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Hey there, Alums!

My name is Kate Pletcher ('07) and I'm incredibly excited to be serving as your UCLA Anderson Alumni Network President for the next two years.

By nature, I am a connector… I LOVE connecting people to people, companies to people, potential partners to potential partners, and on and on. As a student at Anderson, I really enjoyed the many opportunities I had to connect with new opportunities, learning experiences, and future friends/colleagues.

My hope, as your President, is to help more of you expand and deepen your connections with each other, the school, and our Anderson community.

We've gotten off to a great start with some of the really wonderful things I was involved with on the Board of Directors – from fun things like Neighborhood Ambassadors (where we got together for happy hours in various neighborhoods) to our discovery project (where we dug deep to find alumni who have been doing interesting things and found ways to spotlight them) to CEO Forum (where we pulled together groups of CEOs and Founders who now meet every month to help each other navigate their entrepreneurial adventures). I think we can do more.

In the next two years, I hope to expand upon our forums, discover even more alumni who have been changing the world, and find more ways for alumni of all stages/backgrounds/regions/industries to connect with each other.

Working with an outstanding team of alumni volunteers on our board, as well as countless volunteers in regions around the world, and the incredible Office of Alumni Relations, we hope to develop all kinds of excuses for you to strengthen your connection to the school—and we'd love your help!  

    • Volunteer to get involved We're looking for ideas and folks to help put ideas into action – whether it's one thing every five years or a regular get together – we're interested in hearing what you want to participate in!
    • Stay connected on LinkedIn and Facebook. If you're not yet on your class Facebook group join your class! This is a great opportunity for you to learn about upcoming events, keep in touch with classmates, post updates on news in your world, and more.
    • Update your profile. Our network is only as strong as we make it. If your information isn't updated in the UCLA Anderson Alumni Directory, your former classmates can't connect with you - for personal or professional communications. Updating your profile is easy, just click on Alumni Directory.
    • Get career advice. Explore the resources offered through Alumni Career Services.

I'm incredibly excited about the power of this group to impact the world in big ways. At 41,000 strong, there's no reason why we can't. I look forward to working with all of you to make it happen.

Thank you,

Kate Pletcher ('07)