Summer 2005

Alumni Notes & News


The Haas Network in the News


Dilbert creator Scott Adams, MBA 86, was featured in the Washington Post on May 11, 2005. The article, "Scott Adams, Drawing the Line," described how Adams has successfully managed the effects of his focal dystonia, a neurological movement disorder that has affected his hand since 1992.


Linda Lang's promotion to CEO of Jack in the Box was featured in the San Diego Union Tribune on May 3 in, "Jack's CEO to Hang Up His Spatula." Lang, BS 80, has served as president and chief operating officer at Jack in the Box since 1984.


Recent graduate-turned FBI agent, Sun-Ki Lim, MBA 04, was featured in the San Francisco Chronicle in, "Computer Aces Sleuth for FBI" on May 1, 2005. The article detailed Lim's decision to put his skills to work for the FBI.


Paul Otellini's (MBA 74), appointment as CEO of Intel Corporation received widespread coverage, including the April issue of Fortune magazine in, "Is This the Right Man for Intel? …A Numbers Guy Who Thinks Like a Marketer Might Be Just What the Venerable Chip Maker Needs."


Patricia Dunn, BA 75, and Haas advisory board member, was quoted extensively in the media about the ouster of Carly Fiorina and the appointment of Mark Hurd as Hewlett Packard's new president and CEO, including in a number of Wall Street Journal articles this spring. Dunn became non-executive chairman of Hewlett-Packard upon Carly Fiorina's departure.


Priya Haji, MBA 2003, was quoted in the MSNBC News in, "New Companies Hope to Be Good and Profitable" on April 3. Haji's company, World of Good Inc., won the 2005 Global Social Venture Competition and has its fair-trade certified gifts and handicrafts in numerous stores.


The $30 million dollar gift to the UC Irvine Business School by Paul Merage, BS 66, MBA 68, founder of Chef America (the maker of Hot Pockets brand snacks), was featured numerous times in the Orange County Register in April. The business school at UC Irvine is now the Paul Merage School of Business.


Emily HarroldEmily Harrold, a first-year Berkeley MBA student, has been writing regularly for the Wall Street Journal's special series of essays offering first-person perspectives on the business school experience.


Sarah Takesh, MBA 00, was featured in People magazine in "The Tailor of Kabul" on February 28. Takesh's company, Tarsian and Blinkley, employs Afghan women to create clothing that is sold in upscale western stores. The clothing manufacturer relies on traditional ethnic crafts of sewing, embroidery, and leather and metal work.


Norval "Bill" Jasper, MBA 71, CEO of Dolby Laboratories, appeared in an article in the San Francisco Chronicle on February 18, titled "Dolby Labs IPO Sounds Sweet." Jasper rang the closing bell at the New York Stock Exchange on the first day of trading of the company's stock.


Shantanu Narayen's appointment as president and chief operating officer of Adobe Systems Inc. was widely covered, including in the San Jose Mercury News in "San Jose, Calif.-based software maker Adobe Systems names new president, COO" and in the Wall Street Journal's "Who's News" section. Narayen, MBA 93, has been at Adobe since 1998.


Michael Milken, BS 68, appeared on the cover of Fortune's November 2004 issue with cyclist Lance Armstrong for an article titled, "The Man Who Changed Medicine." The article chronicled Milken's fight with prostate cancer and his continuing effect on cancer research.


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