John Gumas, (’84) Immediate Past Chair, President, Gumas Advertising
John Gumas is the President of Gumas Advertising, a San Francisco-based full-service branding, advertising and interactive marketing agency. A veteran of the advertising and marketing industry, Gumas founded Gumas Advertising in 1984. Today, the award-winning firm serves a host of regional, national and international clients. Gumas currently sits on many boards, including the San Francisco Giants Community Fund, the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce and the Elios Society. He is also the author of the popular book "Marketing Smart." Mr. Gumas received a B.A. in marketing in 1984 from SF State, where he was named 2008 Alumni Advocate of the Year and inducted into SF State's Alumni Hall of Fame in 2010. His wife, Janice, graduated from SF State in 1985, also with a bachelor's degree in business. Janice Gumas is serving as founding president of the newly established SF State Parents Council. Their son studies opera at SF State.