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January 28, 2016
Anderson Venture Accelerator: Launching the Next Generation of Entrepreneurs

On Monday, January 25, UCLA Anderson celebrated the launch of the new Anderson Venture Accelerator, a 10,000-square-foot facility designed to foster collaboration among aspiring Anderson student entrepreneurs, alumni mentors and the greater world-class UCLA community. Dean Judy Olian described the accelerator as a "living lab offering students and researchers an environment that triggers innovation and breakthrough ventures."

The Anderson entrepreneurial spirit was strong as three entrepreneurial venture teams received Cadillac's Dare Greatly awards of $10,000 during the inauguration. In addition, many of whom were alumni entrepreneurs and venture capitalists - enjoyed food and beverages from alumni owned businesses and watched video highlights of UCLA Anderson and UCLA entrepreneurs.

"The accelerator will provide the right ecosystem, students will have a more defined path." - T.K. Pillan '96, Co-Founder & Co-Chairman Veggie Grill

Following the remarks, attendees toured the accelerator to see the facility, which consists of meeting rooms, big screen monitors for conference calls, seating for 45 people and a kitchen - flanked by visuals of alumni startups and trailblazing alumni entrepreneurs. Read more...

» View Anderson Venture Accelerator Launch photos

Dean's Distinguished Speaker Afternoons are Coming

Join Dean Judy Olian as she hosts UCLA Anderson's best and brightest alumni leaders at our upcoming Dean’s Distinguished Speaker Series (DDSS) events. Typically held during the middle of the day, these two DDSS events will be held later in the day to provide alumni the opportunity to participate.

Andy Campion ('93, '03) EVP & CFO, Nike, Inc.
Thursday, February 4, 2016
5:15 p.m. - 6:15 p.m.
UCLA Anderson, Korn Convocation Hall
Complimentary event

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Andy Campion (UCLA '93, MBA '03) will join Dean Judy Olian for a conversation about leadership. As Nike's EVP and CFO, Campion helps to lead the world's #1 sports brand, with revenues of more than $30B annually. A light reception will follow the program.


Susan Wojcicki ('98) CEO, YouTube
Thursday, February 11, 2016
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
UCLA Anderson, Korn Convocation Hall
Complimentary event

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Find out what lies ahead for the world’s most popular digital video platform as Dean Judy Olian hosts YouTube’s CEO Susan Wojcicki ’98. An early champion of online video who was instrumental in Google’s 2006 acquisition of YouTube, Wojcicki now oversees YouTube’s content and business operations, engineering and product development.

Jim Moffatt '87 & Eric Mokover '80 will be Honored with Alumni Awards

Each year, UCLA Anderson takes great pride in recognizing two outstanding alumni whose personal lives, professional achievements and community service have enriched and strengthened the quality and reputation of the school and strengthened the alumni network. The awards will be presented on Friday, May 6 as one of the highlights of Alumni Conference during Alumni Weekend.

Jim Moffatt ('87)
John E. Anderson Distinguished Alumni Award Recipient

Jim Moffatt, the recipient of the John E. Anderson Distinguished Alumni Award, is Managing Director, Global Consulting Business Leader, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited, and Deputy CEO, Deloitte LLP in the U.S. He has served in various senior positions in Deloitte U.S. Since joining the Deloitte U.S. practice in 1987, Jim has earned a long-standing reputation for serving clients with distinction from strategy through execution and developing the next generation of leaders. Read more...

Eric Mokover ('80)
Outstanding Alumni Service Award Recipient

Few people have had as lasting an impact on the lives of UCLA Anderson students and alumni over the past 35 years as Eric Mokover. Many remember Eric as an energetic and highly effective Director of Admissions from 1981-1991 when the UCLA MBA Program grew into being a truly national and international powerhouse. As Assistant Dean and Director of the MBA Program and Dean of Students for the next 12 years, he managed all student services. Read more...

Think Globally, Impact Locally with Marta Ferro '99 and Starfish Impact

"I realized that with a best-in-class team that includes Anderson alumnae...I could create a business model that would make a more profound difference than I could as a solo volunteer." - Marta Gazzera Ferro ’99

Meet Marta Gazerra Ferro '99, president of philanthropic consulting company Starfish Impact Inc. Realizing her passion for the non-profit sector and a results-and-growth oriented focus, she founded the company in 2005 to make a difference in the greater community by utilizing a business model that leveraged a team that includes fellow alumnae Faye Walsh Drouillard '08, Tina Gentile '96 and Julie Lacouture '06. "By applying commercial strategies and generating earned income from multiple revenue streams, and not just relying on charitable donations, organizations that would otherwise be classified as only public charities can often sustain and grow faster." Read more...

Build Velocity at Anderson Women's Leadership Summit

Friday, February 5, 2016
8:15 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
UCLA Anderson, Korn Convocation Hall

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The Anderson Women Leadership Summit will explore how women develop momentum in their careers and maintain their energy in the face of challenges.

Featured Speakers:

  • Keynote Speaker Jane Wurwand, CEO & Founder of Dermalogica
  • Cynthia Marshall, Chief Diversity Officer, AT&T
  • Bellamy Young, Actress, ABC’s Scandal

Keynote Panels:

  • Writing New Code: Creating Balance in the Tech Industry
  • New Platforms, New Stories, New Images: Empowering Women Through Media
Plus, don’t miss the opportunity to hear from UCLA Anderson professors Corrine Bendersky, Elisa Long and Margaret Shih. A $59 alumni ticket will include breakfast, lunch, and the afternoon networking reception. Learn more...


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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