Executive Staff

Grounded in more than 80 years of supporting the university, Cal Poly Partners’ leadership bring a diverse background of experiences, schooling, history and knowledge to the campus community.

Cody VanDorn

As the CEO of Cal Poly Partners, Cody VanDorn is responsible for the day-to-day operation of its programs and services, and strategically working with the board of directors, university leadership, and student body to collectively enhance the Cal Poly experience.  

He holds a finance degree from Cal Poly and is a graduate from the Stanford Project Management program.


Cody VanDorn, CEO of Cal Poly Partners
Andrea Burns

Andrea Burns

Associate Executive Director

Andrea oversees new business development support, Campus Dining, Mustang Shop, Cal Poly Downtown, and Conference and Event Planning.  Andrea is Cal Poly Partners’ liaison to ASI and is serving as co-advisor for Cal Poly Women In Business.

Dan Banfield

Chief Financial Officer

In this role, he oversees the day-to-day financial operations. He has spent a career in public accounting, working primarily in Southern California for a variety of organizations and industries, including the California State University system.

Dan Banfield
Andrea Burns

Ellen Curtis

Associate Executive Director of Marketing & Communications

Ellen leads the planning, development and implementation of all marketing and communications programs. She holds a bachelor’s in communication from Boston University and a master’s in strategic communication management from Concordia University-St. Paul.

Tiffany Kramlich

Human Resources Director

Tiffany has worked extensively with executive leaders and leadership teams to drive business transformation and growth through innovative people practices. A certified mindfulness and meditation coach, Tiffany leverages these practices to create resilient, focused, collaborative and change-ready corporate environments.

Tiffany Kramlich
Andrea Burns

Jim Dunning

Associate Executive Director, Real Estate Development and Services

Jim oversees all stages of real estate acquisition, development, management, and disposal for Cal Poly Partners-owned or leased properties including commercial, residential, and agricultural uses.