Alumni Awards

2015 Alumni AwardS

Submit A NominationEach year UCLA Anderson recognizes the accomplishments of outstanding alumni with the following awards. The Awards Committee of the UCLA Anderson Alumni Network invites the UCLA Anderson community to participate by submitting nominations. Nomination deadline: Wednesday, February 11th.

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2014 Alumni Award Recipients

John E. Parker ('50)
John E. Anderson Distinguished Alumni Award

John E. Parker ('50)

John E. Parker ('50)

An eminent entrepreneur and philanthropist, John E. Parker (UCLA ’50) has made remarkable contributions to the business world, his alma mater and the community.


The John E. Anderson Distinguished Alumni Award is the highest accolade for exceptional achievement that UCLA Anderson may bestow upon alumni. This award salutes the achievements of outstanding alumni whose  personal lives, professional achievements, and community service exemplify the objectives of the School.

Jim Freedman ('78)
Outstanding Alumni Service Award

Jim Freedman ('78)

Jim Freedman ('78)

Mr. Freedman is Chairman and Managing Director of Intrepid Investment Bankers, LLC (“Intrepid”).  He has more than 30 years of investment banking and corporate finance.


The Outstanding Alumni Service Award is presented to alumni who have consistently provided exemplary service to UCLA Anderson, enhancing the stature, success and well-being of the UCLA Anderson Alumni Network, as well as the quality and reputation of the School. 

>>Past Recipients

2012 - Robert D. Beyer '83
Chairman, Chaparal Investments LLC

2012 - Marshall Goldsmith '77

2010 - Ambassador Lester B. Korn ('60), chairman and chief executive officer of Korn Capital Group and Korn Tuttle Capital Group 

2009 - Richard R Crowell ('80)

2008 - Louise L. Francesconi ('78), Vice President and President, Missile Systems Business, Raytheon Company

2007 - Laurence D. Fink ('76), Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of BlackRock, Chairman of the Executive and Management Committee

2006 - Kip Hagopian ('66), Managing Partner, AppleOaks Partners, LLC

2005 - Ric Kayne ('68), President, Kayne Anderson Capital Advisors; CEO, Kayne Anderson Rudnick Investment Management

2004 - Jeff Henley ('67), Chairman, Oracle Corporation

2003 - Eugene Rosenfeld ('56), Chairman, UCLA Anderson Board of Visitors, Private Investor, ForestLane Group

2002 - John E. Anderson ('40), President, Topa Equities, Ltd. 


>>Past Recipients

2013 - Christopher D. Jennings ('80)
Managing Director, Roth Capital Partners

2013 - Constantine Malaxos ('96)
Director of Northern American Commercial Sales, Lumeta Corporation

2012 - Grady M. Smith '01

2010 - Brian Farrell ('78), president and CEO of THQ Inc. 

2009 - Juan Diaz-Andreu ('96)

2008 - Eleanor Brewer ('86), Vice President of Research & Development, St. Joseph Health System (retired) 

2007 - Stephen Torres ('94), Chief Operating Officer, DRI Energy

2006 - Jay Ferguson ('94), Partner, Kline Hawkes and Company

2005 - Regina Regazzi ('97), Assistant Dean, Parker Career Management Center

2004 - Clayton Frech ('98), VP of Operations, Classic Party Rentals 

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