Kellogg Magazine  |  Fall/Winter 2015



Kellogg Club of New York

Ahmed Elcott ’04 and Prateek Aneja ’09

The Kellogg Alumni Club of New York (KACNY) offered a variety of thought leadership and social events to the New York alumni community during 2015.

Continuing KACNY’s recent push to partner with leading business schools, the club co-sponsored a finance event with Columbia Business School on family office investments at Northern Trust. Microsoft Co-Founder Paul Allen and hedge fund legend Julian Robertson spoke to the sold-out crowd about how family offices invest in private equity, hedge funds, real estate and other alternative investments. The panel also included David Albright of Northern Trust’s Global Family Office, Nathan Troutman ’86, Matthew Bender ’05 and was moderated by Ahmed Elcott ’04.

At another event, Harry Kraemer joined KACNY to discuss his new book, Becoming the Best, which showcases the traits of today’s most effective leaders. The session included an extensive Q&A, and the crowd lingered well after the event concluded.

In the spring, KACNY hosted two career events. Our LinkedIn event was chaired by Kellogg‘s Career Management Center’s Matthew Temple ’93 and featured a lively discussion on using LinkedIn both for keeping in touch with colleagues and for general job searches and career advancement. Subsequently, the club hosted an interactive presentation on Twitter hosted by two Kellogg alumni entrepreneurs, Gieriet Bowen ’92 and Kendra Olvany ’92.

June’s Kellogg TG event was held at Diageo’s Fifth Avenue location and was hosted by Johannah Rogers ’10. The event included opportunities to meet with senior Diageo managers, enjoy views of 5th Avenue and enjoy cocktails created by Diageo’s mixologist.

The February and June dinner series included various locations in Manhattan, Brooklyn, New Jersey and Connecticut. Each dinner was sold out and provided an ideal way to spend quality time and enjoy a good meal with fellow alumni. Finally, the monthly TG Fridays drew a diverse segment of alumni and were an ideal start to the weekend.