club leaders gathered in March to hear Sam Gilliland,
Travelocity CEO, speak. From left, John Lump, president
of the University of Chicago GSB Club of New York; Dan
Schlein, president of the Oxford Alumni Association of
New York; Gilliland; and Dan Williams '99, president of
the Kellogg Alumni Club of New York.
your career during turbulent times
more than 60 Kellogg alumni gathered at the Union League Club
in New York to hear a presentation by Kathy Strickland and
other professionals from the Strickland Group, one of the
country's preeminent career counseling and executive
coaching firms. This interactive workshop focused on crucial
aspects of career evaluation, development and transition for
executives. This was the second time in two years that KACNY
has teamed with the Strickland Group to provide services to
our alumni (which are normally available only to individuals
via their employers) and the event was again a sellout. Special
thanks to Javed Rahman '97 and Dan Williams '99,
KACNY president, for planning this event.
brands we trust
teamed up with the Medill Club of New York in March to present
this discussion with branding professionals on how brands
have been impacted by our challenging environment of global
recession, the then-imminent war with Iraq, widespread corporate
accounting scandals and eroding consumer confidence. The panel
explored recent changes in consumers' behavior and their impressions
of brands, and also looked at the roles brands have for the
future. More than 100 Kellogg and Medill alumni attended.
Special thanks to Lan Wong of the Medill Club of Greater New
York for helping organize and plan this event with KACNY.
from the various schools of Northwestern University in the
New York area gathered on an evening in March at the Joshua
Tree, a lounge on Restaurant Row in New York's theater
district. Alumni from the various Northwestern programs found
they had more in common than simply their alma mater.
alumni gathered on a March evening for a new production of
"Buicks," produced by the Underwood Theater Company
and held at the McGinn/Cazale Theater on Broadway on New York's
Upper West Side. After the show, alumni attendees gathered
at The Evelyn Lounge nearby for a post-production discussion
on the performance over a few drinks. Special thanks to Amy
Becker '96 for introducing KACNY to the Underwood Theater
alums Bob Gandel '65, left, and Peter Bopp '83, right,
with an unidentified guest, enjoyed an evening with Sam
Gilliland, CEO of online travel provider Travelocity.
evening with Sam Gilliland, CEO of Travelocity
held an event in March featuring Sam Gilliland, CEO of Travelocity.
Mr. Gilliland, a true survivor of the dot-com shakeout, and
a leader in the travel and leisure industry, presented his
perspective on leadership in the current business climate.
Attendees picked up a few career tips from a man who has risen
rapidly to the top in his industry.This event was sponsored
by KACNY and the Oxford Club of New York. Special thanks to
Daniel Schlein, president of the Oxford Alumni Association
of New York, for organizing this event along with Dan Williams
collection curator Marianne Courville, left, with Victoria
intimate view of one of the great private photography collections
On a warm
spring evening in April, Kellogg alumni gathered in the wonderful
Soho apartment of Henry Buhl, one of the world's greatest
collectors of photography. Organized by art adviser Victoria
Anstead '85, the event not only focused on how Mr. Buhl started
in the business as a photographer before becoming a collector
himself, but also on the fundamentals of how to begin collecting
photography. Guests were able to view some of the Buhl Collection's
960 pieces, including images from noted photographers such
as Alfred Stieglitz, Edward Weston, Cindy Sherman and Andres
Serrano. Special thanks to Victoria Anstead for organizing
this exclusive event on behalf of Kellogg alumni.
collector Henry Buhl, left, discusses some of the pieces
he owns with Kellogg Alumni Club of New York members.
are we fighting for?
evening in April, several hundred Kellogg and Medill alumni
gathered at the New York Historical Society in a no-holds-barred,
open and frank discussion about the media's coverage
of the war in Iraq. Loren Ghiglione, dean of the Medill School
of Journalism at Northwestern, was the moderator for the discussion.
Edelman Public Relations Worldwide generously underwrote this
event. Special thanks to the board of directors of the Medill
Club of Greater New York for planning it and for including
KACNY as co-sponsor.
evening with the author of The Power of Full Engagement
115 New York-area alumni of the Kellogg, Columbia and Harvard
business schools and members of The Williams Club came together
in early May to learn the secrets of achieving peak performance
through The Power of Full Engagement from best-selling author
Tony Schwartz. The simple truth at the center of this New
York Times best-selling business book is that the secret to
lasting success lies in how we manage our energy, not our
time. While the number of hours in a day is fixed, the quantity
and quality of energy available to us is not. Approximately
110 attendees of this event learned highlights of the program
through the evening's presentation. Special thanks
to Dan Williams '99 for planning this event.
evening with author Gary Weiss
alumni and members of the Medill Club of Greater New York
gathered in May to hear from Gary Weiss (Medill '76),
author of the recently published and much heralded Born To
Steal: When the Mafia Hit Wall Street. The book focuses on
one particular youthful broker, a street kid from Staten Island
who sold his soul to the Mob. Weiss described the inside story
of how the book came into being, as well as the surprising
lessons that the Mob has to teach legitimate folks on subjects
ranging from public relations to the virtues of a decentralized
chain of command. Special thanks to Dan Williams '99
for planning this event, and Lauren Young, Medill '93,
for introducing KACNY to Gary Weiss.
alumni gathered on a June evening at a private Manhattan club
to get the inside line on the retained executive search profession.
The panel included discussion about how retained search consultants
work with candidates and clients, how they identify who is
right for their search engagements and what you need to know
to build solid relationships with them. Special thanks to
Sandra Rupp '90, KACNY's vice president of career
development, for planning this event.
multischool MBA happy hour
alumni gathered on an evening in mid-June at the Boat Basin
Cafe overlooking the Hudson River in Manhattan for a happy
hour organized by KACNY and including alumni from the Stanford,
Chicago GSB, Haas (Berkeley), Fuqua (Duke), Tuck (Dartmouth),
McDonough (Georgetown), Zicklin (Baruch), Owen (Vanderbilt),
London Business School, Moore (University of South Carolina)
and Thunderbird schools of business, Sciences PO alumni, as
well as members of Beta Gamma Sigma at our fourth multischool
MBA happy hour. Hundreds of people enjoyed cocktails and lively
discussion with new friends and old while watching one of
the most beautiful sunsets in New York this summer. Feedback
from all in attendance was extremely positive, so look for
another similar event in August. Special thanks to Dan Williams
'99 for planning this event.