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December 2022

New York Alumni Volunteering

Volunteering Brings New York Alumni Together

Every year, a group of Anderson alumni in New York City volunteer to assist with the Gerald Loeb Awards, presented by UCLA Anderson to recognize excellence in business and financial journalism. For these alumni, it’s a way to stay connected to their alma mater. A journalist in the early part of her career, attorney M. Linda Dragas (’90) has been volunteering for 20 years. This year’s alumni volunteers also included New York City alumni chapter co-presidents Meghan Peters (’20) and Alex Moore (’19) who are leading the charge to activate the chapter.

Univision

Univision GM’s Mission to Inform and Empower Communities

When Veronika Moroian (’03) left Argentina to attend UCLA Anderson, she had every intention of returning to her IT job at IBM. However, Anderson introduced her to a new country and industry. Now the President & General Manager of Univision Washington, D.C and Philadelphia, and station manager of Univision New York, Veronica is a top executive at the nation’s largest Spanish-language media and content company. “The idea that I could make a career out of something I love doing, in an industry that made me feel a connection to home, was amazing to me.” 

Brian Cornell

John Wooden Leadership Award Honors Brian Cornell

As board chairman and CEO, Brian Cornell (B.A. ’81, CERT ’91) heads the dynamic global team behind retailer Target. Named the “Visionary” by the National Retail Federation in 2022 and the Top CEO of the Year by CNN, he can now add 2022 John Wooden Global Leadership honoree to the list of accolades he has garnered. Brian will be honored alongside the 2022 student fellows at The John Wooden Global Leadership Awards on February 1 in Los Angeles. Learn more about Brian’s path to leadership. 
Examining How We and the World Work
FACULTY INSIGHTS

Examining How We and the World Work

In the latest release of How the World Works podcasts, Anderson faculty discuss a variety of observations with Warren Olney:
 
UCLA Has a Department for Predicting the Future

For 70 Years, the UCLA Anderson Forecast has predicted the future of the economy. Jerry Nickelsburg, Faculty Director, UCLA Anderson Forecast; Adjunct Professor of Economics tells us what's in store. Listen Now

What If We Could Measure How Good A Corporation Is for Society?

Professor of Management and Faculty Director, Center for Impact, Magali Delmas' new transparency study shows change is possible when companies truthfully report ESG metrics. Listen Now

In a Nation of Increasing Extreme Behavior, a Case for Moderation

Aimee Drolet Rossi, Professor of Marketing; Marion Anderson Chair in Management, shares discoveries that indicate great potential for change. Listen Now

Buying a Car Since the Pandemic? It’s a Changed Market

Professor of Finance Mark Garmaise looked to Japan’s post-tsunami used car market to illuminate the current one. Listen Now

Unlocking Cryptocurrency for Financial Engineers

Benjamin Tsai (’01), co-founder, president and managing partner of Wave Financial, an SEC-registered investment advisor focused on blockchain and cryptocurrencies, credits his MBA experience with helping him transition from engineering into “hardcore finance.” After years abroad, he’s now come full circle back to Los Angeles to bring his experience to the classroom. Benjamin is teaching Introduction to the Finance of Blockchain and Cryptocurrency helping Anderson’s Master of Financial Engineering (MFE) students understand that cryptocurrency is another asset class. 

Every Business is a Tech Business

Technology-based disruptions are affecting almost every sector today. Join The Easton Technology Management Center and AnderTech on January 27 for the half-day Innovate Tech Conference 2023 for a glimpse of the latest innovations and their potential impact. Hear from keynote speaker Malik Ducard (’00), Chief Content Officer at Pinterest.
Anderson New Year Wishes

Anderson Community’s New Year Wishes

Have a look at a few New Year's wishes from the UCLA Anderson community as we close out the year.

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