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September 4, 2012

Starbucks appoints new Chief Community Officer

Blair H. Taylor (’90), has joined Starbucks as Chief Community Officer which he describes as a “perfect opportunity to combine my community, public and corporate experience at one organization”. Prior to joining Starbucks, Taylor was CEO of the Los Angeles Urban League, ranked in the NonProfit Times’ Power & Influence Top 50 each of the last two years, a testament to his reputation for being able to forge relationships for the benefit of the community. One of the “100 Inspirational Alumni”, Taylor also served on the UCLA Anderson board as chair of diversity and outreach. Read more...

Alumni Play Role in NASA’s Mars Curiosity Mission 

Mars Science Laboratory Flight Director, Keith Comeaux ('08) was one of a handful of UCLA Anderson alumni at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory cheering on Sunday night, August 5, 2012 as the voice of mission control, Allen Chen ('07)  announced: "Touchdown confirmed: we're safe on Mars." Several minutes prior to touchdown,  Kelly Clarke ('02) announced that data was being received from an orbiting satellite around Mars named Odyssey. Additionally, UCLA Anderson student Saina Ghandchi ('13) and alumnus Keith Naviaux ('98) were also part of this extraordinary tour de force that is already providing significant new data and spectacular full-frame images of the Martian atmosphere.  Read more...

Dean Judy Olian to visit Asia  

Dean Judy Olian will soon be visiting Asia, with stops in Tokyo, Seoul, Jakarta, and Shanghai. UCLA Anderson alumni, students and UCLA alumni are invited to attend the following events:

September 7: Dean Olian will connect with alumni at a cocktail reception in Seoul, where she will share the latest news on the School including an update on the curriculum and the move toward financial self-sufficiency.


September 9: Join Dean Olian for the first official event of the UCLA Anderson Alumni Network-Indonesia Chapter in Jakarta!


September 11: Alumni will gather with Dean Olian for a cocktail reception in Shanghai. 

Don't miss these great opportunities to reconnect with your Alumni Network!


Questions? Contact Mary Fleshood at


Reunions 2013

Are you in the class of ’78, ’83, ’88, ’93, ’98, ’03, ’08? Then it's time to mark your calendars for your Reunion dinner, Saturday, May 18, 2013. Reunion receptions and dinners will be celebrated at Shutters by the Beach and Hotel Casa Del Mar in Santa Monica, CA. Read more...


Join Your Reunion Committee!
September 13: Class committees are forming now! To volunteer for your Reunion committee, please click here. For those in Los Angeles we invite you to meet fellow volunteers at Shutters on the Beach in Santa Monica on September 13.


Alumni Weekend 5/17-5/18: SAVE THE DATE!
Plus, even if you’re not celebrating your Reunion this year, plan on coming back for the Alumni Weekend Conference, Friday, May 17, 2013.


Mid-Career Panel Discussion 

September 19
: "What’s Next in My Career? Mid-Career Roles You Don’t Learn About in Business School." Thinking about starting an entrepreneurial business or changing careers? Wondering what options are available? Alumni Career Services is hosting an evening discussion and panel at Anderson where you will hear from several alumni about their successful transition to a new career.

For Alumni Families & Their Children:
"High School Success & Getting into the College of Your Choice" 


Please join Revolution Prep-founded by two UCLA Anderson Alumni!-and other experts as we bring UCLA Anderson Alumni and families together to gain insights for success in the dreaded College Admissions process! It's never too early to start. Click dates below to register.

Saturday, September 22
8:00 am–12:00 pm
Location: Courtyard by Marriott, Pasadena 
180 North Fair Oaks Ave.
Pasadena, CA 91103


Sunday, September 23
1:00 pm–5:00 pm
Location: UCLA Anderson, B-301
110 Westwood Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90095

Worldwide Welcome Week


September 27-October 7: From Seattle to Shanghai and Denver to London, a multitude of events will take place as we celebrate the power of the UCLA Anderson Alumni Network. Gather to share professional experiences and connect with your peers. Read more...

John Wooden Global Leadership Award  


November 5: Save the Date for the annual John Wooden Global Leadership Award Dinner! Indra Nooyi, Chairman and CEO, PepsiCo, will receive the 2012 John Wooden Global Leadership Award at a reception and dinner in Beverly Hills. Indra Nooyi leads the largest food and beverage business in North America and the second-largest in the world. Read more...



09/05 San Francisco, CA
War Horse at the Curran Theater

09/07 Simi Valley, CA
Simi Valley MBA Breakfast Club

09/07 Seoul, South Korea
Cocktail Reception with Dean Judy Olian

09/09 Jakarta, Indonesia
Alumni Lunch with Dean Judy Olian 

09/11 Shanghai
Cocktail Reception with Dean Judy Olian

09/12 Costa Mesa, CA
OC Anderson Alumni Network - Open Board Meeting

09/13 Los Angeles, CA
Mid-Wilshire/Miracle Mile Lunch

09/13 Newport Beach, CA
OC Lit Club

09/20 Webinar
Salary Negotiating

09/21 Torrance, CA
Los Angeles South Bay Networking Lunch

09/21 San Marino, CA
Summer Sunset Sangrias in San Marino

09/24 Culver City, CA
Wine and Cheese Tasting

09/27 Online Webinar
5 Things Every Entrepreneur Can Do Now to Double Profits

09/27 San Diego, CA
San Diego Reception w/ Emeriti Prof. Victor Tabbush

09/27 Honolulu, HI
Honolulu Reception

09/27 Calabasas, CA
Wolf Creek Mixer

09/27 Seattle, WA
Seattle Reception

09/27 New York City, NY
New York City Reception

09/27 West Hollywood, CA
GLBA Alumni Fall Happy Hour

09/27 Shanghai
Shanghai Event

09/27 Santa Monica, CA
Santa Monica Reception

09/28 Orange County, CA
Orange County Career Networking Lunch

09/28 Toronto
Toronto Reception & Happy Hour

09/28 Denver, CO
Denver Reception

09/29 Boulder, CO
UCLA vs. Colorado Football Tailgate Event

> full listing of events

Parker CMC Classifieds


(Bay Area)

Storage Platform Mktg Mgr



(Los Angeles)

Mktg Mgr


Institute of Surgical Arts

(Los Angeles)




(Los Angeles)

Sr Finance Mgr


First Republic Bank

(Bay Area)

VP &Deputy Mgr - Lending Services


American Airlines


Strategy/Mktg Analyst


Special Advisor

(Washington D.C)



Eastman Chemcical


Mkt Insight & Strategy Mgr/Market Development Mgr/Customer Insight Mktg Mgr


Atlantic Broadband


Sr Product Mgr


Wolborg Michelson

(Orange County)

AVP Asset Mgmt & Acquisitions


Hermosa Entertainment (Los Angeles)

Bus Dev for PBS TV Show



(Bay Area)

Portfolio Manager Corporate Credit


Robert W. Baird & Co


I-Banking Assoc


Robert W. Baird


Equity Research Sr Assoc



(Orange County)



Warner Bros

(Los Angeles)

Sr Financial Analyst



(San Francisco)

Sr Business Analyst Project Governance

> full listing of jobs

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