Innovative Job Share Arrangement Launched for Alumni Office
Not just one, but two co-directors of Alumni Relations will be at the helm of the Haas Alumni Network starting in 2002. Tenny Frost, director of alumni relations for the past seven years, has created a new job share arrangement for her position so that she can work three days a week to have more time with her growing family. Tenny is expecting her second child this spring.
Tenny's new job partner is Marcy Porus-Gottlieb, MBA 95, who for the past six years, was vice president of Operations and Leader Development at Backroads, a Berkeley-based active travel company. She was responsible for recruiting, hiring, training, and managing Backroads' 250+ remote trip leaders, as well as overseeing Backroads' operations in the US, Europe, and Canada. Prior to coming to Haas for her degree, Marcy worked for 10 years in the retail industry, spending the last five of those years as a buyer at the Hold Everything division of Williams-Sonoma. As buyer, Marcy analyzed the market, competitors, and customers and directed domestic and international product development efforts. Along with her MBA, Marcy holds a BA in International Relations from Brown University.
Tenny will remain focused on coordinating all campus and regional alumni events, expanding class reunions, building the Haas Alumni Network volunteer chapter and regional representative network, organizing special interest group activities, and the alumni international symposia. Marcy will manage the Haas Alumni Network's online services and website, which includes a multitude of online resources and tools, student/alumni relation programs and events, alumni career services, class representatives program, and assisting with alumni participation in the Haas School's corporate relations program.
Marcy will manage the Alumni Relations office while Tenny is on maternity leave this spring/summer. Beginning in the fall of 2002 both Tenny and Marcy will each work three days a week to ensure full coverage of the office and staff. "I am thrilled to be bringing such an active alum as Marcy on board to help the school expand and develop the Haas Alumni Network programs and activities," said Tenny. "I have enjoyed every minute of my job as the director of Alumni Relations and I want to continue to bring value to the school. With our new job sharing arrangement everyone benefits - the school, the alumni, and us - the working moms!"
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