Professional> Anderson Veterans Association (AVA)

The Anderson Veterans Association’s (AVA) mission is to build a professional network devoted to advancing the careers of UCLA Anderson military veterans. The AVA is focused on four areas: supporting veteran applicants throughout the admissions process, assisting in the professional development and recruitment of AVA members, maintaining close relationships with UCLA Anderson veteran alumni and strengthening the veteran network at UCLA and beyond.


AVA Officers


Rick Hajost


Gerry Sims

EVP of TMT Outreach

Abi Johnson

VP of Events/Consulting Outreach

Steven Stringfellow

VP of Finance/Admissions/I-Banking Outreach

Sean McCann

VP Alumni Relations

Nick Caro

VP of Corporate Outreach – CPG and Other

Hoonki Hong

VP of Professional Development

Dan Galgano

VP of Ethics

Robert Busalacchi

VP of Diversity and Community – FEMBA

Alvaro Yanes


Qais Alkurdi


Jared Munde


Stephanie Thomas

VP of Community Outreach




Kickoff and Veteran Welcome
Meet current Anderson students and learn about transitioning to business school, industry selection and life at UCLA.

Career Night
Network with top firms from various industries that are interested in recruiting Anderson veterans.

Veteran Mentorship Program
Pair up with undergraduate veterans to provide mentorship.

Alumni Mixer
Connect with local alumni.

Memorial Day 36-Hour Charity Run
Raise money for military related charities during a 36-hour relay.

Meet with AVA members for food and drinks.


Connect with Us


For events, and further information please visit us on Campus Groups.