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October 23, 2014
Giora Romm '82 Shares His Story of Moving From Prison to Prestige
Giora Romm '82On October 8, retired Major General & Inspirational Alumnus Giora Romm '82 spoke at UCLA Anderson about how he moved from captivity to the highest levels of government and business. Romm served in the Israeli Air Force for 33 years in various flight and senior command positions. Following his talk, he gave out copies of his book Solitary which documents his war time experiences between 1969 and 1973 as well as his transition into executive leadership roles at the Ministry of National Infrastructure, Jewish Agency, and Israel's Civil Aviation Authority...

» Watch Giora Romm's story.
» Learn more about Romm as one of our 100 Inspirational Alumni.
John Wooden Global Leadership Award Celebrates Qualcomm Executive Chairman Dr. Paul E. Jacobs

John Wooden Global Leadership Award
Register NowNovember 17, 2014
6 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Skirball Cultural Center, Los Angeles

Join us as we celebrate 2014's John Wooden Global Leadership Award recipient Dr. Paul E. Jacobs at the on the evening of Monday, November 17. The award honors a corporate leader who personifies the extraordinary standard of achievement, leadership and character associated with Coach Wooden. As the executive chairman of communications technology company Qualcomm Inc., Jacobs is charged with guiding the development of new technologies and Qualcomm's long-term opportunities. The evening also awards current MBA students who embody Coach Wooden's leadership ideals and commitment to improving the lives of others with student fellowships.

» Watch highlights from last year's event honoring Walt Disney Chairman & CEO Bob Iger.

Anderson Evenings in New York City Nov. 18 and San Francisco Nov. 20

Anderson Evenings

The Office of Alumni Relations and Parker Career Management Center present Anderson Evenings. This series of celebrations will provide the unique opportunity to bring UCLA Anderson students and alumni together for an exceptional evening of content and networking in cities where students are participating in Day-on-the-Job (DOJ) treks. As an alumna or alumnus, you play a significant role in the success of our students and ultimately, the school. As students make their way to New York City and San Francisco, don't miss this special occasion to celebrate the success of UCLA Anderson and enjoy an evening with the brightest business leaders in the world.

New York Athletic ClubNew York City
An Anderson Evening with Ken Moelis
Tuesday, November 18
7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
New York Athletic Club - City House

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An Anderson Evening with founder, chairman & CEO of Moelis & Company Ken Moelis will be held at the iconic New York Athletic Club and will host alumni representatives from investment banking and investment management companies. The evening will feature a fireside chat with Dean Judy Olian.

Winery SFSan Francisco
An Anderson Evening
Thursday, November 20
7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
The Winery SF

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An Anderson Evening in San Francisco will be held at Bryan Kane's ('96) award winning The Winery San Francisco and host alumni representatives from companies across a spectrum of industries including high-tech, finance, and entertainment. Speaker to be announced shortly.

Worldwide Welcome Week Wraps Up with a Successful Run: 32 Events in 26 Cities!

Worldwide Welcome WeekFor the past two weeks, the global UCLA Anderson community gathered for events to welcome recent grads to their respective cities. Worldwide Welcome Week kicked off with behind-the-scenes access at family friendly Lakeshore Learning in Los Angeles and global events marketplace Eventbrite in San Francisco. Then Vice-Chairman of Credit Suisse Robert Murley '74 shared with Orange County alumni his UCLA Anderson story and why he is giving back as the new chair elect of the UCLA Anderson Board of Visitors. Faculty connected with alumni, including Professor Eric Sussman in San Diego and Professor Sanjog Misra in Seattle, CA, which included stops at Amazon and Microsoft headquarters for private events with alumni employees. New York alumni were treated to an intimate evening with Executive Chef Ivy Stark (UCLA '93) at Dos Caminos Park Avenue. Plus, sportswear company adidas opened its doors to Portland alumni and shared the strategy behind its stripes. The Alumni Network made time to have fun at 14 social events overseas, a winery tour in New York, an Oktoberfest celebration in Los Angeles, and various other alumni gatherings.

» Click to see Worldwide Welcome Week highlights

We Heard from You! Get to Know Our New Email Lists Guidelines

Email ListsNotice anything new about our email lists? We are strengthening the UCLA Anderson Alumni Network by improving the communications tools we use every day. Based on alumni feedback, we have improved the how-to-use section and simplified the content and usage guidelines. We have also added recommendations for email subjects prefixes and will get rid of the use of the subject prefix "SPAM" with your help! If you are a regular user, we think you will like the changes. If you haven't utilized this powerful tool, we encourage you to reach out to the Anderson community via our various regional, class, industry, and affinity email lists. We will continue to improve how we communicate this information so let us know what you think by contacting

» Get to know the new guidelines and subscribe to email lists here.

SAVE THE DATE - December 10 - Economic Outlook: Parched Lawns, Congestion and Flickering Lights
Economic Outlook
Register NowDecember 10, 2014
7:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
Korn Convocation Hall, UCLA Anderson

Join the UCLA Anderson Forecast team for the quarterly forecast for the nation, state, and Los Angeles where they will address issues including economic growth, the tech sector, employment, inflation and infrastructure. Representatives from the UCLA Luskin School of Public Policy and executives from local water, gas, and transportation authorities will discuss the critical infrastructure investments California needs to make to ensure a prosperous future. Take advantage of the discounted alumni pricing of $95 by entering "AGSMAlum1214" at registration. Learn more about the event.

Read about Professor Ed Leamer, Director of the Anderson Forecast's thoughts on raising the minimum wage in the October 11 Op-Ed in the LA Times.


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September - Starbucks' Chief Community Office Blair Taylor '90 Challenges Class of 2016 to Make a Social Impact
August - Brian Cornell '91 to guide Target Corporation's transformation as new Chairman & CEO
July - AEG Scores at the 2014 FIFA World Cup
June - Congratulations to UCLA Anderson's 2014 Faculty Award Winners!
May - Relive Alumni Weekend 2014
April - CEO of Maker Studios Ynon Kreiz ('93) Helps to Secure Another Disney Acquisition Deal
March - UCLA Anderson Students Raise Funds as They Continue Work in Africa 
February - Susan Wojcicki ('98) Taking the Helm at YouTube
January - Huntley Castner ('89) Promoted to CEO of Yogurtland

December - UCLA Anderson Receives $5 Million Gift from Professor Bill Cockrum
November - Bob Iger, Chairman & CEO Disney Recognized for Leadership
October - A Discussion Between Industry Icons: Larry Fink '76 and Bill Gross '71 
September - Fink/Gross: A Meeting of Extraordinary Minds
August - Kermani's ('09) Crazy Cart Spins Great Press
July - Addressing a Strategic Challenge (AMR)
June- Relive Alumni Weekend
April - When Type A's Retire? Pitfalls, Warnings, Hopes and Dreams with Don Asher
March - Business School Rankings and Alumni Awards Announced
February - TED@UCLA Anderson: The Young. The Wise. The Undiscoverd
January - Kimberly Freeman ('02) honored at the Southern California Visionaries annual awards luncheon 

December - Joel Fried ('86), and his wife, Deanne Fried, have generously pledged up to $1 million
November - UCLA Anderson and the chance to study with a UCLA Nobel Prize winner
October - Hwee Hua Lim ('89) has joined the Advisory Board of the Center for Global Management 
September - Starbucks appoints Blair H. Taylor ('90) as new Chief Community Officer
August - UC Davis appoints new Athletics Director Terrance J. "Terry" Tumey ('93)
July - Guy Kawasaki ('79) Delivers Commencement Speech  
June - Linda Smith ('95) focuses on literacy in Guatemala
May  -Charlie Steinmetz ('77) Changes the Lives of L.A. Inner-City Students 
April - Robin Leamy ('86) Follows His Dreams
March - Marketing event at Google headquarters showcases Inspirational Alumni
January - Bob Foster ('65) Knighted by Finland 

November - A Conversation with Larry Fink ('76) and Bill Gross ('71)
October - Alumni Conference 2011 at Terranea Resort in Rancho Palos Verdes
September - Welcome Week Invites UCLA Anderson Alumni to Celebrate Worldwide
August - Special Edition: In Memory of John E. Anderson '40, 1917-2011
June - Jim Moffatt ('87) Elected Chairman and CEO of Deloitte Consulting LLP
May - John E. and Marion Anderson Donate $25 Million to UCLA Anderson
April - May 21 is UCLA Alumni Day on the UCLA campus
March - UCLA Anderson Announces 100 Inspirational Alumni List
February - Leonard ('95), Takes Unconventional Path as a Bio-Tech Entrepreneur
January - Alumni Career Services Jump Starts January with Events and Free Resume Reviews

December - Videos from the Alumni Weekend Conference
November - Celebrating 75 years of Business Beyond Usual
September - Don't Miss David Martin ('91) When He Speaks at Alumni Weekend
August - Regazzi ('97) Energizes the Alumni Network; Rajaraman ('08) is Writing the Future of
June - New Book from Ullrich ('92) Shares Getting to the Top Success Strategies
May - Heart Surgeon Magliato ('06) Lives Her Life Disregarding Fears of Failure
April - Lawrence ('99) is Mentoring and Providing Guidance to Future Leaders
March - Lanier ('02) Brings Strategic Research; Kermani ('09) and the Drift Cart Inspiration
February - Randy Horn ('97) Rolled the Dice on a Board Game
January - Dr. Susan Love ('98) wants to eradicate breast cancer

November - Mitch Kupchak ('87) is On Top of the World
October - Kyle Martin ('97) Weighs In On Barack Obama's "Top Down" Approach
September - Welcome Week Begins Across the Globe
August - Cheng Si-Wei ('83) Enjoys Teaching, Despite His Many Other Roles
July - William L. Ballhaus ('98) has Seen DynCorp International's Revenue Rise as CEO
June - UCLA Anderson Alumni Prove Their Value Across the Corporate Spectrum
May - Wooden Global Leadership Award Recipient American Express Company Chairman & CEO
April - UCLA Anderson Alumni Honored with New Appointments
March - Matheson ('78) represents UCLA Anderson In the House of Representatives
February - UCLA Anderson Alumni Honored with New Appointments
January - DeWolf ('05) and Gagne ('05) Share a Common Vision Managing Wealth

December - Denis Florin ('88): Energy in Transition
November - UCLA Anderson Alumni Honored with New Appointments
October - Salvador Viramontes ('96), Branding Batman in Britain