Publication

March 2011 Alumni @ccelerator

In this Issue:

  • GSM Pancake Breakfast, Faculty Talk: Enjoy 97th Annual Picnic Day, April 16
  • Alumni Spotlight: Jennifer Vogt ‘03 Combines Creative and Business Mindsets
  • Alumni Honored at Peer-to-Pier
  • San Francisco Networking Group Builds Bay Area Community
  • Chancellor’s Colloquium: Presidential Advisor Laura D’Andrea Tyson on “Two-Track Recovery of the Global Economy,” March 30 at UC Davis
  • Distinguished Speaker:  Mark S. Hoplamazian, President and CEO, Hyatt Hotels, April 8 at UC Davis
  • Kevin Johnson, Michelle Rhee in Conversation with Dean Currall: Leading Organizational Change

Student Profile

Jennifer Vogt ’03
Adding Value by Leveraging Both Sides of the Brain

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As the internal audit director at DreamWorks Animation, Jennifer Vogt combined the creative credentials she’d earned at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts and her MBA to understand and advance both production and financial perspectives. Now she’s bringing that right brain-left brain duality to her new position as director of Contract Compliance Services at KPMG.

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San Francisco Alumni Network (SFAN)

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The San Francisco Alumni Network (SFAN) is a Graduate School of Management alumni affiliate group open to GSM alumni and students. If you are interested in meeting and networking with fellow GSM constituents, we encourage you to join us at our quarterly events in downtown San Francisco.

We invite you to join our community on Facebook and our LinkedIn subgroup—and to attend our events. For more information, contact Paige O’Connell ‘07 and Steven Calderaro ‘03. If you would like to help with this group, please let us know!

Mission

It is our intention to create a relationship-building platform so people can network for any reason: to learn new business strategies and skills; build alliances; and share referrals, successes, ideas, experiences and goals. This group can be whatever we make of it.

Innovator Article

Laura Tyson Urges Investment in Research, Education, Infrastructure

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Economist Laura Tyson, a presidential advisor and professor at UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business, has gauged the pulse of the U.S. economy for a long time. As the nation recovers from the worst recession since the Great Depression, she believes investment in research, education and infrastructure are more important than ever.

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Global Hospitality
Hyatt Chief Hyper-focused on Brand Strength

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Distinguished Speaker • by Tim Akin

Mark Hoplamazian got his first taste of the hospitality business working the graveyard shift at the front desk of a two-star hotel while studying at the London School of Economics.

While short, that experience still shapes his single-minded pursuit of top-quality customer service as president and CEO of Hyatt Hotels Corporation. During a campus visit last spring— including a stay at Hyatt Place at UC Davis—he spoke as a Dean’s Distinguished Speaker, sharing his serendipitous return to the hotel business.

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Spotlight Story

Andrew Barkett Finds Innovative Ways to Fuel Entrepreneurship
Named First-ever Chief Technology Officer for Republican National Committee

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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

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MBA Student Consultants Make an IMPACT
Projects Put Business Needs Front and Center

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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.

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UC Davis Part-Time MBA in Top 8%, Full-Time MBA in Top 9%
U.S. News & World Report’s latest rankings: This marks the 19th consecutive year our MBA program has been ranked among the best in the nation.

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(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.

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Mark Otero MBA 07 Builds Sacramento’s Coolest Company
The secret of social gaming mogul Mark Otero’s success is taking things to the extreme

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The secret of Midtown Sacramento’s Facebook gaming mogul Mark Otero’s success is taking things to the extreme.