Haas Worldwide Events

Gold Medal Insights

Alumni inspire and delight in five-minute presentations

The five-minute HaasX talks at the annual Alumni Conference have become a highly anticipated event, and this year continued to bring laughter and thought-provoking ideas. Olympian Ryan Murphy, BS 17, pulled out one of his three gold medals earned swimming at the 2016 Rio games during his talk. Tootie Tatum, EMBA 15, explained how her company, BlackHawk Genomics, is working to analyze DNA to determine the best drug interventions for individuals. And Panpan Wang, MBA/MPH 12, co-founder of the Flex Company, gave a heartfelt presentation about embracing awkward conversations, showing what it’s like to be a man selling feminine hygiene products.

Top row, from left: Ryan Murphy, BS 17, Olympic gold medalist; Shuonan Chen, BS 13, founding partner, Agile VC; Tai Tran, BS 16, one of Forbes’ 2016 “30 Under 30” for marketing and advertising; Megan Mokri, MBA 16, CEO and founder, Byte Foods; Tootie Tatum, EMBA 15, CEO, BlackHawk Genomics; John Woolard, MBA 97, former VP of energy, Google Inc. Middle row: Peter Fiske, MBA 02, CEO, Pax Water Technologies, Inc.; Victor d’Allant, MBA 87, founder and CEO, Dallant Networks, LLC; Tracy Gray, BCEMBA 07/08, managing partner, The 22 Capital Group; Panpan Wang, MBA/MPH 12, co-founder, The Flex Company. Front: Kellie McElhaney, associate adjunct professor, Institute for Business & Social Impact.

15th Annual Haas Celebration in SF

Keynote speakers Prof. Emeritus David Aaker and daughter Jennifer Aaker

Martha Weeka, MBA 84; Adina Safer, MBA/MPH 95; and Gloria Beck, MBA 94

Cristina Stanley and Sam Van Dam, MBA 14s

The Cronk Family: Rick, BS 65; Chris, MBA 09; Janet; and Kara

Bryan Wong, MBA 14, and Zach Whitman, BS 77, MBA 79

Africa Business Forum

Thato Keineetse and Hady Barry, MBA 17s

Keynote speaker Chris Folayan

MFE Graduation

Professor Eric Reiner (center) with 2017 MFE grads Arsh Sood, Adam Wearne, Ming Li Chew, and Sahil Puri

Venture Capitalist Howard Morgan

NYC Chapter Admit Happy Hour

Kamellia Saroop, MBA/MPH 19; Dean Guo, MBA 19

Christian Dambolena, MBA 12; Jose Alonso, MBA 12; and Gregory Schorr, MBA 19

Alumni Conference and Reunion

Dean Rich Lyons, BS 82, and keynote speaker April Underwood, MBA 07

Olympic gold medalist Ryan Murphy, BS 17

Tejaswini Dhawale; Nilesh Dhawale, EMBA 15; and Shruti Nathan, EMBA 15

Clara Tucci and Bea Cassou, MBA 87s

Lisha Bell, BCEMBA 12

Jay Badenhope, Dennis Cox, and Douglas Park, MBA 02s

Gary Ballabio, MBA 07, and son

Dean’s Speaker Series

Anne Bakar, President & CEO, Telecare Corp.

David Aaker, Haas Prof. Emeritus; Vice Chairman, Prophet

Undergraduate Commencement

Sangeeta Desai, BS 98, Group COO & CEO of Emerging Markets, FremantleMedia

MBA Commencement

Joseph Jimenez, MBA 84, CEO, Novartis AG

SF Chapter at a Giants’ Game

Vicky Chen, BS 13; Mike Koran, BS 03; and Mauri Schwartz, MBA 85

Lakshmi Shivalingaiah, MBA 14, and Janice Pearce

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Upcoming Events


New Grads and Student Welcome Party

August 24

Cal Night with Oakland A’s

September 5

Reception with EMBA Students

September 15

Veterans’ Career Fair

September 23
Santa Clara, CA

Berkeley Haas Homecoming

October 21

Haas Gala

November 3
San Francisco

Old Blues Reunion

December 7

Berkeley Haas Celebration in Silicon Valley

February 7, 2018
Atherton, CA

Berkeley Haas Celebration in San Francisco

March 14, 2018
San Francisco

Reunion Weekend

April 27–29, 2018

Alumni Conference

April 28, 2018