope you will discover best practices from your peers, engage with the research, reflect on your journey and what may lie ahead by interacting with the alumni panel and industry workshops, and be inspired by our guest speakers whose stories capture in powerful ways the journey to advancing opportunity.

On behalf of our national team and Board of Directors, we are grateful for the work that each of you — 716 advisers serving 210,000 students in 16 states across the country — do every day. We continue to build a national movement at a critical time in our nation’s history. Let us commit to ensuring every student hears those four key words, “I believe in you” and, together, we advance opportunity.

It is an honor to serve with you!

Nicole Hurd
Founder and CEO
College Advising Corps
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Anton Anderson, MD

Anton Anderson is the principal of Productivity Consulting, a technology strategy firm, based in Southern California. Anton has a broad background in applications programming and graphic design. He has been a featured speaker at industry trade shows and private seminars since 1990, presenting solutions geared toward small-to-medium businesses.

He has been affiliated with a number of several professional organizations, including the Apple Consultants Network (ACN), and FMDiSC (FileMaker Developers in Southern California), where he served a term on its Advisory Board. Anton has written a number of articles for FileMaker Advisor, a magazine geared towards developers and consultants on the FileMaker platform, and was named as a Technical Editor for their sister publication, Advisor Basics for FileMaker Pro.

Anton is a Southern California native, growing up in the Pasadena area. During his youth, he showed a distinct lean towards technology, working for the 1984 Olympics as a part of their Technology staff. Anton is a graduate from Dartmouth College, where he has a combined degree in Computer Science and Visual Arts. While in college he worked as a student consultant for the Computer Resource Center, providing telephone and personal support for an 8,000+ user networked campus. Upon graduation, Anton remained as Assistant Director for the center. In late 1989, he returned to Los Angeles to found his consulting practice, building upon a client base he had been developing since 1986.

Anton currently lives in his hometown of Altadena, California, with his wife and toddler son. He continues to actively participate in Dartmouth alumni organizations. Anton served on the boards of the local YMCA, and Leadership Pasadena. In addition to his activity within his community, he pursues his interest in the arts and the outdoors.