GSM Alumni Association

2019-20 Graduate School of Management Alumni Association Board Members
The Alumni Board members attend the October 2019 meeting at Vx Capital in San Francisco

The Graduate School of Management Alumni Association (GSMAA) is a vibrant, dynamic and powerful networking community that is passionate about ensuring GSM’s continued success as a globally ranked MBA program.

The GSMAA board members are a select consortium of alumni leaders who have the important role of serving as liaisons between the alumni population and leadership at the School. The Board’s mission is to facilitate strong affiliations among alumni, students, faculty, staff and the communities that are united within the GSM network.

Purpose and Values

GSMAA Purpose:

  • Fosters and contributes to a close-knit alumni community
  • Promotes the value of well-rounded graduates
  • Introduces and integrates members into the business community

GSMAA Values:

  • Passionate and energetic leadership
  • Engaging the GSM Alumni community 
  • Continued commitment and service to GSM


Because of the importance of their role, members of the board are expected to uphold the following responsibilities:

  • Attend three (3) board meetings per year during weekends in Oct, Feb and May. (Meeting locations rotate between Sacramento, Davis and Bay Area locations.)
  • Attend at least three (3) GSM events per year to represent the alumni population.
  • Fulfill a three-year term with consistent participation.

Benefits and Opportunities:

  • Great networking with fellow board members and alumni volunteers from other classes and programs.
  • Find your next job or find a lead for a new job for your spouse/best friend/sibling.
  • Find a co-entrepreneur for your next endeavor.
  • Deeper connections than simply attending events.
  • Meet fun and like-minded individuals who have a shared GSM connection.
  • Access & exposure to the Dean’s Advisory Council, faculty, current student leaders and invitations to special events.
  • Add board service to your resume.

Interested? Email our Development and Alumni Relations at

Current Board Members

Board Member Company Job Title Board Position

Archana Arunkumar MBA 10


Vice President, Engineering


Sarah Dolnick MBA 11

Amazon Lab126 Senior Finance Manager

Vice President

Kristy MaKieve MBA 15

Healthy Rural California, Inc. CEO

Past President

Ted Reiterman MPAc 16

St. Hope Chief Financial Officer


Chakri Avala MBA 09

CloudFabrix Software Director of Product Management and Marketing  

Damien Caton MBA 09

Trinchero Family Estates

VP, Strategy & Business Development


Venkata Duvvuri MBA 10


Director of Data Science

Engagement & Fundraising Chair

Sara Moser Feinberg MBA 18

Valley Medical Staffing

Director of Immigration Services

Student Fellowship Selection Committee Chair

Sara Howard MBA 19

CVS Health

Director, Dialysis Services/CVS Kidney Care


Angel Melchor MBA 21

GIG Car Share

Product Marketing Specialist


Sue Oliver MBA 16

Composite Technology International, Inc.

Business Analyst

Alumni Awards Selection Committee Chair

Andrea Ollanik MBA 20

Sacramento Metro Chamber

Executive Director


Benigno Salazar MBA 99

Blue Shield of California

Marketing Planner

Ex-Officio Members
Rao Unnava GSM Dean