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  • MIT Sloan Alumni Board

    Established in 2014, the mission of the MIT Sloan Alumni Board is to create a strong, supportive, and visible global community that benefits alumni, students, and the School.

    Comprised of 30 MIT Sloan alumni from around the world, the MIT Sloan Alumni Board is currently focused on three key working areas (sub-committees):

    - Communities, Resources & Services
    - Marketing & Communications
    - Volunteering & Philanthropy

    Through the combined work of the leadership group and the three teams, the MIT Sloan Alumni Board seeks to create a strong and supportive global community where every one of us values and benefits from the MIT Sloan network.

    The board meets in person once per year on campus and quarterly via phone. In addition, the teams meet on an ad hoc basis to address their charges.

  • Meet the MIT Sloan Alumni Board Members

    Board Chair

    Aliza Blachman O'Keeffe Aliza Blachman O’Keeffe, SM ’90: With more than 25 years’ experience in professional services, Aliza has deep expertise in strategy, leadership, business development and relationship building. She currently has a portfolio of independent advisory roles across commercial, political, nonprofit and community organisations and has also enjoyed coaching talented senior executives on leadership challenges. Her positions include: Partner at Joy Capital LLP; Board of City Year UK; Co-Chair of Pomegranate, an initiative she launched for World Jewish Relief; Advisory Board of Affenium; Trustee of Invincible Me UK; Changemaker for Working Families and member of the UK Council of Democrats Abroad. Previously, Aliza was a Partner with Spencer Stuart, co-leading the European Broadcasting & Entertainment Practice and launching the European Internet Practice. Prior to that, Aliza was with McKinsey & Company in London and Hong Kong, advising clients on strategy, marketing, and organisation. Her early career was as a development economist at the World Bank, working on macroeconomic policy in Latin America. Aliza graduated Phi Beta Kappa with an Honors degree in Economics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and received her SM from MIT Sloan, having written her Master’s Thesis on Alumni Relations and Fundraising.
    Executive Committee

Kerry James  Kerry James, MBA ’01: Ms. James is the Head of Institutional Distribution for Boston Partners Global Investors, Inc, which includes institutional sales, consultant relations, relationship management and marketing services. Prior to holding this position, Ms. James was the Head of International Business Development and a product specialist for Boston Partners, based in Europe. She joined the firm from the Monitor Group where she was a case team leader in strategic marketing development. She is currently serving on the Investment Committee for Castor Ventures, and is a member of the board for uAspire Massachusetts. Ms. James holds a B.S. degree in management science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a M.B.A. degree in finance from the MIT Sloan School of Management.

     David Menachery  Dave Menachery, MBA ’09: Dave advises high-net worth individuals, family groups, private companies, and foundations on asset allocation, investment management, and wealth planning. Prior to joining Goldman Sachs, Dave worked for Lutron Electronics and Morgan Stanley. Dave currently serves on the advisory council for the Smithsonian Institution (APA Center). Dave earned his M.B.A. from Massachusetts Institute of Technology Sloan School of Management and was awarded the Martin Trust Fellowship & Achievement Award for Leadership.

    Pam Pudar Pam Pudar, SM ’90: Whether as an executive or a consultant, Pam’s passion has always been building and leading high-performance teams. Immediately prior to her recent retirement, she helped implement a bespoke enterprise resource planning system for Information Services Group (ISG). Pam joined ISG (then TPI) in 2004 as a Principal Consultant providing financial advice on IT-related engagements. She transitioned into leading the firm’s Talent Management Center of Excellence and after that, returned to her financial roots as the Finance Business Partner of the firm’s Americas region. Prior to her tenure with ISG, Pam spent 20 years with General Motors, starting as a co-op student working in a manufacturing facility and ending as the Chief Financial Officer of GM’s North American Information Systems group. Pam holds a Master of Science in Management degree from MIT’s Sloan School (Class of 1990), and a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Administration from GMI Engineering and Management Institute (now Kettering University).


    Karthik Bala Karthik Bala, EMBA ’13: Karthik Bala, along with his brother Guha, founded Vicarious Visions in1994 while both were in high school. Over the past two decades Vicarious Visions has grown from a few friends working in their parent's basement to a leading developer of video game software helping to shape popular culture around the world. During this time, VV has accounted for over 2.5 billion dollars in retail sales and over 40 million units of its software have been sold worldwide. Hit video game titles from VV include Guitar Hero, Crash Bandicoot, Tony Hawk, Spider-Man, and Marvel Ultimate Alliance for various platforms. Karthik holds Bachelors of Science degrees in Computer Science and Psychology from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

    Noel Brown Noel Brown, MBA ’00: Noël Brown is a Managing Director in the Healthcare Investment Banking Group at Cantor Fitzgerald. He has advised biopharmaceutical companies on more than $15 billion of transactions over more than 20 years in the securities industry, including the largest biotech initial public offering in history. Prior to joining Cantor, Mr. Brown was a Managing Director in the Healthcare investment banking groups of RBC Capital Markets and Piper Jaffray, and a Director at Lehman Brothers/Barclays Capital. He currently serves on the National Board of Trustees of the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation and the Healthcare Advisory Board of the Partnership Fund for New York City. Mr. Brown received his MBA with a concentration in Financial Management from the MIT Sloan School of Business where he was a Sherburne Fellow, his LL.B. from the University of Ottawa Faculty of Law, and his B.A. from the University of Western Ontario.

    Rachel Carter Rachel Carter, MBA ’11:Rachel is the Global Brand Lead for a late stage spinal cord injury product on Vertex's Global Pipeline Marketing team. Prior to this role she was the commercial lead for Biogen's Immunology pipeline. Prior to joining Biogen, Rachel was a Manager in Deloitte’s Life Sciences Consulting Practice where she worked in the commercial operations and supply chain strategy practices. She has over 8 years of life sciences industry and strategy consulting expertise focusing specifically on pharmaceutical combination, biotech and medical device products. Rachel holds an MBA from MIT Sloan School of Management and a BA in Economics from Emory University.

    Tanguy Catlin  Tanguy Catlin, MBA ’04: Tanguy is a Senior Partner in McKinsey’s Boston office. He is a leader in McKinsey’s Financial Services and Digital Practices and is the global leader for Mckinsey's Digital Strategy service line and the Chairman of McKinsey’s Digital Quotient ® solution and helps companies build out their digital capabilities to deliver rapid results and sustained growth. Tanguy frequently contributes to industry publications and has authored several McKinsey white papers, published through the WSJ, Forbes and HBR on issues confronting the insurance industry. Tanguy holds an MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management and a Master’s in Sc. Eng. from the Ecole Polythechnique of the Universite Catholique de Louvain (Belgium). Tanguy graduated summa cum laude. He is both a Fulbright Scholar and a Siebel Scholar.

    Angel Crockett  Angel Crockett, EMBA ’15: Angel Crockett is the CEO of Inflow, a Woman-owned Small Business (WOSB) and certified HUBZone business located in San Antonio, Texas, dedicated to solving complex National Security issues for the United States Government and its partners. With an MBA from MIT, a BBA in Logistics, and over 16 years of leadership and industry experience, Ms. Crockett’s expertise and vision drives innovative solutions for Inflow’s customers. She has extensive technical expertise in cyber security, enterprise IT solutions, data analytics, and IT architecture. Ms. Crockett also holds an ITIL V3 certification and Top-Secret Clearance.

Ulli Domany-Funtan   Ulli Domany-Funtan, SF ’14: Ulrike holds a Master degree (Mag.phil) in political science and law from the Paris Lodron University in Salzburg and a Master’s in Business Administration from MIT's Sloan School of Management, where she attended the Sloan Fellows Program in 2013/2014 (SF ’14). She started her career in management consulting and worked for many years in Austrian and European politics. In 2005 she moved on to become a member of the management board for Johnson & Johnson’s medical devices businesses, first in Austria, then in the DACH region and finally for the EMEA region. From 2011 on, she worked for a company within the Raiffeisen finance group, responsible for Business Development and Sales in Central European countries. In 2014 Ulrike was appointed as a member of the management team of Funk International, the largest family-owned insurance broker and risk consultant in Europe.

    Craig Edelstein  Craig Edelstein, SF ’06: Craig Edelstein is an active venture investor and turnaround executive for The Frost Group, where he has worked since September 2008. His current work for The Frost Group and his parallel activity as an angel investor have resulted in a growing portfolio of investments and exits spanning internet/cybersecurity, cleantech, biosciences, and advanced materials. In addition to his activities at The Frost Group, Mr. Edelstein has been involved in his own family’s commercial real estate business, most recently helping to execute a $50MM multiparty land assembly deal. He sits on the Board of Uriel Solar, Infinium Metals, and represents The Frost Group on the Board of Morgan Solar. Mr. Edelstein received his MBA from MIT and was a Sloan Fellow, and received his MPA from The Harvard Kennedy School of Government. He also has a BA from the University of Pennsylvania.

    Jean Elliott  Jean Elliott, MBA ’97: Jean Elliott is recovering from big-company life by working part-time at a fun startup, doing philanthropy, and enjoying time with her family. From 2010 - 2014, she was Senior Director of Marketing at Microsoft, based in Silicon Valley. She managed the BizSpark program which has served more than 100,000 startups in 165 countries since its inception in 2008. Prior to Microsoft, Jean was at Sun Microsystems for almost 14 years where she held a variety of leadership roles in product marketing, business planning and strategic analysis. Before the acquisition of Sun by Oracle in 2010, Jean was the Senior Director for Cloud Services and Developer Tools. Before that she served as "product boss" for the Sun Cloud and led a global initiative focused on attracting developers to Sun and its technologies. She also played an active role in Sun's developer programs for academia. Between college and business school, Jean spent five years at Gensym Corporation,. She founded and managed the Quality Assurance Group. Jean holds an MBA from MIT's Sloan School of Management and a BA in Philosophy and French from Trinity College.

Sam Epee-Bounya   Sam Epee-Bounya, MBA ’03: As a member of the Emerging Markets Debt Team at Wellington Management, Sam identifies attractive investment opportunities within the EM corporate debt markets with a focus on Latin America and African corporate issuers. Prior to joining Wellington Management in 2010, Sam was with Bank of America’s Asset Management Division where he spent the past five years (2006-2010) working as a Senior Credit Analyst focusing on High Yield bond issuers in both developed and emerging markets countries. Prior to that Sam spent one year at WPA Inc, a private equity fund manager. Before joining WPA, he was a Manager of International Strategy in Bank of America's Corporate Strategy and Development department. Sam earned his MBA from MIT Sloan School of Management (2003) and his Masters of Science in Chemical Engineering (1997) from the University of Maryland. He also holds a Bachelor of Science, cum laude, in chemistry with a minor in mathematics from American University (1995) where he was a National All-American Scholar.

    John Ghirardelli  John Ghirardelli, MBA ’14: Mr. Ghirardelli is the Director of Strategic Real Estate for American Tower Corporation, responsible for ensuring the long-term viability and optimization of +40,000 tower assets located throughout North America. Prior to joining American Tower, John worked at Koch Equity Development, a division of Koch Industries and Peterson Partners LP. Previously, Mr. Ghirardelli was as an Associate with TowerBrook Capital Partners where he was actively involved in investment sourcing, structuring, diligence and deal execution, and monitoring of portfolio companies, as well as fundraising. Prior to joining TowerBrook, John was a member of the Investment Banking Division at Merrill Lynch & Co. John received his B.S. in Finance and Accounting from Georgetown University and his M.B.A. from the MIT Sloan School of Management.

Justin Guichard   Justin Guichard, MBA ’05: Mr. Guichard is a managing director at Oaktree Capital Management, which he joined in 2007. He focuses on real estate-related transactions across the capital structure, and co-leads the Structured Finance team. His responsibilities include investing capital out of Oaktree’s Real Estate Debt, Real Estate Opportunities and Global Credit strategies. Prior to Oaktree, he worked for Barrow Street Capital, which he joined in 2005. He started his career in Merrill Lynch & Co.’s Real Estate Investment Banking group. Mr. Guichard received a B.A. degree from University of California, Los Angeles, where he was an Alumni Scholar, and an M.B.A. from MIT’s Sloan School of Management.

    Jane Levy   Jane Levy, MBA ’97: Since 1997, when she started her career at JP Morgan Investment Management, Jane has been researching and investing in companies. She started covering public technology companies with market caps of $1bn.This was just prior to the first Internet bubble, and Jane covered many new IPO's. In 2000, it was simple to move to Flatiron Partners, where she focused only on investing in private companies no earlier than the Series A round. After that, she moved to UT Advisors, a hedge fund, where she remained focused on technology stocks. In 2004, the fund manager, Jimmy Weil retired, and Jane started her own fund, investing in small cap stocks across all sectors. In 2009, when she retired from investing full-time, Jane concentrated on investing in her own capital in private companies, in the angel and seed rounds. Currently, Jane owns equity in a handful of startups, ranging from software to fintech to retail. She is a member of the corporate advisory board of one of her investments, ArtLifting. Jane graduated from WITS University, in Johannesburg, South Africa with a degree in Economics, and from MIT Sloan, with an MBA.

    Min Lin  Min Lin, MBA ’04: Min Lin is a founding Partner of NewQuest Captial Partners, a Secondary PE firm in Asia Pacific Region with AUM of US $1.25bn. Min leads the firm’s Greater China business. Min also oversees investments in the renewable energy and industrials sectors. Prior to NewQuest, she was a Director focusing on China investments for Bank of America’s Asia Private Equity Group based in Hong Kong. Prior to relocating to Hong Kong, Min worked for several years at Merrill Lynch in New York within the structured finance group. Min received her MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management in Cambridge, MA and an undergraduate degree from Sun Yat-Sen University in Guangzhou, China. Min studied in the EMBA program of Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business in Beijing. She is a Chartered Financial Analyst. Min currently serves on the Board of Trustees of Lingnan (University) College of Sun Yat-Sen University.

    Josh Mahon  Josh Mahon, MBA ’04: Josh Mahon is Senior Vice President and Head of Credit Research at VEREIT, Inc., a listed real estate investment trust investing primarily in single-tenant office, industrial and retail properties. In this role, Josh created and manages a systematic process to evaluate and minimize portfolio risk arising from tenant bankruptcy filings. Prior to joining VEREIT, Josh was Vice President and Senior Research Analyst at ING Investment Management (now VOYA) where he covered leveraged finance issuers in the Consumer Product and Retail sectors. Josh began his career as an aviation logistics officer in the United States Marine Corps. He holds an MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management, and a BA from Arizona State University.

    Mike McKean  Michael K. McKean, SF ’16: Michael, a software engineer and entrepreneur, stated his first company at the age of 27. His second company, Knowland (a data, analytics and software firm focused on the meetings and events industry) was the second fastest growing company in the travel industry in both 2009 and 2010. A bootstrapped firm, Michael had a partial liquidity event when he sold 49% to a Silicon Valley private equity fund in 2012. He currently remains as a member of the board of directors and majority shareholder. He is a venture partner at Boston based Converge Venture Partners and is involved in a number of early stage businesses. Michael is a member of the Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO) and the Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO). He is an alumnus of the University of Colorado (BA 95), the Harvard Business School (OPM42) and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MBA '16) where he was a Sloan Fellow.

     Anita Moorthy   Anita Moorthy, MBA ’02: Anita Moorthy leads marketing for Hearsay Social in EMEA. In this role, Anita is responsible for go-to-market strategy, demand generation, and brand building for Hearsay in Europe. She has over 20 years of experience in senior product management and marketing roles at major corporations including Siebel (Oracle), Novell, and July Systems. Prior to Hearsay Social, she led marketing for July Systems, a pioneer in consumer mobile applications, where she was responsible for demand generation, awareness, and sales enablement across US, Europe and Asia. She received her B.Sc in Computer Engineering from University of Waterloo in Canada and her MBA from MIT Sloan School of Management.

    Steph O'Dear  Stephanie O'Dear, EMBA ’17: Stephanie O’Dear is Head of Marketing for the Retirement Solutions Group for Empower Retirement where she is responsible for developing marketing strategies, creating outreach tactics and driving results that grow the channel components of the IRA, rollover and roll-in segment of the business. Stephanie joined the organization in 2011, and previously served as a Manager of the Internal Sales Desk, Sales Strategist and the Strategic Communications teams. She has also served key roles on various internal project teams. She received a 2013 EDDY Award for her work in participant communications and education. Stephanie holds a bachelor’s degree in Journalism-Advertising from the University of Missouri and is pursuing an MBA from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). She also holds a certificate in Sales Management from Kellogg and has a Six Sigma Green Belt in financial services.

    Sean Padgett  Sean Padgett, MBA ’98: Sean has held a number of operating, consulting, and private equity roles over the past 30 years. In addition to building businesses in the real estate and energy sectors, Sean spent seven years at Bain & Company primarily focused on private equity, as well as seven years at Advent International where he led the development of their portfolio support group. Sean earned a BA in Economics from Colby College in 1985 and an MBA from MIT Sloan in 1998.

     Rachel Patterson   Rachel Patterson, MBA ’15: Rachel Patterson is currently a Business Operations Manager at Apple Inc., with responsibility for OEM procurement and operations for the Portables product line. Prior to joining Apple, Rachel worked in strategy and management consulting in the Oil and Gas and Defense industries. Rachel graduated from MIT Sloan in the Class of 2015. Her projects at Sloan included serving on the Student Senate, where she focused on increasing funding and strengthening the value of the Fellowship Program, building an early stage fitness-tech startup, and co-directing the building of a new business line for Brooklyn Boulders, an indoor rock climbing company with locations across the US. Rachel completed her BA at the University of Pennsylvania and grew up in Newton, Massachusetts. She currently lives in San Francisco, CA.

    Chris Reichert  Christopher Reichert, MOT ’04: Christopher is the Chief Information Officer for the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate. Reichert oversees the organization's exhibit and back office technology as well as collaborates on overall Institute strategy and operations. Previously he was the Director of Web Technology for the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum. Prior to JFK, Christopher was the founder of Mindsurfers, LLC, a non-profit organization with a mission to build underprivileged children's passion for technology and engineering using LEGO Mindstorm Robotics. While at Vecna Technologies, Christopher served as Project Lead for the team that developed the groundbreaking MA Health Connector Portal in 2006, which served as a guide for aspects of President Obama’s Affordable Care Act. Christopher has received Master's degrees from MIT's Sloan School of Management and the Harvard Kennedy School. Christopher serves as Assistant Treasurer of the MIT Sloan Boston Alumni Association Board and was the Executive Chair of the MIT Sloan CIO Symposium for almost 10 years.

    Kristen Robinson  Kristen Robinson, EMBA ’13: Kristen Robinson is SVP of Women and Young Investors at Fidelity Investments, leading a team dedicated to empowering women and millennial investors to become more engaged with their finances, by providing education, tools and resources designed to meet their unique needs. During her seven-year tenure, she has also led innovation initiatives related to emerging educational trends and technology, as well as development of digital tools to help Fidelity associates deliver an industry-leading customer experience. Prior to joining Fidelity in 2007, Kristen held senior-level executive positions in multiple start-ups, including leading global multichannel distribution, client services and operations for security identity and credential bureau market disruptor Geotrust (acquired by Verisign), and later as managing director for a smart card software company in Hamburg, Germany.Kristen received a B.S. degree in Marketing from Bentley University and an MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management.

     Jorge Rodriguez   Jorge Rodriguez, MBA ’96: At Invexor Jorge focuses on investing in new powerful disruptive technologies and business models. At Inverstone Advisors he leverages his investment experience and market view in order to provide wealth management and project execution to clients and friends that honor him with their trust. In his previous experience he was directly responsible for designing and running business processes from distribution channels with high levels of sophistication to operations and technology support activities. In asset management, he acted as CIO for pension fund management firms, insurance firms, and mutual fund management firms in Chile, Argentina and Brazil. Along the way, he grabbed a deep understanding of regulatory frameworks, technical details, and implementation challenges. Together with his team, they reached good performance and effective risk-control in normal times and under real stress scenarios.

    Maxi Rohm  Maxi Rohm, MBA ’06: Head of Corporate Development for Latin America, Maximiliano joined Neuberger Berman in 2006. In his role, Maxi focuses on developing relationships, with institutional clients in the region, including central banks, sovereign wealth fund administrators, financial institutions, and corporations. Prior to this, Maximiliano was responsible for business development and strategic acquisitions at the firm. Before that, he served as an investment advisor to Transnational Foods, a Latin American investment fund focused on agriculture related investments in the region. Maximiliano also worked at Credit Suisse First Boston in their Investment Banking Division, initially based in New York and subsequently in Buenos Aires. He earned an MBA from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Sloan School of Management and a BA in Business and Economics from Universidad Torcuato di Tella, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

    Stewart Sidhu  Stewart Sidhu, SF ’09: Stewart is a Managing Director at Macquarie Group in New York, a global investment bank headquartered in Australia with over $377bn in assets under management, and heads up Business Improvement & Strategy for the Americas. Stewart works across all businesses in Macquarie’s Americas portfolio including Asset Management, Securities Trading, Private Equity and Fixed Income, Currencies & Commodities. Stewart also served as a Director of Macquarie Credit Investment Management Inc., the registered investment adviser for the Macquarie Credit Nexus hedge fund. Prior to Macquarie, Stewart was a Principal at Booz and Company based in London where he served a number of Fortune 500 clients. Stewart holds an MBA from MIT Sloan School of Management and a BSc. (Business Information Technology) from the University of New South Wales in Australia.

    Noor Sweid  Noor Sweid, MBA ’05: Noor Sweid leads investments at The Dubai Future Foundation, focusing on technology and innovation. Prior to this position, Noor was a Managing Partner at Leap Ventures, a growth-stage venture capital firm based out of Dubai and Beirut. With experience as a biotechnology and pharmaceutical strategy consultant in the US, and moving back to the MENA region in 2005, Noor joined her family business, Depa. Noor then led the IPO for the company in 2008, on the NASDAQ Dubai and the London Stock Exchange. During this time, Noor also founded ZenYoga, the first yoga and pilates studio in MENA. ZenYoga grew to become the largest chain of wellness studios in the Middle East. Noor exited ZenYoga in early 2014 through sale to a private equity firm. She is a Director-in-Residence for the Corporate Governance department at INSEAD where she teaches in the Value Creation for Owners and Directors program. She also serves as a Director for Endeavor UAE, Collegiate American School in Dubai, Sisters Lounges, Ellevate, the MIT Enterprise Forum Pan-Arab, and Nabbesh. Noor has been named in the Arabian Business 100 Most Powerful Arab Women list three times, and has been profiled on the covers of Forbes Middle East, Entrepreneur Middle East, and Arabian Business magazines. Noor holds bachelors’ degrees in Finance and Economics from Boston College as well as an MBA from MIT Sloan.

    Francisco Varela  Dr. Francisco Eduardo Varela, MBA ’99: Francisco Varela is currently Senior Director, Strategy Lead for Pfizer Asia-Pacific Region. In 2016, Francisco was a Pfizer Global Health Fellow working for IntraHealth International, an NGO whose mission is to improve the performance of health workers and strengthen the systems in which they work. Francisco led the local organization to develop a strategy and business plan for mSakhi, IntraHealth’s award winning mHealth smartphone app that supports frontline health workers in rural India. Francisco joined Pfizer as a Senior Manager in WorldWide Organizational Effectiveness and Consulting Services in 2004. Francisco became Senior Director of Corporate Strategy at the end of 2010 and worked for Pfizer’s Executive Leadership Team. Before joining Pfizer, Francisco worked for six years as a consultant specializing in the healthcare industry for ZS Associates, McKinsey & Company, and Easton Associates. He also spent eight years as a chemical science researcher in Argentina and Japan. Francisco earned a BS, MS and PhD all in Chemistry from La Plata National University, Argentina. He also holds an MBA from the MIT/Sloan School of Management.

    Communities, Resources & Services

    Alumni ClubsCOMMUNITIES, RESOURCES & SERVICES: How should alumni engagement be measured? MIT faculty member, John Houser, said "You are what you measure." Measuring alumni engagement is difficult because quantifying engagement that leads to impact isn't easy or universal. The numbers we can easily quantify don't always tell us the story we are looking for. For instance, if we host an event, reporting number of attendees is important, but we need more than that to determine a deeper, customized level of engagement. This committee considers metrics to quantify alumni engagement and a process by which to implement the use of the metrics.

    Committee Members:

    Team Lead: Pam Pudar, SM '90
    Tanguy Catlin, MBA '04
    Sam Epee-Bounya, MBA '03
    Justin Guichard, MBA '05
    Josh Mahon, MBA '04
    Sean Padgett, MBA '98
    Christopher Reichert, MOT '04
    Jorge Rodriguez, MBA '96
    Francisco Varela, MBA '99

    Marketing & Communications

    Alumni ClubsMARKETING & COMMUNICATIONS: Can we leverage current use of digital platforms to build our online offer and strengthen the alumni community? Each MIT Sloan cohort develops a communication channel which becomes a part of their lives at Sloan, and which seems to persist as their primary communication channel with classmates after graduation. Examples of these channels currently include WeChat, Google Groups, Slack, WhatsApp, closed Facebook groups and more. Through alumni outreach, this committee works to understand as much as possible about how cohorts are communicating, to determine how the Office of External Relations could leverage these organic developments, encourage a more streamlined use of these platforms, and, in the longer term, migrate toward use of a single digital platform to support learning, networking and overall engagement of the alumni community. This committee takes account of the needs of different groups at Sloan, such as each graduating class or the regional clubs or the Sloan 5 groups. Externally, the committee also analyzes the digital platforms that have been successfully deployed by organizations such as Lean-In and YPO, by affiliate communities (like the Porsche community on Rennlist) and by our peer schools, to understand better the features and benefits they offer those communities and consider whether and how MIT Sloan could provide similar value.

    Committee Members:

    Team Lead: Dave Menachery, MBA '09
    Karthik Bala, EMBA '13
    Noel Brown, MBA ’00
    Angel Crockett, EMBA '15
    Ulli Domany-Funtan, SF ’14
    Craig Edelstein, SF ’06
    Jane Levy, MBA '97
    Min Lin, MBA '04
    Mike McKean, SF '16
    Anita Moorthy, MBA '02
    Stephanie O'Dear, EMBA '17

    Volunteering & Philanthropy

    Alumni ClubsVOLUNTEERING & PHILANTHROPY: How do we create a culture of philanthropy at MIT Sloan and better engage students even before the beginning of the alumni lifecycle? Recently, the Office of External Relations has extended engagement with students to begin as soon as they arrive on campus in an effort to instill a commitment to MIT Sloan that will continue beyond graduation. These opportunities include the class gift campaign, the student alumni development committee, and engaging with student clubs and treks. Although these programs have begun to help with some measures of student engagement and philanthropy, there is still work to be done to create a culture of philanthropy and explore best practice in organizations that exhibit strong traditions of members 'giving back' to determine what might fit best at MIT Sloan. This committee looks at the student lifecycle to identify effective ways for the OER to engage with students, to improve on current opportunities and identify new communications and programming that will drive a deep and pervasive MIT Sloan culture of lifetime connectedness and two-way commitment.

    Committee Members:

    Team Lead: Kerry James, MBA '01
    Rachel Carter, MBA '11
    Jean Elliott, MBA '97
    John Ghirardelli, MBA '14
    Rachel Patterson, MBA '15
    Maxi Rohm, MBA '06
    Stewart Sidhu, SF '09
    Noor Sweid, MBA '05