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


Jared Kerntke


Guy (Hagai) Nir


Jerry Kiener

Executive Vice President

Chen Chadash

VP of Admissions

Mark Paulson

VP of Events

Ryan Campbell

VP of Alumni Relations

Jason Park

VP of Corporate Outreach – Consulting

Mike Bobbe

VP of Corporate Outreach - I-Banking

Brad Lawler

VP of Corporate Outreach – TMT

Brian Chernuta

VP of Professional Development

John Grace

VP of Ethics

Rony Vexelman

VP of Diversity and Community

Jeffery Sandrock

VP of FEMBA Relations

Luke Goessman




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

Get paired with AVA students or Anderson alumni for professional guidance and career development.

Alumni Mixer

Connect with Anderson alumni over dinner and drinks in a casual, fun setting.

Speaker Series

Engage with industry leaders and hear about topics ranging from leadership to emerging business trends.

Monthly Social

Meet with AVA members for food and drinks.