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UCLA Anderson Alumni Awards

Every year, UCLA Anderson Alumni Awards recognize exceptional individuals who make a difference to the UCLA Anderson community and the world. UCLA Anderson Alumni Awards are presented by the UCLA Anderson Alumni Network at a special presentation to each year's honorees.

2020 and 2021 Awards Presentation
May 7, 2021
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2021 John E. Anderson Distinguished Alumni Award
The John E. Anderson Distinguished Alumni Award is the highest accolade for exceptional achievement that the UCLA Anderson School of Management may bestow upon its alumni. The Distinguished Alumni Award salutes the achievements of outstanding alumni whose personal lives, professional achievements and community service exemplify the objectives of their alma mater.
Janice Chaffin is a globally recognized business leader whose career in high-tech spans more than 30 years. She currently sits on the board of directors for Synopsys (NASDAQ:SNPS) and PTC (NASDAQ:PTC) and on the boards of two privately held companies, CareerBuilder and Informatica. Read Janice's Bio

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Janice Chaffin ('81)

Board Member, Synopsis, PTC, Informatica, CareerBuilder

2021 Outstanding Alumni Service Award
The Outstanding Alumni Service Award is presented to alumni who have consistently provided exemplary service to UCLA Anderson, enhancing the stature, success and well-being of the UCLA Anderson Alumni Network, as well as the quality and reputation of the school.
Henry J. Brandon III is the chief operating officer and a partner at Nile Capital Group. He has over 30 years of experience investing, lending and structuring transactions for middle market companies, including senior debt, mezzanine debt, equity and equity-like financings aggregating in more than $22 billion in deal volume. Read Henry's Bio

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Henry J. Brandon III ('89)

Chief Operating Officer and Partner, Nile Capital Group

Past Recipients
2020 - Stewart W. Bainum Jr. '70
Chairman of the Board of Directors, Choice Hotels International, Inc.
2019 - Joel Fried '86
President of PRIMECAP Management Company
2018 - Bernard Briskin '49  (Deceased)
President, CEO and Chairman of the Board of the Arden Group
2017 - Robert S. Murley '74
Vice Chairman-Senior Advisor of Credit Suisse and Chairman of Investment Banking for the Americas
2016 - Jim Moffatt '87
CEO, Global Consulting, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited
2015 - Lonnie Ali '86
Vice Chairman, The Muhammad Ali Center Board
2014 - John E. Parker '50  (Deceased)
Entrepreneur and Philanthropist
2013 - Robert D. Beyer '83
Chairman, Chaparal Investments LLC
2010 -  Ambassador Lester B. Korn ('60)  (Deceased)
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Korn Capital Group and Korn Tuttle Capital Group 
2008 -  Louise L. Francesconi '78
Vice President and President, Missile Systems Business, Raytheon Company
2007 -  Laurence D. Fink '76
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of BlackRock, Chairman of the Executive and Management Committee
2006 -  Kip Hagopian '66
Managing Partner, AppleOaks Partners, LLC
2005 -  Ric Kayne '68
President, Kayne Anderson Capital Advisors; CEO, Kayne Anderson Rudnick Investment Management
2004 -  Jeff Henley '67
Chairman, Oracle Corporation
2003 -  Eugene Rosenfeld '56
Chairman, UCLA Anderson Board of Visitors, Private Investor, ForestLane Group
2002 -  John E. Anderson '40  (Deceased)
President, Topa Equities, Ltd. 
2020 - Mike De Paola '94
President and CEO, Threshold Worldwide LLC
2019 - Kate Pletcher '07
Founder and CEO of Treehouse Partners
2018 - Dennis J. Keegan '80
Chairman, Digital Asset Strategies
2017 - Leland L. Sun '86
Founder & Managing Director, Pan Asian Mortgage Company
2016 - Eric Mokover '80
College Admissions Consultant, Counselor, and Partner, Headed for College
2015 - Gregory L. Craig '89
Chairman of Anahau Energy  & CEO of Inupiat Energy Partners
2014 - Jim Freedman '78
Chairman and Managing Director of Intrepid Investment Bankers, LLC (“Intrepid”)
2013 - Christopher Kit Jennings '80
Managing Director, Roth Capital Partners
2013 - Constantine Malaxos '96
Director of Northern American Commercial Sales, Lumeta Corporation
2012 - Grady M. Smith '01
2010 -  Brian Farrell '78
President and CEO of THQ Inc. 
2008 -  Eleanor Brewer '86
Vice President of Research & Development, St. Joseph Health System (retired) 
2007 -  Stephen Torres ('94)
Chief Operating Officer, DRI Energy
2006 -  Jay Ferguson ('94)
Partner, Kline Hawkes and Company
2005 -  Regina Regazzi '97
Assistant Dean, Parker Career Management Center
2004 -  Clayton Frech '98
VP of Operations, Classic Party Rentals