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March 26, 2017
Alumni Weekend - Come Back to Where it All Began

Alumni Weekend 2017Alumni ConferenceThe countdown has begun. Alumni Weekend is just over a month away!

Offering the best of business school, Alumni Weekend is the largest and most anticipated alumni homecoming of the year.

Friday, May 5

Alumni Conference | Westwood
1 Year Reunion - Class of 2016 | Culver City

Saturday, May 6

Reunion Evening '82, '87, '92, '97, '02, '07, '12 | Santa Monica
40 Year Reunion – Class of 1977 | Manhattan Beach

Monday, May 8

Alumni Golf Tournament | Brentwood

Early bird registration ends on Wednesday, April 5 for selected events. Register and learn more about Alumni Weekend 2017.

Alumni Weekend Spotlight

Alumni Conference
Friday, May 5

Come back to campus for a day of insightful presentations, engaging discussions and interactive workshops at Alumni Conference. Reconnect with UCLA Anderson and network with fellow alumni during breakfast, lunch and the reception.

Industry Expertise

Michael Burns '92Alexandra Rose '11Ryan Cummins '11

Join us for a fireside chat with Lionsgate Vice Chairman Michael Burns '92 to learn how he helped to grow the company into a $6 billion global content leader. Find out how Ryan Cummins '11, Co-founder of Omaze, revolutionized the philanthropy industry by leveraging the power of storytelling and technology. Get inspired by Alexandra Rosen '11 who uses creativity and technology to create meaningful human connections for Cisco and partner communities.  

Faculty Insights

Eric SussmanEdward LeamerDean Judy D. Olian

Get back in the classroom with Eric Sussman who will discuss how economic trends and policy changes may impact the real estate market. UCLA Anderson Forecast’s Ed Leamer and Jerry Nickelsburg will lead a speaker panel focused on the critical issues affecting our economy. Dean Judy D. Olian will present the State of the School presentation and a look into what’s next for UCLA Anderson.

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Honoring Anderson Alumni Who Give Back

Alumni Weekend 2017


Robert S. Murley '74
Vice Chairman-Senior Advisor of Credit Suisse,
Chairman of Investment Banking for the Americas


Leland L. Sun '86
Founder & Managing Director
Pan Asian Mortgage Company

The UCLA Anderson Alumni Network proudly announces the recipients of the 2017 UCLA Anderson Alumni Awards: Robert S. Murley ’74 and Leland L. Sun ’86.

One of Anderson’s 100 Inspirational Alumni, Robert Murley has enjoyed a 40 year career with Credit Suisse, now serving as Vice Chairman. He also chairs the UCLA Anderson Board of Advisors, having been a member since 2009. Additionally, he serves on the John Wooden Global Leadership Award and Capital Campaign committees. His philanthropic activities extend beyond UCLA Anderson to Princeton University, Children's Memorial Hospital of Chicago, the Museum of Science and Industry and the Educational Testing Service.

Leland Sun '86, the Founder & Managing Director of Pan Asian Mortgage Company, is also one of Anderson’s 100 Inspirational Alumni. Sun co-founded the Hong Kong alumni chapter in the late 90s and has been considered the chapter’s chairman ever since.  For 20 years, he has welcomed Chancellors, Deans, faculty and students to Hong Kong, arranging meetings and events to engage alumni from UCLA Anderson and the greater UCLA population. He currently serves on UCLA’s Asia Advisory Council.

The awards presentation will take place at Alumni Conference on Friday, May 5 at 11:45 a.m. and will be followed by a luncheon.

UCLA's Volunteer of the Year Award

Steve Yu (B.A. ’95, MBA ’03)Congratulations to Steve Yu (B.A. ’95, MBA ’03), Assistant Dean of Operations at the UCLA School of Law, for winning the Volunteer of the Year Award! Yu serves as president of the largest UCLA regional alumni network, the UCLA Los Angeles Westside Network. As a visionary leader, he has reinvigorated the Network with new programming, collaborations and leadership.

Alumni Spotlight | Branching Out with Diversity Food Brands’ Jeffrey Keys ‘96

Jeffrey Keys ‘96 "Of all the skill sets I picked up specifically at Anderson, I learned not to fear failure and not let it stop me from branching out on my own."

Jeffrey Keys ‘96 started his career as a young man working in fast food restaurants. After college, he transitioned into commercial banking, which led him to work on specialized lending for franchising, providing him exposure to different brands and operating companies. After getting his MBA at UCLA Anderson, he moved to New York and put together a private equity fund focused on increasing minority participation in major franchise chains and brands.

Keys is now the president of Diversity Food Brands LLC, a consolidator, operator and licensor of food services brands. When asked about how business school influenced his professional choices, Keys said “It’s the Anderson culture that I took with me when I graduated, in that I had the desire to create an environment where I could do something that I loved—and surround myself with people who shared that vision and passion.” Read more of the interview with Keys.

» Meet Danielle McIntosh ’14 and Fark Tari ‘15 through our 5 Questions series on our Black@Anderson site.

Student Perspective | Team Building and Acumen Wins Fink Stock Pitch

Annual Fink Stock PitchReflecting back on February’s 2017 Fink Stock Pitch Competition, full-time MBA student Justin Phillips ‘18 credits team building and investing acumen for UCLA Anderson’s win. After finding out that he—along with FEMBA student Jarrid Johnston '19—had been selected to represent UCLA Anderson at the annual competition, the pair formed team J^2 Capital.

“Despite never meeting face-to-face prior to the competition, Jarrid and I worked well together on game day, which we attribute in part to our compatible fundamental investment analysis processes and athletic backgrounds,” said Phillips. Read more to find out which recommendations J^2 Capital made to defeat finalists from UVA Darden and Stanford GSB.

Access | U.S. and China Relations at Wilbur K. Woo Conference

Wilbur K. Woo Conference

Friday, April 21 | UCLA Anderson
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Join UCLA Anderson at the annual Wilbur K. Woo Greater China Business Conference to explore the changing relations between the U.S. and China and the unprecedented opportunities and challenges it presents. U.S. and Chinese leaders, investors and influencers from a variety of industries and sectors will discuss investment opportunities, growth strategies and cross-border collaboration. Plenary and breakout sessions will cover topics including entrepreneurship, food & agriculture, investments, media & entertainment and technology.

Upcoming Events

3/27 Tokyo, Japan
Experiences Shared
by Japan and the U.S.

3/28 Madrid, Spain
Dinner & Drinks with UCLA
Anderson Dean Judy Olian

3/30 New York, NY
Pub & Karaoke Night

3/30 Hong Kong
Strategy and Corporate Innovation

3/31 Calabasas, CA
Entrepreneurs Roundtable:
Social Entrepreneurship!

4/1 United Kingdom
UC Alumni UK
Charity Gala

4/4 Bellevue, WA
Seattle Chapter Dinner
and Open Board Meeting

4/6 San Juan Capistrano, CA
The 9th Annual Leaders
for Philanthropy Night...

4/6 San Francisco, CA
Bay Area Chapter
Planning Dinner

4/7 Bethesda, Maryland
Washington D.C. Power Lunch

4/7 Simi Valley, CA
A Life Coaching Exercise:
Your Personal Legacy...

4/13 Irvine, CA
2017 Orange County
Economic Outlook

4/20 Sunnyvale, CA
LinkedIn “Rock Your Profile” Workshop

4/21 Camarillo, CA
Results Orientation - A TRAP

4/28 Irvine, CA
Orange County Career Networking Lunch

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