Alumni Awards

UCLA Anderson Alumni Awards recognize exceptional individuals who have made a difference to the UCLA Anderson community and the world. Every May, the UCLA Anderson Alumni Network presents the awards to each year’s honorees at a special presentation at Alumni Conference during Alumni Weekend.

2019 UCLA Anderson Alumni Awards Presentation
Date: Friday, May 3
Time: 12:00 – 12:30 p.m.


2019 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.

Joel Fried is President of PRIMECAP Management Company, a Pasadena based investment company. PRIMECAP manages the PRIMECAP Odyssey Funds, where Mr. Fried serves as co-chief executive and trustee, and several mutual funds for The Vanguard Group. Read bio.

Joel Fried '86

President, PRIMECAP Management Company


2019 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.

Kate Pletcher is the Founder and CEO of Treehouse Partners, a recruiting firm based in Venice, CA. Prior to launching the firm, Kate owned and ran a successful franchised staffing firm in Los Angeles, served as Director of Global Brand Licensing for Skechers, and worked as Director of Business Development for bsp. Read bio.

Kate Pletcher '07

Founder and CEO, Treehouse Partners


Past Recipients

2018 - Bernard Briskin '49
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
Entrepreneur and Philanthropist
2013 - Robert D. Beyer '83
Chairman, Chaparal Investments LLC
2010 - Ambassador Lester B. Korn ('60)
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
President, Topa Equities, Ltd. 
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
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