July 19, 2005

Los Angeles Businessman Stewart Resnick to Speak at UCLA Anderson’s Executive MBA Commencement

UCLA Alumnus to Share His Multifaceted Business Experiences with Grads


Stewart Resnick
LOS ANGELES—Stewart Resnick, chairman of Roll International Corporation and a member of the Board of Visitors of UCLA Anderson School of Management, will serve as this year's distinguished speaker at commencement exercises for the school’s Executive MBA (EMBA) Program.  The ceremony, which will honor graduates of the 2005 EMBA Class, will be held on Sunday, August 7, 2005, at UCLA’s Royce Hall.

Mr. Resnick holds two degrees from UCLA.  He is a 1959 graduate of UCLA Anderson with a bachelor of science in business administration, and also received a juris doctor degree from UCLA School of Law in 1962. 

“UCLA Anderson continues to be a distinguished leader in management education, particularly in serving the needs of working professionals in both large and small enterprises,” said Mr. Resnick.  “I am honored to have the opportunity to address and welcome the newest members of my fellow alumni.”

In addition to serving on UCLA Anderson’s board, Mr. Resnick is a member of the Executive Board of The UCLA Medical Sciences, the Board of Trustees of Bard College (Annandale-on-Hudson, NY) and the Board of Conservation International.

Mr. Stewart Resnick and his wife, Mrs. Lynda Resnick, own Roll International Corporation, the Los Angeles-based holding company that manages Paramount Agribusiness, POM Wonderful, FIJI Water, Teleflora, the Franklin Mint and Suterra.

About Roll International Corporation
Roll International is a privately-held holding company based in Los Angeles, California. Among its holdings are Paramount Agribusiness, the largest farming operation of tree crops in the world, which includes Paramount Citrus and Paramount Farms, growers and processors of citrus, almonds and pistachios; POM Wonderful, grower of pomegranates and makers of the all-natural POM Wonderful pomegranate juice; FIJI Water, the second largest imported bottled water brand in the United States and the newest member of the Resnick family of companies; Teleflora, the largest floral wire service; the Franklin Mint, a leader in high quality collectibles; and Suterra, the largest biorational pest control company in the United States.

About UCLA Anderson School of Management
UCLA Anderson School of Management  is perennially ranked among the top-tier business schools in the world.  Award-winning faculty renowned for their research and teaching, highly selective admissions, successful alumni and world-class facilities combine to provide an extraordinary learning environment.  UCLA Anderson constituents are part of a culture that values individual vision, intellectual discipline and a sense of teamwork and collegiality.

Established in 1935, UCLA Anderson School of Management provides management education to more than 1,400 students enrolled in MBA and doctoral programs, and some 2,000 executives and managers enrolled annually in executive education programs.  Recognizing that the school offers unparalleled expertise in management education, the world's business community turns to UCLA Anderson School of Management as a center of influence for the ideas, innovations, strategies and talent that will shape the future.

Contact Information

Hilary Rehder, (310) 206-7707, hilary.rehder@anderson.ucla.edu

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