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Meet your Office of Alumni Relations Team
Elaine Hagan
Elaine Hagan ('91)
Interim Associate Dean, Alumni Relations
phone: (310) 825-2672
elaine.hagan@anderson.ucla.edu


Brief Job Description:
I engage our 35,000 alumni in efforts to advance UCLA Anderson and enhance the Anderson network.

What you might contact me about:
Volunteering to help with chapter events or reunion committees.

upcoming alumni event you're most excited about:
Shanghai, NY, New England, Bay Area in Nov/Dec to visit alumni.

Guilty pleasure TV Show(s):
ESPN Sportscenter

Favorite Spot in LA:
UCLA, of course!
Anay Rodriguez
Anay Rodriguez
Office Manager & Executive Assistant
phone: (310) 825-9448
Anay.Rodriguez@anderson.ucla.edu


Brief Job Description:
I answer a broad range of questions regarding the office and its programs, systems and services. I also provide assistance in ancillary projects for program directors and managers in support of Anderson alumni events worldwide.

Best part of working in alumni relations:
The people I work with really exemplify camaraderie and real Bruin spirit; they are kind, friendly and hardworking and always think in the Next.

What you might contact me about:
Any general UCLA Anderson Alumni Network questions, problems with your login/password, and questions about signing up for events
Jill Hisey
Jill Hisey (‘95)
Director, Alumni Relations
phone: (310) 206-3646
jill.hisey@anderson.ucla.edu


Brief Job Description:
I create and implement core alumni programs and oversee our marketing effort. I also enjoy the strategic planning and program development of Alumni Relations, as well as the metrics that help us determine where we should be headed in the future.

Best part of working in alumni relations:
The chance to meet amazing alumni doing lots of innovative things. I learn something new every day, like a living, breathing case study! Connecting alumni in corporations and industries is something I really enjoy, where alumni can network with each other.

Upcoming alumni event you’re most excited about:
Alumni Weekend Conference, 5/2! It’s a great chance to showcase our phenomenal alumni, and refresh your MBA.

Favorite Spot in LA:
Disneyland
Kathy Ullrich
Kathryn Ullrich (‘92)
Director, Alumni Career Services
phone: (310) 825-8216
kathryn.ullrich@anderson.ucla.edu


Brief Job Description:
I provide career resources, programs, webinars and coaching for job search and career development to help alumni with career success.

Upcoming alumni event you’re most excited about:
Executive Recruiter Networking Night on May 1.

Best part of working in alumni relations:
Getting started on a job search, resume review, salary negotiation, getting unstuck, determining what’s next in your career.

Food you can’t say NO to:
Macarons (one of these days I’ll perfect my baking of these French delights; for now, they taste better than they look).
Mikko Sperber
Mikko Sperber
Director, Alumni Leadership Development
phone: (310) 206-7731
mikko.sperber@anderson.ucla.edu


Brief Job Description:
I manage regional activities/engagement, strategic partnerships, Board of Directors, and reunions.

Upcoming alumni event you’re most excited about:
There are so many great events all over the country and the list is ever changing. Go to www.anderson.ucla.edu/alumni/alumni-network and see for yourself.

What you might contact me about:
Getting involved with the Alumni Network in almost any capacity.

Food you can’t say NO to:
The Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum in Topanga. Best place to see quality, union theatre, during the summer. www.theatricum.com
Megan Odegaard
Megan Odegaard
Alumni Events Manager
phone: (310) 206-7626
Megan.Odegaard@anderson.ucla.edu


Brief Job Description:
I manage 300+ events annually - including conferences, annual reunions and networking functions. I also provide content creation, strategic advertising, marketing materials, budget management, vendor/contract negotiation, event logistics, on-site supervision, food/beverage selection, venue coordination, and event signage/decor.

Upcoming alumni event you’re most excited about:
Annual reunion dinners in May at Shutters on the Beach and Hotel Casa Del Mar.

Last destination traveled to:
Snowboarding at Mammoth Mountain.

Guilty pleasure TV show(s):
The Walking Dead.
Betty Montaño
Betty Montaño
Alumni Events Coordinator
phone: (310) 825-2799
betty.montano@anderson.ucla.edu


Brief Job Description:
I coordinate various efforts and logistics throughout the event lifecycle; from negotiations with venues, setting up event registration, sending out event communications, to producing event materials.

Best part of working in alumni relations:
Collaborating with an awesome team of colleagues to create meaningful experiences for Anderson alumni.

What you might contact me about:
Event registration, venue suggestions, and general event questions.

Last destination traveled to:
San Francisco.
Karen Vargas
Karen Vargas
Reunions Coordinator
karen.vargas@anderson.ucla.edu

Brief Job Description:
I assist with all Alumni Weekend coordination. I also serve as the main contact for the Reunion Committees and direct their outreach efforts to help make their class reunions a success.

Upcoming alumni event you’re most excited about:
Being behind the scenes of the events that bring old friends and classmates together… plus, we have a pretty amazing team in our office.

Last destination traveled to:
Portugal, I started in Lisbon, headed south to the beaches of Aljezur and Algarve, then traveled to the historical northern city of Porto.

Guilty pleasure TV show(s):
Pretty Little Liars, SportsCenter.
Mary Fleshood
Mary Fleshood
Associate Director, International & Board Initiatives
phone: (310) 206-6908
mary.fleshood@anderson.ucla.edu


Brief Job Description:
I build and promote a mutually beneficial relationship between UCLA Anderson and its international alumni by overseeing the growth of international alumni chapters, activities and the network of regional representatives outside the U.S. I also oversee all administrative functions for the UCLA Anderson Alumni Network’s Board of Directors.

Best part of working in alumni relations:
Meeting and working with great people.

Last destination traveled to:
Seoul, Taipei, Hong Kong & Tokyo.

Guilty pleasure TV show(s):
The Big Bang Theory, Castle, NCIS, Downton Abbey, Sherlock & Game of Thrones.
Jennifer Banzon
Jennifer Banzon
Associate Director, Business Systems
phone: (310) 206-6997
jennifer.banzon@anderson.ucla.edu


Brief Job Description:
I manage all the data and online systems for the alumni network. This includes working with our data team to make sure all information is accurate and current across multiple Anderson and UCLA systems.

Best part of working in alumni relations:
We are a great team that is fully committed to providing the best service and engagement opportunities to the alumni network.

What you might contact me about:
What you might contact me about:

Guilty pleasure TV show(s):
Person of Interest.
Michelle Lee
Michelle Lee (‘10)
Associate Director, Marketing & Communications
phone: (310) 794-1214
michelle.lee@anderson.ucla.edu


Brief Job Description:
I develop the content and marketing communications strategy for alumni publications, events, website and social media.

Best part of working in alumni relations:
Meeting inspiring alumni, re-connecting with old friends, and working with an awesome team!

Guilty pleasure TV show(s):
Downton Abbey, Law & Order SVU, Real Housewives of Atlanta.

Favorite spot in LA:
Proof Bakery, Parker Mesa Overlook.
Terrenz Vong
Terrenz Vong
Communications Manager
phone: (310) 206-7804
terrenz.vong@anderson.ucla.edu


Brief Job Description:
I manage internal and external communications, which includes creating the Alumni Relations communication strategy and content, helping plan and implement the Office of Alumni Relations marketing and new media strategy, and serving as webmaster for the Alumni Network website. I also create, promote and analyze the use of social media.

What you might contact me about:
Web related questions, access to alumni email list, alumni social media, Class Notes.

Guilty pleasure TV show(s):
Re-watching old episodes of F.R.I.E.N.D.S.

Favorite spot in LA:
Wherever my stomach takes me… #food #yum