100 Inspirational Alumni, Business Beyond Usual

Jill Baldauf | "Inspirational 100" Alumna


Jill Baldauf ('81)

Jill Baldauf, MBA 1981
Associate Dean, Office of Alumni Relations, UCLA Anderson

While serving on Anderson's Board of Visitors from 1992 to 1997, Jill helped to create and launch a student pledge program that instilled a culture of giving back in an institution increasingly dependent on private support.  A strong supporter of the arts and arts in education, she is Vice Chairman of the Board of Chrysalis, which assists the homeless in returning to work.  Jill is also a Board member of the LA Opera, Blue Ribbon and The Broad Stage.  A top advertising executive and dedicated contributor to both the community and her business-school alma mater, she built an impressive career with blue-chip agencies such as Benton & Bowles; Grey, Ogilvy & Mathers; and DDB. In 2003 she formed her own agency, Ampersand, with a retainer from Hasbro.  She lives in Santa Monica Canyon with her husband, Steve Grossman, two daughters and Bernese Mountain dog, Cody.