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July 31, 2015
Christine McCarthy '81 Named CFO of Walt Disney Company

On June 30, Christine McCarthy '81 was named the new chief financial officer of the Walt Disney Company. In her new role, McCarthy will be overseeing investor relations, corporate planning and control, tax, corporate treasury, corporate real estate, facilities, integrated supply chain management and corporate citizenship. McCarthy previously held the role of Disney's treasurer for the past 15 years. "I am humbled and honored to be entrusted with the role of CFO of this incredibly dynamic company," McCarthy said. "Under Bob's leadership, Disney has delivered record results, and I look forward to working with our talented senior management team as we build on the company's financial strength and strong balance sheet to deliver shareholder value."

Read more about McCarthy's promotion.

Anderson Faculty's Take on Recent Global Business News

Review the latest thought leadership from UCLA Anderson’s faculty on global business and economic issues:

Why Chinese E-commerce Giant Alibaba Stumbled with its U.S. Shopping Site
"American consumers by and large are e-savvy and, thanks to Amazon and eBay, they are used to a mostly good experience in terms of e-commerce."

» Read Professor Christopher Tang's interview in the July 9 L.A. Times article

Greece Doesn’t Need a Bailout—It Needs Investors
"A continued overreliance on debt to finance the expansion of developing economies will only mean that the next timeand there will be a next timewill be no different."

» Read Professor Bhagwan Chowdhry’s perspective on the bailout in his July 13 TIME article

Grim News from Greece Does Not Signal a Global Economic Crash
"You may also see some turbulence in the stock markets, but these will be mostly due to psychological factors and prove to be short-lived, as the U.S. economy is not fundamentally very exposed to Greece."

» Professor Romain Wacziarg discusses the implications of the Greek economic crisis on the U.S. and the world via the UCLA Anderson blog
Summer Series is Coming to the Bay Area, Los Angeles and Seattle in August

We kicked off Summer Series this past week with a sold out event at BJ’s Restaurants corporate office in Huntington Beach, CA on July 28. UCLA Anderson was treated to behind the scenes access at BJ’s test kitchen with CFO and EVP Greg Levin ’00. In New York City, Professor Sussman entertained and informed Anderson admits, students and alumni with his take on the latest business news and trends.

Register for our upcoming Summer Series events:

Register NowRole of Big Data in the World of Business Analysis
Facebook with Emad Hasan '13

Location: University Club of Palo Alto
Date: Tuesday, August 4

Emad Hasan '13, head of marketing operations at Facebook, will share insights on how big data drives business analysis. Previously, Hasan led the development of 'Financial Instruments and Institutions' at PayPal.

Register NowCurrent Real Estate and Business Trends
Professor Eric Sussman
Location: The Marker, San Francisco
Date: Thursday, August 6

Professor Sussman will share his thoughts on the latest business news and trends in an interactive discussion.

Register NowState of the School at the Space Needle
Dean Judy Olian
Location: Space Needle, Seattle
Date: Monday, August 10

Dean Judy Olian will provide a state of the school at the iconic Space Needle, after which guests can enjoy exclusive access to the Observation Deck for a 360-degree panoramic view of the Emerald City.

Register NowChanging Economics of the Movie Business in the Digital Age
20th Century Fox International with Craig Dehmel ‘98
Location: Mr C's Hotel, West Los Angeles
Date: Thursday, August 13

Craig Dehmel '98, EVP of theatrical distribution at 20th Century Fox International, will discuss how the digital age has shaped the economics of the movie industry. Dehmel was the 2014 winner of the CINEMACON Passepartout Award for demonstrated dedication and commitment to the international entertainment marketplace during his 15-year tenure with Fox. 

Stay Connected to UCLA Anderson and Fellow Alumni

UCLA Anderson has been busy planning a slate of world-class speakers, exclusive behind the scenes access and regional networking opportunities for the fall. Don’t miss out on the Dean’s Distinguished Speaker Series, Worldwide Welcome Week in October, and industry conferences including the Big Data: Big Impact conference in November.

Register NowTo stay in the know about our upcoming slate of events and ensure that your classmates can find you, make sure to regularly update your contact and work information in the Alumni Directory.

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8/6 San Francisco, CA
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8/11 London
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8/13 Los Angeles, CA
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8/27 San Francisco, CA
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Run Your Business like You're Going to Sell It!

9/10 Seoul, Korea
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