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March 26, 2017
Alumni Weekend - Come Back to Where it All Began

Alumni Weekend 2017

The countdown has begun. Alumni Weekend is just over a month away! Offering the best of business school, Alumni Weekend is the largest and most anticipated alumni homecoming of the year.

Friday, May 5

Alumni Conference | Westwood
1 Year Reunion - Class of 2016 | Culver City

Saturday, May 6

Reunion Evening '82, '87, '92, '97, '02, '07, '12 | Santa Monica
40 Year Reunion – Class of 1977 | Manhattan Beach

Monday, May 8

Alumni Golf Tournament | Brentwood

Early bird registration ends on Wednesday, April 5 for selected events. Register and learn more about Alumni Weekend 2017.

Alumni Weekend Spotlight

Alumni Conference
Friday, May 5

Come back to campus for a day of insightful presentations, engaging discussions and interactive workshops at Alumni Conference. Reconnect with UCLA Anderson and network with fellow alumni during breakfast, lunch and the reception.

Industry Expertise

Michael Burns '92Alexandra Rose '11Ryan Cummins '11

Join us for a fireside chat with Lionsgate Vice Chairman Michael Burns '92 to learn how he helped to grow the company into a $6 billion global content leader. Find out how Ryan Cummins '11, Co-founder of Omaze, revolutionized the philanthropy industry by leveraging the power of storytelling and technology. Get inspired by Alexandra Rosen '11 who uses creativity and technology to create meaningful human connections for Cisco and partner communities.  

Faculty Insights

Eric SussmanEdward LeamerDean Judy D. Olian

Get back in the classroom with Eric Sussman who will discuss how economic trends and policy changes may impact the real estate market. UCLA Anderson Forecast’s Ed Leamer and Jerry Nickelsburg will lead a speaker panel focused on the critical issues affecting our economy. Dean Judy D. Olian will present the State of the School presentation and a look into what’s next for UCLA Anderson.

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Honoring Anderson Alumni Who Give Back

Alumni Weekend 2017


Robert S. Murley '74
Vice Chairman-Senior Advisor of Credit Suisse,
Chairman of Investment Banking for the Americas


Leland L. Sun '86
Founder & Managing Director
Pan Asian Mortgage Company

The UCLA Anderson Alumni Network proudly announces the recipients of the 2017 UCLA Anderson Alumni Awards: Robert S. Murley ’74 and Leland L. Sun ’86.

One of Anderson’s 100 Inspirational Alumni, Robert Murley has enjoyed a 40 year career with Credit Suisse, now serving as Vice Chairman. He also chairs the UCLA Anderson Board of Advisors, having been a member since 2009. Additionally, he serves on the John Wooden Global Leadership Award and Capital Campaign committees. His philanthropic activities extend beyond UCLA Anderson to Princeton University, Children's Memorial Hospital of Chicago, the Museum of Science and Industry and the Educational Testing Service.

Leland Sun '86, the Founder & Managing Director of Pan Asian Mortgage Company, is also one of Anderson’s 100 Inspirational Alumni. Sun co-founded the Hong Kong alumni chapter in the late 90s and has been considered the chapter’s chairman ever since.  For 20 years, he has welcomed Chancellors, Deans, faculty and students to Hong Kong, arranging meetings and events to engage alumni from UCLA Anderson and the greater UCLA population. He currently serves on UCLA’s Asia Advisory Council.

The awards presentation will take place at Alumni Conference on Friday, May 5 at 11:45 a.m. and will be followed by a luncheon.

UCLA's Volunteer of the Year Award

Steve Yu (B.A. ’95, MBA ’03)Congratulations to Steve Yu (B.A. ’95, MBA ’03), Assistant Dean of Operations at the UCLA School of Law, for winning the Volunteer of the Year Award! Yu serves as president of the largest UCLA regional alumni network, the UCLA Los Angeles Westside Network. As a visionary leader, he has reinvigorated the Network with new programming, collaborations and leadership.


Alumni Spotlight | Branching Out with Diversity Food Brands’ Jeffrey Keys ‘96

Jeffrey Keys ‘96 "Of all the skill sets I picked up specifically at Anderson, I learned not to fear failure and not let it stop me from branching out on my own."

Jeffrey Keys ‘96 started his career as a young man working in fast food restaurants. After college, he transitioned into commercial banking, which led him to work on specialized lending for franchising, providing him exposure to different brands and operating companies. After getting his MBA at UCLA Anderson, he moved to New York and put together a private equity fund focused on increasing minority participation in major franchise chains and brands.

Keys is now the president of Diversity Food Brands LLC, a consolidator, operator and licensor of food services brands. When asked about how business school influenced his professional choices, Keys said “It’s the Anderson culture that I took with me when I graduated, in that I had the desire to create an environment where I could do something that I loved—and surround myself with people who shared that vision and passion.” Read more of the interview with Keys.

» Meet Danielle McIntosh ’14 and Fark Tari ‘15 through our 5 Questions series on our Black@Anderson site.

Student Perspective | Team Building and Acumen Wins Fink Stock Pitch

Annual Fink Stock PitchReflecting back on February’s 2017 Fink Stock Pitch Competition, full-time MBA student Justin Phillips ‘18 credits team building and investing acumen for UCLA Anderson’s win. After finding out that he—along with FEMBA student Jarrid Johnston '19—had been selected to represent UCLA Anderson at the annual competition, the pair formed team J^2 Capital.

“Despite never meeting face-to-face prior to the competition, Jarrid and I worked well together on game day, which we attribute in part to our compatible fundamental investment analysis processes and athletic backgrounds,” said Phillips. Read more to find out which recommendations J^2 Capital made to defeat finalists from UVA Darden and Stanford GSB.

Access | U.S. and China Relations at Wilbur K. Woo Conference

Wilbur K. Woo Conference

Friday, April 21 | UCLA Anderson
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Join UCLA Anderson at the annual Wilbur K. Woo Greater China Business Conference to explore the changing relations between the U.S. and China and the unprecedented opportunities and challenges it presents. U.S. and Chinese leaders, investors and influencers from a variety of industries and sectors will discuss investment opportunities, growth strategies and cross-border collaboration. Plenary and breakout sessions will cover topics including entrepreneurship, food & agriculture, investments, media & entertainment and technology.


2017 |2016 | 2015 | 20142013 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008

February - Def Jam CEO Steve Bartels on Artists & Consumer Behavior
January - Building an Entrepreneurial Epicenter at Anderson

December - From Our UCLA Anderson Family to Yours!
November - Lars Hoffman '15 Lands Dream Job at SpaceX After 26 Years in Military
October - Driving Change with Social Impact Investor Bobby Turner
September - Worldwide Welcome Weeks: Build Your Network in Your City
August - Collaboration Accelerates Entrepreneurial Success
July - Ed Leamer is Running for Vice President of the United States
June - Life Lessons from LA Lakers' General Manager Mitch Kupchak '87 at Anderson Commencement
May - Food Supply Startup Kulisha Takes Top Prize at Knapp Venture Competition
April - Alumni Weekend 2016 is Just One Week Away!
March - Co-Founder of Veggie Grill T.K. Pillan '96 on Inspiration and Success
February - Susan Wojcicki '98 Driving Change in Technology and Gender Equality
January - Anderson Venture Accelerator: Launching the Next Generation of Entrepreneurs

December - Watch Our Year in Review: A Holiday Message from UCLA Anderson
November - From Private Equity to Social Enterprise with KKR's George Roberts
October - Anderson Evenings are Headed to NYC and Palo Alto
September - Your Network. Your City. Join Us at a Worldwide Welcome Week Event!
August - UCLA Anderson Born Partnership Launches Health Tech Company BodySpec
July - Christine McCarthy '81 Named CFO of Walt Disney Company
June - 2015 Faculty Awards Honors Anderson's Best in Teaching, Research, Leadership and Mentorship
May - Marion Anderson's $100 Million Gift Launches UCLA Anderson Into the Next
April - UCLA Anderson Recognizes Lonnie Ali '86 and Gregory Craig '89 for Their Service and Achievement
March - Virgin Atlantic. Disruptive Innovation. Global Health Crisis. What's the Deal?
February - Business Leaders Share their Success at UCLA Anderson
January - Founders Fund Partner and PayPal Co-Founder Peter Thiel Comes to UCLA Anderson

December - A Lifetime of Philanthropy Powers Future UCLA Anderson Entrepreneurs
November - UCLA Anderson Rises in Recent Bloomberg Businessweek, The Economist & Financial Times Rankings
October - Giora Romm '82 Shares His Story of Moving From Prison to Prestige
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