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September 29, 2016
Worldwide Welcome Weeks: Build Your Network in Your City

Worldwide Welcome Weeks events are finally here! Join fellow alumni to welcome the Class of 2016, connect with your local network and access lifelong learning opportunities. We officially kick off WWW this Monday in Lausanne, Switzerland with Dr. Heinrich Lammer '89, Partner & COO of Blackwell Capital at the world famous Maison du Sport International. A selection of events follows:

Virgin AtlanticLondon | October 6
Playing to Your Strengths: How to Be Successful in Challenging Times
After taking over as CEO of Virgin Atlantic in early 2013, Craig Kreeger ‘85 committed to returning the airline to profit within two years. That goal successfully achieved, Craig will discuss how he and his team are now managing challenging economic times within the airline industry.

San Diego, CA | October 10
Behind-the-Scenes at Callaway Golf
Adjunct Associate Professor of Marketing Andres Terech will join Harry Arnett, SVP, Marketing and Brand Management at Callaway Golf, to discuss the strategic role of social media at global sports goods company Callaway Golf and beyond.

Beverly Hills, CA | October 19
A Conversation with Vanessa Morrison, President, 20th Century Fox Animation
Vanessa Morrison will share her career journey, insights on leadership, and discuss how she is positioning Fox Animation for future success in a conversation with Professor of Marketing Sanjay Sood at the Gibson Brands Showroom.

New York City, NY| October 24
Impact of Media on the Presidential Election
Colby Smith ’11, VP of ABC News Digital, will explore the influence that digital media has generated on the election cycle and how the presidential candidates are leveraging technology in their campaigns.

San Francisco, CA | October 25
A Peek into Yelp: The Business
Yelp is providing businesses the opportunity to drive increased awareness, enable transactions and facilitate quotes. Rahul Hampole ’10, Product Lead for Yelp’s national and multi-location businesses, will discuss Yelp’s evolving business and where its investing to sustain growth.

Chicago Opera TheaterChicago, IL | October 28
Behind-the-Scenes at The Chicago Opera Theater
Doug Clayton '16, General Manager of The Chicago Opera Theater, is giving alumni a sneak peek of a performance from the forthcoming opera Henry Purcell's The Fairy Queen, plus an inside look at operations and production.

Sherman Oaks, CA | November 3
Payscout and the Future of Global Ecommerce & VR
Imagine shopping in a high-end boutique from the comfort of your own home. Explore this reality at Payscout's headquarters with an interactive demo of a real VR shopping experience and a discussion with CEO & Founder Cleveland Brown (B.A. '97).

» View the full list of Worldwide Welcome Week 2016 events to find and register for an event in your region.

Leadership Inspiration at the 1st Annual Anderson CEO Forum Retreat

CEO ForumOn September 16, the first annual UCLA Anderson CEO Forum Retreat brought together over 30 alumni CEOs for 1.5 days of content and inspiration—crafted for leaders of organizations small and large.

Unlike the regular CEO Forum meetings, where distinct groups of 8-12 Anderson CEOs meet monthly to discuss a variety of issues they are grappling with, the retreat enabled increased planning, introspection and cross group networking. Sessions included such topics as performance-based hiring, "sweaty palm" conversations, and risk management. Participants especially enjoyed a session focused on Missions/Vision/Values led by Annette Templeton of human behavior consultancy Ferrazzi Greenlight. The retreat provided a unique platform for Mitch Brody '02, CEO of E3 Surf Craft, to engage with fellow manufacturing entrepreneurs from other regional CEO Forum groups. "Being a CEO is lonely...[CEO Forum] is like group therapy for processing issues," said Brody.

For UCLA Anderson alumni CEOs looking to benefit from the valuable insights of an advisory board of fellow alumni, there will be opportunities in 2017 to join a new San Francisco group and Orange County group. There are also a couple of immediate spots available in an existing Los Angeles group plus the likelihood that the program will expand to other cities soon. Please contact UCLA Anderson CEO Forum’s founder and organizer Kate Pletcher '07 at to learn more. 

» Are you an aspiring CEO? Explore the Evolution of a Startup CEO with Aaron Hirschhorn '05 at our upcoming WWW event in Santa Monica on October 20.

2016 John Wooden Global Leadership Award Honors W. James McNerney, Jr.

W. James McNerney, Jr. has displayed exceptional leadership at some of the world’s largest and most iconic companies, including General Electric, 3M and most recently at The Boeing Company, where he served as Chairman, President and CEO. On November 2, 2016, UCLA Anderson will honor McNerney at the 2016 John Wooden Global Leadership Award Reception in tribute to the legendary John Wooden and the leadership values he embodied. Recent recipients of this prestigious award include Ursula Burns of Xerox Corporation and Dr. Paul E. Jacobs of Qualcomm, Inc.

Learn more about this special celebration, taking place this year at the interactive California Science Center. Tax-deductible tickets are available for alumni for $250. Proceeds from the reception funds John Wooden Leadership fellowships to deserving UCLA Anderson students.

Expert Insights and LinkedIn Strategies to Make Your Next Career Shift

Career ServicesContemplating taking a leap to make a career shift to a new function or industry post business school? Find out what you need to know NOW to successfully make a shift. Join Alumni Career Services as it dives into this topic in a special, two-part webinar series:

October 6 | Part 1: Alumni Insights on Career Shifting

Get insights from a group of UCLA Anderson Executive MBA alumni who have successfully made careers shifts. They will share insights on how they approached their career shifts, what strategies and resources were most helpful, and how they dealt with the challenges. Register Now.

October 13 | Part 2: LinkedIn & Resume Strategies for Career Shifters

When making a career shift, one of the biggest challenges is crafting a LinkedIn profile and resume that will garner attention and generate interviews. LinkedIn and resume expert Ross MacPherson will introduce secrets he offers to clients on how to build a more effective LinkedIn profile and resume in order to make a successful career shift. Register Now.

Nominate Exceptional Alumni for 2017 UCLA Anderson Alumni Awards

Alumni AwardsEach year at Alumni Weekend, the UCLA Anderson Alumni Network honors exceptional individuals who have made a difference for the UCLA Anderson community and the world.

Nominate an Anderson classmate, mentor, and/or friend for the following 2017 UCLA Anderson Alumni Awards:

John E. Anderson Distinguished Alumni Award
This is the highest accolade for exceptional achievement that the UCLA Anderson School of Management bestows upon its alumni, saluting the achievements of outstanding alumni whose personal lives, professional achievements, and community service exemplify the objectives of their alma mater. Recent recipients include Jim Moffatt '87 and Lonnie Ali '86.

Outstanding Alumni Service Award
This 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. Recent recipients include Eric Mokover '80 and Gregory Craig '89.

Please Note: Nominations close November 4, 2016.


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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