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Haas Worldwide Events
Haas alumni were kept busy last spring with a host of special events worldwide, culminating with a weekend of Alumni Reunion activities on or around the Berkeley campus in April.
More than 500 people attended the 11th annual Haas Celebration in Silicon Valley on March 3. This student-alumni networking event supports connections and career development. Jagdeep Singh, MBA 90, president and CEO of Infinera Inc., was the evening’s featured speaker.
The sixth annual Women in Leadership Dinner was held at the Claremont Hotel in Berkeley April 1. Moderator Nora Silver, director of the Center for Nonprofit and Public Leadership, joined panelists Jennifer Maxwell, BS 88, cocreator of PowerBar; Priya Haji, MBA 03, CEO and co-founder of World of Good; and Margo Alexander, BS 68, chair of the Acumen Fund.
In conjunction with the Fisher Center for Real Estate and Urban Economics, the Haas School hosted its eighth annual Bay Area alumni celebration at Gap Inc. on March 16, focusing on real estate investing. The evening’s panel included Haas Professor Nancy Wallace; Larry Rosenthal, executive director of the Berkeley Program on Housing and Urban Policy; BRE Properties CEO Connie Moore, MBA 80; and moderator Dean Rich Lyons.
Alumni gathered at the Soho House in New York City March 23 to learn about “Measuring Your Digital IQ.” Haas alumnus Scott Galloway, MBA 92, founder of Red Envelope and Firebrand Capital, presented with Dean Rich Lyons and Haas Assistant Professor Zsolt Katona.
This year’s Haas Alumni Reunion Weekend, held April 22-25, was the most successful ever, attracting more than 600 alums from as far away as Germany, India, and Turkey. Top Haas faculty and thought leaders provided insights on “Managing and Leading in Complex Environments.” As a keynote speaker, Haas Professor Laura Tyson discussed “Global Megatrends” during the morning program.
After the conference, Haas alumni were ready to party at their Class Reunion Dinners held at Berkeley’s Claremont Hotel. Members of the Class of 2009 reunited at the evening event.
The day after the conference, Pascal Hoffmann, MBA 00, and his family met up with classmates at the Family Picnic for Top Dog hot dogs, games, and face-painting.