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August 20, 2014
Brian Cornell '91 to guide Target Corporation's transformation as new Chairman & CEO

Brian Cornell '91On July 31, Target Corporation announced that it has named former PepsiCo executive and UCLA Anderson Board of Visitors member Brian Cornell (BA '81, Executive Program 1991) as the new chairman of the board and CEO of the retail giant. A seasoned retail and consumer products executive, Cornell served as CEO of Sam's Club and Michaels Store, Inc. before he moved into his most recent role as CEO of PepsiCo Americas Foods. In his new role, he will be tasked with improving Target's performance and advancing its omni-channel development after a challenging year plagued with a data breach and lackluster sales in Canada. "I am honored and humbled to join Target as the first CEO hired from outside the company. I am committed to empowering this talented team to realize its full potential, lead change and strengthen the love guests have for this brand," said Cornell. Read more...

EMBA '14 SMR team develops strategic cost cutting plan for NATO

EMBA '14 SMR TeamFor its Strategic Management Research Program, an EMBA team of four military vets and one medical device engineer jumped at the chance to help the NATO Air Training Command in Afghanistan devise a plan to create a sustainable cost structure for the Afghan Air Force. Saigovind Dandapani '14, Richard Smith '14, Guy Cohen '14, Peter McKeever '14 and Andreas Neuman '14 were tasked with reducing operating costs $50 million to $150 million annually, improving personnel training productivity, and improving the current contract procurement process. Read more...

UCLA saw 32% jump in full-time MBA program applications in past year

Jessica Kimball '15UCLA Anderson's entering class of 2016 is one of the most competitive yet. Applications to the full-time MBA program increased by 32% for the 2013-2014 admissions cycle while other schools have experienced volumes that are flattening or declining. This jump can be attributed to multiple factors including the reduction in number of required essays and recommendations as well as increased outreach efforts on multiple fronts. In particular, an ambassador program made up of 50+ current students helped to increased engagement with admits in person during campus visits and online through social media and blogs.

Meet current full-time MBA student Jessica Kimball '15 and learn how she is making a difference in her community

SAVE THE DATE: Worldwide Welcome Week, October 6-17

Worldwide Welcome WeekCelebrate the power of the UCLA Anderson Alumni Network at a Worldwide Welcome Week event coming to a city near you! Join the Office of Alumni Relations and your regional alumni chapter from October 6-17 to welcome new alumni to your city, share professional experiences with fellow alumni, and reconnect with UCLA Anderson. Check out WWW 2014 for upcoming events.

Have a great event idea or perhaps you want to get more involved? Find your regional chapter or affinity group representative to get started.

Lifelong learning through executive education programs

Executive SeriesAs an UCLA Anderson alumna/alumnus, you have lifelong access to continuing education in the form of faculty and speaker events. Did you know that the school also offers executive education programs taught by UCLA Anderson faculty? Programs cover a broad range of topics including mergers & acquisitions, entertainment & media, and creativity & innovation - targeted at executives who want to learn practical and immediately applicable tools to tackle current and future leadership challenges.

“Data analytics in business is rapidly evolving from a specialized activity performed by a siloed group of analysts to a broad management capability.” – Professor Phil Leslie

Launching October 14 is Put Your Data to Work: A Leader's Guide to Effective Analytics, a 3-day immersion program led by data analytics expert and UCLA Anderson Professor Phil Leslie. "Data is touching almost every functional activity and managers at all levels are being challenged to utilize data for insights and decision-making" says Professor Leslie. If you are a manager who is finding that you need to know what questions to ask of the data, what questions to ask of the analysts, and ultimately whether the analysis is convincing, learn more about the program here. Alumni enjoy a 20% discount off the program fee.

» Learn about other executive programs

Master the Eight Stages of Entrepreneurship

Professor Anke AudenaertHave you been tinkering around with the idea of starting your own business? Perhaps you are going through the process now and have hit a few roadblocks. Hear advice from entrepreneurial experts including Guy Kawasaki '79 and Professor Bill Cockrum about the eight stages of entrepreneurship in the newest issue of Assets Digital. Read the article here or download the newest issue of Assets Digital on your iPad.

» Professor Anke Audenaert shares tips for marketing a new product or business.


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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