Full Name
Christine Scheuneman
Job Title
Corporate Director/Advisor/Leadership Fellow
Farmers and Merchants Bank
Speaker Bio
Christine Scheuneman is a corporate director and strategic advisor to national and international private and Fortune 100 companies. She is an award-winning leader, achieving results with organizations by providing innovative and strategic advice, and is a published author on corporate governance, finance, real estate, and consumer issues. Ms. Scheuneman is a member of the Board of Directors of Farmers and Merchants Bank of Long Beach, where she Chairs the Risk and Compliance Committee and serves on the Nominations and Corporate Governance Committee. She has served on the Advisory Board of the technology and administration company, Simpluris, Inc.

Christine recently retired as a senior partner of the international law firm Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP, where she represented many of the nation’s leading corporations, financial institutions, and real estate companies, as well as many preeminent international companies. She led the firm’s Global Real Estate litigation team. She served as a key member of the firm’s Global Crisis Management Team and led successful high-impact teams in investment, regulatory, finance, real estate, and consumer matters. She has received many professional honors, including being honored by the Financial Times for demonstrating innovation through originality, leadership, and impact.

Ms. Scheuneman serves on the Board of Directors of the National Association of Corporate Directors, Pacific Southwest Chapter, where she Chairs the Strategic Partnerships Committee of the Board. She has been an NACD Governance Fellow and is currently an NACD Board Leadership Fellow.
A long-standing member of the Advisory Board of the Center for Real Estate at the Paul Merage School of Business at the University of California, Irvine, Ms. Scheuneman works with leaders in real estate and finance. She is a past Chair of the Board of Trustees of Cottey College, the only independent women’s college owned and supported by women, and now serves on the Advisory Board of its Serenbetz Institute for Women’s Leadership, Social Responsibility, and Global Awareness. She is the Chair of the Board of Directors of the Girl Scouts of Orange County. She also serves on the Board of Directors of the Orange County United Way and is a member of its Finance and Advocacy Committees.

Ms. Scheuneman received her Juris Doctor from DePaul University College of Law, her Bachelor of Arts from the University of Kansas, and her Associate of Arts from Cottey College.
Christine Scheuneman