100 Inspirational Alumni, Business Beyond Usual

Charles Steinmetz | "Inspirational 100" Alumnus


Charles Steinmetz, MBA 1977

Charlie SteinmetzCharles (Charlie) Steinmetz is a member of the Governing Board of the Archaeology Institute of America where he also serves on the Finance Committee, Development Committee, AIA Site Preservation Committee and the UCLA/AIA Site Preservation Committee. He has a BSC degree from Santa Clara University and a MBA from UCLA. He is President of the Steinmetz Foundation which supports literacy programs in Southern California. He also is President of JCA Associates and Tiernay Properties. Previously he was Vice President of Tiernay Metals, a worldwide distributor of aluminum extrusions to the aircraft industry. Steinmetz's non -profit involvements include: UCLA Library; Directors Council, Cotsen Institute of Archaeology at UCLA; Board of Directors, Ocean Institute Dana Point CA.; Development Committee, Los Angeles Catholic Education Committee; Past Board Member, UCLA Alumni Association; Board of Advisors, Steinmetz's interest in archaeology has been a lifelong passion. After selling Tiernay Metals in 1999 he finally had time to pursue this field. He has worked with Professor Bernie Frischer at Horace's Villa near Licenza, Italy; with Professors Sarah Morris and John Papadopoulos at Lofkend, Albania; and Charles (Chip) Stanish at Island of the Sun in Bolivia and Tarapaca, Peru. His overall objective is to bring the fun and discovery of archaeology to inner city children to help them "develop curiosity" to make reading and learning relevant. Steinmetz and his wife Ellen (Weezie) live in Manhattan Beach, CA.