The Monterey County Business Council (MCBC) is proud to welcome Dr. Daniel “PK” Diffenbaugh, superintendent of the Monterey Peninsula Unified School District, as speaker for our next member-only lunch on Friday, June 10. Come learn about the exciting plans Diffenbaugh has for the MPUSD and learn about some recent accomplishments that are truly moving MPUSD in the right direction.

Check out the new luncheon menu!!

  • Southwest Chicken Salad: Grilled chicken, lettuce, black beans, corn, pico de gallo, cheese, sour cream, guacamole, salsa, tortilla chips (can order without chicken)
  • Fish Tacos: Artisan corn tortillas, blackened salmon, shredded cabbage, pico de gallo, baja sauce, black beans, rice
  • Coastal French Dip Sandwich: Roast beef, caramelized onion, mushrooms, swiss cheese, au jus dippy sauce and French fries

Please note that MCBC lunches are for members-only.  To become a member of MCBC, complete and send in our application form and/or contact MCBC Executive Director Brian Turlington at

55d4f0db50985.imageDr. PK Diffenbaugh is a proven educational leader with experience bringing people together to achieve a shared vision. His career in education started as a 5th grade teacher in Oakland, CA; a predominatel
y Latino community. From there he moved to Mexico, teaching in a public middle school and studying Spanish, and then transitioned to Sacramento, CA where he spent six years leading the turnaround of one of the state’s lowest-performing high schools. During his tenure at Sacramento High School, the school saw an Academic Performance Index increase from 582 to 778, a state ranking increase from a 2 to a 7, and A-G UC/CSU college eligibility increase from 35% to over 80%. Additionally, over 75% of graduates were accepted to four-year universities including Stanford, CAL, and MIT. Many of these students were the first in their families to go to college.

PK Diffenbaugh left Sacramento High School to enter the inaugural cohort of the Doctorate in Educational Leadership program at Harvard University, an innovative partnership between the Harvard Business School, Kennedy School of Government, and Graduate School of Education. Upon graduating from Harvard, he moved to southern California, where he was the Director of 7-12 Instruction for Garden Grove Unified School District. In this role, he was responsible for all aspects of the instructional program for 10 intermediate and 8 high schools.


Monterey County

Thank you to the County of Monterey for their generous support

June 10, 2016
11:45 am
Bayonet & Black Horse Golf Club
1 McClure Way
Seaside, CA 93955