Los Angeles

Berkeley-Haas Alumni Network


Part of our chapter’s charter is to ensure that we host a variety of events that match the interests of our alumni. Through these unique events HAAS LA hopes to increase the value and importance of building relationships with alumni, current students, faculty, and staff. Our belief is that an engaged and responsive alumni community can in turn contribute to the strong brand equity of The Haas School of Business and UC Berkeley.


  • Tut & Behind the Scenes @ California Science Center 4/19 & 4/21/2018

    Join friends and family of the Berkeley-Haas Alumni Network of Los Angeles for a behind the scenes visit at the California Science Center.

    While the museum is open to anyone with a ticket, by joining us you enjoy:

    –   Rare behind the scenes tour of the ecosystems led by scientists, seeing how animals, fish, etc. are raised and including hands portion
    –   Docent led tour of Endeavor
    –   Docent led tour of King Tut
    –   Early opening of museum to allow more timeSchedule
    9:30 am Ecosystems (Special Behind-the-Scenes tour not available to the public)
    11:15- 12:30 Visit Endeavour (docent – not available to the public) )
    12:30-1:15 Lunch in the private dining room
    1:15pm IMAX Movie Mysteries of Egypt
    2:30 King Tut: Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh (with docent- not available to the public)

    Ecosystems Go behind the scenes with a private tour.  In our world, everything is connected. Plants, animals, people, weather, water, soil—all are part of a delicate balance. Living things can change their environments—and through a process called adaptation, environments can even change living things! With a visit to Ecosystems, discover amazing environments from the familiar to the fantastic, and find out how the physical and living worlds affect–and in some ways, define—each other. Investigate the gallery’s eight Zones, each of which explores a different ecological principle.

    Endeavour Together: Experience Endevour with a private docent.  Parts & People  Celebrate Endeavour, the space shuttle program, and the people who helped make the program possible. The exhibit also highlights the shuttle program’s strong connection to California, where all the orbiters were built. Endeavour Together includes images of Endeavour under construction locally in Palmdale and Downey, as well as artifacts that flew into space aboard Endeavour.

    Mysteries of Egypt – IMAX  Explore a fascinating empire and discover why Egypt’s unique treasures have captivated the world for over 5,000 years. Accompany the National Geographic team as they uncover the secrets of the pharaohs’ tombs and the pyramids. Soar over the great pyramids of Giza, rush over the Nile, cross the deathly quiet Valley of the Kings, and descend into the shadowy chambers of the sacred tomb of King Tutankhamun.

    King Tutwith a private docent Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh  We have saved the best for last so you may spend as much additional time in the exhibit as you wish. Celebrate the 100-year anniversary of the discovery of King Tut’s tomb with the world premiere of KING TUT: TREASURES OF THE GOLDEN PHARAOH–the largest King Tut exhibition ever toured! Discover over 150 authentic artifacts from King Tut’s celebrated tomb, many of which the boy king himself used in life and in death, including gold jewelry, gilded wood furniture, and ornate ritual objects.  60 of these objects have never traveled outside of Egypt until now. Come experience these priceless treasures before they return to Egypt forever.



  • Law Winery Dinner at Petrossian 3/22/18


    Join fellow alumni, spouses, and friends for this wonderful opportunity to taste the outstanding wines of LAW WINERY at Petrossian for the latest in a series of popular events that have featured California’s finest wines and eateries.

    Three Course Dinner includes 4 tastes of wine plus a full glass of your choice of wine:

    • Soph 2016 (Marsanne, Roussanne and Clairette Blanche) complex and balanced with notes of pear and ruby red grapefruit wit underlying layers of vanilla.  92 points
    • Beyond Category 2014 (Syrah, Petite Sirah and Petit Verdot)  This wine is made from the best fruits of the vintage and exudes notes of  black fruits intertwined with sweet pipe tobacco and blueberry cobbler.
    • Cirque 2014 (Tempranillo, Grenache, Mourvèdre and Carignan)  This wine is mind blowing, exuding black cherry and blue fruits, supported by toffee, roasted vanilla, and exotic spices.  95 points
    • First Tracks 2013 (Petit Verdot, Syrah and Cabernet)  Simply a big, stunning red with blackberries, brooding red currants, rhubarb, and new leather to ignite the senses.  96 points

    First  (Choice of)
    Wedge Salad -Baby Iceberg, Shaved Egg, Chives, Smoked Sturgeon Dressing
    Shassetra Caviar, Trout Roe, Fleur de Maviar®
    Smoked Fish– Chef’s Selection from our Smokehouses in France
    Toast Points, Lemon & Crème Fraîche
    Heirloom Beet Salad–  Cucumber, Goat Cheese

    Main (Choice of)
    Mediterranean Sea Bass-Artichoke, Avocado, Prosciutto, Peewee Potato
    Filet Mignon– Red Wine Braised Shallots, Parsley, Pommes Purée, Beef Tendon, Bordelaise
    Mushroom Risotto-Parmesan, Chives

    Dessert (Choice of)
    Dark Chocolate Ganache– Brûlée Banana, Peanut Butter Mousse, Peanut Toffee
    Tête de Moine-Coconut Ice Cream, Raspberry, Butter Wafer

    Optional Supplemental Tsar Imperial Caviar Flight with Champagne $82 or $55 without Champagne($110 and $72.50  if purchased at the restaurant)  3g of each on Mother of Pearl Spoons of the following Caviars:  Transmontanus, Siberian, Shassetra, Ossetra, Kaluga Hybrid along with a 5oz Glass of Colin Brut Blanc de Blancs, 1 er Cru Vertus & Bèrgeres-les- Vertus, N/V

     Coffee or Tea & Bread Service, tax & tip -included

    20% discount in the Petrossian boutique.

    About LAW VineyardsDon and Susie Law set about making the finest possible Rhone style wines in Paso Robles through testing of soil, hiring the best wine people in the business and effectively applying those resources. Only producing for a few years, the wines have gathered scores up to 96 from both Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate and the Wine Spectator; their tasting tours are top ranked by Trip Advisor.

    About Petrossian and Chef Carlos Cabrera:  Chef Carlos Cabrera is a graduate of Le Cordon Bleu Culinary Arts Program, and has worked for the historic Mission Inn Hotel and Spa in Riverside, Le Cirque in New York City, where he honed his skills in classic French cuisine and at Le Cirque at Bellagio Las Vegas, where he spent the last six years as the Executive Sous Chef. In 2017, Cabrera returned to California to join Petrossian West Hollywood as Executive Chef, overseeing a menu brimming with authentic French flavors with seasonal California inspiration – the perfect combination of his personal experiences growing up and his subsequent professional pursuits.

    Petrossian receives 4.75 from Trip Advisor and Yelp.  HAN-LA has been producing these events for over 25 years, and Petorissian has been rated the favorite location.


    We are extremely grateful especially to Petrossian and also to Law Vineyards for the value pricing to enable us to bring you this event at a price at this modest cost.

    Seating is extremely limited and is expected to sell out .

  • The Big Give 3/8/18

    Your support of students, faculty, and research lights the way to make Berkeley moments possible: Moments of realization. Moments of glory. Moments of truth. A-ha(as) moments and moments to remember forever. 2018 is the university’s 150th anniversary: seize the moment to give now and spark 150 more years’ worth of light.

    What will your Berkeley Effect be?

    Big Give -> https://biggive.berkeley.edu/
    Contests -> https://biggive.berkeley.edu/leaderboards/

  • Mindfulness: Improving Focus, Attention & Self Management 2/6/2018

    Register -> https://mindfulness-2018.eventbrite.com/

    Early registration discount ends this upcoming Monday!

    The New Year often brings with it a focused intention to accomplish goals that we set with the hope that with a little luck and commitment, we can improve our health, be more productive and finally get it all together.

    Mindfulness is paying attention to our present moment experiences with openness and curiosity. It has scientific support as a means to reduce stress, improve attention, boost the immune system, reduce emotional reactivity, and promote a general sense of health and well-being.

    Join us for another inspiring, interactive program led by Diana Winston, Director of Mindfulness Education at UCLA’s Mindful Awareness Research Center (MARC), where you can learn helpful, practical, and scientifically-proven techniques for self-management and well-being for 2018.

    February 6, 2018
    6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
    Networking with Appetizers and Program

    Beverly Hills Marriott
    1150 S. Beverly Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90035
    Limited street parking available
    Discounted Valet Parking – $10.00

    Networking Reception – 6:30pm -7:45pm
    Mindfulness Program – 7:45pm – 8:45pm
    Questions & Answer – 8:45pm – 9:00pm

    Price: $30 before January 29th / $40 until February 5th / $50 day of and at the door

    Diana Winston

    About Diana Winston
    Diana Winston is the Director of Mindfulness Education at MARC and has been teaching mindfulness since 1993. She is the co-author (with Susan Smalley, Ph.D.) of Fully Present: The Science, Art, and Practice of Mindfulness (2010). She has brought mindful awareness into schools, hospitals, and nonprofits, as well as to adolescents, seniors, leaders, teachers, activists, and health professionals in the US and Asia. She has been a noted expert for the Los Angeles Times, LA Magazine, New York Times, O Magazine, Allure, and many others.

  • The Berkeley Leader: Live! 1/24/2018

    Be a part of Dean Lyons’ final act.

    Join the Haas School’s rock star dean and chief purpose officer for The Berkeley Leader: Live! tour in Los Angeles on Wednesday, January 24, 2018.   Register -> https://goo.gl/Z3AzVR

    Professor Jennifer Chatman, PhD 88, joins Dean Lyons in Los Angeles for a conversation on culture. Hear their reflections and insights on “Codifying, Embedding, and Sustaining Culture” while celebrating the impact and achievements of Dean Lyons’ 11 years of leadership.

    Wednesday, January 24, 2018  6:30-9:30 pm   Raleigh Studios Hollywood

    There is no cost to attend. Food and beverages provided.   Special thanks to host and sponsor Mark Rosenthal, BS 82, of Raleigh Enterprises!

    Please RSVP by using the following link by January 19, 2018.

    Register -> https://goo.gl/Z3AzVR

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About Us

Investing in your future shouldn’t stop when you graduate…play a part in continuing the strong Berkeley-Haas tradition!

Our Chapter Board Members are alumni of both the Berkeley-Haas School’s undergrad and MBA programs, as well as CAL grads in the Los Angeles business community. The current board has successfully introduced speaking programs and professional networking events for our alumni community. We invite you to contact us to see how you might best play a role in our chapter’s leadership.

Board meetings with dinner  and wine are held the 2nd Tuesday of every month in Beverly Hills-  433 N Camden Dr, 4th Floor.   Free parking after 6pm in parking lots between N. & S. Santa Monica Blvd, double check the parking lot signage before you enter,  or pay meters on the street. Find the sign up links at haasla.eventbrite.com

Email us if you are interested in getting involved.

You can also find us online through our Facebook group or our LinkedIn group.

Board Officers
– Chris Pope,  President
– Parisa Movahedi – Director – Student Engagement
– Ron Silverton, Director – Alumni Engagement
– Natalie Alchadeff, Treasurer
– Aaron Lowe, Secretary
– Scott Silver , Social Chair
– Brian Saltsburg, Logistics + Webmaster (Contact: HaasLA@HaasLA.com)

Board Members
– Carl Jacobs
– Jonathan Keen
– Nancy Owen
– Cameron Walker
– Elizabeth Pell
– Mallory Molinski
– Marc Pfeiffer-
– Romi Mouillon
– Steve Fluharty

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