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Summer 2007

Connected @ Haas

Tom Kelley, MBA 83

Tom Kelley, MBA 83

IDEO General Manager Tom Kelley, MBA 83, discussed his book, The Ten Faces of Innovation at a Dean's Speaker Series event that was also part of Professor Jennifer Aaker's class on "Creativity and Innovation in Marketing."

   
Mary Ann Thode

Mary Ann Thode

Global healthcare professionals gathered for the Haas School's inaugural, student-organized Business of Health Care Conference. Keynote speakers included Kevin Young, executive vice president of commercial operations for Gilead Science, and Mary Ann Thode, president of Kaiser Foundation Health Plan and Hospitals for the northern California region.

   
Dr. Edward Tse, MBA 88

Dr. Edward Tse, MBA 88


This year's Asia Business Conference examined the region's breakout growth opportunities and prospects for sustainability. Speakers included Dr. Edward Tse, MBA 88, Booz Allen Hamilton's managing director for greater China, and Ron Hosogi, principal of Hosogi & Associates and one-time developer of Microsoft's Asian expansion.

   
Richard

Richard "Sandy" Alderson

San Diego Padres CEO and Haas School Board Member Richard "Sandy" Alderson addressed the importance of ethics in business in his commencement speech to this year's Berkeley-Columbia Executive MBA class.
   
Leon Panetta and Nora Silver

Leon Panetta and Nora Silver

Former White House Chief of Staff Leon Panetta (pictured here with Nora Silver, director of the Nonprofit and Public Management Program) discussed advancing "public good" at this year's Nonprofit and Public Management Student-Alumni Leadership Dinner.
   
John Mackey

John Mackey

John Mackey, chairman and CEO of Whole Foods Market, spoke on "Conscious Capitalism: A New Business Paradigm" for the Peterson Lecture Series on Corporate Responsibility.
   
Dean Campbell and Natasha Skok, MBA 95

Dean Campbell and Natasha Skok, MBA 95


Linda Behnke, MBA 96, and Jerome Engel

Linda Behnke, MBA 96, and Jerome Engel


The Haas Alumni in Venture Capital community launched with a kick-off event in Silicon Valley. Dean Campbell, Natasha Skok, MBA 95; Linda Behnke, MBA 96; and Lester Center Executive Director Jerome Engel attended. Behnke, partner with Golding Capital Partners, and Skok, COO of Tallwood Venture Capital, are the co-chairs of the Haas Alumni Network VC Alumni group, along with Nick Sturiale, MBA 00, partner with Sevin Rosen Funds, and Bill Harrington, MBA 99, partner with Three Arch Partners.
   
John Doerr and Bill Campbell

John Doerr and Bill Campbell


Brook Byers and Tom Perkins

Brook Byers and Tom Perkins

John Doerr, a partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, pictured with Intuit Chairman Bill Campbell, was honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Lester Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation. On hand to pay tribute were partners Brook Byers and Tom Perkins.
   
Mark Kvamme, BA 85

Mark Kvamme, BA 85

Sequoia Capital Partner Mark Kvamme, BA 85, shared strategies for extending one's reach in business at the eighth annual Haas Alumni Network Celebration in Silicon Valley.
   
Barak Ben-Gal

Barak Ben-Gal

MBA students from top schools tackled real-life challenges faced by leaders of education reform at the inaugural Haas Education Leadership Case Competition. Judges included Barak Ben-Gal, then financial services manager for Oakland Unified School District.
   
Mitchell Baker

Mitchell Baker


Jennifer Maxwell

Jennifer Maxwell

"Innovation: Beyond Business as Usual," was the theme for this year's Women in Leadership Conference. Keynote speakers included Mitchell Baker, CEO of Mozilla Corporation, and Jennifer Maxwell, co-founder of PowerBar, who holds a BS in nutrition from UC Berkeley.
   
Aaron Brown

Aaron Brown

Aaron Brown, executive director of risk methodology at Morgan Stanley, delivered the commencement address to the Master's in Financial Engineering class. Brown's www.eRaider.com has been named by Forbes as one of the best websites on investing.
   
William Banholzer

William Banholzer

The inaugural Berkeley Energy Symposium highlighted the work 150 leading researchers in the university community. Keynote speakers included William Banholzer, chief technology officer of Dow Chemical Company, and Nobel Laureate Steven Chu, director of Lawrence Berkeley Lab.
   
Gordon Moore and Scott McNealy

Gordon Moore and Scott McNealy


Intel co-founder Gordon Moore and Sun Microsystems co-founder Scott McNealy discussed "Innovation: In the USA and in the World" at the fifth annual Haas Alumni Celebration in San Francisco, hosted by Don Fisher, BS 50, founder and chairman of Gap Inc.
   
Marc Benioff

Marc Benioff

salesforce.com chairman and CEO Marc Benioff addressed this year's MBA graduates at their commencement on May 20. Benioff is known both for pioneering web-based enterprise applications and for his commitment to philanthropy.
   

 

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