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Berkeley Haas Alumni Network


Our ambition is to enhance and improve connections between our community of 1,500+ Berkeley-Haas alums in the Tri-state area (expanding to the wider community of UC Berkeley alums interested in business).


  • Meet the Dean: Ann Harrison in NYC May 8th

    Meet the Dean: New York City

    Join Berkeley Haas’ new Dean Ann Harrison in New York City

    Berkeley Haas returns to NYC for a welcome reception with new Dean, Ann Harrison—and you’re invited!
    Join members of the Berkeley Haas community for a preview of what’s to come for the Haas School.
    Get to know the new Dean, Ann Harrison, and hear from her on topics including what brought her back to UC Berkeley, her vision for Berkeley Haas, and how she is choreographing Haas’ future.   Date: Wednesday, May 8, 2019 Time: 6:30pm-8:30pm Location: Adobe Times Square 1540 Broadway, New York NY 10036 Cost: $45 – Alumni, Parents, Faculty, Staff, Friends of Berkeley Haas, and their guests $30 – Recent Graduates (2009-2019), Students, Prospective/Admitted Students, and their guests Register:
    Cost includes the program, Hors d’oeuvres, beer, wine and soft drinks. Attire is business or business casual.

    Registration is required. Deadline to register is April 29, 2019. There is limited space, register now.

    Special thanks to executive sponsor Judith Hammerman, BCEMBA 03, Head of Audience Manager, Adobe.


  • New event April 18: Tech Talent Trends
    Join us at General Assembly on April 18 for a “Tech Talent Trends” Forum with a unique panel of speakers representing the entire spectrum of the tech industry and tech talent employers, from Verizon 5G to Goldman Sachs, including our very own Cal alumni Laura Clayton McDonnell, VP Enterprise Sales at ServiceNow and Board Member of the Manhattan Chamber of Commerce; Bjorn Austraat, Global Cognitive Finance Leader, IBM; Soumitra Dutta, PhD., Professor, Operations, Technology & Management, Cornell University. The panel will bring together multiple stakeholders of the NYC tech ecosystem to discuss trends, needs, gaps, and best practices in tech talent recruiting, retention, and career paths. It will be of interest for anyone involved in the tech space, recruiters or tech talent, as well as larger organizations seeking to attract and develop tech talent. Following Q&As with a large and diverse panel, you will have an opportunity to network, while enjoying wine and hors-d’oeuvres.
    This event is initiated by the New York City French-American Chamber of Commerce in partnership with the New York City Chapter of U.C. Berkeley Haas Alumni, with sponsorship from Dassault Systemes. Registration:  (Cal alumni use the discount code UCBERKELEY for special member discount)
  • Come join us March 2 to watch basketball at the Gold Bear NYC!

    Hi Fellow Cal Alums,


    We are making great progress on Gold Bear and are super close to opening!  We are planning on doing some soft opening events starting Feb 28th before our grand opening to the public on March 4th.  I must say the place is looking spectacular!


    In honor of our opening, we would like to invite all of the Cal Alumni to an exclusive pre-opening event on March 2nd where we will be showing the Washington State vs. Cal basketball game starting at 7pm.  It is not the greatest year for Cal BB, but this will be a great opportunity for us to operate the bar before we open and a good chance for the Cal community to get a taste for Gold Bear and meet the team!  We will also be offering discounted drink and food specials as well!  If you are planning to join us, please RSVP at  


    Here is the details of the event:


    Address:  377 Park Ave South (btw E26 and E27 in the Flatiron District), NY NY 10016

    Date: Saturday, March 2nd

    Time:  Event starts at 5:30pm and game tips off at 7pm

    Phone: (646) 876-1112

    Email (RSVP HERE):

  • HAN Alumni Social photos

    We had fun at Et Cetera at this December’s alumni social!



    An Evening with Jason Ma, Preeminent Gen Z Mentor, Acclaimed Author, Forbes Contributor, Leading Member of the B20/G20 Employment and Education Task Force and UC Berkeley Alum

    The Berkeley Haas Alumni Network is excited to sponsor this event in collaboration with Pepper Hamilton LLP.



    6.30 – 7:00pm  Welcome Reception
    7:00 – 7:05pm Introduction by Andrew Hulsh, Partner, Pepper Hamilton
    7.05 – 8.05pm Keynote by and Q&A with Jason Ma
    8:05 – 8.30pm Networking and Close
    This is a unique opportunity to hear Jason Ma speak and network with Jason and
    fellow alumni and friends.

    Pepper Hamilton LLP
    The New York Times Building, 37 th Floor
    620 Eighth Avenue, New York, NY 10018-1405

    About Jason Ma
    Jason Ma is an influential G20 business and education leader. Jason is not only a
    foremost college admissions, career, and personal success mentor to Gen Z leaders
    but also a trusted strategic advisor and rainmaker to C-suite leaders of global
    enterprises. In addition, Jason is a sought-after keynote speaker and masterclass
    leader represented by top speakers bureaus, including the Harry Walker Agency.

    In this talk, the compassionate Gen Z mentor and fellow parent in Jason will be
    fully unleashed to inspire and enlighten you. Jason will share stories and tips on
    how your children can achieve great life-stage outcomes (e.g. college admissions
    and career paths), enhance employable (and entrepreneurial) mindsets and skill
    sets, and live fulfilling lives… with deeper appreciation for and good relationships
    with parents and outside of family. He’ll advise on what it takes to succeed—and
    be happy—as a high-achieving high schooler, an elite college applicant, a college
    student, a rising leader, and an early careerist making real impact.

    Currently, Jason serves as Founder, CEO and Chief Mentor of ThreeEQ Inc., a
    trusted strategic advisory firm that drives select high-net-worth families and enterprises
    worldwide to succeed in elite college admissions, next-generation leadership careers,
    and global business growth. He has a distinctive track record of helping students
    get admitted to Ivy League schools (Brown, Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth,
    Harvard, Penn/Wharton, Princeton, and Yale), Stanford, MIT, Caltech,
    Georgetown, UC Berkeley, Williams, Oxford, and all other elite institutions, as
    well as thrive in college and get into lucrative career paths.

    Jason is a former tech executive who has chosen to dedicate his second career to
    prepare young leaders to gain admission to elite universities and to thrive in
    college and career— and in life with sustainable happiness. Jason is the
    acclaimed author of Young Leaders 3.0: Stories, Insights, and Tips for Next-
    Generation Achievers. He is a former Forbes contributor on next-generation
    leadership and entrepreneurship, innovative higher education, mentorship, and
    elite college admissions (2011-16, with over 1 million views). He has been
    featured in top media including CNBC Asia (Managing Asia and Squawk Box),
    Business Rockstars, Fast Company, iHeartMedia, and other top media.

    With an incisive global perspective, Jason also serves as a leading member of the
    Employment and Education Task Force of the B20, which is the private sector’s
    voice of the G20 and which recommends policies to G20 Leaders (heads of state)
    and governments on behalf of the entire G20 business community. To learn more
    about Jason, visit

    About Pepper Hamilton
    We appreciate the generosity of PEPPER HAMILTON LLP in hosting this event.
    Pepper Hamilton LLP counsels each client as if it were our only client. With more
    than 425 lawyers in 13 offices across the United States, we use the unique skills
    and talents of our people, the breadth of our practices, and the depth of our
    experience to deliver powerful solutions to clients’ legal and business issues. The
    firm was founded in 1890. Our firm has grown from a two-person law office
    formed in Philadelphia to a large, sophisticated law firm with a national and
    international practice. While much about Pepper is new and different from its
    beginnings, we retain traditional values passed down through the decades:
    respect for the rule of law, pride in an excellent work product and commitment to
    the client’s  cause. Today, Pepper Hamilton is a diverse firm of men and women
    from a broad spectrum of backgrounds, united in these values.

    Space is limited so please RSVP early (early bird tickets until Nov 23 rd )

    Your ticket to this private event includes a fine selection of hors d’oeuvres and an
    open bar.


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Executive Board

Co-Presidents: Chris Nuttall, MBA ’02 • Pooja Saksena, MFE ’06 • Alex Pederson, MBA ’12
President-Elect: Judy Chou, BS ’96
Treasurer: Martin Szczepanik, MBA ’18
Secretary: Tiffany Miao, BS ’06
Co-VP Communications and Marketing: Jacob Berman, BA ’07 • Caitlyn Kuan, BA ’98
VP Student Outreach: Owen Corso, MBA ’17
VP Social: Joyie Zhang
VP Professional and Career Development: Jabril Bensedrine, Post Doc ’02
Venue Scout: Vacant

Industry Champions

Finance: Pooja Saksena, MFE ’06 • Amy Prager, BS ’99 • Raja Khanna, MBA ’04 • Samir Mathur, MBA ’93
Real Estate: Neil Seth, MFE ’05
Health Care / Life Sciences / Medical Devices: Tanya Shah, MBA/MPH ’04 • Alind Sahay, MBA ’00
Media, Technology & Entrepreneurship: Caitlyn Kuan, BA ’98 • Alex Abelin, BS ’05 • Zach Stevens, BS ’08 • Michael Lapin, BS ’08
Marketing: Jeanne Washington, MBA ’00
Consulting: Chris Nuttall MBA ’02
Retail, Consumer:  Chris Nuttall, MBA ’02

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