GSM Alumni Association

GSM Alumni Association


Join the alumni association or nominate an exceptional GSM alum to ensure the GSM’s continued success.

Nominations close on January 15, 2022.

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
Kristy Bird MaKieve MBA 15 Butte-Glenn Medical Society Executive Director President
Archana Arunkumar MBA 10 Workday Vice Preseident  
Jamie Butler MBA 10 Amazon Web Services Director of Solutions Architecture VP & Nominating Co-Chair
Janette Cruz MBA 15 SMUD Sr. Enterprise Performance Planning Coordinator  
Sarah Dolnick MBA 11 Amazon Lab126 Senior Finance Manager Alumni Awards Chair
Robin Greenspan MBA 17 Intel Finance Manager Student Fellowship Awards Chair
Lauren Janus MBA 12 Phila Engaged Giving Chief Operating Officer  
Al Lavassani MBA 15 Information Privacy Program Mgr SoFi  
Curtis Mann MBA 06 Albertsons Companies Group VP-Alcohol (Wine, Beer & Spirits)  
Ted Reiterman MPAc 16 St. Hope Chief Financial Officer  
Anna Shen MSBA 18 Data Science Team Lead Square Engagement & Fundraising Co-Chair
Marcus Seiden MBA 10 FreshRealm VP Sales and Marketing  
Jim Terheyden MBA 16 Bessemer Trust Associate Wealth Advisor Secretary
Ex-Officio Members
Rao Unnava GSM Dean