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For the second straight year, Alumni Conference attendees were treated to HAASx, a series of short presentations by alumni (shown above) meant to inspire and delight. The talks covered a variety topics, including the power of listening and five business lessons gleaned from Olympians. Watch all of the presentations at

Faculty Road Shows

John Bernard, MBA 83; Gail Spencer, BS83; and Bart Young, MBA 76, in Orange County.

Lester Center lecturer John Danner in NYC.

Gap Event in San Francisco

Alan Yu, BS 04, and Christopher Fong, BCEMBA 10/11.

Scott Kucirek, MBA 99, and Grace Erickson, BCEMBA 12/13.

Speaker Michael Baum, of and Splunk.

Rick Hart and Zubin Irani, both BCEMBA 12/13.

Business Model Innovation Reception Hosted by Shantanu Narayen

Steve Felter, MBA 08, and Adobe CEO Shantanu Narayen, MBA 93.

Panelists Clarence So, MBA 98; Kira Makagon, MBA 96; and Greg Greeley, MBA 98, with moderator Henry Chesbrough, PhD 97.

Asia Business Conference

Cal alumna & keynote speaker Holly Liu, Kabam chief of staff.

Albert Hwu, MBA 13.

Shanghai Chapter’s Annual Charity Poker Tournament

Laurie Yan, BS 97, MBA 08, and Lawrence Lee, MBA 07.

Alumni Conference & MBA Reunions

Lisha Bell and Scott Lovejoy, both BCEMBA 12/13.

Dutta Satadip, MBA 09, and Sumit Garg, MBA 08/09.

Aylin Gezgüç, MBA 99, and Jo Mackness, MBA 04.

Pinky and Aziz Khatri, BS 80.

Keynote John Foraker, MBA 94, and Dan Helming, MBA 88.

Stan Little, MBA/MPH 89, and Cathy Garza, MBA 89.

Rich Chen, MBA 99, and Nina Marini, MBA 99.

The Chakradeo family: Sona, MBA 07; Ajit, MBA 04; and Meera.

Beyond Yourself Los Angeles Event

Emcees Jake Kloberdanz and Chris Pawlik, both BS 05.


Hewlett-Packard CFO Cathie Lesjak, MBA 86.

Tech Entrepreneur Mark DiPaola, BS 99.

Chile Alumni Event

Marcelo Vasquez, MBA 02, and David Richardson, business development director, Haas International Business Development Program.

Institute for Business & Social Impact, NYC

Acumen Chair Emeritus Margo Alexander, BS 68, and Fair Trade USA CEO Paul Rice, MBA 96.

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Clockwise from far left: Kevin Casey, MBA 09, founder and CEO, New Avenue Homes; Darrin Steele, MBA 08/09, CEO, U.S. Bobsled and Skeleton Federation; Albert Lee, MBA 04, co-founder,; Emcee Kellie McElhaney, Haas adjunct assistant professor and faculty director, Center for Responsible Business; Juan Mini, MBA 99, founder, Campus Tecnológico, Guatemala, and president, Grupo Mini; Chris Loughlin, BCEMBA 04/05, CEO, Travelzoo; Rick Carucci, MBA 84, president, Yum! Brand Inc.; Aylin Gezgüç, MBA 99, CSR coordinator, Koç Holding, Turkey; Nilmini Gunaratne Rubin, MBA 99, senior advisor, U.S. House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Committee; and Al Fan, MBA 89, executive director, Charter School Partners, Minn.

Upcoming Events

Dinner with Dean Rich Lyons

September 25

Reception with Dean Rich Lyons

Sepember TBA

Blue & Gold Bash for Recent BS Alumni

October 10
San Francisco


October 11

>play Digital Media Conference

October 24
San Francisco

Haaski Golf Tournament

October 27

Haas Gala

November 14
San Francisco

Old Blues Luncheon

December 11

MBA Reunion Weekend

April 23–26, 2015