Mr. Fogel is CEO and co-principal of Westwood Financial Corporation which he founded in 1967. Westwood Financial Corporation owns and operates over 125 shopping centers primarily located in California and Arizona. Mr. Fogel has just completed a two-year term as President of Stephen S. Wise Temple, the largest Reform Synagogue in the United States with over 3,000 families and a highly regarded K-12 school system educating over 1,500 students.
Mr. Fogel is an oil color artist with over 50 portraits in private collections. His works have been displayed in public exhibitions. His have been honored in a one-show at the Sylvia White Gallery in Santa Monica, California. Mr. Fogel is also the published author of three books.
Mr. Fogel is a graduate of Hamilton High School in the Los Angeles Unified School District. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree with a business specialization from the University of Southern California. He also attended the Graduate School of Business of the University of California.