John Gregory (Treasurer)
John Gregory has worked as an accountant at Sony Pictures Entertainment, having retired in 2011, and brings to the Friends Board 30 years of accounting and finance experience in the entertainment and aerospace industries and in public accounting.
At Sony Pictures, he was very active in LINKS, the company's employee volunteer program, participating in a variety of environmental community service projects such as tree plantings with TreePeople. John was also on the LINKS Steering Committee, which contributes to the selection, organization, preparation and leadership of the volunteer events.
He was introduced to the Ballona Wetlands and the Friends' mission to champion the restoration and protection of the wetlands through the annual Sony Global Volunteer Day in 2008.
A New Jersey native, John has fond memories of the marshlands along the Jersey shore, and has long appreciated the wisdom and importance of protecting nature's delicate ecosystems. Accordingly, he became more involved with the Friends, and joined the Board in March 2009. John and his wife Kathy reside in nearby Westchester.