spring season continued our momentum with a sold-out Pistons
basketball game sponsored by Covisent. Thanks to Shankar Kiru
'97 for setting up the game with access for dinner
and drinks in the Covisent Club at the Palace of Auburn Hills
and great half-court seats. Ed Pound '93 even ended
up on the cover of the Detroit Free Press sports page, which
he called his 15 minutes of fame. We have also had some large
turnouts for our networking socials with other business school
clubs throughout the spring.
formalized many things this year with a strong executive team
of myself, Jeff Wagner '97, Ed Pound and Jennifer Crowley
'01. Since the implementation of dues, we are operating
in the black, have opened a bank account and are subsidizing
our events for dues-paying members. We have formed an association,
initiated by our club, of seven Top Out of Michigan Schools
(ATOMS), which is beginning to foster bigger and better social
regularly attracting more than 50 top professionals at our
monthly socials, and will kick off a rotating schedule in
the fall, hosted by a different ATOMS club each month. Kellogg
will host the first of these events, which will be an Oktoberfest.
Then, a different school will pick up on the second Thursday
of each month. Our coalition includes HBS, University of Chicago
GSB, Columbia, Wharton, Sloan and the Kelly School at Indiana.
We have also used this network to include more educational/business
events on our calendar, such as panel discussions with bankruptcy
attorneys, a night with the Piston's CEO, a seminar
on financial planning and more.
host two major speaker events this year — Alix Partners
and Hayes Lemmertz for a discussion on Hayes' restructuring,
and a night with the CEO of Borders (a Kellogg grad). Kellogg
is partnering with the prominent local professional organizations,
the Turnaround Managers Association and the Association for
Corporate Growth, to make these events even more successful.
party was held for the second year at Mike Petix's
'99 house, and our second annual golf outing will be
held at Tanglewood on Aug. 8. We are planning on topping last
year's holiday event and continuing to provide you
with more exciting opportunities to network with top-caliber
people in Michigan, as well as to promote the Kellogg brand.
our site for new information or contact any of the club's
officers. Make sure we have your email address if you are
not getting regular announcements. We cannot continue to pull
these events off without your support in the form of both
attendance and participation and your nominal dues. Please
join us at one of the upcoming events to see what we are all
about, or give us a ring if you can get involved in making
the club a continued success.