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CLA Honored Alumni 2017

2017 College of Liberal Arts Honored Alumnus - Chris Trapani

About Christopher Trapani

Christopher Trapani graduated in 1990 with a degree in political science. He is the founder and CEO of Sereno Group, a residential real estate company generating more than $3 billion in sales annually. Sereno Group was named the “Best Place to Work” by the Bay Area News Group for eight consecutive years from 2009-2016. Trapani is committed to the environment and community development through philanthropy. He created Sereno Group’s 1% For Good program, through which one percent of gross commissions are automatically donated to local charities, resulting in nearly $500,000 in donations annually. For the company’s philanthropic work, Sereno Group was recently honored as one of the top 50 corporate givers in the Bay Area by the Silicon Valley Business Journal. Trapani is a member of the Cal Poly President’s Council of Advisors and is playing a lead role in raising funds for space for the Expressive Technology Studios in the new Science and Agriculture Research and Teaching Complex scheduled to open on campus in 2021. Trapani’s wife Kirsten is a Cal Poly alumna and two of their children, Gabi and AJ, are currently Cal Poly students.

Other 2017 Cal Poly Honored Alumni from CLA 

Two other 2017 Cal Poly Honored Alumni are also graduates from the College of Liberal Arts! 


Steve S. Jones
B.A., Political Science, 1992
CEO, Allied Universal

CPAA - Distinguished Service Award

Kelley Bannon Lashley
B.A., Political Science, 1995
Partner Calleton, Merritt, De Francisco & Bannon LLP

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