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Graduate School of Management Alumni Association (GSMAA)
A non-dues-based organization governed by a board of directors

The GSMAA is a vibrant and intellectually stimulating community that is passionate about the School and its potential.

Meet the UC Davis Graduate School of Management Alumni Board

The Graduate School of Management Alumni Association (GSMAA) is a consortium of alumni leaders. The Board meets three times a year to plan events and ensure that alumni have a strong voice in the ongoing growth and development of the School. The Board’s mission is to facilitate strong affiliations among alumni, students, faculty, staff and the communities that we share.

Purpose and Values


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

We value:

  • Passionate and energetic leadership
  • Engaging the GSM Alumni community 
  • Continued commitment and service to GSM
Board Member Company Job Title Board Position
Kristy Bird MaKieve MBA 15 Butte-Glenn Medical Society Executive Director Women Alumni Committee Chair
Chris Bush MBA 08 UC Berkeley Institute for Business Innovation Executive Director Alumni Awards Chair
Jamie Butler MBA 10 Amazon Web Services Sr. Manager Solutions Architecture  Nominating Co-Chair
Marie Chaisson MBA 04 PayPal Sr. Manager Strategy Planning & Portfolio Vice President
Janette Cruz MBA 15 SMUD Sr. Enterprise Performance Planning Coordinator Alumni Engagement Chair
Abigayle Curtis MBA 14 U.S. CAD Sr. Business Develop. Exec. Alumni Engagement Chair
Christa Dyck MBA 05 IBM Sales Specialist  
Robin Greenspan MBA 17 Intel Sr. Finance Team Lead  
Mackenzie Guinon MBA 14 Work Day UX Researcher Secretary & Data Analytics Chair
Sara Happe MBA 07 NV Studios Marketing/Content Strategy  
Bryan Johnson MBA 03 Capital Engineering Consultants President, Health Care Market Leader Student Fellowships Chair
T.J. Johnson MBA 12 PIC – Nashville North America Finance Lead Fundraising Chair
Dylan Lee MPAc 16 Old Navy Senior Analyst, Company Planning MPAc Alumni Chair
Bryan Shepherd MBA 11 Agilent  Technologies Division Controller President
Jim Terheyden MBA 16 Bessemer Trust Associate Wealth Advisor  
Jane You MBA 14 Dropbox Insights Product Manager  
Ex-Officio Members Title
Mike Palazzolo Faculty Representative
Carolyn Morrice Full-Time MBA Student Representative
Samantha Contreras Sacramento MBA Student Representative
Gem Pacumio Bay Area MBA Student Representative
Derek Thomas MPAc Student Representative
Nandini Basu MSBA Student Representative

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