Speaker Biographies

Gregory La Blanc

Gregory La Blanc teaches primarily in the areas of finance and strategy in the MBA and MFE programs and in Executive Education at the Haas School of Business, and is the recipient of teaching awards including the Earl F. Cheit Award for Outstanding Teaching, 2009; and the Haas EWMBA Graduate Instructor of the year, 2004-2005. Read More

Ross Levine

Ross Levine received his PhD from UCLA (University of California, Los Angeles) in 1987 after graduating Phi Beta Kappa from Cornell University. He is currently the Willis H. Booth Professor of Banking and Finance at the University of California, Berkeley's Haas School of Business. Read More

Kimberly MacPherson, MBA/MPH 94

Kimberly MacPherson is the Associate Director of Health Management at the Haas School of Business and faculty in Health Policy and Management at the U.C. Berkeley School of Public Health. She directs the MBA/MPH program, the two-year MPH in HPM program, a one-year MPH for clinicians and the MPP/MPH offered with the Goldman School of Public Policy. Read More

Andrew K. Rose

Andrew K. Rose is the B.T. Rocca Jr. Professor of International Business in the Economic Analysis and Policy Group at the Haas School of Business. His teaching is in the areas of international macroeconomics for which he has won two teaching award Read More

Nicole Sanchez, EWMBA 12

Nicole Sanchez, EWMBA 12, is the VP of Social Impact at GitHub, responsible to diversifying the company's workforce and user base; building strong community partnerships; and promoting GitHub as a platform for impactful social change. She in an industry expert in diversity, inclusion and social impact with 20+ years working on access for underrepresented communities in government, higher education and technology. Read More

Juliana Schroeder

Juliana Schroeder conducts research on the experimental study of social cognition. Her research has been featured by outlets such as the New York Times, Newsweek, NBC, and the Today Show, and has been funded by the National Science Foundation. Read More

Cort Worthington, BCEMBA 07/08

Cort Worthington teaches leadership courses in Haas graduate and undergraduate programs, and delivers the core Leadership Communication class for all full-time MBA students. His areas of focus include leadership skill development, organizational and team dynamics, executive coaching, and negotiation Read More

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Panelists & HaasX Biographies

Mitch Fong

Mitch Fong is both an Animal Care Specialist, and the Individual and Planned Giving Officer at The Marine Mammal Center in Sausalito.

Mitch spent 23 years in the financial services industry, working with retirement related products and services. He was series 6, 7, 63, and California Life Insurance licensed, and his work included product development, marketing and distribution of various financial tools for both retail and institutional investors.

Prior to joining The Marine Mammal Center, Mitch worked for Hartford Life, Prudential, and most recently, Wilshire Associates.

Mitch holds a MBA from the Haas School of Business (1991), and a BA in Economics from UCLA (1988). Mitch resides in Mill Valley and chooses to ride his bicycle to work in the Marin Headlands every chance he gets.