Mark Smith is a UCD GSM alum and Director of Public Policy, Western Region, for Ducks Unlimited (DU). Mark’s primary responsibilities included managing federal and state government relations in 9 Western states (HI, AK, WA, OR, CA, AZ, NV, UT, ID). As a member of DU’s government relations team, Mark’s primary duties include policy advocacy with federal, state, and local elected officials, appointees, and regulatory bodies (Department of Interior, Natural Resources Agencies, Fish and Wildlife departments, others), managing DU’s coalition engagements, and advising DU’s grassroots
Charley Ansbach has worked with major corporations nationally and internationally representing not only their interests in discussions as donors to major nonprofits/NGOs but also in appeals for support and partnership made by community groups.In those many interactions he learned why most corporate CSR programs fail and how to fix them.He has learned what CSR directors must do to manage their programs inside corporate structures and the practical sides of serving effectively in that role.Charley also was an early adopter of social entrepreneurism in the 1970’s before the
Professor Kim Elsbach says accomplishing big change is always difficult. One key part is “treating people with respect and dignity during the process of change,” she said, “using respectful language, not making insensitive comments. If those things are followed, any big change is going to be more successful.”
December 3 Lunch meeting with Dennis Pendleton, Dean of UC Davis Extension.
Met with Jeff Gibeling, Dean of Graduate Studies, and Assistant Dean Jim Stevens to discuss graduate programs.
Chaired the senior leadership team meeting, which was moderated by Adjunct Professor Bob Lorber. The leadership team is composed of Associate Dean Hemant Bhargava, Associate Dean Paul Griffin, Assistant Dean Jim Stevens, Assistant Dean Judy Nagai, Interim Assistant Dean Sarah Magnum, Managing Director Wendy Beecham, Executive Director Amy Myers Jaffe and Director of the Master of Professional Accountancy Program Will Snyder.
December 4 Teleconference meeting with Sanford Weill, former Chairman and CEO of Citigroup.
(Davis, CA) — Carl Schramm, one of the world’s leading experts on entrepreneurship, innovation and economic growth, will deliver the commencement address for the 2013 graduating class of the University of California, Davis, Graduate School of Management.
UPDATE: Andrew Barkett is leaving his post as senior engineer at Facebook to bring his decade of experience in Silicon Valley to become the first-ever chief technology officer for the Republican National Committee.The June 4 announcement has stirred a whirlwind of media coverage, including the Huffington Post and Washington Post.Bark
Agilent Technologies’ Electronic Measurement Group is a $3.6 billion business that over the past decade has seen a dramatic shift in its customer base from U.S., and Western European customers to predominantly Asia-based customers. Today, the majority of the division’s revenues are generated outside of the U.S., with an increasing concentration in China.
(Davis, CA) — The UC Davis Graduate School of Management’s full-time MBA program has been ranked among the top six percent of AACSB International-accredited programs nationwide, according to U.S. News & World Report’s latest graduate business school rankings released today.