A Laguna Alumnus from the class of 1980, Mason is currently Senior Vice President at the Capital Group Companies, a privately-owned global investment management firm based in Los Angeles, and founded in 1931 by the Lovelace family; a family with deep ties to the Laguna Blanca community. Mason works with high-net-worth individuals, families, endowments and foundations through Capital Group Private Client Services.
Mason served on the Laguna Board during the 1990s and helped oversee the acquisition and opening of the Lower School campus in Montecito. He has remained an advisor to Laguna and has continued to serve on various committees. In addition to Laguna’s Board of Trustees, he also serves on the boards of the Lobero Theater and Ganna Walska Lotusland, for which he is a past-president. Over the years he has also served on the boards of the Boys & Girls Club of Santa Barbara, The Santa Barbara Foundation, and the El Adobe Corporation.
A graduate of North Carolina State University, Mason played on their Division I soccer team for all four years. He started his professional career working with Michael Towbes, which led to the founding and operating of two real estate films, Martin Farrell Homes, Inc., a residential development company, and M3 Multifamily, LLC, a company that operates and manages apartment communities. He joined Capital Group in 2011 after selling both real estate ventures and to traveling with his family through England, France, Egypt, Israel, Turkey, and Greece.
The son of a business turn-around specialist, Mason lived all over the country as a child before his family finally settled in Santa Barbara in 1975. He and his wife Julie, a UCSB graduate, have two children, Cooper (10th grader at Laguna), and Henry, and live in the Santa Ynez Valley.
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