January 6, 2016
(Story revised May 16, 2016. Originally published Jan. 6, 2016)
Community Leader and Visionary Investor Kevin M. Nagle will deliver the commencement address at the 2016 graduation ceremony of the McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific, on May 21, at Sacramento's Memorial Auditorium.
Nagle is an owner and executive voting member of the Sacramento Kings basketball team, and was highly instrumental in leading the efforts with Mayor Kevin Johnson to retain the team in Sacramento. He is also majority owner of the Sacramento Republic FC, a successful minor league soccer club, and is leading the ownership group in bringing major league soccer (MLS) to Sacramento.
Nagle serves as Chairman of the Nagle Holding Companies, an organization that is engaged in real estate development, shopping malls and other investments. Currently, he is a General Partner of the El Dorado Hills Town Center, which is recognized as one of the most successful developments of its kind in Northern California.
Nagle is also the co-founder and former Chief Executive Officer of Envision Pharmaceutical Holdings Inc, and he served as Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors until the company was acquired by the Rite Aid Corporation in June of 2015 for $2.3 billion. He spent more than 13 years in the pharmaceutical industry with the majority of that time in executive management positions in managed care and contracting operations. A trustee at Saint Mary's College of California and Chair of the Governance Committee as an executive Board Member, Nagle also serves as a Board Member (Chairman of Finance Committee) of the St. Hope Public Schools in Sacramento, which was recognized in 2011 as Charter School of the Year (PS7). He is a Founding Member of Greater Sacramento Area Economic Council. In 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015 the Sacramento Business Journal voted him as one of the top Leaders and Executives of the Year. In 2016 Nagle was elected to the Long Beach City College Hall of Fame and received a California State University Distinguished Alumni award.
While supporting numerous philanthropic causes, Nagle has been particularly instrumental in major fundraising campaigns for the St. Hope Foundation and Cristo Rey Sacramento. He has a passion for education reform and healthcare.
Nagle has an AA from Long Beach City College, a BA in Political Science and Speech Communication from California State University, Long Beach and an MA in Business and Public Administration from the University of Southern California, as well as an Executive Management Certificate in Medical Marketing from the University of California, Los Angeles, Anderson Graduate School of Business. He resides in El Dorado Hills, California.