THE HAAS COMMUNITY CONNECTED AROUND THOUGHTFUL TOPICS IN 2004
1. Former US Senator Bill Bradley and Paul Jansen (not pictured), spoke on “What Leaders Need to Do to Capture the Nonprofit Sector's $100 Billion Opportunity ” in February at the annual nonprofit student-alumni dinner. They recently coauthored an influential article of the same title published in the Harvard Business Review. Bradley is currently chair of the advisory board of McKinsey & Company's Institute for Management of Nonprofits, and Jansen is the director of McKinsey & Company's Institute on the Nonprofit Sector.
2. Goanpot Asvinvichit, president & CEO of the Government Savings Bank of Thailand , gave the keynote address for the fourth annual Berkeley Asia Business Conference in February.
3. Keynote speaker Shantanu Narayen, MBA 93, executive vice president of Worldwide Products at Adobe Systems, spoke at February's fifth annual Haas Alumni Network Celebration in Silicon Valley.
4. The 2004 Dean's Lecture series was launched with speaker Paul Pressler, CEO and president of Gap, Inc., in March.
5. The Lester Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovationpresented its 2004 Lifetime Achievement Award in Entrepreneurship to Sanford ( Sandy ) Robertson. He is pictured here with Paul Stephens, BS 68, MBA 69, his partner in the firm Robertson Stephens.
6. Corporate crime and punishment were the topics of Dean Tom Campbell's panel of state and federal prosecutors in April: Patrick Robbins, chief of securities fraud in the US Attorney's office for the Northern District of California; Ben Wagner, chief of the Special Prosecutions Unit in the US Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of California; Chris Crook, prosecutor in the California Attorney General's office working on antitrust cases; and Damon Connolly, lead attorney with the California Attorney General's office Energy Task Force.
7A. Andrew Isaacs, adjunct professor and executive director of the Management of Technology Program, with Peter R. Skupch, senior research officer for United Nations Industrial Development Organization, at the inaugural conference of the UN and MOT collaboration “Bridging the Divide – Technology, Innovation, and Learning in Developing Economies” in April.
7B. Conference keynote speaker Akinobu Kanasugi, president of NEC Corporation, gave a talk on the possibilities for utilizing information technology in the developing world.
7C. Robert Reich, former US secretary of labor and recent UC Berkeley distinguished visiting scholar, spoke about how globalization affects the lives of US workers.
8. Haas students had the opportunity to hear a special lecture by David Aaker, the E.T. Grether Professor of Marketing and Public Policy, in April, as part of the David Aaker Distinguished Lecture Series in Marketing. Aaker now serves as vice-chairman of Prophet Brand Strategies.
9. Schools for Community Empowerment won the $25,000 prize for best medium growth venture at the 2004 Global Social Venture Competition at the London Business School in April. The team, which links education and community development in East Oakland , Calif. , included Eric DeMeulenaere, Ph.D. 03, and Wayne Yang, Ph.D. candidate, both in Education from UC Berkeley, and Niambi Clay, MBA/MA in Education candidate at Stanford.
10. David S. Pottruck, CEO of The Charles Schwab Corporation, spoke at a special event in April, cosponsored by the Pearce Initiative for Leadership Development and the Center for Responsible Business, as part of the Peterson Ethics Lecture.
11. Darrell Duffie, Stanford finance professor and financial engineering pioneer, delivered the commencement address to the Master's in Financial Engineering class of 2004 in March.
12A. The first Private Equity Conference, sponsored jointly by Haas and the Association for Corporate Growth, was organized by Stephen Etter, BS 83, MBA 89, pictured here with Phil Estes and Cal alum Tom Ley.
12B. Keynote speaker Rick Cronk, BS 65, captivated the audience with the Dryer's Ice Cream Story.
12C. Haas Economists James Wilcox, Severin Borenstein, and Andrew Rose, spoke on the “State of the World Economy.”
13. The winning team of the Haaski Open Golf Tournament, held at the Claremont Country Club in May, consisted of Haas staff and former golf pro Lisa Martin, Kari Hovland, MBA 85, and Marjorie Bennett, MBA 87
14. Google CEO Eric Schmidt delivered the address for the Haas School 's class of 2004 at the Commencement Ceremony in May.
15. Spring reunions in May featured festive class dinners, parties, and an all alumni conference entitled “Perspectives on the World Economy.” The keynote speaker was Robert Heller, Ph.D. 65, former governor of the Federal Reserve Board and recent director and executive vice president of the Fair Isaac Corporation.
16. Sharon Allen, chairman of the board of directors at Deloitte & Touche USA, delivered a May lecture on fostering diversity, sponsored by UC Berkeley's Student Achievement Guided by Experience (SAGE) Scholars Program and the Haas School of Business Dean's Speakers Series.