Alumni Hall of Fame
Brian E. Koegle
Brian E. Koegle is a partner in the employment and labor law department of Poole & Shaffery, LLP.
After attending College of the Canyons from 1992 to 1994, he transferred to The Ohio State University, where he obtained his Bachelor of Arts degree in Clinical Psychology with a minor in Economics. He returned to Southern California – realizing how much he really hates Midwestern winters – to attend law school at Southwestern University School of Law where he participated in the widely-acclaimed SCALE program, the nation’s only fully-accredited two-year legal education.
After passing the California State Bar Examination in 2001, Brian opened his own law firm, focusing on employment law and business litigation, until 2004 when he joined Poole & Shaffery.
With a focus on labor and employment law, he provides counsel to employers in a large number of industries with regard to hiring practices, employment contracts, wage and hour issues, compensation, discipline and termination matters. He has represented employers in union grievance, arbitration and dispute resolution procedures and has defended a wide range of employment discrimination and fair employment practice cases. In addition, he has assisted employers in the design, drafting, modification and implementation of personnel policies, procedures and employee handbooks and with performance of personnel policy audits. Brian has guided employers in respect to all aspects of wage and hour compliance, leaves of absence, including family and medical leaves, alcohol and drug rehabilitation leaves, and leaves involving pregnancy-related disabilities. He also has written several published articles on labor and employment-related matters and is a frequent speaker on these issues, including the Chancellor’s Circle Events.
Brian is a member of the Labor and Employment Sections of the California State Bar and the Los Angeles County Bar Association, an Associate Fellow in the Litigation Counsel of America (LCA), and a member of both the Defense Research Institute (DRI) and the Claims & Litigation Management Alliance (CLM). He has been recognized as a Rising Star by SuperLawyers/Los Angeles Magazine in 2010 - 2013. Brian has also been recognized as one of the "40 Under Forty" by both the San Fernando Valley Business Journal (2005) and the Santa Clarita Valley Business Journal (2009), which recognize outstanding achievement by young professionals under the age of 40 in Los Angeles County. He was also a graduate of the inaugural “Leadership Santa Clarita Valley Program,” presented by the COC Employee Training Institute.
Brian serves on several non-profit boards throughout the community, including the College of the Canyons Foundation, HandsOn Santa Clarita and the SCV Youth Project. Brian also worked tirelessly on the Measure “M” campaign, and later served on the Measure “M” Citizens’ Oversight Committee until he completed his term in 2011.
Janice Dollar is vice president and regional services manager for Wells Fargo’s Los Angeles Metro/Orange County Community Bank. Dollar manages more than $36 billion in deposits with a staff of 34 employees who oversee banking operations, compliance, auditing, loss prevention and risk mitigation for Wells Fargo’s 366 retail banking stores across Los Angeles, Ventura and Orange counties.
An 18-year Wells Fargo financial services veteran, Dollar assumed her current position in 2009. She has spent the majority of her banking career supporting retail banking customers in the Greater Los Angeles area.
Prior to assuming her current role, Dollar supported the company’s San Fernando Valley Community Bank and Pacific Coast Community Bank as vice president and regional services manager, supervising compliance and risk management. Dollar also was a retail banking district manager, with oversight of 12 banking stores in the Santa Clarita Valley market; served as sales development consultant for the Greater Los Angeles retail banking division; and was the regional services manager for the company’s South Coast and Eastern Gateway Community Banks.
Dollar earned her bachelor’s degree in political science with an emphasis in American government from the University of California, Los Angeles. She also is a graduate of the Consumers Bankers Association and Bank Administration Institute Graduate School of Retail Bank Management.
Dollar is active in the local community and serves as a board member of the College of the Canyons Foundation Board. She resides in Valencia with her husband.