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Winter 2007

Connected @ Haas

Top Executives Addressed the Haas School Community in 2006

 

Don Fisher, BS 50, founder and chairman of Gap, Inc.

Don Fisher, BS 50, founder and chairman of Gap, Inc., hosted the fourth Annual Haas Alumni Celebration. He invited members of the West Oakland KIPP school engineering
program to display a recent project at the event’s reception. Fisher is a major supporter of the Knowledge is Power Program (KIPP), a network of free open-enrollment college preparatory schools in under-resourced communities.

David O'Reilly, chairman and CEO of Chevron Corporation

David O’Reilly, chairman and CEO of Chevron Corporation, and Severin Borenstein, E.T. Grether Professor of Business Administration and Public Policy discussed the future of energy.

   
Rodrigo Rato, MBA 74, managing director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF)

Rodrigo Rato, MBA 74, managing director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), made a rare appearance on the west coast to share his global economic perspective with the Haas School and UC Berkeley communities as part of the Dean’s Speaker Series.

   
Deborah Blackwell, executive vice president and general manager of SOAPnet

Deborah Blackwell



Sharon McCollam, senior vice president and chief financial officer for Williams-Sonoma, Inc.

Sharon McCollam

Deborah Blackwell, executive vice president and general manager of the cable channel SOAPnet and Sharon McCollam, senior vice
president and chief financial officer for Williams-Sonoma, Inc., were the keynote speakers for the tenth-annual Women in Leadership Conference, "Striking a Balance: Our Futures & Options," at the Haas School.

   
William F. Sharpe

William F. Sharpe, an originator of the Capital Asset Pricing Model, delivered the commencement address to the fifth graduating class of the Master’s in Financial Engineering (MFE) Program,
becoming the third Nobel Laureate to do so in the program’s five-year history.

   
Ricardo Guajardo, MBA 72

Ricardo Guajardo, MBA 72, the former CEO of Mexico’s largest bank, BBVA Bancomer, spoke on "Key Success Factors for Development: Why Economic Liberalism Disappoints So Many in Latin America" at a Dean’s Speakers Series event.

   

Reed Hastings, founder and CEO of Netflix

Reed Hastings, founder and CEO of Netflix, the world’s largest online DVD movie rental service, inspired the graduating Berkeley MBAs of 2006 in the Full-time, Evening & Weekend, and Berkeley-Columbia Executive MBA
programs at commencement.
George Lucas, chairman and CEO of Lucasfilm

George Lucas



Carol Browner, former head of the Environmental Protection Agency

Carol Browner



Chris Anderson, editor-in-chief of Wired Magazine

Chris Anderson



George Lucas, chairman and CEO of Lucasfilm, Carol Browner, former head of the Environmental Protection Agency, and Chris Anderson, editor-in-chief of Wired Magazine, came to campus as part of the Berkeley-Columbia MBA Speaker Series.

   
Steve Crowe, MBA 70, chief financial officer of Chevron Corporation

8. Steve Crowe, MBA 70, chief financial officer of Chevron Corporation, was invited by members of the student-run Berkeley Energy and Resources Collaborative to share his thoughts on the energy industry with Berkeley MBA students.

   
Sid Reel, director of culture and diversity for Hewlett-Packard

9. Sid Reel, director of culture and diversity for Hewlett-Packard, gave a keynote address at the second Haas Diversity in Business Conference. Reel discussed HP’s efforts to use the diversity within its organization.

   

Tom Campbell, John C. Bogle


Dean Tom Campbell (left) and John C. Bogle

10. Dean Tom Campbell presented the Berkeley Award for Distinguished Contributions to Financial Reporting to John C. Bogle, founder of the Vanguard Group, one of the two largest mutual fund organizations in the world. The award was presented at the 17th annual Conference on Financial Reporting. Bogle also delivered the luncheon keynote address, offering a look at earnings management and ethics in financial reporting

   
Marco Borries, senior vice president of Yahoo!'s Connected Life

11. Marco Borries, senior vice president of Yahoo!’s Connected Life, gave a keynote address at the second annual ">play," the Berkeley Digital Media Conference. Borries directs Yahoo!’s broadband partnerships, digital home initiative, PC client experience, and its mobile products and strategy. This year’s conference also featured the inaugural Yahoo! Digital Media Case Competition.

   
Paul Otellini

Paul Otellini



John Thompson

John Thompson

12. The Haas School showcased two high-powered Silicon Valley CEOs, Paul Otellini, MBA 74, of Intel and John Thompson of Symantec, in conversation on November 30. The event, which took place at UC Berkeley’s Zellerbach Hall, was recorded for CEO Exchange, a PBS television series moderated by CNN’s Jeff Greenfield. They are pictured talking to students and members of the Haas community after the show.

   

 

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