Rodriguez '97, left, and Kurt Ryder '95 were two of
the alums who participated in Kellogg Alumni Club of
New York events this summer.
pleased to announce some recent changes in the KACNY leadership.
Dan Williams ’99, co-president and founder of the club’s
Wall Street group, has been elevated to the position of president.
Javed Rahman ’97, Dan’s co-president for the last
year and president the previous year, has stepped down (but
not too far aside) to act as president emeritus and continue
as an active adviser to the club. We thank Javed for his contributions
to the club and look forward to his continued involvement.
Additionally, Leonard Chan ’00 has assumed the position
of club treasurer and is already fast at work improving the
club’s financial planning and budgeting process. We
continue to have involvement from a variety of alumni including
Doug Bell ’89, Cindy Chao ’00, Joseph DeBono ’97,
Dennis Sullivan ’99, Ivy Tseng ’01, Tina Cheng
’91 (recently involved again after a year-and-a-half
hiatus to sunny L.A.) and Ili Cohen ’99.
has recently been re-energized with a host of new volunteers
from classes ranging from 1986 to 2002 (more than 25 new volunteers
showed up at our September planning meeting and all have agreed
to offer their ideas and assistance in furthering the club),
so we are looking forward to a year of exciting services and
programming for our alumni in the tri-state area. We are always
seeking new volunteers so please pass the word to your friends
and classmates —contact Dan Williams (dwilliams1999@kellogg.
alumni gathered two different summer nights (June and August)
at the Boat Basin Café overlooking the Hudson River
in Manhattan for happy hours 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 second and third multischool MBA happy hour.
More than 400 people enjoyed cocktails each night and lively
discussion with new friends and old while watching some of
the most beautiful sunsets in New York this summer. These
events, now a fixture in the New York MBA circles, were initiated
and run by KACNY. As in the past, the parties were such a
hit that crashers came from Harvard, Wharton (University of
Pennsylvania), NYU, Sloan (MIT) and Columbia.
faces in the crowds included: Kurt Ryden ’95, Joe DeBono
’97, Javed Rahman ’97, Dan Williams ’99
and his fianceé Kristen Sarisky, Jorge Rodriguez ’97
and his lovely wife Shawn Fields (president of the Fuqua Club
of New York), Jean Lee ’99, Jeneane Kee ’99, Ari
Ackerman ’99, Cristina Cooper ’00, Pat Campo ’99,
Adrienne LaFemina ’99, Doug Bell ’89, Emily Malatesta
’93, Beth Adler ’86 and the ever-charming Carol
Spomer ’78. Feedback from all in attendance was extremely
positive, so look for another similar event late during the
fall/winter/spring season, or at least next summer.
we kicked off the season with salsa dancing lessons in September
(arranged by Debbie Elkins ’83), the “Welcome
Class of ’02 Happy Hour” in October (arranged
by Tina Cheng ’91), the Broadway production of “Dance
of the Vampires” in October (arranged by Leonard Chan
’00), a marketing group fireside chat featuring Sir
Martin Sorrell, CEO of ad agency holding group WPP (owners
of Ogilvy & Mather, among others) in November (arranged
by Doug Bell ’89), and the ZogSports Coed Social Sport
League, just to name a few. We have many more events for which
planning is under way that will fill out our fall calendar
substantially. Look for a great winter/spring season as well,
including the MBA Update and Leadership Series.
fall membership drive is being kicked off and will be well
under way when you receive this issue of Kellogg World. Please
take a moment to make sure that you sign up for membership
— it entitles you to a great season of networking, career
development, professional and social activities. Join today!
If you have not received your mailing or a call, please contact
our executive director, Arline Isaacson, at 718.645.1725 or
via email at KALCNY@aol.com.
KACNY communicates with all tri-state-area alumni exclusively
through email. So if you want to hear about all of our great
events, make sure that you are included on the KAC/New York
listserv, which can be accessed via Kellogg’s alumni
Web site. You will need to secure an alumni password, which
will allow you to update your personal information (always
a good idea) and sign up for listservs. Kellogg’s
alumni Web site has clear instructions regarding the process
and you should get your password within a week. Go to get
a password, update your information or add yourself to the
New York listserv (there are other great listservs as well).
Do it today!